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Deliveries, Shakedowns and Cuddles
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | May 26, 2019
A phone conversation between Chuck and Krakow lets us and the US Attorney’s office know that Qatar State Bank is going back to the restricted list 😀 This means Chuck Senior may lose his sweet deal with the bank and so Chuck and Krakow agree to meet on New Year’s Day.
And as the U2’s “New Year’s Day” plays in the background, the opening sequence of iconic New York landmarks reminds me that of Manhattan, one of my favorite New York movies.
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No Game of Thrones or Veep? Here’s What to Watch Next
by Zack Stanton | Politico Magazine | May 19, 2019
Americans hate politics, right? The disingenuousness, the backstabbing, the sycophancy, the preening and posturing, the empowered elite, the way wealth buys influence, its dynastic nature, the sense that good people get torn apart, the way it feels disconnected from the concerns of the people.
But we love to watch all that on TV.
When Game of Thrones airs its final episode Sunday, it will end the last watercooler show on television—it was ubiquitous, inescapable and era-defining. And it also marks the end of an astonishing run of political TV. For all the medieval froofery and baroque violence, GoT was fundamentally a political drama—a show built around the quest for power, the conflict between idealism and pragmatism, and the uncomfortably blurred lines between hero and villain when it comes to exercising real power.
Its counterpart on the comedy side was Veep, the sitcom that ended last week, known for its acidic, rapid dialogue, venal characters and inside-Washington jokes. For all its slapstick, people who work in politics tend to see it as cutting painfully close to reality, far more so than high-toned power dramas such as TheWest Wing or House of Cards.
Monday morning, political obsessives will wake up bereft of both shows, with no destination for the next gut-wrenching turns of the wheel of power, nothing to click on for crisp mockery of their day jobs. So what to watch next?
Here’s POLITICO’s guide to filling that hole, with shows new and old:
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Sky Customers Get Free Box Sets for Bank Holiday
by Carrie-Ann Skinner | Good Housekeeping | May 15, 2019
Love binging on box sets? If you’re a Sky customer who doesn’t already pay for Box Sets or the Ultimate on Demand package (that gives you box sets and a Netflix subscription) you’re in luck. The TV service is giving customers the chance to watch the first season of more than 30 of it’s most popular box sets completely free.
From 24 May, just head to the On Demand section from the main menu on your Sky Q set-top box or app, or the Box Sets section if you’re using a Sky+ set-top box and you’ll be able to access Billions season one for free!
You’ll only have two weeks to watch the box sets though – from 24 May (the start of the bank holiday weekend) to 9 June – so it’s the perfect excuse to decamp to the sofa and start your TV marathon.
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Billions MVP Fanbook
by Gingersnap | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | May 15, 2019
Welcome back to our ‘Billions MVP Fanbook,’ a compilation post commemorating all those in honor of achievement for the utmost brazen, uber shameless, ultra scheming, unmatched bad asses to date – from sports references, music, and tasty food to pop culture remarks, shocking twists and ultimate paybacks.
In case you missed our previous awards, you can catch up with season four episode one, episode two, episode three, episode four, episode five, episode six, episode seven and episode eight. Now, let us continue with that tradition as we award our Most Valuable Players (MVPs) this week.
Here are our Billions awards for Season 4, Episode 9, “American Champion.”
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Season 4, Episode 10: “New Years Day”
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 13, 2019
On the next episode of Billions season 4 episode 10, Wendy and Taylor each prep for a big day. Wags gets in touch with his sensitive side. Axe and Wendy’s bond solidifies as he recalls a pivotal moment. Connerty reconnects with a figure from his past. Episode airs on Sunday, May 26, 2019 on Showtime.
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Sparks Fly, Chuck Tells Wendy A Lie
by Dana Feldman | Forbes | May 13, 2019
There is a lot to unpack in this week’s episode of Billions, but before getting into everything that happened, Showtime must be thanked for ordering a fifth season of the show. The fan favorite, which currently averages 4.2 million viewers per week across platforms, certainly didn’t disappoint with “American Champion.”
Sparks were definitely flying this week! At Axe Capital, Bonnie (Sarah Stiles) and Dollar Bill (Kelly AuCoin) have started a new office romance and over at Mason Capital, things between Taylor (Asia Kate Dillon) and Lauren (Jade Eshete) have heated up. Will this be a love triangle? Sara (Samantha Mathis) hasn’t hidden her feelings for Taylor very well.
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by Sarene Leeds | Vulture | May 12, 2019
The Battle of the AGs just got really interesting.
Up until now, Chuck’s rivalry with Jock Jeffcoat never came close to the level of contentiousness that made his conflict with Axe in previous seasons so compelling. But the decision to throw both Charles Senior and Wendy to the wolves in order to avoid capitulating to Jock, while hardly surprising, has succeeded in turning me into a popcorn-chomping spectator of this story line.
Putting his ego over his family is a classic Chuck move, but since none of the maneuvers he executes in “American Champion” had a chance in hell of panning out anyway, the viewer’s enjoyment lies in watching Chuck dig himself into a hole.
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You Can’t Please Everybody
by Kyle Fowle | Entertainment Weekly | May 12, 2019
Every episode of Billions, in one way or another, is about making deals, but “American Champion” is the kind of episode that pulls the heated relationships at the season’s core to the front and center, moving the battle forward in a way that feels meaningful and exciting. We get Chuck and Jock going head to head. Axe and Taylor continue their battle to undercut each other’s companies, but this time Rebecca gets caught up in it all. Add in an intriguing storyline involving Bonnie and a worker uprising, and some significant, delightful screen time for the always entertaining Spyros, and you’ve got a great outing that sets up the season’s final few episodes.
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The Doctor Is In
by Sean T. Collins | New York Times | May 12, 2019
Season 4, Episode 9: ‘American Champion’
I can, and will, write quite a few words about “Billions” this week. For what really matters, however, five words are all it takes.
Dr. Gus is back, baby!
Yes, the preposterously macho performance coach played by Marc Kudisch during Season 2 has returned. It’s easy to forget now, but for a time, the good Doctor — the profane replacement for the then-departed Wendy Rhoades at Axe Cap — ranked right alongside Asia Kate Dillon’s Taylor Mason as the series’s breakout character.
But after his unceremonious firing from the company, he all but disappeared. Meanwhile, Taylor rose to become the fourth spoke on the Chuck-Bobby-Wendy protagonist wheel.
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Who Are You Killing For?
by Damianista | Fan Fun with Damian Lewis | May 12, 2019
Well, it’s holidays and love is in the air in Billions for some! But they never let love get in the way in our favorite show, do they? The boxing match in the ring may be over but the one off the ring is going full force with our “boxers” constantly punching left and right.
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New Arrivals and Featured Items
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | May 11, 2019
The Showtime Store is the place to go to find everything associated with the network’s most popular shows. Here you’ll find everything from Billions t-shirts and accessories to one-of-a-kind Axe and Axe Capital merchandise. If it’s a popular show on Showtime and you’re looking for a complete assortment of cool stuff to buy, head on over.