House of Cards: Season 5
August 17, 2017 10:13 AM - Season 5 (Full Season) - Subscribe

At least one election, a fair amount of death and subterfuge, some new fourth wall breaking, the introduction of Mark Usher, Sean Jeffries, and Jane Davis, a Bohemian Grove-esque retreat, Congressional investigations, surveillance, and a recreation of the Situation Room photo.

A few thoughts:

* It is incredibly unsafe to be a woman with longish dark brown hair on this show. Cut and dye it!
* Davis and Usher may be the most formidable players the Underwoods have yet met. Calm, connected, totally happy to work forever behind the scenes. (Although Usher's Cheney-esque "you should pick me" is a sign this might not be true of him.)
* Frank thought Eric was Meechum II. Nope.
* What does "My father wore striped socks" mean? My guess: Davis is quoting from a Yates book to check whether Claire gets the reference; she doesn't, helping Davis suss out that Claire's interest in Yates is not literary.
posted by brainwane (3 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Whoa, surprise!
posted by rhizome at 10:41 PM on August 17, 2017

Having watched the show from the beginning this year, I am absolutely amazed by the nose dive it takes this season: specifically form about 3 episodes in. House of Cards was never intended to be taken 100% percent seriously - but it was watchable because it had some good acting, set design, wit and interesting plot threads. Enough to make discussing it on Fanfare worthwhile I guess.

But suddenly the production team that had nurtured it along seem to have been replaced by people who not only lack writing talent - but who seem to have failed to have actually studied the characters who they are writing for. Did they actually take time to watch the show?
posted by rongorongo at 10:36 PM on September 23, 2017

Teaser for season 6
posted by the man of twists and turns at 10:14 AM on September 5, 2018

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