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Ten TV Shows You Should Binge-Watch This March – March 4, 2019

Binge Billions Season 3 To Prep for Season 4

by Benjamin Lindsay | Rotten Tomatoes | March 4, 2019

These 10 series are just the thing to bring you from winter to spring this March, whether you are craving wars between gods, unlikely romantic comedies, badly behaved rich folk, or the corrupt getting their due. Catch our monthly binge guide below.


What it is: Showtime’s Billions dramatizes the high-stakes world of Wall Street when Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), a U.S. attorney, sets his sights on bringing down hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Homeland‘s Damian Lewis) for insider trading and other illegal proclivities. Talk about one-percenters.

Why you should watch it: Giamatti has built a career on playing the everyman, and here, he’s fighting for him. The actor’s turn as the hard-hitting U.S. attorney would be reason alone to watch (scenes of surprise BDSM and all), but Billions also boasts a timely, engrossing premise and firecracker performances from Lewis, Maggie Siff, Condola Rashad, and a bevy of other supporters that meet Giamatti mark for mark. Season 4 premieres March 17.

Where to watch it: Amazon, FandangoNow, Google Play, Hulu, Vudu

Commitment: Approx. 36 hours

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Billions: The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017 – Dec 26, 2017

The Top 10 Television Shows of 2017

by Damon Martin – NerdCoreMovement – December 26, 2017

Source: Showtime

Number 10 – Riverdale
Number 9 – Preacher
Number 8 – Ozark
Number 7 – Game of Thrones
Number 6 – Stranger Things
Number 5 – Better Call Saul
Number 4 – Twin Peaks
Number 3 – Mr. Robot
Number 2 – The Leftovers

And number one goes to Billions!

Watching a sparring match between a U.S. District Attorney and a wealthy hedge fund manager probably doesn’t sound all that exciting until you witness how Billions has unfolded over the past two seasons. The first season was riveting but the second season was absolutely mind blowing.

U.S. attorney Chuck Rhoades will do anything and everything in his power to bring down hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod but after taking it on the chin at the conclusion of the first season, he’s forced to regroup and refocus his efforts. Simultaneously, there’s an investigation launched to look into Rhoades to make sure he’s been following the letter of the law as well as enforcing it. As for Axelrod, he’s trying to solidify Axe Capitol after taking a few hits but thankfully he runs into an ambitious intern who ends up being his secret weapon. Obviously, Chuck and Axe eventually come face-to-face before the season is over and you won’t find a better clash on television without turning on the latest UFC fights.

Billions is arguably the most well written show on all of television right now with stand out performances from all of the lead actors and actresses including Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman and Toby Leonard. By the end of the season, you’ll be in awe of how these characters are willing to sacrifice everything to get over on each other — it’s like all the twists and turns of The Sopranos but without all the bloodshed.

Where to Watch: Showtime

Highlight: Episode 10 ‘With or Without You’ — While the bulk of this series takes place in offices and boardrooms, this episode takes Axe out of his comfort zone as he’s desperate to save his marriage while Chuck finds himself staring at an even more powerful role as he looks to transition from the U.S. Attorney’s office to a new home in politics.

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‘Homeland’ ratings, UK broadcast

From TVbytheNumbers: Dexter on Showtime dropped another 0.2 points to a 0.7 adults 18-49. Homeland was steady in its third episode with a 0.4 rating with adults 18-49, though its combined 10p & midnight viewing was greater than it’s record-breaking premiere (1.336 million vs. 1.325 million).

UK viewers may have to wait a few more months before getting Homeland on their tv screens: Homeland won’t be broadcasting on Channel 4 till 2012. Read the press release here.

Categories Homeland Ratings

Showtime’s ‘Homeland’ Holds Up

Up against sports and broadcast telecasts on Sunday, Showtime’s Homeland held up well in its second week, retaining most of its audience in the debut.

The Claire Danes political drama averaged 938,000 total viewers to Homeland’s premiere telecast at 10 p.m. for its second episode. For the midnight encore, Homeland drew in an additional 234,000 viewers for a total of 1.17 million compared to the previous week’s 1.33 million.

Showtime says that Homeland is on track to become the network’s highest-rated drama premiere to date in its first week.

Dexter, meanwhile, saw a steeper drop for its second episode of the new season, drawing 1.71 million at 9:05 p.m. (versus 2.19 million for its sixth season opener). When the 11 p.m. telecast is counted, Dexter drew a total of 2.17 million viewers (compared to last week’s 2.66 million)

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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2nd trailer for 1×02

Click above for a 2nd and much longer trailer for next week’s episode “Grace”. Like the other trailers leading up to the premiere, it’s pretty detailed and gives a lot away!

Update: Download the 2nd trailer here.

Gallery Link:

Television > Homeland (2011) > 1×02 Trailer screencaps

As for ratings, according to Variety:

Showtime has reason to be pleased with its series debut of “Homeland,” which drew just over 1 million viewers for the drama’s initial telecast Sunday night. When totaling the midnight and 2 a.m. telecasts, as well as sampling the pay cabler made available via online and On Demand, “Homeland” drew about 2.7 million viewers, according to Nielsen. By comparison, the April debut of Showtime’s “The Borgias” garnered 1.06 million for its initial airing, and “Shameless” drew 982,000 for its January preem.

More on the ratings:

TVLine – Ratings: Homeland Spies Strong Debut, Dexter Premiere Delivers All-Time High
Deadline – Showtime’s New Drama ‘Homeland’ Has Solid Premiere