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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: 2 out of 28
  2. Negative: 18 out of 28
  1. Nov 30, 2018
    8
    Robin Wright does a great job of taking the complete reigns of this horse, the same way that Claire Underwood takes Frank's presidency andRobin Wright does a great job of taking the complete reigns of this horse, the same way that Claire Underwood takes Frank's presidency and ramps it up to 11. House of Cards does a great job of wrapping up character arcs and plots while not evening having to show what will come next. Expand
  2. Nov 4, 2018
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. I loved the series. I always enjoyed it, even its ups and downs it was always an incredible show and this season also had a good level but it's incredibly evident that the lack of Francis Underwood was decisive for this final result.

    The last episode gives a very poor and anti-climatic resolution and is also extremely open and it's not because I was looking for happy ending in which Claire paid for everything she did but it feels like an empty and ambiguous ending.
    She got away with everything but then what? It was just that? Nor fair for the story, not fair for the characters and not fair for the audicence.

    I'm very disappointed with this ending.
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  3. Nov 5, 2018
    4
    Was in love with the series. Unfortunately the show doesn’t work anymore without Kevin Spacey... I really try to grab on from something asWas in love with the series. Unfortunately the show doesn’t work anymore without Kevin Spacey... I really try to grab on from something as this was and still is a fantastic production and the departure/firing of Spacey was, no question, completely justified... but it just does not work without him. Not without ANY Francis Underwood. The Spacey “Francis”. Shame such a great actor threw away his career with his real life actions, but the movie industry also suffered a great deal from all of this. Expand
  4. Nov 7, 2018
    2
    Robin Wright, a strong bright white light of severity and cunning, is sadly led to the narrative guillotine by the hapless lazy writing ofRobin Wright, a strong bright white light of severity and cunning, is sadly led to the narrative guillotine by the hapless lazy writing of what is, thankfully, the last episode of HOC. I suppose there is some poetic justice to the crash and burn of a show that was, even at its best, an overglossed Machiavellian masterclass of assholism. But what an indolent ending to a truly antagonistic series. It’s a bit unfair to the talented Ms. Wright, giving her the reins to such a lame horse. Spacey is giggling somewhere. Expand
  5. Nov 3, 2018
    2
    A spectacular nosedive for a once-great show. In season one, the show took multiple episodes to show us the careful preparations required forA spectacular nosedive for a once-great show. In season one, the show took multiple episodes to show us the careful preparations required for a single murder: the relationship-building required for a cover-up, the planning, the missteps, the moral hesitation of the conspirators, and the final, surprising, ruthless kiling. In season six, gunshot wounds appear in politically convenient victims, shot by offscreen snipers.

    The show goes full soap opera:
    -Women find themselves instantly pregnant by dead characters.
    -Characters return from the dead! Only to be killed off minutes later.
    -Paternity mysteries!
    -Kompromat falls into the lap of the main characters as soon as they disagree with someone.
    -The reading of the will, followed by the.. SECRET WILL!
    -Open talk of conspiracies to murder
    -Sibling billionaires
    -Who Shot J.R., except we wish we had been dreaming.

    I could go on and on, but this was a slap in the face to any fan of the show. The lack of Spacey really wasn't the problem, (though it was A problem) when faced with cringeworthy dialogue, flat-out stupid stories, a brand-new cast with zero character development, pointless episodes, and a multitude of loose ends that had been dangling since the first season.

    Somehow the show hamfistedly panders to the crowd that demanded Spacey's firing while showcasing the first woman president as a frail pawn. She doesn't give a state of the union address, watch covert strikes from the situation room, dole out wisdom during cabinet meetings, outwit the opposing political party, or give an inspirational speech to the nation.

    Instead, she goes to parties with billionaires. Attends funerals. She cries in bed. She's pushed around by her cabinet. She lets someone hold her hand while she signs a bill. She schemes, she chews scenery, she talks to the camera, but she rarely does anything presidential. She appoints an all-female cabinet! .....Then dumps all over them.

    I was tempted to abstain from watching Season 6 because the ending just wouldn't be what was intended from the start. I didn't realize that it would just be outright bad television that didn't resolve anything from the first season.
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  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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