House of Cards: The Final Season Review

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The following contains slight-spoilers for House of Cards’ sixth and final season, which is now streaming on Netflix.

Similar to the situation Fox’s Lethal Weapon found itself in this fall season, House of Cards had the unenviable task of returning to Netflix’s lineup without its driving key character, as the star playing him had been ousted from the series due to abhorrent behavior.

Also like the Martin Riggs situation over on Lethal Weapon, Frank Underwood gets an off-screen death, leaving the series with a serious charisma vacuum. And while House of Cards didn’t have to bring anyone new in to replace Kevin Spacey’s character, as it had Robin Wright’s Claire Underwood to lean on, it has the uphill climb of also wrapping up the entire story in eight episodes.

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