House of Cards: Season 6 (2018)


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.



Critic Ratings: 65


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User Ratings: 734
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Air date: Nov 2, 2018
Air date: Nov 2, 2018
Air date: Nov 2, 2018
Air date: Nov 2, 2018
Air date: Nov 2, 2018
Air date: Nov 2, 2018
Air date: Nov 2, 2018
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.


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 (65) | 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…
Top Critic

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

  • 4d ago
    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.
  • Aug 06, 2019
    Its not a HoC without Frank.
  • Jul 13, 2019
    Out of all the great episodes this series had to offer, few of them appeared in this season. It is obvious and noticable while watching that they scrambled to write a season that is devoid of Kevin Spacey. The writing is garbage and the show makes no sense in this season. It definitely lacks the acting from Spacey as well. Although there are moments that are decent, this season is just generally awful.
  • Jul 11, 2019
    I thought waiting at the DMV was quite exciting in comparison to watching season 6. The latest episodes remind me of a drunken 60-is rock-star, applying at Live Nation to be touring through the biggest arenas of the country. Total fail...
  • Jun 22, 2019
    This season is absolutely unwatchable. The writing is rank: amateur. The storyline is meandering and nonsensical. The acting is (mostly) over the top. Why do a final season? Just put a bullet in this thing's head and let it die.
  • Jun 16, 2019
    like, wut? I really wanted to like this, and it had maybe 1 or 2 enjoyable moments in the entire gd season. Damn...... And that ending was just.... ill-advised, unrealistic, and didn't have the story build up enough tension for me to know wtf has happening or care.
  • May 30, 2019
    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!!!
  • May 22, 2019
    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.
  • May 15, 2019
    Worst seasons they've done. Barely understood what was going on the whole. Thank god there wont be more.
  • May 15, 2019
    What the hell was this season? Like TWD, this show went downhill bigly.

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