House of Cards: Season 6 (2018)

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Critic Consensus: House of Cards folds slightly under the weight of its labyrinthian ending -- thankfully Robin Wright's commanding performance is more than enough to keep it standing strong.

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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) steps into the limelight as the first female President of the United States, a position vacated by her now-dead husband Frank (Kevin Spacey). Despite the power that the seat holds, Claire finds herself without friends or allies within and outside the White House. Constantly biting at her heels are the kingmaker siblings Annette (Diane Lane) and Bill (Greg Kinnear) Shepherd, Annette's son Duncan Shepherd (Cody Fern), and Vice President Mark Usher (Campbell Scott). On top of all her troubles, Claire also struggles to escape Frank's long shadow. The sixth season of "House of Cards" also stars Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper, Patricia Clarkson as Jane Davis, Derek Cecil as Seth Grayson, Constance Zimmer as Janine Skorsky, Boris McGiver as Tom Hammerschmidt, Jayne Atkinson as Catherine Durant, and Lars Mikkelsen as Russian President Viktor Petrov.

Cast

Robin Wright
as Claire Underwood
Sebastian Arcelus
as Lucas Goodwin
Molly Parker
as Jacqueline Sharp
Gerald McRaney
as Raymond Tusk
Kristen Connolly
as Christina Gallagher
Sakina Jaffrey
as Linda Vasquez
Nathan Darrow
as Edward Meechum
Constance Zimmer
as Janine Skorsky
Rachel Brosnahan
as Rachel Posner
Michel Gill
as Garrett Walker
Sandrine Holt
as Gillian Cole
Jayne Atkinson
as Catherine Durant
Mahershala Ali
as Remy Danton
Michael Kelly
as Doug Stamper
Ben Daniels
as Adam Galloway
Boris McGiver
as Tom Hammerschmidt
Elizabeth Marvel
as Heather Dunbar
Jimmi Simpson
as Gavin Orsay
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Critic Reviews for House of Cards Season 6

All Critics (63) | Top Critics (22)

Wright's performance reflects all of his cynicism, calculation and deep, unhealed wounds that powered his engine, and now hers as a President who pledges allegiance only to herself and her gender.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: B- | Full Review…
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The gaping cynicism of these faux Washington insiders also paints a depressing picture of the actual current climate, especially against the backdrop of the real-life controversy in the White House.

Nov 2, 2018 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

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.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…

The self-serious drama hasn't just morphed into a Ryan Murphy fantasy sequence; it appears to have thought more holistically about what promoting women should actually look like.

Nov 1, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Claire's turn and she makes it count.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It sounds like a compelling story, but Claire remains an icy, tough-to-read cipher through much of it, despite flashbacks to her childhood and that fourth-wall-breaking, talking-to-the-viewers thing that Spacey once did so well.

Oct 26, 2018 | Full Review…
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I doubt that I was the only one whose own lethargy gave her cause for revulsion.

May 15, 2019 | Full Review…

This is the worst season of the series despite Robin Wright's best efforts. [Full Review in Spanish]

Mar 4, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

From the first time Claire Underwood broke that fourth wall and looked directly at us at the end of season four beside her husband, we've been craving more insight into her equally manipulative mind.

Jan 15, 2019 | Full Review…

The sixth and last season of House of Cards is worth taking a peek at because, well, it's House of Cards and it put in the work to get where it is.

Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for House of Cards: Season 6

omg what an amazing trip into the catacombs of power. If I were a politics student I would probably change majors, but Robin Wright (minus the Penn btw) is an incredible actor who really fleshes out a verging-on-unlikable character. I did find the Stamper-Stab a little over the top, but all in all a fabulous and legendary effort by a room of writers who obviously had no fear to take on the post- Spacey drama. Well done!!!

What in this world happened? Did Kevin Spacey get fired and all the writers with him. My pleasure in watching these crafted drama for five seasons kept me watching all of season 6, something I truly now regret. It's preposterous, demonstrates none of the past seasons acumen of how government , particularly Washington, really works. The could have been a brilliant satire in the age of Trump, but clearly they writers were not up to that. This is a cheap, sensationalized romance novel masquerading as an empowerment of women. It's melodrama without intelligence.

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Worst seasons they've done. Barely understood what was going on the whole. Thank god there wont be more.

What the hell was this season? Like TWD, this show went downhill bigly.

It is not Francis it is boring and too unreal

Just boring and slow. There's not much else to say. It was well-acted, but a total snore-fest.

One of the worst seasons ever made for any series, the writing is horrendous. The performances are strong but they can't save a sinking ship and this is what the show has become.

shame on you netflix.

Not as good without Kevin Spacey....

Disappointing ending to what was once Netflix's flagship show, due in no small part to Kevin Spacey's untimely departure. The cast does remains solid, with Robin Wright continuing her excellent turn as Claire Underwood, but you do realize how much her chemistry with Kevin Spacey/Frank Underwood made the show (quite frankly, if Wright had left with Spacey alone, the results would be the same). That's not to say the show couldn't have explored a world without Frank Underwood but the show runners take it in crazy directions, with twists that make no sense and a completely anti-climatic ending. Plus, Claire's hostility towards the memory of Frank is out of place, as while their relationship was complicated, they did love each other in their own way. Ultimately, a sad end to what was once a groundbreaking show.

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