He is more than a henchman, he is fixer, and a failsafe. I have a love hate relationship with House of Cards! 24. If I have to pick a favorite probably I will pick Jackie? Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. You can follow me on Twitter @AaronsPS4, see what else I am up to at TheCodeIsZeek.com & check out my podcast, Out Now with Aaron and Abe, on iTunes. Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly)Frank's personal Darth Vader is unfailingly, ridiculously loyal. He is keen at spotting weaknesses of people, and then how to exploit them. House of Cards' Michael Kelly recently provided some insight that should help audiences get a better grasp on his character, Doug Stamper. Archived. Soon Frank and his wife start their covert machinations to gain power, influence and what was to be rightfully theirs. This was what he said at one such meeting, which he as a sponsor took a recovering alcoholic to. Doug's sense of identity is dependent on his role as Frank Underwood's right-hand man. As Frank and Claire Underwood, these two have been in the position to rule Washington D.C. for a few seasons now. With a fifth season on the way, Kelly has now revealed some insight into Doug's mind. Doug was the dark and haunted character who did all of Frank Underwood's (played by Kevin Spacey) dirty work. Remember Doug Stamper, played by actor Michael Kelly in the Netflix series HOUSE OF CARDS? He’s also an awful intense creeper of a guy who keeps wrecking people with his personal relationships. Havent watched it….in the download queue…..loved the AA quote….and love the way you have written about him…..you have a fan in me , I have seen him in a couple of movies But not followed the series. But remember reading that last bit on your Facebook wall probably. I have watched few episodes, out of which I like Rachel Posner. 39. I’ve never watched House of Cards. I love love the series and Doug is brilliant!! He was addicted to Rachel. Loved the AA speech. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. Doug Stamper is my favorite character. However once in power, he is passed on as the President feels his need in the Congress instead. I have to be ruthless with myself. "I don't know -- they haven't officially said," Kelly told HuffPost Live's Alyona Minkovski in an interview on Friday. He was addicted to Frank. Sometimes for my job I have to put fear in other people. I have to use my fear. I don't understand the lust for power that Frank lives by and basically everything that Claire does baffles me, but Doug I understand. I have watched a few episodes but couldn’t follow it. The streaming services' flagship series that has paved the way for much more original (and equally highly-praised) Netflix content has unraveled a dark tale involving an ambitious (to say the least) politician played by Kevin Spacey and his scheming wife, as played by Robin Wright. Made interesting reading. I count votes. In the opening moments of Netflix’s House of Cards premiere episode from 2013, Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) hunched over a dog that’d been injured by a car. There are too many films, TV, books, etc. Poor fellow had to die! Doug killed Rachel Posner to protect Frank's secrets, and would seemingly off anyone else if need be. The entire liver transplant story is just absolutely disgusting. “I have to be ruthless with myself. By Aaron Neuwirth Aug 29, ... Doug Stamper. Close. Michael Joseph Kelly Jr. (born May 22, 1969) is an American actor. Down Comes the House that Frank Built: House of Cards, Season 3, is a disappointing array of toned-down titans and quizzical conundrums. Doug killed Rachel Posner to protect Frank's … Douglas Stamper Here is the character that has taken most screen time without doing anything unpredictable and productive. It makes me stronger. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. ... Doug became the next character to break the fourth wall and speak to the audience in the final two episodes. Douglas "Doug" Stamper was President Frank Underwood's White House Chief of Staff and former director of strategy. 4 years ago. With all of this, Kelly has been terrific in the series. Uncategorized. A character that doesn’t always keep her cool, on the other hand, is TWW’s CJ Cregg. Because failure is not an option. Doug has been my favorite character since season 1. I’m Doug and I’m an alcoholic. It doesn’t how something needs to be done. In terms of where the character came from, Kelly described what series creator Beau Willimon told him: "He was like, 'Well, two things. So to go outside that box and then have to explore that other side of Doug that’s like, we saw, yes, he could exist doing another job and being with his family, and his niece, and his nephew, and his brother, and all that. It can be. Doug Stamper is my favorite character. I like what he said at AA. - Page 10 Tag Archives: Doug Stamper. Without him, there is no Frank Underwood. