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Old 01-18-2016, 11:17 PM   #26
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Axe takes 3% of assets annually and 30% of profits? Jesus ****ing Christ
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:38 PM   #27
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good acting, entertaining enough show, nowhere near actually being really good or anything


still more enjoyable than most out there i will continue to watch. needs more midgets in lingerie to really pique my interest. i will say that the hour goes by pretty fast it's not a slog to watch at all
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Old 01-18-2016, 11:58 PM   #28
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ep 2 is leaked
just to nitpick, didn't leak - was available on demand after the premiere aired

will start watching later this week
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:39 AM   #29
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I'm liking this a lot.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:58 AM   #30
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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.
lol, I think of him as The Forsyte Saga guy, so I'm cooler than you and I win.
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Old 01-19-2016, 08:21 AM   #31
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lol, I think of him as The Forsyte Saga guy, so I'm cooler than you and I win.
lololololol I wasn't saying it cuz he was in BoB first I was saying it cuz BoB is perhaps the greatest thing ever made.

but yes u are undoubtedly cooler than me.

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Old 01-19-2016, 05:22 PM   #32
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Enjoyable so far - will def stick with it
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Old 01-19-2016, 10:27 PM   #33
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episode 2 > episode 1, always a good sign
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Old 01-20-2016, 12:24 AM   #34
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

show sucks. don't bother
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Old 01-20-2016, 03:20 AM   #35
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

mehhhh but will probably still watch

Characters are pretty bland so far except Im a fan of the shrink lady. The accents are so brutal on Brody and his wife too
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Old 01-20-2016, 04:54 AM   #36
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

damian was so great in BoB but he seems hammy in this.
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Old 01-20-2016, 06:05 AM   #37
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Im a fan of the shrink lady.
I like the shrink lady too, I've seen her in other stuff. She can give Giamatti the discipline he craves.
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Old 01-20-2016, 08:39 AM   #38
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damian was so great in BoB but he seems hammy in this.
The hammiest character in the show right now is without a doubt David Costabile (who is usually real good). His lines are SO bad, lol. But outside of him I'm tolerating the cheese factor.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:24 AM   #39
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Tony Soprano meets Gordon Gecko meets Thomas Crown (without the art theft - yet).

The Greenwich hedge fund setting leaves the show a bit sterile and low energy for me. They need a big trade/deal that spans many episodes to at least educate the viewers. It would also be way more interesting if you didn't know if Axe was a crook and he just walked the fine line between innocent and guilty like Joe Kennedy allegedly did.
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Old 01-24-2016, 02:57 PM   #40
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Second episode is very good. I'm on board with this. It's true though, even on a show where nothing is very subtle, David Costabile's character is like from another planet.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:30 PM   #41
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Watched both episodes tonight, and I'm in.
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Old 01-25-2016, 01:10 AM   #42
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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.
this is exactly how I feel
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:43 PM   #43
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I liked first 2 eps, but I think there is real risk this is way too long. 12 1-hour episodes for season 1? It feels like 6 would be better.
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Old 01-25-2016, 06:22 PM   #44
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I liked first 2 eps, but I think there is real risk this is way too long. 12 1-hour episodes for season 1? It feels like 6 would be better.
hmm. I almost never have that problem. I rage over 6 usually.
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Old 01-25-2016, 07:15 PM   #45
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Yeah, wtf at wanting a show to end quicker?
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Old 01-26-2016, 07:48 AM   #46
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I'm not sure what he is trying to say. As long as it remains good, I want it to last. Just like everything duh. Second episode is good, it's already a lot more nuanced. I could see the prosecutor's ego making him become the vilain turning him into a vigilante.
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Old 01-26-2016, 10:36 AM   #47
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

why no episode this week?
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:12 AM   #48
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Episode 2 aired on Sunday.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4270492/...f_=tt_eps_sn_1
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:59 AM   #49
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

Guess they stopped releasing next weeks episode on demand, hate it when they do that, makes you wait two weeks for the next episode.
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Old 01-26-2016, 12:25 PM   #50
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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Yeah, wtf at wanting a show to end quicker?
I think it is pretty obvious what he is saying - he is concerned that there isn't enough story here for 12 episodes, and we will end up with filler or terrible side stories to pad the season. If that is the case (I have no idea if it will be), then a shorter season would be better.

I'm sure we've all seen shows and movies that would be improved by tighter editing and plotting, although obviously you can't really tell two episodes in.
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