Republican Sen. Marco Rubio think “House of Cards” is being canceled after its sixth season because today’s politics are “more dramatic” than the show.
“It’s probably what killed ‘House of Cards.’ That real life is more dramatic right now,” Rubio told TMZ while discussing the indictment of Paul Manafort on a variety of different charges.
It’s worth noting that the TMZ indicates the show’s executives decided months ago to end the show, which was long before any allegation ever came out against Kevin Spacey for sexual harassment.
The real reason the hit Netflix show is ending is probably a lot simpler. Lots of people have lost interest in the political drama over the past five years. In fact, I work in a news room, and am one of only a few people still watching all the episodes.
I don’t think it has anything to do with real life being weird, Spacey or any other conspiracy. The show likely just ran its course, and people have moved on to other stuff. Doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure this one out.