Categories Billions Print Media Review

Billions: The Ultimate World of…Dog Eat Dog – May 11, 2019

Billions is a Top Rate Show. Period!

by Rahul Gupta | Pen News | May 11, 2019

The TV Show “Billions” is possibly a landmark when it comes to depiction of the hard wired, hardcore, brutal world of clashes between the administrative machinery and the large scale Wall Street brokerage firms. In fact, “Billions” has nothing much to write home about the words synonymous with Billions such as Palatial Homes (there are some yes), Swanky Cars (Yes), Super Luxury Lifestyles (Yes) but in more than 90% of the narrative of the 4 seasons, it is far more than just money. Its an in depth look at the flora and fauna of wealth creation on a large scale. It looks at collateral damage repeatedly…. it may be people, it may be families, it may be companies but the show goes out of the way to make you realize that building Billions has a lot of accompaniments.

So, if you as a person are ready to eschew these virtues, you might want to tread a path of caution and be nimble footed every step of the way. What makes Billions a treat to watch is the kind of nasty dogfights its main protagonists enter every now and then. Be it Bobby’s outing with a child of one of his former employee who had been college funded by Axe Cap and who is refusing to work with him is led onto Bobby’s private boat and then left in an unmanned parking area with no supplies so that he given in to Bobby’s demand to work with him, Be his wife Lara who strong arms her kids school principals, fellow gym mates on a daily basis to impress upon her affluence and power are all reminders of the “Dog Eat Dog” syndrome depicted in all the seasons of “Billions” till date.

This essay aims to give an indepth look at the world of “Billions” and its lead characters, the various themes it explores and the broader message behind a show like this.

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Categories Billions Print Media

Billions and Other Series That Showcase Casting at its Best – May 10, 2019

Billions: An Overflowing Fountain of Talent

by Kristi Turnquist | The Oregonian | May 10, 2019

When it comes to discussing why some TV shows seize our attention while others don’t quite click, viewers and critics often talk about stars, scripts or whether the network scheduled the show at the wrong time.

Yes, all of those are important. But what truly makes the difference between an ambitious dud, and a show you can’t wait to watch? Terrific casting.

Talking about which actors are cast in a TV show may sound about as thrilling as watching reruns. But from the stars to the supporting cast, pairing the right roles with the right actors is essential to making shows stand out.

That’s been true since the I Love Lucy days – who knew Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz would add up to TV gold? – and it’s more important than ever now, in our content-saturated culture.

Here are some contemporary shows and specials that demonstrate what an impact well-cast actors make.

Billions (Showtime): If you’re not watching this smart, sharply written drama about the big personalities, major egos, outsize ambitions and huge fortunes, set among New York financial sharks and politicians, you’re missing out on the best-cast show on TV.

From stars Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, a New York politico, and Damian Lewis as Bobby Axelrod, an up-from-the-streets hedge fund titan, to recurring characters, Billions is an overflowing fountain of talent. Even if the writing weren’t so clever, the array of top-flight actors digging into their roles with knife, fork and special sauce would make the show a juicy treat.

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Categories Billions Dining Guide Food/Dining

Billions Dining Guide Season 4, Episodes 1-9 UPDATED – May 10, 2019

Eat and Drink Like a Billionaire

by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | April 16, 2019 (updated May 10, 2019)

One of my favorite things about my favorite TV show is how it showcases the New York dining scene from hole-in-the-walls to neighborhood gems to Michelin-starred restaurants. And it has been my pleasure to share the information about restaurants appearing on the show first in my weekly recaps and then in a full dining guide by the end of the season for Season 1Season 2, and Season 3.

And now that our Billions dining guides are some of the most popular posts on the blog, and that we constantly get questions about the restaurants on the show, I have decided to kick off our dining guide early with the restaurants our characters visited in the first two episodes in Season 4 and update the post as we go. Continue reading Billions Dining Guide Season 4, Episodes 1-9 UPDATED – May 10, 2019

Categories Announcement Billions

Billions Renewed for Season 5 – May 8, 2019

More Billions to Be Made

by Denise Petski | Deadline | May 8, 2019

It’s official. Showtime announced that Billions will be back for season five! That means more Damian on our tele. Showtime tweeted:

Then co-creator and show runner Brian Koppelman tweeted:

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Categories Audio Football/Soccer Sports

Listen to Damian’s Reaction Over Liverpool Win – May 8, 2019

Liverpool’s Stunning Semi-Final

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 8, 2019

Liverpool overcame a 3-0 deficit to defeat Barcelona and reach the Champions League final in a stunning night at Anfield. Listen to the reaction from Liverpool legend Steve McMahon and comedian and football supporter Omid Djalili, Liverpool fan and actor Damian Lewis, and one of the Liverpool poets Roger McGough.

Listen to Damian on BBC Radio 4 ‘Best of Today‘ around 6:19 here