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House of Cards, the Netflix-exclusive political drama starring Kevin Spacey, debuts on the streaming service today, February 1st. All thirteen episodes were put up at once, which is only appropriate on a service that's at its best when you're marathoning television shows.

Microsoft is celebrating the debut of the new political thriller by making the Xbox 360 Netflix app free for the weekend, so Netflix users that don't subscribe to Xbox Live Gold are able to watch the show (or anything else on Netflix) all weekend long. It's almost as if Microsoft is challenging you to watch all thirteen episodes in two days. Challenge accepted.

House of Cards is an American adaption based on the BBC miniseries of the same name. Directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey, it tells the story of Francis Underwood, a ruthless U.S. Rep from South Carolina who will stop at nothing to claim the top job in Washington D.C..

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