Television: How a once-great show was Trumped

While this is still an undeniably well made show, it’s hard to give a hoot what goes on in it

4th June, 2017
Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey in House of Cards (Netflix)

House of Cards: Netflix

The Handmaid’s Tale: Channel 4

If there was ever a fictional drama whose entire reason to exist was scattered to the four winds of redundancy by real-life events, then the fifth season of House of Cards is that unfortunate drama. In art, Kevin Spacey’s President Frank Underwood strolls around scattering urbane bon mots like exquisite pearls, and murmurs to the camera like a suave game show...

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