Last season was a massive let down as it got a bit too excited of the hype it had gained, I believe. Each episode seemed to be filled with a new link to real life politics or a incredibly obvious product placement. Good news, the product placements are not as obvious. The story is rubbishy though and House of Cards has become a soap opera far removed from its original tv series thriller. Very disappointed. I think they used up the edginess in the first two seasons.