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House of Cards Season 5 #Review

It’s back and as riveting as ever. I rated Season 4 as the best season they’d done so far…and Season 5 lived up to those levels, keep the power couple at the top of the Netflix food chain.

One Nation. Underwood.

Fresh off an Islamic attack on American soil the President is gearing up for an election just weeks away, but as the day comes and passes, and the election left tainted and unclean, no President is ready to ascend to office.

The American people don’t know what’s best for them. I do. I know exactly what they need.

Tom Hammerschmidt is still searching to tumble the carefully crafted House of Cards, and Francis + Claire are still scheming and plotting their rise to ultimate power.

This season is as riveting as we have seen and never reaches the slowness that Season 2 stooped to.
But I like how the show skips the ‘big days’ and just tells us the results and what went down. Showing some of these days only to leave the same questions they already relay to us would be good for a “long-term weekly show” which needs cliffhangers throughout the season, but are unnecessary for a binge show to keep flowing.

I understand if you think I’m a monster…but I’d do it again.

There are two strange parts to me. The first being how Claire and Francis suddenly seem at peace with each other….loving and together at times, despite previous seasons’ fallouts.
The other is actress Patricia Clarkson and her role as Jane Davis….what a strange insert to the show. Seemingly placed there for the sake of “pushback to the Underwoods” she just doesn’t belong in the role she’s in, and could easily be removed to be replaced by better characters.

Meanwhile, Neve Campbell and Michael Kelly continue their outstanding roles as the hard hitting people behind the backbones that are trying to run the US of A.

This season continues the stellar role and gets another 9.5 out of 10, I can’t wait for Season 6…

My turn.

People’s Choice 2017

As the year wraps up, here are my favorites from each category of the People’s Choice Awards, from their list of nominees.
Movies, TV Shows, Music, and lastly Digital.


MOVIES

Movie – Zootopia

Movie Actor – Robert Downey Jr.

Movie Actress – Anna Kendrick

Action Movie – Captain America: Civil War

Action Movie Actor – Robert Downey Jr.

Action Movie Actress – Scarlett Johansson

Animated Movie Voice – Jason Bateman, Zootopia

Comedic Movie – Bad Moms

Comedic Movie Actor – Zac Efron

Comedic Movie Actress – Anna Kendrick

Family Movie – Zootopia

Movie Icon – Denzel Washington

Thriller Movie – Dramatic Movie – Dramatic Movie Actor – Dramatic Movie Actress ——- I didn’t see enough of these movies to have a say.


TV SHOWS

TV Show – The Big Bang Theory

Network TV Comedy – The Big Bang Theory

Comedic TV Actor – Andy Samberg

Comedic TV Actress – Kaley Cuoco

Network TV Drama – Quantico

Dramatic TV Actor – Scott Foley

Dramatic TV Actress – Ellen Pompeo

Cable TV Comedy – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Cable TV Drama – Mr. Robot

Cable TV Actor – Adam Devine

Cable TV Actress – Lucy Hale

TV Crime Drama – NCIS

Crime Drama TV Actor – Mark Harmon

Crime Drama TV Actress – Lucy Liu

Premium Drama Series – Homeland

Premium Comedy Series – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Premium Series Actor – Kevin Spacey

Premium Series Actress – Claire Danes

Competition TV Show – MasterChef

Daytime TV Host – Ellen DeGeneres

Daytime TV Hosting Team – The Talk

Late Night Talk Show Host – James Corden

Animated TV Show – Family Guy

New TV Comedy – The Good Place

New TV Drama – Designated Survivor

Actor In A New TV Series – Damon Wayans

Actress In A New TV Series – Kristen Bell

Network Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show – Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show – Premium Sci-Fi/Fantasy Series – Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actor – Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress—– I didn’t see enough of these shows to have a say.


MUSIC

Male Artist – Blake Shelton

Female Artist – Britney Spears

Group – Panic! At The Disco

Breakout Artist – Alessia Cara

Male Country Artist – Blake Shelton

Female Country Artist – Carrie Underwood

Country Group – Florida Georgia Line

Pop Artist – Britney Spears

Hip-Hop Artist – DJ Khaled

R&B Artist – Rihanna

Album – “Dangerous Woman” by Ariana Grande

Song – “Can’t Stop The Feeling” by Justin Timberlake


DIGITAL

Social Media Celebrity – Britney Spears

Social Media Star – Year after year…I don’t know any of these people…

YouTube Star – Tyler Oakley

Comedic Collaboration – Lip Sync Battle with Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Tatum

CBS.com’s Favorite Digital Obsession – 360 & VR

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House of Cards Season 4 Review – No (Real) Spoilers

I’ll start off with the most important point: SEASON FOUR IS THE BEST SEASON OF HOUSE OF CARDS…so far.

house-of-cards-season-4

When last we saw Frank and Claire things were in a very unknown place for them. In the race for Presidency, in their relationship, in every aspect of their lives. But now season 4 kicks the complicatedness between them to the next level.

We are gonna destroy them.

Claire looks to enter politics with a congressional push, but what could possibly stand in her way? Between Frank, a sick family member, and a long time seat holder, can anyone chop her down?

Fear. Brutal. Total. Let’s attack their hearts.

But as we’ve learned from all the lies over the years, the House of Cards that the show is named after just keeps getting built. It’s only a matter of time before it all comes down…

We. Are. At war.

Where previous seasons had its slow points, with lots of economics with the Chinese, and then the feuds with the Russians, it is easy to see where fans may have fallen off over the years. But this season will continue to pull  you back in, and by the end of Episode 4 you aren’t going to want to stop.

To mourn is not to fear. To grieve is not to admit defeat.

There are many moments where this season is just next level awesomeness: from Frank’s conversations with the viewers, to great banter and private talks between Frank and his new opponent: Republican Presidential candidate Will Conway (played by Joel Kinnaman).
The season also sees a nice addition of Leann Harvey, among others.

That’s right. We don’t submit to terror. We make the terror.

As I started off this review by saying, Season 4 is by far the greatest season of the show, leaving the rankings as Seasons 4, 1, 3, 2.

This season gets a rating of 9.5 out of 10 and now more than ever I want the relationship that Frank and Claire have (through their ups and downs).

House of Cards Season 4 couple pic