Billions: Live-Action Wile E. Coyote vs. Roadrunner Cartoon
by Joey Morono | Cleveland.com | December 24, 2019
In between opening presents, watching A Christmas Story for the umpteenth time, eating leftovers and staring at your devices, you’re going to have a lot of down time over the next few days.
The holidays are an ideal time to fire up the TV and catch up on those shows your group text has been talking about for months but you haven’t actually gotten around to yet.
Or maybe you just need to kill a few hours.
So, whether you’re in the mood for gripping, high-stakes drama or a few laughs, here are 15 shows worth your time. You might not like all of them, but as they say on one of these shows: you can’t make a Tomlette without breaking some Gregs*.
Starring: Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon
Why: This underappreciated gem throws so many Wall Street terms at you, it can be intimidating. But if you think of Billions as basically a live-action Wile E. Coyote vs. Roadrunner cartoon about a U.S. Attorney (Giamatti) obsessed with taking down an extremely wealthy and unscrupulous hedge fund manager (Lewis), throw in a great supporting cast, killer soundtrack and more meta one-liners than an episode of Family Guy, then, well, what are you even waiting for?