House Of Cards Season Five
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
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