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House of Lies 

A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

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Don Cheadle ...  Marty Kaan 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Kristen Bell ...  Jeannie Van Der Hooven 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Ben Schwartz ...  Clyde Oberholt 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Josh Lawson ...  Doug Guggenheim 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Donis Leonard Jr. ...  Roscoe Kaan 58 episodes, 2012-2016
Glynn Turman ...  Jeremiah Kaan 51 episodes, 2012-2016
Dawn Olivieri ...  Monica Talbot 41 episodes, 2012-2016
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A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want.

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USA

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8 January 2012 (USA) See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Ryan Hansen, who plays a boyfriend of Jeanie (Kristen Bell) in season 3, previously acted alongside Kristen in Veronica Mars (2004) and in real life is married to Kristen's best friend. See more »

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Sex, lies and money- Watching people you don't like doing things you don't care about
23 August 2012 | by diesel0220See all my reviews

There is no doubt that you're not actually supposed to like any of the characters. This is OK if the show finds other ways of engaging you in their circumstances. It doesn't.

It uses the flimsy setting of a group of management consultants that fly to a different client every week, provide some service that they openly regard (to the viewer) as just smoke and mirrors and then fly off.

Very convenient for providing settings, but the show fails to engage you in the trials and tribulations of their profession, it just relegates them to being a bunch of con men pulling the same trick every week.

Will they come up with an angle that lets them close the deal this week? Will they score the billable hours aftercare service that they never seem to actually provide, as they need to fly back home and finish the episode? Would I care if they didn't and they all got fired? Is any of this believable or interesting at all? Do the writers really expect to sustain the viewers interest in this scenario for more than a few episodes?

There's more repetition. Every trip they take has them coming into contact with these bizarre sex maniacs, which is OK for a group of people with no morality what so ever. But it is just so incredibly unbelievable that it carries no shock value.

Speaking of unbelievable Don Cheadle is the character of stud muffin group leader. He just doesn't have the look and style of the character he is trying to portray. Nor does he provide the sort of eye candy that makes seeing him having sex every week something to look forward to,rather it's a weekly reminder of his unsuitability.

The service the management consults provide seem to mimic the show itself in that there isn't actually anything of substance there.


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