House of Cards: Season 6 (2018)

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Season 6
House of Cards

Critics 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.

67%

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Critic Ratings: 66

21%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 752
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Episodes

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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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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 (66) | 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…
Top Critic

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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Top Critic

It isn't easy to replace Frank Underwood, who... has become one of the most legendary characters ever portrayed on a TV show. However, it is obvious that this season not only lacked inspiration - it was lacking, in general.

Oct 9, 2019 | Full Review…

The final season is not the glorious goodbye it should have been, or the one the show's best character and best actor deserved, but there's still enough of that early elegant cruelty to see it across the line.

Jun 28, 2019 | Full Review…

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

  • 6d ago
    My mind was challenged to keep up with the plot, and the challenge was enjoyable. And President Hale absolutely murders it!
  • Sep 30, 2019
    We Need To Talk About Kevin Killing Kevin was the absolutely worst thing to happen to HoC. The balance of the show was Frank and Claire, and without Frank, it is a unicycle that even Robin Wright cannot ride. Instead we have an over-elaborate, incredible plot filled with villains not yet established, and Claire going full Lady Macbeth, killing as many as 3 people in 5 seconds in one episode. If this is what the first female President is like, all I can say is 'God Forbid.' I notice that none of the critics here mention the obvious Bill and Hillary parallels - the loveless marriage driven by ruthless ambition, nor the Trump-like collusion with the Putin lookalike. The only thing that makes this at all watchable is the Doug and Claire thing - whatever drove their animus (we still don't know) - and the Shakespearean ending to the entire Saga. Finally, the show should have cancelled when Spacey was hounded out of Hollywood on the now dismissed charges of sexual assault. We all know Kevin is gay, and some gay men are pretty outrageous, especially when they are in positions of power (like all men and women). I mean, who knew? A dreadful conclusion to a once compelling series.
  • Sep 29, 2019
    Sooo boring. Robin Wright thinks that she is such a hot shot. It's pathetic. I loved her in "Forrest Gump" but in H of C, she borders on the ridiculous. As for the rest of the cast, they look like they took on their roles simply so that they can pay the bills.
  • Sep 24, 2019
    Didn't watch, no Kevin Spacey.
  • Sep 20, 2019
    season 6 is so bad... they tell you robin wright does a great job.. but she doesn't and i don't know if it is because of the acting or the writing... either way.. it's not worth watching.. find something else to binge.
  • Sep 13, 2019
    Lack of Kevin is obvious... It´s a shame he had to left the cast for a false acusation done 30 years ago... It´s pretty ridiculous.
  • Sep 12, 2019
    This show was on the shoulders of Kevin Spacey. There is no House of Cards without Frank Underwood. I find it surprising that the so called critics have even given remotely positive reviews, Season 6 is a disaster.
  • Sep 10, 2019
    Sorry HoC, but without Spacey your show lost its soul. What a mistake to cast him out. Wright cannot hold the ship with her over the top acting. Though she was excellent in previous seasons as Spacey's counterpart, she lacks spine to carry this through.
  • Aug 26, 2019
    Felt like they have some kind of vengeance not just against Frank Underwood, but also Kevin Spacey. Watched it just cuz I had watched the first five seasons. Claire Underwood simply couldn't carry the show like Frank did. Netflix tried their best to keep it angaging, but the show was full of flaws.
  • Aug 20, 2019
    Even with Spacey's firing, the show still manages with some great performances. But the season is overstuffed with some contrived plotlines that are abandoned or resolved with deus-ex machinas. Ultimately, the season leads to an underwhelming and divisive ending.

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