Billions

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: Hollywood, California : Paramount, [2016]
Characteristics: NTSC
video file,DVD video,region 1
digital,optical,5.1 surround (English),Dolby Digital AC3
4 videodiscs (approximately 11 hr., 27 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Billions. Season 1

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fabglo
Mar 12, 2018

Like actors but not really interested in subject

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minnesota007
Mar 10, 2018

Binge worthy

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firefly5
Dec 12, 2017

Didn't care for this series.

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BritCrimeDramaFan
Sep 26, 2017

Tense battle of wits and will between leads Damian Lewis, hedge-fund investor, and Paul Giamatti, U.S. Attorney, with welcome respite from their wives, Malin Ackerman and Maggie Siff. The unusual twist is that Giamatti's wife works for Lewis as a "performance coach" lending psychological assistance to keep employees earning millions. There's plenty of drama, double crosses, and insight into this shady world we all know about, but rarely get to see.

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vicchu
Mar 05, 2017

This had the feeling of having been written in the writers' spare time. The subject, to me, was potentially interesting. Unfortunately, plot lines seemed wandering and nothing developed in a very convincing way. I found myself reaching for a magazine in the middle of an episode, and had to accept that more watching was unproductive. Too bad, some good actors wasted, though some gave it a good try.

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hotdice
Feb 20, 2017

Stunningly brilliant acting makes up for a sometimes confusing script. It's a sword fight with papercuts. A computer battle of revenge as each combatant attempts to outsmart the other and the woman who attempts to prevent all out war between the two men she attempts to dominate. Fans of The Big Short may enjoy this. Others may find it too cerebral. 4 stars

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Charmed03
Feb 20, 2017

Two stars for effort. If they are hoping for more than two seasons than cut down on the profanity, s&m and do more story. Sort of feels like Dallas watched 1 1/2 seasons and was bored with it.

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badgirls
Feb 05, 2017

This series features a lying billionaire, this one is fictional unlike the one who currently resides in the White House and is a great view of America today.
Damian Lewis plays stock whiz Bobby 'the axe' Axelrod while Paul Giamatti is U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades. They are both 'alpha males', Rhoades is out to get Axelrod for fraud and insider trading. Axelrod schemes, manipulates, lies etc. in his bid to outmanoeuvre him and get even more money to add to his billions.
We are introduced to many supporting players including their strong wives. Axelrod's wife is a tough as he is and Rhoades therapist wife actually works for Axelrod.
The dynamics of these relationships are explored including Rhoades and his wife's
penchant for S & M. Axelrod is portrayed as a family man despite temptations.
Their 'game' of cat and mouse goes on for 12 episodes with Axelrod trying to elude an ever persistent Rhoades. They have a showdown in the last episode that is a lead in to the second season. I have to wonder if the 'game' will get a bit tiresome in Season Two?
Anyway Lewis and Giamatti give performances that are almost over the top but work for the characters they are playing.
Trailer added.

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richmole
Dec 26, 2016

Be a little patient --just to get past all the jargon of market trading and investment--and you will be rewarded! Damien Lewis (formerly of Homeland) and Paul Giamatti headline this war of wits and wiles as a federal prosecutor pursues--for lots of reasons--a #1 billionaire head of a stock brokerage.

The last episode is a classic one that encapsulates America today.

Season #2 is coming.

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badgirls
Feb 06, 2017

Sexual Content: Graphic scenes of S & M

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