Short Review of Billions: Seasons 1-4 (2016-2019)

Calculation is not something to be scoffed at. It’s a tool. A tactic. And I use it proudly and often.

-Chuck Rhoades-

Billions is one of those shows that you wish had more episodes in each season. The relationship between Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) and Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) is one made for T.V. heaven. As much as they loathe each other for different reasons, they are similar in ways, but they aren’t willing to accept it. Rhoades is just as devious and dirty in his job as attorney as Axe is when it comes to hedge funds.Then, when you mix in Wendy Rhoades (Maggie Siff), it becomes a chaotic mess of her not taking sides but looking out for her own. In addition to the unusual and dysfunctional relationship among the three characters, there are other great characters in Wags, Mafee, Bill, Taylor, Ari, and Chuck Sr. The location is set in New York City where politics, law, and money are the pathways to everyone’s goal and that goal is power. Billions is about losing your friends along the way and having only one option of stripping them of their defenses and leaving them crawling back to you. The only problem is there’s often an enemy move you haven’t seen. He, she, or they haven’t revealed their true intentions until it’s too late and then you have more than one problem on your hands.

Billions Season 1-4 gets Four Fingers and One Thumb at 100%


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