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Old 09-25-2015, 11:16 AM   #1
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Billions

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270492/

Premiere isnt untill january 17th 2016 but this seem to have lots of potential and I look forward to this alot.



The rooster looks super solid with Paul Giamatti that was superb in "Too Big to Fail" and Damian Lewis who crushed it in "Homeland" for example.



https://www.youtube.com/embed/_raEUMLL-ZI
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Old 09-25-2015, 06:02 PM   #2
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

ooooh, looks evil. i love it
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Old 12-18-2015, 07:12 PM   #3
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Im super hyped for this!

January 17th!
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Old 01-02-2016, 05:36 AM   #4
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I saw show on eztv guess it was leaked, pilot was good. I'll be following
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Old 01-02-2016, 01:53 PM   #5
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Can somebody please find proper words/reasonings for my gut feeling that casting D. Lewis for this part is just horrible?
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Old 01-02-2016, 04:18 PM   #6
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Available 'on demand'

Premier was meh. Could go either way.
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Old 01-02-2016, 07:33 PM   #7
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Premier was good. Damien Lewis is a corrupt stock broker, who was the only one from his firm that survived 9/11 (he wasn't in the building). It will be interesting to see how corrupt he really is, or how far he is willing to go to protect his safety and image.
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:38 PM   #8
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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Can somebody please find proper words/reasonings for my gut feeling that casting D. Lewis for this part is just horrible?
Why? Any example would do.
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:41 PM   #9
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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billions is written by brian koppelman and david levien (rounders). their recent output has been awful but i'm optimistic this will be good.
the first six episodes as screeners have been circulating for a while and i'm slightly surprised they haven't leaked. koppelman keeps retweeting people raving about how good it is, but i don't know who any of those people are.
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Old 01-02-2016, 08:46 PM   #10
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270492/

Premiere isnt untill january 17th 2016 but this seem to have lots of potential and I look forward to this alot.



The rooster looks super solid with Paul Giamatti that was superb in "Too Big to Fail" and Damian Lewis who crushed it in "Homeland" for example.



https://www.youtube.com/embed/_raEUMLL-ZI
always makes me shake my head when ppl refer to lewis as the guy from homeland rather than from band of brothers.

just starred in the GOAT tv production.

as for this show I liked the pilot enough to keep watching but it would not suprise me if it becomes unwatchable by mid season.

paul giamatti is awesome as usual, but could def see alot of potential cheeseball ****, esp with lewis' wife.
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:49 AM   #11
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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always makes me shake my head when ppl refer to lewis as the guy from homeland rather than from band of brothers.

just starred in the GOAT tv production.

hehe I havent seen band of brothers ( ) so I refered to what I knew, that he did crush it in Homeland (first seasons atleast).
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:10 PM   #12
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Umm idk what that post is someone can delete it.

Thought it was meh. Has potential, obviously he will be revealed as a full blown gangster soon enough.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:49 AM   #13
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Was excited about this when they announced it, but damn that was sort of bad. Can't really see it getting much better either.

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Old 01-04-2016, 10:09 AM   #14
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

i thought it was quite good
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Old 01-04-2016, 03:31 PM   #15
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Very good IMO

The person who played George Reemus in Boardwalk Empire is in the show
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Old 01-05-2016, 02:48 PM   #16
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

anyone else thought he is kind of a cheap frobisher knockoff?
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Old 01-12-2016, 05:11 PM   #17
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Saw the first ep. Pretty bad. Lame/cheesy dialogue. Had a distinctly CBS network show feel to it. Not gonna stick with this one.
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Old 01-12-2016, 06:54 PM   #18
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Watched this a few days ago. Thought it was pretty awesome.

Had a great wall street feel to it.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:09 PM   #19
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Finally got around to watching the pilot. I enjoyed it and am looking forward to future eps.
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Old 01-18-2016, 12:10 PM   #20
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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the first six episodes as screeners have been circulating for a while and i'm slightly surprised they haven't leaked. koppelman keeps retweeting people raving about how good it is, but i don't know who any of those people are.
ep 2 is leaked
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:02 PM   #21
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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Had a distinctly CBS network show feel to it.
I plan on watching the pilot this week, although that's the worst feedback someone could level on a TV show.
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Old 01-18-2016, 02:50 PM   #22
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Strong start. Liked how they set up Homeland to be this incredibly likable and generous guy so they can show us how evil he really for however long this show exists.
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Old 01-18-2016, 03:39 PM   #23
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Characters are a little 2 dimensionals for my taste so far but I'll stick to it, the potential is there.
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Old 01-18-2016, 05:43 PM   #24
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Enjoyed a lot of the second ep. Lewis and Giamatti are putting in great performances imo. Its not particularly believable (though I'd believe a lot could be real) but it achieves what i believe it is aiming at.
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Old 01-18-2016, 08:11 PM   #25
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Every financial conversation is cringe worthy, but the plot and actors are so good that I'll just ignore that.
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