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Portrayed with searing intensity by Michael Kelly, Doug began this series shrouded in mystery, but his character has slowly opened up over the course of four seasons. Unlike his brother, he never saw the appeal of settling down with a wife and children, and moved to Washington, D.C. to further his career. The bigger that number gets, the more it frightens me because I know all it takes is one drink for that number to go back to zero. Netflix's House of Cards is one of the most acclaimed television series on air. ( Log Out /  He’s addicted to the job. "Let me live, love and say it well in good sentences." u/1357951. Season 5 will premiere sometime in early 2017. He is best known for his role as As of this morning that’s 5,185. Doug Stamper is Frank Underwood’s (a central character of the series) Chief of Staff. Not enough to follow it regularly I guess, or form a favorite character But will do a marathon sometime. It doesn’t how something needs to be done. A place where I get to speak my mind without inhibitions. But the most important count I do has nothing to do with work. Would catch up soon. Most people see fear as a weakness. Those last lines are so good ! Douglas "Doug" Stamper character is disgusting. Whereas Macbeth hires assassins to do his dirty work, Underwood, too, hires some outside help. He's also an awful intense creeper of a guy who keeps … Following this act, Stamper had to battle his emotions for the family he had affected, based on his actions to protect Frank. I have to use my fear. Ack! The series tries to demonstrate that he has problems and needs help to sort out his issues. A story about Michael Kelly, who plays Doug Stamper on 'House of Cards,' and how his character survived in season 3. So after a recipe, and two food joints I want to tell you about a character who fascinates me. Find the answer to that question, as well as a full top 10 power ranking, after the jump. The same goes for my sobriety. His story lines are the most interesting and he's a great actor. Remember Doug Stamper, played by actor Michael Kelly in the Netflix series HOUSE OF CARDS? During an interview with Deadline about House of Cards season 5, Kelly spoke of what goes into being Doug and how he was initially setup. He is ruthless and efficient as Frank, and seems to lack a conscience quite like the underlying essence of the show. If there are two characters who deserve their own spinoff in “House of Cards,” then that would have to be Tom Hammerschmidt (Boris McGiver) and Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly). ( Log Out /  I’m a fan of House of Cards. Really dirty work. Doug Stamper is the dog. I would almost consider him a co-lead character. House of Cards seasons 1-4 are currently available on Netflix. He managed to keep cool under pressure, even when being yelled at by the formidable Doug Stamper. Season 1, just don’t emote. I haven’t watched the series so may not be able to connect, but getting inspired from whatever in a right is a big plus . A Ranking of the 35 Best House of Cards Characters, including Frank Underwood, Claire Underwood, Remy Danton, Doug Stamper, Rachel Posner, and more. His voice came from that, the way he holds himself. Portrayed with searing intensity by Michael Kelly, Doug began this series shrouded in mystery, but his character has slowly opened up over the course of four seasons. That Doug Stamper would murder Frank and that Claire Hale would end up killing Doug? Well, the answer is in the final seconds of House Of Cards. Without saying too much, even when Stamper appears to be siding with other presidential candidates, and even when Underwood has kicked him to the curb, he turned out to be loyal. Never watched it but this Doug character does seem interesting ! Not sure though! Writer/Reviewer, Film Lover, Podcaster, Gamer, Comic Book Reader, Disc Golfer & a Lefty. Like everyone else in this room, I can’t control who I am. I’ve watched a few episodes at random. He is ruthless and efficient as Frank, and seems to lack a conscience quite like the underlying essence of the show. The central characters in most stories get a lot of attention and love. Really dirty work. Archived. This was highlighted once again in season 4, as Stamper forced his way into getting a gun-shot Frank the organ transplant he needed, causing another man to die in the process. Vince Foster kind of dirty work. He is ruthless and efficient as Frank, and seems to lack a conscience quite like the underlying essence of the show. He was one of the few people Frank gave a second chance to, and Frank has been undyingly loyal to him for it. Reminded me of Vijay Simha speaking in the Satyameva Jayate on alcoholism. I know that’s not right. He's the only character I feel like I can genuinely sympathize with. He is instrumental in strategizing and carrying out many of Frank's plans. Doug Stamper and Remy Danton could fit the bill as assassins. Have no clue, having not watched it. He’s so layered and yet a fascinating enigma of a character all at the same time. He accepts this in a very matter of fact manner, as if it is to be the natural progression of things. They attract me they repulse me! May my adventures be the path to finding your Story. A one-stop shop for all things video games. But I can control the zero. Frank Underwood Claire Underwood Doug Stamper Other Main Characters Recurring Characters Minor Characters Unnamed and Unseen Cast. Danton plays the less loyal of the two, ultimately quitting Frank all together after he grows a conscience and finds a way out. I’ve heard good things about House of Cards, but haven’t watched it. He is obsessed with Frank and it is just vile. The most consequential character on House of Cards outside of Frank and Claire, Doug Stamper spent years by Frank's side as his unquestioningly loyal right-hand man after Frank helped him get sober. He is ruthless and efficient as Frank, and seems to lack a conscience quite like the underlying essence of the show. An example of this is when he offered to give up his liver for a transpl… I think he is the central character in the series. Ohhh…I’ve not watched this series ! Doug Stamper reminded me then of John Podesta, Bill and Hillary's consigliere,… I keep hearing so