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Old 02-20-2016, 07:39 PM   #126
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

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Totally agree. If your are a high profile public official and go to a hooker/sex club you want to get caught.
Have to say I was 100 % expecting to be shown someone who´s watching/recording all of this, preferably one of Axelrod´s goons.
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Old 02-21-2016, 10:41 AM   #127
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I'm glad that big headed monster Dan Soder got some screen time, he's a great stand up comedian. He was the guy that instigated the competition between the other brokers, and brought the crowd to watch some schmuck eating cake off his desk. There was some bet going on, I think Soder was in for 5 hundy.
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Old 02-21-2016, 02:21 PM   #128
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Totally agree. If your are a high profile public official and go to a hooker/sex club you want to get caught.
Yea I definitely see Axe finding out about his sexual deviance and blackmailing him with it.
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Old 02-21-2016, 05:18 PM   #129
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The problem is we all see it coming. I hope it doesn't happen like that.
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Old 02-21-2016, 06:40 PM   #130
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The problem is we all see it coming. I hope it doesn't happen like that.
Yeah in a perfect world Rhoades decides that the ultimately humiliation (to satisfy his constant thirst) would be to let Axe treat him like his man-biatch while simultaneously letting Axe capital get away with it all. In the penultimate scene Axe pees on Rhoades, and proclaims:

"now that's a steady STREAM of income"

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Old 02-22-2016, 02:10 AM   #131
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I really want to like this show but something is missing.

I don't know how to describe my beef with it though.

Maybe it's the lack of compelling story lines. Right now the entire show is basically a dick measuring contest between two powerful men. I'll keep watching but I'm not excited to watch it like I am with other shows.
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Old 02-22-2016, 02:31 AM   #132
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worst episode so far
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:51 AM   #133
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I'm Kaiser Soze mother****er
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Old 02-22-2016, 03:59 AM   #134
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Yea this was ****. I'm done, I dont even get how this **** even gets made. Does the scene in the DA's office with Axe ever go down like that? Can Giamotti even verbally change a deal like that? Why did they ruin the true motive of the hot ub/pool scene before it happened? I dunno if I'm over analyzing this but it just seems like horrible writing, even for Showtime.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:09 AM   #135
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this show literally puts me to sleep.
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Old 02-22-2016, 09:53 AM   #136
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i might have to quit this show

it's an entertaining enough hour of tv but the dialogue is just so goddamn bad i don't think i can handle it. guy from americans is such a horrid actor as his friend. i think giamatti's dad sucks too. metallica chick dialogue was just cringeworthy
Agreed. Latest episode was pretty terribru as well imo. Starting to get bored of this show
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Old 02-22-2016, 10:35 AM   #137
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greatest show of all time already better than the wire
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Old 02-22-2016, 12:50 PM   #138
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this show literally puts me to sleep.
Yeah literally fell asleep halfway through. I think the premise of the show is a little weak to be honest. Why does Giametti have such a hard on for captain winters? They should have sort of let that develop organically rather than having the US attorney going HAM against winters right from episode one.
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Old 02-22-2016, 04:22 PM   #139
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I think this show is really good. If you are falling asleep while watching it, maybe it's just not your type of show.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:38 PM   #140
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also enjoying the show. obviously has some flaws but i am entertained
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:46 PM   #141
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I think the problem is the characters.

I don't give a **** what happens to anyone. None of them are compelling, they all are just so bland.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:49 PM   #142
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easily the best line of the episode! Dollar Bill's a badass.

I think the problem may be they didn't want to go full sleazy. That would have been a better show, embrace the kinky sleaze. All the money stuff gets kinda boring once we know how rich Axe is. He's really rich, yawn.
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Old 02-22-2016, 11:53 PM   #143
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C+ show at best - but what else is better on now?
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:00 AM   #144
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Episodes are pretty hit and miss so far and this one was a big miss. Absolute crawling pace and the big confrontation at the end did not deliver.

Not sure how Giamatti's fake recusal is going to be possible. Also his Dad sucks and is one of the show's worst characters.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:17 AM   #145
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That settlement at the end was really stupid. No lawyers, especially DA, offer a deal and then change it once accepted. Just mind boggling. Show tries too hard to create drama
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:18 AM   #146
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Asked fiancée if she got that. She said no. So she's never seen usual suspects. Guess that's on the watch list.
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Old 02-23-2016, 12:38 AM   #147
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Yeah literally fell asleep halfway through. I think the premise of the show is a little weak to be honest. Why does Giametti have such a hard on for captain winters? They should have sort of let that develop organically rather than having the US attorney going HAM against winters right from episode one.
It's especially dumb because at the beginning of that first episode they discuss the idea/concept of going after Axe and straight up say that it would take a long time to do. The scene made me think it would be towards the end of the first season where the DA finally decides to make his move.

Nope. Later that episode it's time to go for it lol
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:45 AM   #148
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Asked fiancée if she got that. She said no. So she's never seen usual suspects. Guess that's on the watch list.
Should be on the break up list
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:55 AM   #149
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Yea this was ****. I'm done, I dont even get how this **** even gets made. Does the scene in the DA's office with Axe ever go down like that? Can Giamotti even verbally change a deal like that? Why did they ruin the true motive of the hot ub/pool scene before it happened? I dunno if I'm over analyzing this but it just seems like horrible writing, even for Showtime.
What exactly do you think they were doing in the room? They were finalizing the deal. It is not a deal until it is a deal lol. How do you think it works?

Personally the jump cut from a deal essentially being brokered my naked siff to phone calls and celebrations (how does his dad know about the deal but he has to call and tell attorney general's secretary rob morrow) was annoying.

I do agree that having this showdown so early on I hope and assume they have a plan for the show. Given the set up of the show it doesn't make sense if the conflict is resolved and it's hard to believe they both got so close but now are going to fight for five years.

Eh the show is starting to bug me. The conflict of interest thing is silly. Either she has to quit axe capital or he has to recuse himself. In real life it would have never gone near as far as it did with such a direct conflict of interest.

The creators of the show are not really known for keeping things tight so I guess I will just have to accept sloppy or stop watching. I continue to watch for now. It is dangerous that none of the main characters are even a little bit empathetic.
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Old 02-23-2016, 01:45 PM   #150
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Re: Billions - Starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti

I liked the last episode. Am I the last person to figure out Axe's lawyer was the killer in True Detective season one?
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