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House of Cards: Season 5 (2017)




Critic Consensus: House of Cards enjoys a confident return to form this season, though its outlandish edge is tempered slightly by the current political climate.


Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
Air date: May 30, 2017
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Season 5 of the political drama opens right after the events that closed the previous season, when James Miller was executed by terrorists. The controversy surrounding his death fuels the last leg of the electoral campaign, which pits Conway (Joel Kinnaman) and Frank (Kevin Spacey) against each other. Election day turns out to be a mess: After a serious terrorist threat, a state of emergency is called and several states hold their results, leaving the election contested. As the season … More

Genre: Drama
Network: Netflix
Premiere Date: May 30, 2017
Executive Producers: , , , , , , , ,


Kevin Spacey
as Francis Underwood
Robin Wright
as Claire Underwood
Sebastian Arcelus
as Lucas Goodwin
Molly Parker
as Jacqueline Sharp
Gerald McRaney
as Raymond Tusk
Kristen Connolly
as Christina Gallagher
Sakina Jaffrey
as Linda Vasquez
Nathan Darrow
as Edward Meechum
Constance Zimmer
as Janine Skorsky
Rachel Brosnahan
as Rachel Posner
Michel Gill
as Garrett Walker
Sandrine Holt
as Gillian Cole
Jayne Atkinson
as Catherine Durant
Mahershala Ali
as Remy Danton
Michael Kelly
as Doug Stamper
Ben Daniels
as Adam Galloway
Boris McGiver
as Tom Hammerschmidt
Elizabeth Marvel
as Heather Dunbar
Joel Kinnaman
as Will Conway
Jimmi Simpson
as Gavin Orsay
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All Critics (36) | Top Critics (11)

It's a pact between not just husband and wife and running mates but two clawing, deadly animals backed into a corner. It's also a foreboding promise that makes the first episodes of season five an anxious watch.

February 14, 2018 | Full Review…
Consequence of Sound

... the series has elevated itself to an entirely new level of crazy that allows it to be more unpredictable and enjoyable again.

February 2, 2018 | Full Review…

Still, it's fun to watch Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright dig into their dastardly roles with such gusto.

December 27, 2017 | Full Review…
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Frank and Claire are at their best this season when they function as a peculiar couple speaking elevated and unrealistic dialogue, because today that's escapism: What if the villains walking the halls of the White House were thoughtful and capable?

November 29, 2017 | Full Review…
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

Worse than all that, though, was that the show had lost its edge, its wit, its dark sense of fun; it didn't even break the fourth wall that much any more.

October 16, 2017 | Full Review…

Season 5 does a good job of disrupting Frank Underwood's best laid plans by utilizing ghosts of the past.

September 25, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…
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