House of Cards is a Netflix original series set in Washington, D.C.; featuring the story of Congressman Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey), a Democrat from South Carolina's 5th congressional district and House Majority Whip. He is passed over for appointment as Secretary of State; so he initiates an elaborate plan to attain power, aided by his wife Claire Underwood (Robin Wright). The series deals with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation, and power. Want to know what everyone is raving about? Get caught up on all 5 seasons!