Reasons To Binge Billions | Binge Report May 20, 2019
A Pulp Thriller on Wall Street? Why You Should Be Binging Showtime’s Billions
Billions on Showtime has become a major fan favorite, to the confusion of some unfamiliar with the series. A show about the mega-rich? Hasn’t Hollywood already remade The Great Gatsby? But in its three seasons, the Billions TV show has proven it’s so much more complex, engaging and richer – pun intended – than your average millionaire melodrama.
An Epic Power Struggle That Keeps You Riveted
Despite its frequent displays of all the fun wealth can buy, at its heart Billions is a bit like watching a train wreck: you know something horrible is happening, but you can’t look away. The characters, portrayed by such powerhouses as Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff and Asia Kate Dillion, are constantly circling one another in a high-stakes game of power.
On the surface, Billions is about a corrupt hedge fund manager and the district attorney trying to take him down. Underneath, it’s a skillful deconstruction of the economic system that rewards destructive societal norms. This show is as cerebral as it is extravagant, with its pulp thriller tone solidifying in the most recent season.
More Shocking Gambits To Come
New players will be entering the fray in the upcoming season of Billions on Showtime, and old relationships are on thin ice. You can never be quite what cards a character has up his, her or their sleeves, which is what makes Billionsone of the best shows to binge watch.