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Old 04-18-2017, 08:33 PM
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I BEGGGGGG somebody to show me a television program that is HALF as good as this has been in its sophomore season.

Brian Koppelman and the team of writers he/they employ(s) are putting together storylines that I consider to be the best written show EVER.

Yes, folks, I said ever.
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Better than the Flintstones ? Hard to believe.
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Old 04-18-2017, 09:10 PM
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You watch Billions, AS?

The multiple storylines that tie in together are enough reason to surpass The Wire.

Then we have the dialogue, which is in a league of it's OWN like Dottie Hinson!
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Old 04-19-2017, 08:29 AM
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I really enjoy this show, but the way these b-plot story lines get tied up sooo neatly within an episode or two is very Entourage-like.

David Costabile's (The Wire, Breaking Bad, etc.) character is another shortfall in my opinion. He is an Emmy-deserving supporting actor who's character is written as drunken buffoon who masquerades as the COO of a multi-billion dollar hedge fund firm. The premise is so thin and unbelievable that it gets annoying to watch him.

On the positive side, Damian Lewis as expected is spot on week in and week out, as is Maggie Siff , and a little shocked that Dan Soder (who plays Maffee - one of the employees, and by trade is a stand up comic / radio guy) is so good. Paul Giamatti should win the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama series - perfection.

Definitely worth checking out for sure.
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I really enjoy this show, but the way these b-plot story lines get tied up sooo neatly within an episode or two is very Entourage-like.

David Costabile's (The Wire, Breaking Bad, etc.) character is another shortfall in my opinion. He is an Emmy-deserving supporting actor who's character is written as drunken buffoon who masquerades as the COO of a multi-billion dollar hedge fund firm. The premise is so thin and unbelievable that it gets annoying to watch him.

On the positive side, Damian Lewis as expected is spot on week in and week out, as is Maggie Siff , and a little shocked that Dan Soder (who plays Maffee - one of the employees, and by trade is a stand up comic / radio guy) is so good. Paul Giamatti should win the Emmy for Best Actor in a Drama series - perfection.

Definitely worth checking out for sure.


"Enough with the Myers-Briggs, Mafee".

The dialogue in this show really is second to none. I thought 'The Night Of' was some of the best written stuff Id ever laid eyes on, but this season on 'Billions' really is the best.

UnREAL, the conversations are.

Where else will you get a John Mitchell reference?? Having Ira toss that in there during his convo with Chuck is nothing short of brilliant.

Im starting to think I enjoy this show so much because my friends don't understand most of what is said. Gives me a sense of accomplishment, for lack of a better term.
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This weeks twist made this probably one of the best episodes of any series ever. Just as I was done telling my wife how unbelivable it was that he as going to dismiss his wife's warning everything changes.
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The people of Dubai donít watch the Flintstones. But the Abu Dhabi do.
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Old 04-03-2018, 01:56 AM
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Best Written Show ever, BAR NONE, which speaks volumes about the writing if I think it TOTALLY supplants The Wire.

The Wire might have had better acting, and it was written unBELIEVABLY well, but I honestly think Billions has already taken over the distinction of best written series after only 26 episodes.

Certainly on its way to cementing itself into history.

Connerty is the best character, imo, with Chuck & his dad pulling up to fill the exacta in a dead heat. Wags fills out the super!

If youíre not on the Billions train, you best hop on no later than this week and binge in the next two days before the Masters starts!

Be like that annoying Easter Bunny that causes a mini-Christmas and Hop To It, if you can! Jesus Christ would CERTAINLY be a Billions fan! No two ways about it!
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