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Old 07-29-15, 10:24 AM
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Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

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Re: Billions (Showtime)

I am in. Looks good
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All I read was Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis in the video title. In. So in.
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Looks awesome.

"But then again, what's the point of having fuck you money, if you never say fuck you."
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Seeing a ton of ads for this lately, since the debut is a little over a week away. I didn't realize how sick I've become of Paul Giamatti playing the same character until I repeatedly saw him sneering in these ads. Might watch regardless. Reviews I've read have been positive.
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Seeing a ton of ads for this lately, since the debut is a little over a week away. I didn't realize how sick I've become of Paul Giamatti playing the same character until I repeatedly saw him sneering in these ads. Might watch regardless. Reviews I've read have been positive.
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Pilot is on demand now.
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Re: Billions (Showtime)

Pilot has been out for a week.

I wasn't that impressed. But I will give it a few episodes.
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I don't know about this one. The trailers have done nothing for me. I like the cast though, so I'll check out the pilot.
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Originally Posted by Raul3 View Post
Pilot has been out for a week.

I wasn't that impressed. But I will give it a few episodes.
I see. Just finished it. I really liked it.

Two things...
Spoiler:
what happened to Elmo?!
and
Spoiler:
that opening scene.
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Re: Billions (Showtime)

Between this, Ray Donovan, and House of Lies, Showtime really wants to be the rich asshole network, don't they?
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Originally Posted by Josh-da-man View Post
Between this, Ray Donovan, and House of Lies, Showtime really wants to be the rich asshole network, don't they?
The poor assholes on Shameless balance it out a bit.
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You can watch the pilot on Facebook here:
https://www.facebook.com/GuysGab/posts/1062652133797919
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The pilot was awesome and so is the cast. I'm in.
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Billions (S1E01) -- Series Premiere -- "Pilot" -- 1/17/16




BILLIONS – Episode 101 – Pilot
Premiere Date: January 17, 2016

Written by Brian Koppelman & David Levien & Andrew Ross Sorkin
Directed by Neil Burger

Chuck Rhoades, the powerful U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is tipped to a case of insider trading with links to Axe Capital and the billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod. This sets Chuck on a collision course with one of the most powerful men on Wall Street. While it could be a career-defining case for Chuck, he must tread carefully, because his wife, Wendy Rhoades, is the in-house performance coach at Axe Capital and Axe’s key confidante. But a costly purchase by Axe gives Chuck the opening he needs, setting off a cat and mouse game where the stakes are high and intensely personal.

12 episode 1st season

The Pilot has been available on demand for a few weeks now.



PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:

Condola Rashad as Kate
Damian Lewis as Bobby "Axe" Axelrod
David Costabile as Mike "Wags" Wagner
Kerry Condon as Lara Axelrod (Originally Cast)
Maggie Siff as Wendy Rhoades
Malin Akerman as Lara Axelrod
Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhodes
Toby Leonard Moore as Bryan Connerty
Trailer:

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I didn't watch the Pilot yet, decided to wait until tonight.

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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

Just set my DVR for this. Looks like it could be pretty good. If not, at least I can cancel Showtime till next season of Homeland...
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http://hitfix.com/whats-alan-watchin...t-of-your-time

Not exactly a ringing endorsement from Sepinwall.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

Pretty weak first episode.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

I watched the first episode last week. It was pretty meh.

But I'll forgive it since the first episode has to set things up - so it needs a bit of time to get going. Hopefully it actually gets interesting soon.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

I've read a few reviews that indicate this takes a while to get going. Perhaps Showtime knew this and sent out screeners for more episodes than what they typically do? Are people patient enough to give it a month and a half? We'll see.

I plan to catch last night's episode sometime this week.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

I liked it... it had its moments. I could've done w/o the bondage sex part.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

The second episode was a bit better. I'll continue watching for now in the hopes that it gets much better.

One thing I remember from the first episode that I found funny/dumb... Bobby's got a fish-bowl office (ie . front glass walls), and yet he has a secret safe hidden behind a wall tile. Not much of a secret when anyone passing by can see you open it.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

I thought it wasn't bad as it definetly was a setup episode for the series. It is sort of refreshing that someone out there isn't going full throttle in the pilot episode and throwing everything at you at once. I guess in this day and age of so many TV shows they fear they will lose the viewer if the pilot episode doesn't knock it out of the park.

I do love all of the actors on the show as its a great cast.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

It bugged me that Giamatti said "attorney generals". Shouldn't it be "attorneys general"? After all they're not generals.
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re: Billions (Showtime) -- Series Thread -- S: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis

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It bugged me that Giamatti said "attorney generals". Shouldn't it be "attorneys general"? After all they're not generals.
Even on all the state websites it's "attorney general's" so he's correct.

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