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.
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Series 5 of the drama about a ruthless congressman and his equally ambitious wife who navigate the corridors of power in Washington, D.C.
as Francis Underwood
as Claire Underwood
as Lucas Goodwin
as Jacqueline Sharp
as Raymond Tusk
as Christina Gallagher
as Linda Vasquez
as Edward Meechum
as Janine Skorsky
as Rachel Posner
as Garrett Walker
as Gillian Cole
as Catherine Durant
as Remy Danton
as Doug Stamper
as Adam Galloway
as Tom Hammerschmidt
as Heather Dunbar
as Gavin Orsay
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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?
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.
Season 5 does a good job of disrupting Frank Underwood's best laid plans by utilizing ghosts of the past.
House of Cards - which was supposed to show us what a truly evil politician like Frank Underwood could do with our system - has instead become a morbidly interesting way to measure our decay.
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