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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.

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.


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

Golden Globes – Preview

The Golden Globes will be hosted this Sunday by Ricky Gervais, and if previous performances are any indication, they should be a hoot!
With all that in mind, here are my picks for who should win some of the categories (given the nominees…not gonna add people in who don’t even have a chance!).

Golden Globes Ricky Gervais 2016

Also, some categories have been left out because I haven’t seen enough of the movies/shows to make an opinion.

Best Motion Picture, Drama – Spotlight — Top movie of 2015, hands down, and should be awarded this accolade.
My review could be read here.

Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – The Big Short — This complex scenario was made simple in this great movie based off the Michael Lewis book.
Stay tuned in upcoming posts for my Big Short review.

Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy – Christian Bale, The Big Short — His performance as Dr Michael Burry is a notch above some of the other candidates.

Best Supporting Actress in any Motion Picture – Alicia Vikander, Ex Machina — An understated movie and her role as Ava, her performance shines through in a very quiet movie.

Best Director, Motion Picture – Tom McCarthy, Spotlight

Best Screenplay, Motion Picture – Spotlight, with a close second place by The Big Short.

Best Motion Picture, Animated – Inside Out — One of the best Animated movies in years.
My full review can be read here.

Best Original Song, Motion Picture – Love Me Like You Do, Fifty Shades of Grey — Any follower of my blog knows that Ellie holds a special place in my heart.

Best Television Series, Drama – Mr. Robot

Best Television Series, Musical or Comedy – Mozart in the Jungle — While OITNB and Transparent should rule this category, the fact that they are a little too serious at times may lower their value.
My review of Mozart can be read here.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Drama – Robin Wright, House of Cards

Best Actor in a TV Series, Drama – Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul — It’s hard to follow-up to a successful show, but Bob does a good job grabbing in the Breaking Bad crowd.

Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy – Aziz Ansari, Master of None
You can read my review of Master of None here.

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show – Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show – Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline
You can read my Bloodline review here.