BILLIONS: SEASON ONE REVIEWED
“Billions” debuts with a first season that sets it apart from most Showtime fare. While Showtime’s other fare is leaving me cold for the last two to three years, “Billions” offers up something needed in American TV. This is a show that treats morality as the childish concept that it is in our age. Giamatti and Lewis don’t play heroes. They are both very warped characters fighting for what they think is right. That being what benefits them the most.
Their wives shares in their successes and look to find ways to make a greater profit. It feels slightly unfair to judge a show based on its first season, but way too much is hanging on Lewis’ secret past with 9/11. I get that it’s supposed to be a big reveal, but it’s being played like a dark family secret on a Mexican soap opera. Luckily, the season plays short and finishes before it runs out of stream. I eagerly await Season 2.
- 1.78:1 1080p transfer
- Dolby TrueHD 5.1
RELEASE DATE: 11/8/16
The Plot Thus Far
U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king, Bobby “Axe” Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.