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U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.
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U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.

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During shooting, Damian Lewis (Bobby Axelrod) was spotted in SoHo with a copy of the book Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short, written by none other than Activist Hedge Fund Manager David Einhorn! This helped prepare him for his role. See more »

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Ivory towers fantasy
14 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

No doubt Showtime produced some of the most creative series of the last decade. Billions is - as well - very original with its look into some of the most prestigious and demanding professions out there.

Billions dramatizes the conflicts between the stupidly rich Bob Axelrod and the prosecutor Chuck Rhoades. On one side high-end brokers and financial companies; their environment of cut-throat risks, information control, security privileges, lawyers, ground-breaking businesses and people managers. On the other the American justice system which attempts to punish financial crimes or - more realistically, recognizing the ineffectiveness of the system - trying to frame the presumed-criminal in any way available.

The problem with Billions (as with other niche-profession-focused shows) is that the more you don't have a clue about what it's talking about, the more you may find it entertaining and fascinating.

Don't get me wrong: with highs and lows Billions entertained me. But the lack of deep competence and insight of the writers into the worlds they talk about becomes clear very soon: the plot lines are too many, too superficial and/or too "wow". Every episode we are provided with mediocre psychology and analyses which get contradicted in the next one, incoherent statements and actions, unbelievable circumstances... but who cares? no one really knows what happens in those ivory towers, right? Writers apparently just want to show off how smart their characters are (and how smart the viewers are to like Billions).

Unfortunately the characters result devoid of any realism: in the end everyone seems just someone cool, smart and powerful, interested in "winning" huge stakes. Which - as you might expect - gets repetitive very soon if not paired with actual people fighting actual battles.


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