‘House of Cards 6’ without Spacey
The sixth and final season of “House of Cards” raises a banner against machismo in politics by putting Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) as the first president of American history.
The script option was a clear response to the earthquake caused by allegations of sexual harassment against actor Kevin Spacey, the award-winning protagonist in the series that leveraged the Netflix platform.
When the case surfaced in November of last year, filming was in full swing. Spacey was summarily dismissed and the recorded scenes played out.
It was in the face of the emptiness and pressure of the deadlines that we opted for the almost militant way of glimpsing the difficulties, prejudices and reactions to the rise of a woman in the White House.
The idea seemed bold, but it thwarted the platform’s expectations.
The indignant crowd that applauded Spacey’s dismissal ignored Netflix’s well-intentioned initiative.
Already the fans (who remained) of the series and critics were hard with the end of the story.
Claire definitely left a lot to be desired for Hillary Clinton, the woman who came closest to the presidency of the United States. The repercussion of “House of Cards 6” was practically nil.
Without Spacey, Robin Wright found herself alone in the face of the gigantic challenge of giving a dignified end to a series that marked the time.
A sign of wear, however, was the decision to reduce from 13 to 8 episodes.
In the plot, Claire arrives to the 100 days of mandate surrounded of problems, conspiracies and threats.
The president surrounds women in her office, but can not avoid the siege of the corporate world and distrust of the political world.
Two brothers of a powerful American family with obscure interests rooted in the presidency gain prominence as the “villains.”
The fourth power of the press is also present, as in previous seasons. This time, however, journalism arises amid a promising but badly explored debate: the crisis of the media the acquisition of newspapers and broadcasters by conglomerates with multiple interests.
A recurring opinion of those who had the patience to get to the end is that it was difficult to understand what happened in “House of Cards 6”.
The production also abandoned the liturgy of the post that marked the season in the first seasons.