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Ranking the Best Seasons of 'House of Cards'  

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This list features the best seasons of House of Cards, listed from best to worst with pictures of season posters when available. Fans may debate which season of House of Cards is the best, but each installment of the political thriller features memorable episodes. Some House of Cards seasons focus on the Underwood's thirst for power while other good seasons explore their manipulative ways.

This list of House of Cards seasons has been voted on by fans from all over the world, helping to decide once and for all which collection of episodes from the mind of creator Beau Willimon are the best. Season One really blew people away with its chilling behind-the-scenes look at American politics in “Chapter 1” while Season Five ushered a new era into the Oval Office.

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House of Cards - Season 1 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'House of Cards'
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1 6 VOTES
House of Cards - Season 1

The first season of House of Cards premiered on February 1, 2013, and contains 13 episodes. This season focuses on Frank Underwood's unquenchable thirst for power.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Chapter 1," "Chapter 11," and "Chapter 13."

Memorable moments from Season 1 include:

  • Zoe enters into an agreement with Frank.
  • Doug meets Rachel and enlists her to corrupt Russo.
  • Russo's career comes to a surprising end.
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House of Cards - Season 4 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'House of Cards'
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2 5 VOTES
House of Cards - Season 4

The fourth season of House of Cards premiered on March 4, 2016, and contains 13 episodes. This season still focuses on Frank and Claire's relationship and their individual power grabs.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Chapter 43," "Chapter 48," and "Chapter 50."

Memorable moments from Season 4 include:

  • Lucas confronts Frank after getting released from prison.
  • Remy and Hammerschmidt meet at what used to be Freddy's Ribs.
  • Along with Frank, Claire breaks the fourth wall for the first time.
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House of Cards - Season 3 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'House of Cards'
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3 3 VOTES
House of Cards - Season 3

The third season of House of Cards premiered on February 27, 2015, and contains 13 episodes. This season continues to focus on Frank and Claire's global impact.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Chapter 29," "Chapter 37," and "Chapter 39."

Memorable moments from Season 3 include:

  • Frank meets with Russian President Viktor Petrov.
  • Doug reunites with Rachel.
  • Claire steps out on her own.
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House of Cards - Season 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Ranking the Best Seasons of 'House of Cards'
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4 7 VOTES
House of Cards - Season 2

The second season of House of Cards premiered on February 14, 2014, and contains 13 episodes. This season still focuses on Frank rising in the political ranks.

This season contains several memorable episodes including: "Chapter 14," "Chapter 15" and "Chapter 26."

Memorable moments from Season 2 include:

  • Frank brings his partnership with Zoe to a crashing halt.
  • Rachel beats Doug and leaves him in the woods.
  • President Frank Underwood enters the Oval Office for the first time as POTUS.
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