House of Cards Season Six DVD Review


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Good Morning Lovelies, 

For me, House of Cards was one of those shows that I could always leave. Months would go by and I wouldn’t watch it. When news came out of Kevin Spacey’s horrific actions, I didn’t even want to watch it, which was a shame because there was some great acting from others within it.

There so, when it was announced that it would be returning for a sixth and final season, led by the brilliant Robin Wright, I decided to say goodbye to it. With Frank now gone, Claire Underwood (Wright) steps in to become the first female president. As she tries to build her legacy in the white house, she is threatened daily by those around her and their attempts to take her down.

With Spacey’s departure looming large over the series, it is hard to get stuck into the action on screen. It all feels kind of forced, in a way that feels like they are trying to distract you from the reality of the situation. However, it is not in a very convincing way. And that is only the start of the season’s problems.

Wright is as strong as ever and gives the show a whole new look, with her ever-brilliant presence. Yet, the tone and feel of the show doesn’t work in a way that viewers who have watched it before will enjoy. Wright has given her character a makeover that makes things tricky to reconnect. Reflecting in many ways how America’s and even England’s politics are performing right now.

Claire’s scheming doesn’t feel as evil or as respected as it did before, as she tackles heavy subjects such as Syria, legal matters and how the world is being watched. The only feeling of normality is her fight against big companies and the powers they have to bring her down. Those in fact being newcomers Bill Shepherd (Greg Kinnear) and his sister Annette (Diane Lane). Two very different but evil figures.

Overall season six feels like a fitting end for the characters. It was never going to be a show that went on for too many seasons, as the sharpness of it would have been let down if so. However, with the loss of many characters and Claire facing issues that audiences don’t want to face on-screen, as well as off, the big six feels right. Politics is ever changing and so is Claire’s power, but as for House of Cards, it has come to an end in a domineering way that will make it rememberable. All of which earning it…

4 Stars

Joey X 

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