It might be a coin toss as to whether Ellen Pompeo or Robin Wright tests fan loyalty more, as both have taken their shows 900 seasons further than most thought they’d ever go. OK, fine, only Grey’s Anatomy has had 900…House Of Cards has had far less, but Kevin Spacey’s piss poor attempt at a Southern accent made the first five seasons seem like the first fifty. But now that Kevin has been fired by Netflix and is living out his days with Harvey Weinstein on Perv-tation Island, it’s up to Claire Underwood, er, Robin to take the helm on House of Cards. If last night’s season six teaser drop gives any indication, the last season of HOC is going to maintain the sneaky frantic chaos in the White House them. How unlike reality.
I was on my eighteenth glass of Malbec when I happened to glance up to the TV last night and see a yellow-hued White House hallway and ominous bass chords. I knew I had either died and was walking through hell’s waiting room or it was a short commercial for House Of Cards. It was just the latter.
We're just getting started. pic.twitter.com/h2XafRynew
— House of Cards (@HouseofCards) March 5, 2018
Unfortunately, by the time it got to the Oval Office shot, they didn’t have fun with it and have a portrait of Kevin that Robin was just stabbing multiple times like a high school English class production of Julius Caesar or have Sarah Huckabee Sanders stand in for Claire to drawl out, “Us here girls are in charge nee-ow!” Instead, it just has Robin rocking Briony from Atonement’s haircut and doing a whirl around in a chair to say, “We’re just getting started!”
The new season sees the likes of Greg Kinnear, Diane Lane (who I hope also, SPOILER ALERT, humps someone to death in front of a fireplace like Claire did last season), Constance Zimmer, and Patricia Clarkson. It will air sometime this fall. But even if they’re only just getting started, they’re also gonna have to rap this up quickly. The new season is only going to have eight episodes, and if one of them doesn’t at least try and troll Kevin by having Christopher Plummer portray him in a flashback, Netflix isn’t half the petty bitch it tries to portray itself to be!