Season 5

Hey ya'll I haven't seen any ep. Yet, but what do ya'll think about the new season?

No spoilers please


  • HollyoakHollyoak Baltimore
    We are living a real-life House of Cards so people are subdued.

    No one is talking about the new season. 

    Very strange.
  • seanrayseanray Texas
    edited May 2017
    What do you mean? The corrupt career democrat isn't in the White House?
  • MichaelGMichaelG Seattle
    I think the last campaign and current administration have undermined the stakes of the show, and sort of dated it in a weird way. It's still relentlessly watchable, but it feels a little less relevant somehow. Still trying to put my finger on it exactly.
  • Just finished the last episode. About the same level of quality as the first four; if you were getting tired of their whole shtick then I can't recommend coming back for this. But I did enjoy background watching it for the odd bit of Spacey insanity. They drop some nods to Trump, but the whole thing would be a lot more relevant if Hillary had won, which they were presumably counting on while they were writing and filming most of it.
  • Just finished the last episode and now i'm convinced they should have ended it at 4 or done whatever it took to keep the same show runner. None of the characters are acting like themselves.
  • edited June 2017
    Just finished it up over the weekend, it's like Aaron described during lunch last week, its seriously turned into a soap opera at this point. All the stuff with Mccallen was pretty good, and the parallels to this last election were giving me goosebumps, but any scene involving Claire and Tom Yates was a snooze-fest and by the end of the season literally everyone is sleeping with each other. I just can't believe they are going for a 6th season, I was so pumped to see Frank get taken down this season and while the finale still eludes to that being a possibility I don't know if i'll care by next year honestly.
  • DreamRycherDreamRycher Newark, DE
    I finished it this weekend myself and agree with the last couple of entries.  I was having difficulties with last season with a believable story line, but then we had a real unbelievable election in real life so I thought maybe I was misjudging it! LOL.  Anyway, I think this season goes much more off the rails, especially with the last 4 episodes, and like Aaron mentioned more into soap opera territory.  Not sure if I will continue to watch this once Season 6 comes out . . .
  • The thing I enjoyed most in this season (and let's be honest, the previous seasons) were Claire's outfits, lol. She somehow always manages to look effortlessly elegant, stunning even in a robe or workout clothes. About the plot, I like Claire more than Frank so I'm hoping things will improve from now on, because I'm just so tired of Frank and his ridiculous behavior.
    The twists and turns were too easy to calculate this season too, nothing shocking at all. Some storylines were absolutely pointless and went nowhere: Frank's ex-lover (Tim?) going missing, Eric as a personal trainer, wtf? I liked Tom Yates (probably because I like the actor Paul Sparks), and I think he was smarter than giving the only copy of his book to Claire. It's also utterly ridiculous that all these dead bodies pile up around the Underwoods and apart from the Hammer nobody's looking into it or finding it suspicious.
    Most of the new characters were boring and unnecessary: Davis and Usher are frankly the exact same character, just different genders. The Latino congressman couldn't capture my attention for a single second. Neither could Jeffries or his girlfriend.
    Overall, there were barely any parts this season I found genuinely interesting, but I'll probably still watch the next one out of curiousity.

  • My wife and I just finished and I think at this point, we're just watching because we have been watching previously.  This season was definitely weaker than others.  My wife basically lost interest and I had to push her to just finish this season so we could move on to a new show (I can't walk away if I've watched the first 10 episodes out of 13 in a season).  Although, some of the twists and turns at times weren't making sense.  For example, when we thought that somehow Doug was the leak but that didn't make any sense considering his devotion to Frank.  The White House Press Secretary, I didn't get what he was so afraid of and why he was helping the reporter. 

    The one thing at the end which I had no clue to Frank's thinking is why he thought that when Claire was announcing to go to war, why was that also the perfect time to pardon Frank?  You have to give it a little time before you pardon him.  And barring a President from flat out killing someone in cold blood on camera, I'm pretty sure you kind of have to always pardon the president regardless of their crimes.  It just doesn't paint a good picture of throwing a former president in jail (or that's my opinion).

    Bottom line, the whole season was just weird.  How Neve Campbell's character didn't realize that she was about to get smashed from behind, didn't make any sense (yet, we didn't technically see if she got out of the car or not before it happened).  But I mean, she was paranoid enough to take the gun with her and it looked like to me that she realized she was being followed so why wouldn't she have done something.  Like I said, just weird.  I even thought as episode 13 was winding down that maybe it was a series finale but yet I could have sworn that there was at least 1 more season and clearly by the end, they left it for another season.  Oh well. 

    Are we getting any podcasts about this season?

  • amyja89amyja89 Oxford, England
    edited September 2017
    Dragging up ancient history but I finally got round to finishing the season! My appetite for presidential fuckery was at an all time low in the last few months so it felt like a slog to watch at times.

    It almost felt like two seasons in one, first the Conway stuff then the rest. I was looking forward to a bigger fall from grace for Conway, he was a loose cannon that I really thought was going to explode in a crazy way rather than the airplane outburst being the thing that really finished him.

    Sad to see Neve Campbell go (I assume) because I really liked her, and although she's mad and elusive, I've really enjoyed Patricia Clarkson as Jane Davis.

    Overall, another fine season, but there's no denying that the show has lost a lot of the steam it had in, say, the first three.

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