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Billions Season 3: TV Review – March 24, 2018

“TV’s Most Successful Penis-Free Depiction of Non-Stop Penis-Measuring”

by Daniel Feinberg | Hollywood Reporter | March 24, 2018

Source: Showtime – Photo by Jeff Neumann

Showtime’s wonderfully acted, frequently repetitive game of Manhattan cat-and-mouse doesn’t take another qualitative leap in its third season, but the drama remains high.

Skippable pre-credit filler on many shows, the “Previously on…” recap montage is mandatory viewing for Showtime’s Billions. While your typical series might use that clip package just to remind you of the previous episode’s cliffhanger, Billions typically jumps around for refreshers on a dozen minor characters, some unseen for 10 episodes or more. Yes, if you have a Marilu Henner memory, it’s a guaranteed spoiler for which long-buried plot points are returning, but if you’re a more normal viewer it’s practically the only way to resituate yourself in a narrative that remains deliciously twisted but weirdly forgettable.

That gets to the root of my general problem with Billions, returning for its third season on Sunday (March 25) night. Despite an ensemble cast that ranks among the best on TV playing characters who are usually colorful and quirky and fun, the ponderous repetitiveness of what the series does with them is all-too-frequently mechanical.

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Billions: Salvation and Damnation – March 23, 2018

From the Stock Market to the Court House

by Justin Burke | The Australian | March 23, 2018

Source: Showtime

Billions probably deserves the prize for the Best Drama that people are not watching. And that’s a pity. The larger-than-life Wall Street tale is loosely based on the real-life pursuit of hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen by the then US attorney for the Southern District of New York, Preet Bharara.

The cast is led by Oscar-nominated actor Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis (Homeland). They are joined by a deep bench of talent including Maggie Siff (Mad Men), Malin Akerman (Watchmen) and David Costabile (Breaking Bad) among many others. Season three returns this week on Stan; creator Brian Koppelman recently told Forbes that the show has now been “distilled down to its essence”.

“The third season starts out with opponents Axe (Lewis) and Chuck (Giamatti) each under an enormous amount of pressure,” he said.

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Damian Attends Billions Season 3 Premiere Party – March 15, 2018

Billions Season Three Premiere Party

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 15, 2018

Damian, cast and crew attended the Billions season three premiere party on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Mr. Purple in New York City. Billions Twitter account and Showtime’s PR Twitter account both live tweeted the event as cast members arrived, including, Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Malin Akerman, Maggie Siff, Asia Kate Dillon, David Costabile, Toby Leonard Moore, Condola Rashad, and co-creators Brian Koppelman and David Levein.

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