many things about this show, and you’re only making me want to watch it more! Michael Joseph Kelly Jr. (born May 22, 1969) is an American actor. House of Cards' Michael Kelly recently provided some insight that should help audiences get a better grasp on his character, Doug Stamper. I can't even quite put it … At the end of Season 2, his character, Doug Stamper, was hit in the head with a rock, leaving viewers to wonder if Vice President Underwood's devilish advisor would live to see future seasons. The first time Doug meets Rachel, he pays her to forget Peter Russo, and then pays her for sex. Doug Stamper is Frank Underwood’s (a central character of the series) Chief of Staff. Haven’t yet started watching, you see! ( Log Out /  When asked what Kelly personally thought makes Doug tick: "Addiction. for me to list as favorites, but I can assure that the amount of film knowledge within my noggin is ridiculous, though I am always open to learning more. One of the things I do for a living is count. Doug Stamper appears to be possibly the only loyal character in the world of House of Cards. That certainly helped for season 4, which found the show firing on all cylinders once again and Stamper being back in full force. Everything came from those two simple notes, and from that and their incredible writing, came the character...", "You know, Stamper, everything is so internalized always. He uses coercion and fear as means to get his things done. He deals with situations and people many times, keeping Frank updated so that Frank can do what he has to. The go-to source for comic book and superhero movie fans. I like watching just to see how despicable they will get! Doug was the dark and haunted character who did all of Frank Underwood's (played by Kevin Spacey) dirty work. Without him, there is no Frank Underwood. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Doug Stamper reminded me then of John Podesta, Bill and Hillary's consigliere,… I haven’t seen the series but that was some speech in the end! To preserve this, he will go to any lengths to serve and protect Frank. He has remained sober for more than 14 years, but still attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. I mean, at his core, he is a guy who just battles massive addiction. He had an oedipus-ish complex, combined with a devotion to protecting Frank Underwood. Emmy episode analysis: ... Michael Kelly is on his fourth Emmy nomination for playing Doug Stamper, ... Doug is a cold character that some voters may find it hard to empathize with. As fans of the series know, that last bit about addiction seems quite clear. So that was a big challenge.". Characters. Exploring his internalized empathy has easily been one of the highlights in this recent season, even if it does come off as creepy when looking at Stamper's interactions with other characters, particularly those not involved with politics. ” – So true for many of us and in many situations too ! Thank god it wasn’t a food joint today and I could easily hop over . Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly)Frank's personal Darth Vader is unfailingly, ridiculously loyal. Written for Day 4 of the A to Z Challenge. - Sylvia Plath. The AA speech is brutally honest! But here lies the main catch. He is loyal to Frank, period. I took to the A-Z challenge thinking that I would write about things that I like, places that I’d like to be at, stories that fascinate me. Yays, nays, neutrals, abstaining. Is Francis "Frank" Underwood really the most powerful man in the House Of Cards D.C. landscape? It’s the number of days since April 4th, 1999. Change ), Enter your mail address to get my blog updates in your mail, Your journey towards financial independence, Food stories and recipes | Travel guides and tips | Tales from Northeast India. Doug Stamper (Michael Kelly) Frank’s personal Darth Vader is unfailingly, ridiculously loyal. But if I’m honest, like the fourth step asks us to be, I have to be ruthless. Douglas "Doug" Stamper (Michael Kelly) is Underwood's unwaveringly loyal chief of staff and confidant. Michael Kelly speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about how the Netflix series ends for Doug Stamper and weighs in on the choice to have Kevin Spacey's character haunt the final season. However, many other players have their own stories to tell - and while some have sat under the foot of power that is controlled by the Underwoods, few have been more comfortable than Frank's fiercely loyal Chief of Staff, Doug Stamper. He looks quite a character and I love that quote of his. Doug Stamper is the perfect character for a spin off series to House Of Cards. Michael Kelly, the actor who plays Doug has my respect for his wonderful performance. He’s trying to finish strong and that’s all that matters. The premise of the series is that Frank has been promised the position of the Secretary of State for his work in securing the election of the President. Stamper eventually murders Underwood (offscreen) and initiates a fierce power struggle with Underwood's widow and successor as President, Claire Underwood. Such is the effect of him and his machinations on people that, when approached about it by a member of the press the person chose to let their life and troubled past be out in the papers instead of telling of what Doug got done through them. He was once an alcoholic where it got so bad that it began to interfere with his life and work. His family later moved to Columbus, Ohio. So it was interesting to explore that and to honestly be the same guy, but a different character almost from what I was so used to