House of Cards

House of Cards

The Complete Fifth Season

DVD - 2017
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In the midst of the presidential election, tensions mount in the White House as Frank and Claire continue to navigate their political careers and redefine their relationships, particularly with each other.
Publisher: [Culver City, California] :, Sony Pictures Home Entertainment,, [2017]
Characteristics: 4 videodiscs (683 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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BlueHippo
Jun 29, 2018

Well, if the situation with Mr. Spacey had not forced this to be the end of the series (or maybe not-are they going to continue without him?), I would say, based on this season, they need to wrap it up anyway. I found a lot of this season just plain boring. It seemed much slower than the earlier seasons and just not as interesting.

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Palomino
Jun 04, 2018

I waited so long to see this, and it was worth it. It sounds dumb to say a series about politics is suspenseful, but knowing these characters, it really is. Start at season one.

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Daneliz
Mar 27, 2018

This is a frightening show inasmuch for all the people who end up being complicit and complacent with the Underwoods' not even subtle criminal behavior. A few years ago, I would have thought this scenario of events impossible in our democracy; now I'm not so sure. Those who have power and money use it to gain even more power and money. But I am intrigued with the final episode of this season and wondering if Claire will ever break out of her gilded cage to which she keeps willingly retreating. This is her best chance. Not sympathetic to her as she has proved herself to be just as merciless as Frank, in a better-looking package.

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nawchem
Feb 27, 2018

I didn't enjoy this season as much as the others.

I started feeling weary of all the nasty politics and disloyalty and backstabbing. Don't understand why Doug bags so many women when he has no good looks or charm going for him.

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StopHarperNow
Feb 10, 2018

House of Trump is harder to believe than House of Cards.

HOUSE OF CARDS captures the ruthless, toxic, amoral politics of our times. It's pure nihilism in that power is all there is. Ideology whether right or left is merely window dressing. Season 5 ends appropriately given the #MeToo fate of lead actor Kevin Spacey.

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jimg2000
Nov 05, 2017

In light of the 2016 election, it begs to question if the POTUS campaign was stranger than "House of Cards" and who stole whose play book. S5 had all the same slimy elements: fake news, betrayals, Russian meddling, October surprise, Wikileaks, party discord, Ohio and Pennsylvania, Bohemian Grove ... FBI investigations; dreadful to follow the toxic swampy subplots especially after Spacey's coming out amid sexual abuse allegations in real life. Worth to note that Robin Wright directed the two final episodes and did a good job while playing the most important role in the entire series ... likely in the final S6 as well.

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jimg2000
Nov 05, 2017

Wikiquote has some quotes for S1 to S5, including this most vile one:

The American people don't know what's best for them. I do. I know exactly what they need. They're like little children, Claire, children we never had. We have to hold their sticky fingers and wipe their filthy mouths. Teach them right from wrong. Tell them what to think and how to feel and what to want. They even help writing their wildest dreams, crafting their worst fears. Lucky for them, they have me, they have you. Underwood, Underwood, 2016. 2020. 2024. 2028. 2032. One nation, Underwood.

and this:
This is where the real power is. No women or presidents allowed. ... And while these men here can't swing the votes of an entire nation, one measly state? Well, that they can do. And that's why I'm here. So welcome to Elysian Fields

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