We love shows that have great production values and breathtaking visuals like ‘Game of Thrones‘ and ‘The Walking Dead’. But we cannot deny that there are some shows out there that offer none of these and are still epic. ‘House of Cards’ is one such show that has no jaw-dropping imagery or heavy makeup effects. It is exactly what you see on your screen and the things that keep you attached to it are just the dark thrills and heavy character build up. On the surface, ‘House of Cards’ appears to be a political drama just like the 1990s mini-series it has been adapted from, and it certainly is that, but also a lot more. It’s a thriller, satire, romance story and also apart with all of this, it gives some good lessons in politics. The creator Beau Willimon apparently worked for Hillary Clinton, Bill Bradley and Howard Dean during their campaigns and his experience in politics clearly reflects in the show.
Politics has a lot to do with power and so does sex. That’s why it’s pretty obvious that sex scenes would be a big part of this show. Some shows like ‘Girls’ portray a more modern un-sexy side of sex but ‘House of Cards’ uses it to send messages across through awkward sex scenes and uneasy relationships. When you actually know the psychology behind the sex scenes and the hunger for power that is in the mind of the protagonist, that’s when you feel its true intensity. That’s exactly how it is in this show, as it makes the sex scenes much sexier than most other shows out there. It does a great job in proving that sex doesn’t necessarily have to be something that is shown in a new never-shown-before way and even if it’s kept normal, it can reveal a lot more about the characters than weird awkward sex can. With all that said, here’s the list of top steamy scenes from ‘House of Cards’:
8. Father’s Day (Season 1, Episode 7)
This scene is between the main character Frank and Zoe, a reporter with whom he’s in an affair. It’s been days since Frank has contacted Zoey and she tries to reach him by calling him all the time but there is absolutely no response from his side. Frank only gets in touch with her when he has some urgent work and otherwise just chooses to ignore her. In this instance, he wants her to write a profile about a man named Peter but she balks and instead gets her former editor drunk to later convince her to write.
Frank gets a little suspicious about Zoe’s recent behavior and to reward himself or just to get a better idea, he visits Zoe’s apartment unannounced. His expression suddenly changes when he finds Zoe’s former colleague trying to kiss her. Maybe he’s jealous or maybe he’s afraid that he will lose his only source. Even then he shows up at her door and pops open a bottle of wine. What follows is a nasty uncomfortable scene that is weirdly watchable and you won’t be able to get your eyes off. Incidentally, it was Father’s Day and Zoe talks to her Dad while Frank goes down on her. Thank you, Netflix, for this awkward yet steamy sex scene.
7. Three is a Magic Number (Season 2, Episode 11)