playing, the guy who didn’t emote, who didn’t do anything. One such character is Doug Stamper from the House of Cards TV series by Netflix. Doug Stamper. that character fascinates me as much as Claire’s does. I want everyone to go, ‘what the fuck is up with that guy?’' It’s funny, because those two notes gave me the foundation to build that character. You know, he doesn’t half-ass anything.". Even while season 3 dipped a bit in quality, Kelly remained committed in a series of episodes that had him recovering from head trauma. That’s another world in which he could live, but it’s not what makes him tick. Season 1. He really puts the spirit in the portrayal of this character. With season 5 drawing near, it will now be a wonder of what kinds of major decisions Stamper will have to make next, as far as serving his master. One such character is Doug Stamper from the House of Cards TV series by Netflix. Doug Stamper is Frank Underwood’s (a central character of the series) Chief of Staff. One such character is Doug Stamper from the House of Cards TV series by Netflix. This is why he is an essential man by Frank’s side, part of all his schemes and manipulations. He is ruthless and efficient as Frank, and seems to lack a conscience quite like the underlying essence of the show. The most consequential character on House of Cards outside of Frank and Claire, Doug Stamper spent years by Frank's side as his unquestioningly loyal right-hand man after Frank helped him get sober. I haven’t watched this series yet, it sounds interesting. It is a huge plus if you get inspired. It's what he does, it's who he is. He's also an awful intense creeper of a guy who keeps wrecking people with his personal relationships. Well, the answer is in the final seconds of House Of Cards. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Doug Stamper appears to be possibly the only loyal character in the world of House of Cards. Now, I think might have yo remedy that! We are the 'sweet spot' between all travel,no savings and no travel, all savings... What my crazy heart feels my crazier mind writes :). Vince Foster kind of dirty work. The character of Doug shows how deeply intermixed can be work, love and family. Close. Fuck the zero. Stamper was born in Naperville, Illinois. His machinations go on to the level of setting up people much in advance, only for them to be brought down at the right time, in the right manner for Frank to benefit from it. Without saying too much, even when Stamper appears to be siding with other presidential candidates, and even when Underwood has kicked him to the curb, he turned out to be loyal. Michael Kelly speaks to The Hollywood Reporter about how the Netflix series ends for Doug Stamper and weighs in on the choice to have Kevin Spacey's character haunt the final season. All this with a generous helping of vengeance. However there are times when the supporting characters are awesome on their own. That is far from true. In itself there’s no harm with that, they are the central characters for a reason. Doug Stamper certainly is an interesting character. ( Log Out /  Why ‘House Of Cards’ Is Really Doug Stamper’s Story | Decider However, as the series continued it became apparent that he's likely always been this way and there is no real underlying cause for his behavior. While Frank (who routinely breaks the fourth wall to address the viewers) has many wonderful quotes in the series, one quote of Doug’s and his manner of delivering it is very impressionable. 1 – Doug Stamper, and why he fascinates me. And I’m good at it. I think he is the central character in the series. It makes me stronger. 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Even when interacting with his brother, who is perfectly normal, Doug remains his usual cold self. Douglas "Doug" Stamper character is disgusting. Frank and Claire Underwood resume their quest for absolute power in Washington, D.C. (and the world) when Netflix's House of Cards premieres its fifth season on … Stamper is far more allegiant. Everything for him is 100 percent. i think his character is the most interesting on the show. I have to say that I quickly scrolled down so that I wouldn’t read any spoilers! Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com. Doug is ruthless but toward the end he develops a streak of insanity too by becoming too involved with Rachel! Haven’t watched this..but your description makes it look interesting. What matters is the when and the what. Doug doesn’t question any of this, he understands. Posted by. I’m watching Season 2 now and its fabulous! While there were gripes by many about season 3 and the increased focus on Stamper's attachment to prostitute-on-the-run Rachel (Rachel Brosnahan), it did highlight the drive to do his job and some of the complexities that come with it. https://www.buzzfeed.com/louispeitzman/ranking-the-house-of-cards-characters Haven’t watched this series. Doug Stamper. Posted by u/[deleted] 3 years ago. Frank and Claire Underwood resume their quest for absolute power in Washington, D.C. (and the world) when Netflix's House of Cards premieres its fifth season on May 30. Doug Stamper is a supporting antagonist in the Netflix series House of Cards. He is Frank Underwood's Chief of Staff and right-hand man, and is instrumental in his ruthless rise to power. I haven’t watched this series and so I can’t say much. There is … Doug Stamper is what you would have seen out of Peter Russo, should Peter have stayed loyal to Team Underwood and played more ball. I love what he said at the AA meeting..wow! 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