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  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 1, 2013
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  • Summary: The sixth and final season of the political drama sees Claire posed to take over as Commander in Chief.
  • Genre(s): Drama

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
  1. Reviewed by: Richard Roeper
    Dec 14, 2018
    88
    Every now and then, the nearly overwhelming clutter of characters and storylines gives way to intense, revealing scenes featuring only Claire and Annette. Thanks to the electrifying performances of Wright and Lane, in those moments “House of Cards” is as good as it’s ever been.
  2. Reviewed by: Kristen Baldwin
    Oct 23, 2018
    83
    House of Cards does not suffer from the lack of Kevin Spacey; anyone who has stayed with the Underwoods this long knows Wright is more than capable of carrying the action as the show’s anti-hero. ... Wright brings more humor to Claire than ever before as the President exploits sexist stereotypes about female hysteria.
  3. Reviewed by: Robert Rorke
    Oct 30, 2018
    75
    While serving up a new batch of so-so operatives (Greg Kinnear and Diane Lane play tech billionaire siblings with a right-wing bent) to vex Claire, the best thing about the final episodes of House of Cards is the return of several ghosts of Underwood administrations past.
  4. Reviewed by: Daniel D'Addario
    Oct 23, 2018
    60
    While the sixth and final season of House of Cards is as mixed a bag as the thrilling but uneven Netflix drama has yet produced, the good news is that Robin Wright is up to the task of anchoring the show.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Nov 1, 2018
    60
    There's no escaping the awkwardness that surrounds permeates this sixth and final season -- an inevitable byproduct of having to shuffle the deck, creatively speaking, after discarding one of its aces.
  6. Reviewed by: Spencer Kornhaber
    Nov 1, 2018
    50
    The performances are excellent, maybe better than ever before. But 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. There are interesting ideas at play, though. ... Unfortunately, it isn’t until more than halfway through the eight-episode season that Claire’s big plan becomes clear.
  7. Reviewed by: Sonia Saraiya
    Dec 13, 2018
    20
    The story of Season 6 just doesn’t cohere; it barely even tracks well enough to summarize. In a way, the total breakdown is sort of beautiful; it’s like watching the story collapse in upon itself, a deserted building, carefully demolished.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 28
  2. Negative: 17 out of 28
  1. Jan 20, 2019
    10
    I thought there wasn't an existing way to end up the show with dignity, and it costed a few episodes and homemade chromakey scenario (as II thought there wasn't an existing way to end up the show with dignity, and it costed a few episodes and homemade chromakey scenario (as I have never seen before, bad) to it but worth completely the fight. I will miss Claire. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2018
    6
    It just unsuccessfully tries to tie the loose ends that the Kevin Spacey´s Francis Underwood sudden departure caused and with that misses mostIt just unsuccessfully tries to tie the loose ends that the Kevin Spacey´s Francis Underwood sudden departure caused and with that misses most of the important things that made the plot interesting and great, it goes from shocking scenes that move you to important things happening offscreen and the pace being hurried because of the lack of arguments in the plot to justify why it ended like this so it lacks a good structure and doesnt have much congruence, all of these things are clearly reflected in the number of episodes on the season going from 13 in all previous seasons to 8 episodes in this one, it makes you realize Robin Wright´s Claire Underwood on its own doesn't hold on to make the tv show as great as previously besides being the most important character since a season before, and what seems to be the thing that makes it all easier to swallow is Michael Kelly´s Doug Stamper with the character staying true to its self at first unlike other recurrent characters from previous seasons but the plot makes its end the most disappointing of them all in my opinion.
    It saddens me to see my favorite Netflix original series go from outstanding to disappointing and for reasons that had nothing to do with the show on itself.
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  3. Dec 2, 2018
    5
    The final season of House of Cards seems pointless and uninspired. The writing team does swing pretty big with Claire as the lead and goes forThe final season of House of Cards seems pointless and uninspired. The writing team does swing pretty big with Claire as the lead and goes for some storylines that they think will invoke the same level of interest in viewers as Frank did, but ultimately they fail spectacularly and at times the storyline seems laughably bad. Not to mention that this has one of the worst finales of a show I've ever seen. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    2
    This absolute garbage makes it clear that Spacey was carrying the show for the past few seasons. To be clear, I don't blame Robin Wright, sheThis absolute garbage makes it clear that Spacey was carrying the show for the past few seasons. To be clear, I don't blame Robin Wright, she does the best with what she's given but without Spacey there to be her less-than-better-half, the writers have gone truly off the deep end. Nothing but current event political tripe that comes across no better than anything you can see or hear on CNN, MSNBC, or Fox. Just idiotic ideology masquerading as a drama.

    Do yourself a favor and skip it, then be thankful this is the end. Also do yourself a favor and read the original British book trilogy the whole thing was based upon. It's far more entertaining than the last 3-4 seasons of this, even WITH Spacey.
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  5. Nov 4, 2018
    2
    Huge fan of Season 1-5. Watched episode 1 of season 6 and will not continue with episode 2-8. Is it fair, then, for one who has not watchedHuge fan of Season 1-5. Watched episode 1 of season 6 and will not continue with episode 2-8. Is it fair, then, for one who has not watched the full season to give it a negative review? Perhaps not. But, I would ask, is it fair for episode 1's writing and storytelling to parody and disrespect everything that came before? (i.e. Claire to the camera/viewer: "Don't believe anything Francis previously told you".) Why taint fond memories of the first 5 seasons with whatever comes after? Expand
  6. Nov 5, 2018
    1
    No..Just no,you could done much better job Netflix.This season is not how you end one of the best series that ever came out,this show was theNo..Just no,you could done much better job Netflix.This season is not how you end one of the best series that ever came out,this show was the reason i started my netflix subscription in the first place!!
    But as all good things come to an and i hate how they just got rid of Frank because of some accusations against Spacey,but still..you were scared of the backlash i get it.
    BUT AT LEAST MAKE THE LAST SEASON GOOD!!
    Not this crap,at the end you are left wondering did the series at all have something to say,maybe it did but not with this finale.I love Claire,but this was horrible and i am sad to say but this season destroyed the whole series because how bad it was and i am a fan-boy of HoC.
    Really sad to see such a great show end in a unenjoyable way.
    I would recommend to any fan and casual viewer of the show DONT WATCH THIS DONT RUIN YOUR PERCEPTION OF HOUSE OF CARDS..
    Its not only my emotions that are writing the review,but the whole story,pacing and overall feel of this season was crap and you can see a lot of people and fans share my opinion.

    So stay away from this and find something else to binge watch as Hannibal,Mindhunter or **** it even 13 Reasons why...so sad to see this show go away like this.
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  7. Nov 22, 2018
    0
    I was wondering why they didn't make just 3 episodes and people would hate it but instead, they made 8 episodes and waste more times andI was wondering why they didn't make just 3 episodes and people would hate it but instead, they made 8 episodes and waste more times and people still hate it?! Expand

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