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A Wedding, a Divorce, and an Ayahuasca Trip
by Miles Surrey | The Ringer | May 4, 2020
Television always has been an essential respite from the stress and daily grind of our lives. After a long day, sometimes you just want to kick back and watch some dumb robots fight each other while Aaron Paul looks very confused, or see two normal people have an on-and-off relationship for a few years. Me? I want nothing more than to unwind while watching brilliant thespian Paul Giamatti telling a bunch of reporters that his character engages in consensual BDSM with his adoring wife who whips him into submission. That is but a taste of what transpires on Showtime’s Billions: a rich, simile-loving text, and perhaps my biggest guilty pleasure on the small screen.
Under normal circumstances, I’d prepare for a new season of Billions like an upper middle class kid waiting to open presents on Christmas morning knowing Papa has provided everything on the wish list. But the COVID-19 pandemic putting a halt to things like interacting with other human beings has made the return of Chuck Rhoades, Bobby Axelrod, and their perpetual dick-swinging contest into something more than just a show that I want. It will be a spiritual journey. I plan to inhale the fifth season of Billions with the type of intensity and detail usually reserved for a smash hit like Game of Thrones (before it turned to utter shit), and there’s nothing that can stop me.
Let’s celebrate the return of Billions with some superlatives from Sunday night’s premiere, “The New Decas.”
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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Season Premiere
by Brian Koppelman and David Levien | The Ringer | May 3, 2020
Following the season premiere, Koppelman and Levien discuss the show returning for its fifth season, what a showrunner really does, the importance of season openers, and Episode 1 of Season 5 of Billions, “The New Decas” (0:20), before talking to “The Man” Becky Lynch about her cameo in Episode 1 (32:20).
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Variety After Show
by Staff and Cynthia Littleton | Variety | May 3, 2020
Can the group of hardcore characters who fuel the “Billions” universe overcome their baser instincts to find success and happiness? These are the broad themes of the fifth season of “Billions,” Showtime’s twisty-turny drama series set against the backdrop of New York’s investment and high-finance community.
Brian Koppelman and David Levien, series co-creators and showrunners, join the Variety After Show, presented by National Geographic, to break down the season premiere and offer some insights about the rest of the season ahead. The opener, “The New Decas,” was penned by Koppelman and Levien and directed by Matthew McLoota.
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Season 5, Episode 2: “The Chris Rock Test”
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 3, 2020
Axe chases a play at Mike Prince’s conference. Chuck wrestles with his demons and chooses a new path. Wendy takes the lead as Axe Cap faces a threat. Taylor confronts a figure from their past. Episode airs on Sunday, May 10, 2020 on Showtime.
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