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Billions

Season One

DVD - 2016
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Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby 'Axe' Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power, and influence to outmaneuver the other.
Publisher: [United States] : Paramount / Showtime, [2016]
Characteristics: video file,DVD video
digital,optical,5.1 surround (English),Dolby Digital AC3
4 videodiscs (687 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Call Number: DVD BIL

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Paul Giamatti is a man on fire. Every episode, or just about every episode, of the 12 that make up season one he knocks it out of the park. Damian Lewis and Maggie Siff try to keep up -- Maggie Siff is particularly good as the female in the ménages à trois -- but Giamatti is so good, so obviously relishing this role as a destructively ambitious U.S. Attorney for the hallowed Southern District of New York, that he gobbles them up in most scenes. I'm not a big fan of writer Andrew Ross Sorkin, a star of The New York Times business page and a lickspittle of the Wall Street 1%, but season one chugs along at an engaging pace.

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ajenkins
Aug 07, 2017

I haven't seen it yet but with Paul Giamatti in the cast it's sure to be great.

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SandraLH
Aug 03, 2017

Very disappointing. Too much foul language for my taste. Damian Lewis is a favorite, but do not enjoy Wall Street-ish egos or films and so did not enjoy this series. I prefer Lewis in British roles.

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gracieclover
Mar 10, 2017

A brilliant character study. Those of you who gave this show a lousy review clearly didn't give this show a chance. It's a gritty, realistic look at the financial industry and not everything in the show is as it seems. One of the best shows to come out in years.

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mjayh
Mar 01, 2017

I agree with others that there's a certain slime factor when it comes to the subject matter, but I don't agree with those who say the writing is bad. (One of the writers is a columnist for the New York Times and another co-wrote the Clooney hit, Ocean's Thirteen.) There's a psychological element too that makes this show fairly interesting. I admit I fast-forwarded through sex scenes that creeped me out, but the show has substance--or at least more than average--and the acting is what you'd expect from performers of this caliber.

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duanetucker
Feb 02, 2017

Pure slime. An vicious eviseration of the financial sector, which may be well deserved, but if you enjoy bathing in toxic waste be my guest. Honor, notility, love, selflessness are drowned in pathological filth. Not a bubble of decency this sewer. The stench is still all over me.

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conniemaas
Jan 14, 2017

Outstanding TV program.. Reflects how business is done on wall street. If you like House of Cards, you will love this program. Powerful men still act like cave men.

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soundspace
Jan 06, 2017

I will say, it took me a while to get into this. Probably around half way is where I got interested to watch to the end, but the ending of the first season wasn't that great and I am not sure I will continue watching the next season.

The show does feel like a spin off of 'Suits', even some of the actors are the same.

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22950006357453
Dec 11, 2016

bad writing bad acting dull dumb

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Mar 10, 2017

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