House of Cards: Season 6 (2018)

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Season 6
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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

As the first female president, Claire deals with increased surveillance and intimidation. Annette and Bill do their best to sway policy in their favor.

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Claire clashes with the Shepherds and Mark Usher, who pressure her to sign the Future Act. Doug makes an unexpected move.

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The Shepherds push Claire on a Supreme Court nomination. Doug works to find a new path for himself. Claire consults with Jane on Syria.

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As a crisis mounts in Syria, Russian President Viktor Petrov wants to make a deal with Claire. Questions arise about Tom Yates's whereabouts.

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Claire allows her enemies to think she's incapacitated as they plot to remove her from office. Doug's investigation leads him to uncover a secret.

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Claire makes staff changes. The Shepherds try to recruit Doug to their side. With Mark facing intense scrutiny, Jane offers advice.

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While the Shepherd family attempts to diminish Claire's power, Doug goes off the grid but continues angling to advance his agenda.

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Claire tries to tarnish Frank's legacy. Doug provokes Claire by releasing excerpts from Frank's diary. A rift develops between the Shepherds.

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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.

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Critic Reviews for House of Cards Season 6

All Critics (67) | Top Critics (25)

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…
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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…
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Claire's turn and she makes it count.

Oct 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
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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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Artistically, Season 6 of House of Cards is a flop.

Aug 6, 2020 | Full Review…

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…

Audience Reviews for House of Cards: Season 6

  • Sep 15, 2020
    First couple seasons were great but season 6 was so bad that it made me make a rotten tomatoes account. Yeah, that bad.
  • Aug 18, 2020
    Well, this season meant to the show the absolute destroyment of everything that was built in past seasons. Full of nonsense acts, and turning magically all the tables in favor of the plot. Basically, this season was a joke, and I rather think the 5th season was the last, because at least in that season there was a monologue that was actually good and coherent with the character and with how the plot was being built (and yes, I'm talking about when Frank is on the courthouse and resigns to the presidency). The only thing I found admirable about this season, but is actually about the whole show, is its production. The show has a clean and beautiful aesthetic, it has clean and soft shots, the plane design is just geometrically precise. Such a waste given the fact that this season was, and I'm quoting Joanne Laurier who wrote a review of this season that is worth to read. "Artistically, a flop"
  • Aug 02, 2020
    Nothing like season 1 to 5. Random, story lines unfinished. didnt have the range of franks character at all. Shame I wasted my time on this last series.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    Fell flat, I didn't enjoy it.
  • Jul 05, 2020
    Game Of Thrones Final Season stands high and strong in comparison to this one.
  • May 10, 2020
    Clare is such an interesting character but without Frank the show collapses like a house of cards (pun intended)
  • Apr 29, 2020
    Even though i was aware of Kevin Spacey's departure, i couldn't have imagined the last season to be that bad? It seems like there was a hole new bunch of people writing this last one, who didn't knew much about the story until and properly haven't followed the series? Robin Wright did a fine job, filling out Kevin's shoes, in this last season, but make no doubt, Kevin Spacey was not only the leading character, but the one actor who really makes this serie worth seeing, and without him, there just isn't the same degree of entertainment and joyful watching. I will put it like this: Kevin Spacey WAS House Of Cards, & that's it. Btw, the way it ended was a disaster, and i felt like they were stumbling upon one another, and couldn't really find and put up the pace? As a viewer, you are left without any real clousure, and as for me....don't put out another season, unless Kevin Spacey is on board again? But that's properly not gonna happen, even though i wish.
  • Apr 06, 2020
    It pains to acknowledge but without the character of Francis J Underwood there really is no longer a point to House of Cards.
  • Apr 04, 2020
    stupid turn of drama, and the soul of the whole series are vanished, stupid drama in favor over the soul !!!!!!!!!!
  • Mar 13, 2020
    Absolutely this is not a good ending, only have this to explain my rate

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