Finally got around to watching the final season of House of Cards. I am hard pressed to think of another TV series that put forth such a crappy final season. In short, it sucked and if that's the best the writers could do then it's a good thing the show is over. Really poor script to write off Francis, heavy handed (ham-fisted) themes, suddenly introducing two new characters out of nowhere who take center stage and just overall lazy writing. Why bother? Add to that, as much as I hate to admit it, Robin Wright just could not carry the show. She was excellent when she had Francis to conspire with or fight against, but lost without him. And she absolutely could not pull off the asides to the camera. It felt like she was reading a tele-prompter whereas Spacey shone in those moments.
We gave up after 3 episodes, and even those three were a tough slog.