Robin Wright's character Claire Underwood (center) ascends to the presidency in the final season of House of Cards. David Giesbrecht/Netflix hide caption toggle caption David Giesbrecht/Netflix Review TV Reviews Interest In Shady Politicians Is Soaring. Can 'House Of Cards' Match It? October 24, 2018 Robin Wright's character Claire Underwood ascends to the presidency in the series' final season. But the story arc has already begun to run out of steam, says critic Eric Deggans.