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Billions Is Spending Its ‘F— You Money’ in Season 4 – March 19, 2019

After earning a fortune of goodwill over three seasons, the latest from Brian Koppelman and David Levien is cashing in on some fast fun.

by Ben Travers | IndieWire | March 18, 2019

The greatest “Billions” line in a long history of great lines is the one that started it all: “What’s the point of having ‘fuck you money,’ if you never say ‘fuck you’?” In Showtime’s series premiere, hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) was mocking the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), in the first of many verbal smackdowns between sworn enemies. The two men’s vitriol for one another ran both professional and personal — Chuck’s wife, Wendy (Maggie Siff), is also Bobby’s in-house therapist — and fueled the series through multiple hoodwinks, betrayals, pranks, gambits, and a very dicey bit of business involving poisoned juice.

That was then, this is now: Having been kicked out of office, Chuck is at his wit’s end. Bobby, who lost his wife (Lara, played by Malin Akerman) and nearly went to prison, isn’t far behind. So at the end of Season 3, with a little coaxing from Wendy, the two team up. And with that, “Billions” started spending the fuck you money its been hoarding for three increasingly impressive seasons — and, boy, is it going places in Season 4.

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Billions Season Four is Game Of Thrones With Less Sex But More Drugs and Rock’n’Roll – March 19, 2019

Damian Lewis is back as hedge fund alpha Bobby Axelrod. And hell hath no fury like an atomic asset manager with his billion-dollar balls in a vice.

by Paul Henderson | GQ Magazine | March 19, 2019

Within five minutes of the start of season four of Billions, hard-rockin’ hedge fund alpha Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) has woken to the sound of “Ace Of Spades” by Motörhead, skipped breakfast (“A man like you should eat something. You’ve got fuel to burn,” says Axe’s manservant. “Do I look like I need to fan the fire?” snaps back the response) and unleashed a maelstrom of iron-clad legal documents that his lawyer Orrin Bach (Glenn Fleshler) describes as “tighter than AC/DC in ’78”.

Meanwhile, on the other side of town, former US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) kicks off proceedings by air drumming his way through the Rev Al Green’s “I Feel Good”, before getting on with his new and far less prestigious job: playing the small-time power broker as he sets about trying to re-climb the greasiest of political poles.

In other words, Billions is back, baby, and it means business.

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Billions Wrap Party – March 18, 2019

That’s a Wrap!

by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | March 18, 2019

We don’t know all the details, but images are surfacing on social media about the Billions season four wrap party that was held Saturday night, March 16, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York (Greenpoint).  Looks like they had a lot of fun! 🙂  Enjoy these few photos in our Gallery.

Source: Twitter @KellyAuCoin77

 

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Recappables Podcast: Billions S4E1 – March 18, 2019

Breaking Down the Season 4 Premiere

by Alison Herman and Miles Surrey | The Ringer | March 18, 2019

The Ringer’s Alison Herman and Miles Surrey break down the first episode of Billions Season 4: “Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game.” They discuss Chuck attempting to drum up good will after being ousted as attorney general and the ongoing battle between Axe Capital and Taylor Mason Capital.

Chucky Rhoades’s Greatest Game

Source: The Ringer

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Billions Superlatives: Best, Worst, Most from S4E1 – March 18, 2019

An Episode Tighter Than AC/DC in ’78

by Miles Surrey | The Ringer | March 18, 2019

Here is the best, worst, and most from the season four premiere 

For a ton of people, the upcoming slate of springtime television will be largely defined by dragons, White Walkers, and incidental incest on HBO. I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t also looking forward to the last season of Game of Thrones, but there’s something else I’ve got my eye on. You can have your Night King and the 55-night battle sequence at Winterfell; I have Bobby Axelrod with a killer short position. You can stare into the fire and worship the Lord of Light; I already have a god, and he goes by the name of Wags.

That’s right, folks: Billions is finally back. The fourth season premiered on Sunday night with two new battles: It’s Team Axe versus Team Taylor, and Team Chuck versus Team Jock/Connerty/Sacker/anyone who rubs Chuck the wrong way. Axe and Chuck are buds now—I know, it’s strange—and appear willing to help each other squash their respective enemies. (For now, at least.)

With the fourth season’s first episode, “Chucky Rhoades’ Greatest Game,” now in the books, let’s celebrate Billions’ boisterous return with some premiere superlatives.

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