House Of Cards Sea­son Five

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FRANK and Claire Un­der­wood, the ruth­less modern-day Mac­bethian cou­ple, have it all. And that’s the prob­lem. Once you’re at the top, what else is there left for you to do?

This strug­gle is so ap­par­ent in House Of Cards’ lat­est sea­son. There seems to be an un­nat­u­ral nor­malcy about the show, al­most de­void of its usual out­ra­geous take on Amer­i­can pol­i­tics, ren­der­ing it sim­i­lar to any other po­lit­i­cal drama out there.

Sure, the show is a re­flec­tion of a Trumpian Amer­ica but what made it so de­li­ciously wicked when it first aired was the un­apolo­getic bru­tal­ity of the Un­der­woods to get what they wanted. Those el­e­ments are al­most non-ex­is­tent in this sea­son.

There was an op­por­tu­nity for the writ­ers dur­ing mid-sea­son to pluck Frank out of power, thus forc­ing him to scheme and mur­der his way to the top again. But for what­ever rea­son, they didn’t take that risk. And in the end, that’s what this sea­son sadly be­came. Safe. I mean, what is House Of Cards with­out risks? – Di­nesh Ku­mar

Ma­ganathan House Of Cards Sea­son Five is avail­able on

Net­flix.

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