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After Kevin Spacey faced allegations of sexual assault last year, Netflix made the decision to drop the actor from House of Cards.

The political drama featured him as the main character, so fans were concerned how the newest season would play out.

And after watching the first five episodes of season six, I can honestly say that his termination was the best thing to happen to the series.


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House of Cards has been a masterful twist of legal strategy and sinister plotting, exposing the underbelly of politics the public never sees.

After Francis Underwood secured the presidency at the end of season two, critics thought the following three seasons became a grasping at straws, trying to find a new goal for the man who finally achieved what he wanted.

However, others believe that they were necessary and highlighted the dangers of corruption, for they explored the possibility of a criminal in as commander-in-chief of a nation. How would he keep his position?

His downward spiral into the depths of worse and worse crimes, in my opinion, showed that this corruption cannot be sustained in a position of power – eventually, you’ll be found out (or in this case murdered).

But the real focus should have been on Claire's rise from background co-star to forefront leader.


Failure is impossible. -Susan B. Anthony

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So, where does this leave us in season six?

Claire Underwood is president and steps up to fill Spacey’s shoes. Actually, not fill his shoes because that would ensue she is merely a replacement when in actuality she dominates the lead in a way he never could. She fills the screen with stigma-shattering power.

The opening scene begins with Claire sitting in the oval office at the president’s desk while two men stand in front of her, telling her what she should do.

From the start, we know the newest season isn’t just going to pit Claire’s strength against the presumed authority of men, but it means so much more amidst the current sexual assault allegations in Hollywood.

It’s time for women to step forward and refuse to be “managed” – that’s the word she uses throughout her role. Claire says men have tried to manage her her whole life and instead of blatantly putting them in their equal place, she takes them on Underwood style.

Through a series of well thought out moves, Claire plays into the common beliefs that everyone around her has – “a grieving widow is not fit for office” and “women are too emotional to be involved in war strategy, let alone have the nuclear button”.


Don’t worry and definitely do not question her.

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She plays the role so well that even I became frustrated with her actions. For while she chillingly breaks the fourth wall to promise us her honesty, we still remain in the dark when it comes to her grand plan.

It’s not until the fifth episode that everything falls into place and her mastery is revealed. And I felt my conviction for, at times, falling into the stereotypical trap. Of course, Claire is the smartest character to hit the screens, she knows exactly what people want to believe and how to use it against them.

Although reviews have been mixed about the newest season, everyone seems to agree that Robin Wright (Claire Underwood) shows unparalleled talent in her role – as if it was who she was born to play.

My advice is to re-watch the last season or at least a few episodes before you start season six, for they bring back a few far off characters that I had forgotten about.

And be sure to accept the newly introduced iconic Shepherd duo. Their roles are brilliantly thought out and needed as Claire’s arch enemies. Bill Shepherd is the entitled white man we all want to punch in the face, and Greg Kinnear portrays him perfectly.

And even if you feel lost among the first four episodes, stick through it until the end of the fifth. You won’t be disappointed, for there is nothing more satisfying then when everything clicks into place – especially when it’s for a character you’ve been rooting for.


The new House of Cards trailer is here, and we are woke.

Kevin Spacey has been under fire for allegations of inappropriate sexual behaviour. Last year, Anthony Rapp bravely came forward and accused the Oscar-winning actor of making sexual advances towards him when he was just 14-years-old.

As a result of the revealed incident, Netflix reportedly said they were planning on dropping Kevin from the following season of House of Cards.

And now, the political drama’s recent trailer has officially killed off his character of Frank Underwood, verifying the series’ previous statement.

The chilling, short clip opens with Blaire Underwood in all-black at a graveyard.

“I’ll tell you this though, Francis. When they bury me it won’t be in my backyard.

“And when they pay their respects, they’ll have to wait in line,” the powerful woman says, looking straight into the camera lens.

The camera then pans out to reveal her husband’s grave beside that of his father’s.

Captioned “You should have known”, the haunting video officially puts an end to Kevin's starring role.

We cannot wait to see Claire take over the Oval Office. Her strong portrayal of the female lead is empowering as she shows that she doesn’t need a male co-star to slay it on set.

The show’s final season will debut on November 2nd, and we can’t wait to see it!


Tension is rising for Frank, and we can already tell this is going to be one dramatic season.

"You have no idea what it means to have nothing. You don't value what we have achieved," President Underwood says in the heart-racing trailer, full of guns, sweaty sex scenes and *lots* of cold-eyed glares.

There's no sign of a reunion between Frank and Claire either, with the President telling his estranged wife that she "destroyed" everything they had.

Yup, it's going to be a firecracker of a season – now all we need to do is wait for March 4 when the full set of episodes hit Netflix.


Netflix has come up with some BRILLIANT TV shows over the past few years, but House of Cards is one of those that just sucks us in every damn time. 

The hotly awaited fourth season is on the way to us very soon which is getting us excited to what dirty work is coming up next.

Kevin Spacey playing Frank Underwood is one of those characters we love and hate, and he's obviously going to come back with a bang since he's seen in the trailer digging something up in the ground – well he's not the one digging, obvz, instead Doug is doing all the suspicious work like we'd expect. 

We'll admit that this trailer is a bit on the short side but with the show coming to us this March, we're already getting ready for some binge-watching. 


If you're missing your Frank Underwood fix as you wait for the new season of House of Cards to FINALLY start, we have just the thing for you.

Sesame Street have taken on Kevin Spacey's epic Netflix drama and turned it into a modern day fairytale – Frank UnderWolf and the Three Little Pigs.

Fans of House of Cards will love all the subtle (and not-so-subtle) nods to the show, and Frank's accent is totally on point!

This might go over kids' heads a bit, but adults will LOVE it.


House of Cards fans got a double whammy over the weekend! Not only did the show's lead actor Kevin Spacey win a Golden Globe last night for his role as Frank Underwood, we were also treated to a preview of the show's third season with some brand spanking new clips.

Frank and co. return to Netflix on February 27th and an official trailer for the new season was released yesterday.

"We're murderers, Francis…"

This is gonna be GOOD!