House of Cards (2013–2018)
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Chapter 71 

Claire makes staff changes. The Shepherds try to recruit Doug to their side. With Mark facing intense scrutiny, Jane offers advice.

Director:

Louise Friedberg

Writers:

Michael Dobbs (based on the novels by), Andrew Davies (based on the mini-series by) | 5 more credits »
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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robin Wright ... Claire Underwood
Michael Kelly ... Doug Stamper
Diane Lane ... Annette Shepherd
Campbell Scott ... Mark Usher
Patricia Clarkson ... Jane Davis
Boris McGiver ... Tom Hammerschmidt
Derek Cecil ... Seth Grayson
Greg Kinnear ... Bill Shepherd
Cody Fern ... Duncan Shepherd
Constance Zimmer ... Janine Skorsky
Jayne Atkinson ... Catherine Durant
Athena Karkanis ... Melody Cruz
Jeremy Holm ... Nathan Green
Kristen Sieh ... Kelsey Stewart
Boris Kodjoe ... Brett Cole
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Claire makes staff changes. The Shepherds try to recruit Doug to their side. With Mark facing intense scrutiny, Jane offers advice.

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Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2018 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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25 November 2018 | by Arth_JoshiSee all my reviews

House Of Cards

Willimon's meticulous adaptation of Dobbs's novel is so jaggedly on mark, that its sweat drop precision gets habitual and the standard of the series gets convoluted and simpler at the same time through discreet narration. This is a force majeure on both production and writing level. Blending both in, it delivers delightful packets of awe struck moments with mature storytelling that is at times underrated and not palpable for everyone. The makers infatuation over fiddling with multiple character and combining them with a common agenda and still emit a newer perspective out of them, it is the perfect political satire that soars amidst your mediocre traffic of lighter concepts.

It is brimmed with perilous decisions whose justification is the actual process that the makers work on, and when all those colors finally hits on screen, it paints a bright picture. Spacey is scary and oozes power like never before. The throat slicing conversations that he engages on, where his plans and agendas flips like a coin, the emotions drawn out by him at such critical moments are just pure gem. And parallel to him, lies Wright's stellar performance where actually she is offered much more range and space than Spacey to flaunt her skills and she doesn't hold back on any moments.

The subtle conversations, the mature results, convoluted conflicts, ethical questions, apt mixture of fame and dust, brilliant performance, sharp writing finesse on each detail and makers' awareness of the trajectory, are the high points of this series. As far as execution and editing is concerned, it never drags or takes its concept for granted, despite of being talkative thoroughly, it keeps the audience tangled in its poised bubble with both husky and crispy bits that is perfectly cooked and served.

Season 06

Returning for one last swing, for attaining a closure, this is an act to where the makers are literally hanging by a thread, but with brilliant writing and keeping the tone persistent with equally mature and sharp episodes that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Chapter 71

This emotionally fueled family drama is more harrowing than the twists and turns it consists, it is a smartly constructed script that befalls on each steps on the screen like a domino and its that fluidity where the writers excel.


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