House of Cards, the US political miniseries starring Kevin Spacey, has returned for a second series.

All 13 episodes are now available to stream on Netflix. It may not sound romantic, but many couples will be spending Valentine's Day glued to their screens to watch it.

When we left House of Cards at the end of Season 1, Kevin Spacey's character, the scheming Congressman Francis Underwood, had been named Vice-President; his wife Claire was about to be sued for wrongful dismissal, and young reporter Zoe had figured out what Frank was up to – or thought she had.

IBTimesUK presents stills from the second series – no spoilers.

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Kevin Spacey (Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (Claire Underwood)Netflix
House of Cards Kate Mara
Kate Mara (Zoe Barnes)Netflix
Robin Wright
Robin Wright (Claire Underwood)Netflix
Mahershala Ali
Kevin Spacey (Francis Underwood) and Mahershala Ali (Remy Danton)Netflix
micahel kelly
Michael Kelly (Doug Stamper)Netflix
Kevin Spacey
Kevin Spacey (Francis Underwood)Netflix
michael gill
Michael Gill (President Garrett Walker)Netflix
Sakina
Sakina Jaffrey (Linda Vasquez)Netflix
Kevin Spacey Francis Underwood and Robin Wright Claire Underwood
Kevin Spacey (Francis Underwood) and Robin Wright (Claire Underwood)Netflix
Robin Wright
Robin Wright (Claire Underwood)Netflix
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Jayne Atkinson (Catherine Durant), Gerald McRaney (Raymond Tusk) and Kevin Spacey (Francis Underwood)Netflix