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'House of Cards' Season 5 speaks to Trump's America for better and worse

'House of Cards' Season 5 speaks to Trump's America for better and worse

Donald Trump might just be the end of Frank Underwood.

That’s the thought I kept having as I watched the 13 episodes of Season 5 of “House of Cards.”

There is no way the new season that arrives Tuesday on Netflix can be discussed without reference to Trump, who was elected in November while Season 5 was still in production in Baltimore. That inescapable connection to the man in the real White House is both a good and potentially bad thing for the series.

On the plus side, there is genuine pleasure in watching the series dramatically explore bits and pieces of the nation’s new Trumpian reality. It’s wicked but ultimately safe fun to see Underwood (Kevin Spacey)...

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