Breaking Bad was able to form a beginning, middle and end based on the central component of Walter's cancer, and the show was laser-focused on him. That's never going to happen with a large ensemble cast.
House of Cards had a wackadoo Kevin Spacey performance and was larded from the very start with subplots and characters that never, ever, ever, ever, EVER became interesting. I enjoyed Spacey's campiness, but at some point the showrunners started thinking they were actually making prestige TV. Wright's character has actually become a character the last couple of seasons, rather than a cipher giving smoldering glares at the wall, but the writers have steered away from Spacey's scenery-chewing, fourth wall-breaking histrionics, robbing the show of the only ounce of personality it had.