Billions (Showtime) TV Show

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Jason Tate, Mar 9, 2016.

  1. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    Billions is an American television drama series created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin, starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. The series is loosely based on crusading federal prosecutor of financial crimes Preet Bharara, the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.

    On Showtime
     
  2. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I've been watching this the past few nights before bed and enjoying it. It's very much business/financial/legal porn. But that's right up my alley. I'm not sure I like any of the characters as people, but it's been enough to keep my interested all season so far. I kinda have been cheering for the Axe, the hedge fund guy, 'cause cheering for the villain is sometimes fun.

    It's made me think about insider trading in a lot of different ways. I've read some articles in the past that even think it should be legal.
     
  3. Garrett L.

    mi capi Moderator

    I remember seeing this advertised and wanting to check it out, but Showtime is pretty much the only network I don't have easy access to be able to watch online with.
     
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  5. JordanKTM

    @jordanmohler @killthemusictv killthemusic.net Prestigious

    Damian Lewis is great; @Jason Tate what are some shows similar to this?
     
  6. delvec19

    Trusted

    The film The Big Short reminds me of this a lot.
     
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  7. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    It reminds me of basically all the business / legal type shows. Wall Street, maybe a little Social Network-y, Margin Call.
     
  8. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Started watching this a few days ago. Love it. Reminds me of kind of a cross between House of Cards and The Wolf of Wall Street.
     
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  9. NewSurrender

    Regular Prestigious

    I like this show!! Season 2 premiere was good
     
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  10. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I need to steal a few moments to watch this.
     
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  11. HalfHearted

    Regular

    Just finished season 1 and it was fantastic.
     
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  12. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Anyone still watching?

    Noah Emmerich directed the most recent episode (204), which I found pretty awesome.
     
  13. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I've watched the first two, and still really enjoying.
     
  14. NewSurrender

    Regular Prestigious

    Last one I saw was the poker tournament episode, don't think I've seen the latest one yet
     
  15. Preserved Moose

    Regular

    Just got into this recently and burned through season one in a couple of weeks. So good. I love slick shows that involve fast-talking about things I don't understand!
     
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  16. Matt Chylak

    I can always be better, so I'll always try. Supporter

    How's this season compared to season 1?
     
  17. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    It's on par with the first season.
     
  18. Jason Tate

    chorus.fm @jason_tate @encorepodcast Staff Member

    I'm liking it more so far, mostly because Axe is full on "fuck it" mode and I really like Taylor's character.
     
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  19. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Taylor's character is definitely refreshing. I'm curious to see how she reacts once she finds out the FBI is on to her.
     
  20. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Episode 2x11 may have been my favorite episode of the series thus far. Can't wait for the finale.
     
  21. abw123

    Regular

    Yes, 2.11 was awesome, what an ending! So, dumb questions (spoilers):

    Are we to assume that Chuck actually DID sell at 30? But he let his Dad lose all his money?? Or is the idea that Rhoads Sr. will get it all back when the stock rebounds as Axe's felonious behavior comes to light?
     
  22. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    binged season 1 in like a week. Pretty obsessed with this show. Catching up on Season 2 now then won't be behind anymore!
     
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  23. NewSurrender

    Regular Prestigious

    I just binged four episodes and am now caught up. Show has been excellent this season
     
  24. kbeef2

    I wanna go out but I wanna stay home Prestigious

    I was lukewarm on season 1 but wow this show got real good in season 2. I also lost my mind when I realized Dollar Bill is Pastor Tim from The Americans
     
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  25. You just blew my mind.
     
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  26. airik625

    we've seen the shadow of the axe before Prestigious

    Yeah I remember learning that during the fifth season and was shocked too. Glenn Fleshler's character has a wide range. He's played all kinds of different roles.