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.