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Frank Underwood SAYS SO, That's Why

The Huffington Post Canada | Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 02.27.2015 | Canada

Everyone's favourite ruthless politician is back. Yes, now-President Frank Underwood is back on Season 3 of "House Of Cards," and the series is now...

How To Channel Your Inner Superhero - No Spandex Required

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 01.23.2015 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

One day, one Grade 9 boy was mercilessly teased for wearing a pink shirt -- the next day, encouraged by seniors Price and Shepherd on social media, 800 schoolmates showed up in a sea of pink to express their solidarity. Today, Pink Shirt Days are held in schools across 13 countries by students who want to show they won't tolerate bullying.

►Frank Underwood Prank Calls Hillary Clinton

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada TV

Maybe Frank Underwood isn't the smartest person in Washington after all. On Friday, actor Kevin Spacey reprised his role as the ruthless “House o...

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

Frederic Guarino | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."

The Fords Get Their Own Picture With Kevin Spacey, Sort Of

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.15.2014 | Canada TV

Kevin Spacey wants you to know that he's not, as Doug Ford called him, an "arrogant SOB". The Ford brothers and Spacey first crossed paths when th...

9 Reasons Frank Underwood Is A Better Politician Than Rob Ford

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 03.14.2014 | Canada Politics

Frank Underwood, Kevin Spacey's character on House of Cards, isn't exactly the nicest guy around. But he looks like Abraham Lincoln next to Rob Ford. ...

Why "Average Is Beautiful" Won't Make Us Happy

Ilia Blinderman | Posted 05.07.2014 | Canada Living
Ilia Blinderman

If "beauty" comes to mean "whatever you are," the term will lose all meaning. Such a definitional creep will result in new terms being deployed to evaluate physical appearance, and the problem would remain -- semantically different, yet essentially the same.

'House Of Cards' Season 2 Premiere Review: Frankly, It's Perfection

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

I'll be honest right out of the gate: I thought the latter half of "House Of Cards" Season 1 was weak. So imagine my surprise when I not only enjoyed the first episode of Season 2, I absolutely loved it -- it's one of the best hours of TV I've watched in recent memory.

House of Cards: 11 Questions to be Answered in Season 2

Daniel Dickin | Posted 02.18.2014 | Canada TV
Daniel Dickin

Netflix's House of Cards was nominated for four Golden Globes just hours before they launched their Season 2 trailer. Unfortunately, Season 2 will be the final season for House of Cards, citing the actors' and producers' preferences to do movies over a television series. Here are 11 questions to be answered in House of Cards Season two.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 13 Recap: All's Well That Ends Well (Or Not)

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 07.04.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

Sometimes smashing a sink faucet with a hammer is just smashing a sink faucet with a hammer. At other times, as in the finale of House Of Cards' first season, it means a whole lot more. Blunt force might silence a dripping faucet, but it doesn't stop the underlying problem. Frank is surely going to find this out.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 12 Recap: This Is Politics

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

In these final episodes of the first season, House Of Cards has that feeling of last-minute panic. Everything is on the verge of crumbling and Frank's future looks bleak. Out of the blue waltzes Major Dad himself -- yes, Gerald McRaney -- and we have yet another wild card in the mix.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 11 Recap: Bitter Truths

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 06.20.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

For the first 10 episodes of House Of Cards, there has been a layer of secrecy and double-dealing over everything. With Peter's very public implosion, that layer has disintegrated, and the characters on the show have no choice but to reveal their truths. This is the moment before checkmate. It's make-or-break for Frank.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 10 Recap: Things Fall Apart

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 06.13.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

It was bound to happen before long: all of Frank's allies are turning into enemies. Even his beloved Claire, the woman who's stuck by him for decades, has had enough of his lies, his manipulation and his using. For her to break away signifies a major shift in House Of Cards -- could it be that Frank's carefully calculated empire is finally crumbling to dust?

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 9 Recap: Sex, Lies And Campaigning

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

All of our main characters are either rewarded for their bravery or punished for their cowardice in this episode, and we start to see the decline of many relationships we thought were stable, relatively speaking. Tenuous threads of trust are severed as personal interests take precedence over the greater good.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: Blast From The Past

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

This is a nice character exploration of the two main (male) characters, Frank and Peter. Like Episode 3, this one goes off on a personal tangent, and whisks us away from the grey sameness of D.C. To be honest, this show needs it.

House Of Cards Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: Of Vice And Pen

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.23.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

It's interesting to think of politics as a vice, or something you can't shake. On House Of Cards, our Frank is an unabashed politics addict, which, of course, has horrible effects on everyone in his immediate surroundings.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 6 Recap: The Brick

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.16.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

You know when a TV show tries to convey an issue via a metaphor, and sometimes it's subtle, but other times it has all the covertness of a heavy brick hurtling through the air? Well, in this episode, House of Cards uses a very literal representation of what it's trying to communicate. In this case, yes, it's a brick, and it's smashing through Frank's window.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 5 Recap: A BBQ And A Meltdown

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

All of the relationships on House Of Cards move forward to varying degrees: Frank and Zoe take it there, Claire and Adam dance on the edge of danger and Frank and Peter test each other's limits. Master manipulator Frank always manages to come out on top, at least for now.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Think About It

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

This episode is all about big decisions; nearly every character is told to "think about it" at some point or another. The irony is, in making most of these choices, there is no "right" or "wrong" outcome -- and in some cases, like Peter's, there is no good option at all. I suppose this is representative of politics at large: for every bill passed, for every law enacted, there is a winning party and a losing party. No victory comes without its victim.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 3 Recap: Just Peachoid

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.28.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

In all honesty, I was getting a bit worried for House Of Cards after I'd finished the first two episodes. Sure, the show was intelligent and witty, and the lead actors had their own special brand of charisma. I felt myself caring about (most of) the storylines. But it was missing something integral to any modern TV show (yes, even the weighty dramas have it too): humor. We finally got it in the third episode, in the form of a giant peach.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 2 Recap: Working In Shadow

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.18.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

As we move on in the storyline (and as with any great puzzle or mystery), things are getting deeper and more complicated. There are increasing numbers of people involved, each with their own secrets and agendas. Pulling the strings in the middle of it all is our beloved Frank.

'House Of Cards' Season 1, Episode 1 Recap: Breaking Down Walls, Literally

Chris Jancelewicz | Posted 04.11.2013 | Canada TV
Chris Jancelewicz

The premiere of Netflix's House Of Cards thrusts us directly into the cutthroat world of D.C. politics and we take the ride with Francis Underwood (Kevin Spacey). In this world, word means nothing. You can trust no one. Through Underwood, we can see that it's literally one man against everyone else.