Kevin Spacey

'House of Cards' review: At long last, good riddance

'House of Cards' review: At long last, good riddance

In the entirely different political climate of early 2013, Barack Obama was starting his second term as president and "House of Cards," Netflix's first original series, premiered as the Washington show of the moment. Things have changed, to say the very least.

Now the painfully protracted, often overwritten, covertly Shakespearean melodrama comes to an end, at last, with the release of Season 6 on Friday, while the rest of us keep shuffling toward the end of the world. Besides noting "House of Cards'" role in the streaming-TV revolution, there's not much left to say about it, besides good riddance to its perpetual notion that Washington only works when Washington...

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