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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 1, 2013
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 118 Ratings

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  • Summary: The sixth and final season of the political drama sees Claire posed to take over as Commander in Chief.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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House Of Cards
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    Oct 30, 2018
    88
    Like Walter White, she's the antihero we love to love--conflicted, intelligent, seductive, and human-all-too-human. Claire will be done in just eight episodes. A shame because she was just getting started. Claire's turn and she makes it count.
  2. Reviewed by: Erin Keane
    Oct 30, 2018
    80
    Following Robin Wright through this season as she reveals Claire slowly and deliberately is worth a binge.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Oct 29, 2018
    75
    In this truncated season (only eight episodes as opposed to the usual 13), Wright remains outstanding. But “House” suffers from the same problem as HBO’s “Veep.” Both started as daring satires of the highest office in our land and both have been surpassed by our current reality in which every day brings a new tweet storm of chaos.
  4. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Oct 23, 2018
    60
    While the sixth and final season of House of Cards is as mixed a bag as the thrilling but uneven Netflix drama has yet produced, the good news is that Robin Wright is up to the task of anchoring the show.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Nov 1, 2018
    60
    There's no escaping the awkwardness that surrounds permeates this sixth and final season -- an inevitable byproduct of having to shuffle the deck, creatively speaking, after discarding one of its aces.
  6. Reviewed by: Spencer Kornhaber
    Nov 1, 2018
    50
    The performances are excellent, maybe better than ever before. But Cards has always been a show whose plot contortions could confuse and whose incremental intrigue could bore, and those problems are worse now that everyone seems to be whispering. There are interesting ideas at play, though. ... Unfortunately, it isn’t until more than halfway through the eight-episode season that Claire’s big plan becomes clear.
  7. 25
    They are smothered by the ghost of Frank/Spacey, as well as a stifling atmosphere that’s partly a combo of the weightless writing and Netflix’s digital gloss. It was already stuffy with Spacey around, but without his Foghorn Leghorn hamming to distract us, it has become even more unbearable.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 18
  2. Negative: 13 out of 18
  1. Nov 4, 2018
    6
    It just unsuccessfully tries to tie the loose ends that the Kevin Spacey´s Francis Underwood sudden departure caused and with that misses mostIt just unsuccessfully tries to tie the loose ends that the Kevin Spacey´s Francis Underwood sudden departure caused and with that misses most of the important things that made the plot interesting and great, it goes from shocking scenes that move you to important things happening offscreen and the pace being hurried because of the lack of arguments in the plot to justify why it ended like this so it lacks a good structure and doesnt have much congruence, all of these things are clearly reflected in the number of episodes on the season going from 13 in all previous seasons to 8 episodes in this one, it makes you realize Robin Wright´s Claire Underwood on its own doesn't hold on to make the tv show as great as previously besides being the most important character since a season before, and what seems to be the thing that makes it all easier to swallow is Michael Kelly´s Doug Stamper with the character staying true to its self at first unlike other recurrent characters from previous seasons but the plot makes its end the most disappointing of them all in my opinion.
    It saddens me to see my favorite Netflix original series go from outstanding to disappointing and for reasons that had nothing to do with the show on itself.
  2. Nov 5, 2018
    5
    The cast is stellar and a pleasure to watch but the story arc is fatally compromised by changes made necessary by events outside theThe cast is stellar and a pleasure to watch but the story arc is fatally compromised by changes made necessary by events outside the storyline. Really could never get engaged in the story, it felt like something cobbled together to give the show a wrap. the final scene in particular was a huge disappointment. Only because we were at minute 59 would the injury be fatal and that is a poor plot resolution for a show that for 5 seasons left us gob-smacked by its audaciousness.
  3. Nov 10, 2018
    4
    I'm so sorry it all came down to this. The show-runners and the cast did the best they could with it, but the truth is, since what happenedI'm so sorry it all came down to this. The show-runners and the cast did the best they could with it, but the truth is, since what happened happened, holding any greater hopes that the series would make a stand from it were just build-ups to the increasing feeling of imminent bland closure. You'd only stick around for the entire season just not to let the whole thing like an open wound, but that's it. Nothing else. So sad that a show that seemed too urgent and relevant for the times we live in, resulted in a "let's wrap it for the sake of wrapping it" kind-of deal. and I think the saddest is that it uses more socio-cultural current issues to justify itself, but I just don't buy; it doesn't seem to make justice to the fiction/tv we need to watch. Other shows and people are pulling it through way better that House of Cards season 6. Done.
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    2
    Robin Wright, a strong bright white light of severity and cunning, is sadly led to the narrative guillotine by the hapless lazy writing ofRobin Wright, a strong bright white light of severity and cunning, is sadly led to the narrative guillotine by the hapless lazy writing of what is, thankfully, the last episode of HOC. I suppose there is some poetic justice to the crash and burn of a show that was, even at its best, an overglossed Machiavellian masterclass of assholism. But what an indolent ending to a truly antagonistic series. It’s a bit unfair to the talented Ms. Wright, giving her the reins to such a lame horse. Spacey is giggling somewhere.
  5. Nov 7, 2018
    2
    If you think season 5 was awful, you probably wanna commit suicide after watching season 6.
  6. Nov 5, 2018
    1
    Got through the first episode. Instantly clear the writers have lost the story. I perused the summaries of the rest of the episodes and I amGot through the first episode. Instantly clear the writers have lost the story. I perused the summaries of the rest of the episodes and I am glad I did. This season appears charmless, circular, and forced passion to make up for not having any passion. This is a case of a show better left to die. Clair was always a supporting role. She does not have the charisma and hero's arc to step into the main character role.
  7. Nov 14, 2018
    0
    I don't care how many people Kevin Spacey allegedly groped... nothing is worth subjecting us to this pathetic trash. What a disappointingI don't care how many people Kevin Spacey allegedly groped... nothing is worth subjecting us to this pathetic trash. What a disappointing ending, especially after such a strong start to the series.

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