House of Cards: Season 6 Reviews

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October 31, 2018
House of Cards is off to a much better start this season, thanks in large part to the notable subtraction and subsequent elevation of its stars, but it is still very much House of Cards, different in good ways but still the same in the bad ones.
October 31, 2018
Claire as the lead offers a different perspective, a worthy way to end a series that launched hundreds of other shows.
October 31, 2018
While serving up a new batch of so-so operatives... to vex Claire, the best thing about the final episodes of "House of Cards" is the return of several ghosts of Underwood administrations past.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 31, 2018
Claire's turn and she makes it count.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 30, 2018
Wright, who was always the show's secret superweapon anyway, seizes the spotlight as if by divine right, changing the energy of the entire piece.
October 29, 2018
Their tense, hostile intimacy is a bit like Feud or Big Little Lies - a refreshing change from Spacey's egomaniacal, spotlight-hogging male energy.
October 29, 2018
Following Robin Wright through this season as she reveals Claire slowly and deliberately is worth a binge.
October 26, 2018
Season six feels like a return to form, from its increasingly complex subplots to its overarching story, and much of its success has to do with Gibson and Pugliese's willingness to fully exploit the more nostalgic aspects of the entire run.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 24, 2018
A closing chapter, without Spacey, allows the show its rightful final bow, unencumbered by scandal, and defined, in its finality, by a character far more complex and compelling than Spacey's Frank Underwood could ever have been.
October 24, 2018
As always with House of Cards, though, the particulars of the intrigue are not as important as the people behind it. One of the chief delights of this season is the showcase it gives to actresses in their midlife prime.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
October 24, 2018
Cards maybe without its one-time King, but rather than folding, the creators have produced some real aces to deliver a winning, compelling, binge-worthy final hand.
October 24, 2018
Nevertheless, with the show ostensibly in Wright's capable hands, the final season of House of Cards gets by just fine without Francis J. Underwood, and there's reason to think it's even better off without him.
October 24, 2018
The one story line that towers over all others is the one about gender with Claire Underwood as president of the United States.. It makes the finale feel far more resonant, culturally important and compelling than I expected it to.
October 24, 2018
Ultimately I liked it, because it was revision of a series that I once enjoyed very much that had been tainted by the action of an actor and how the political climate evolved. It felt familiar and felt like a good way to end the show on its own terms.
October 24, 2018
As we saw last season, politics is faster than this now, an endless churn of scandal and grotesquery, and House Of Cards remains its own chilly, composed self.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2018
Both in scope and detail, House of Cards remains impressive, and it probably goes without saying that both Lane and Kinnear are superb.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 23, 2018
House of Cards Season 6 is a bit of a mess, but it's an entertaining mess. And after investing five seasons in this show, it's one I'm happy exists.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 23, 2018
So House of Cards Season 6 is a must-watch. It's serving a bombastic, oversized, absurdist end to Netflix's first major original drama. And I'm okay with that.
October 23, 2018
There's no questioning that this is {Wright's] show, and she has full command over it. That alone is reason to watch.
October 23, 2018
The actions continues to play out like a chess match, but chess is not exactly a spectator sport.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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