'House of Cards' Renewed for Season 3 Makes Season 2 Seem That Much More Exciting

Every house of cards must fall, but it looks like David Fincher's and Netflix's won't — at least not for another season. House of Cards was picked up for a third season even before the Valentine's Day air date of Season 2. This bodes well, of course, for the quality of the show's second season, which will premiere in full on Feb. 14.

Originally the show was slated for two seasons only, so this is especially exciting. Production is set to start "soon," but woefully, I'm sure, it'll be another long year until we get our fix of now Vice President's Frank Underwood's southern gothic guile and evil, let's admit, charm.

I must say though that I hope Season 3 of House of Cards is its last, because I am a little pretentious in that I like my TV shows to stay good rather than stay on. As much as I would love infinite Kevin Spacey airtime on my MacBook, I think that a show that was only meant for two seasons and that's so heavy and intense might lose a little of that grandeur and dark drama if it tries to go on forever. And did I mention every house of cards must fall? Maybe I'm just committed to the metaphor. Although...

Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos has said that he wanted more from the show. "I think if you look at the original House of Cards, there was a natural third season, and we could go well beyond that," he said at a November panel.

But fret not little Georgia peaches, because House of Cards is still oh so good. And these stills from the upcoming (so soon!) second season have us all gasping already.

I'm not going to lie... I'M EXCITED.

House of Cards Season 2 debuts Feb. 14 on Netflix, and unless you're going to eat at the Beyoncé restaurant, marathoning it is the best Valentine's Day plan you could make.

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