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U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades goes after hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod in a battle between two powerful New York figures.
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Series cast summary:
Toby Leonard Moore ...  Bryan Connerty 38 episodes, 2016-2019
Daniel K. Isaac ...  Ben Kim 38 episodes, 2016-2019
Paul Giamatti ...  Chuck Rhoades 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Damian Lewis ...  Bobby Axelrod 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Maggie Siff ...  Wendy Rhoades 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Malin Akerman ...  Lara Axelrod 36 episodes, 2016-2018
David Costabile ...  Mike 'Wags' Wagner 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Condola Rashad ...  Kate Sacker 36 episodes, 2016-2018
Dan Soder ...  Mafee 32 episodes, 2016-2018
Kelly AuCoin ...  'Dollar' Bill Stearn 31 episodes, 2016-2019
Jeffrey DeMunn ...  Chuck Rhoades, Sr. 27 episodes, 2016-2018
Asia Kate Dillon ...  Taylor Mason 23 episodes, 2017-2018
Glenn Fleshler ...  Orrin Bach 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Kira Visser ...  Donna 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Zina Wilde ...  Helena / ... 23 episodes, 2016-2018
Terry Kinney ...  Hall 20 episodes, 2016-2018
Ilfenesh Hadera ...  Deb Kawi 20 episodes, 2016-2017
Chris Carfizzi ...  Rudy 18 episodes, 2017-2018
Christopher Denham ...  Oliver Dake 17 episodes, 2017-2018
Jack Gore ...  Gordie Axelrod 17 episodes, 2016-2018
Susan Misner ...  Terri McCue 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Stephen Kunken ...  Ari Spyros 16 episodes, 2016-2018
Alfredo David ...  Axe Capital Junior Analyst 16 episodes, 2018-2019
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Billions is a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series. Written by ahmetkozan

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1 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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In episode 2, season 1 Damian Lewis is seen wearing a Metallica t-shirt. Lars Ulrich, the drummer and co-founder of Metallica gave Damian Lewis' son a pair of his drumsticks. See more »

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Ivory towers fantasy
14 March 2017 | by LadiloqueSee all my reviews

No doubt Showtime produced some of the most creative series of the last decade. Billions is - as well - very original with its look into some of the most prestigious and demanding professions out there.

Billions dramatizes the conflicts between the stupidly rich Bob Axelrod and the prosecutor Chuck Rhoades. On one side high-end brokers and financial companies; their environment of cut-throat risks, information control, security privileges, lawyers, ground-breaking businesses and people managers. On the other the American justice system which attempts to punish financial crimes or - more realistically, recognizing the ineffectiveness of the system - trying to frame the presumed-criminal in any way available.

The problem with Billions (as with other niche-profession-focused shows) is that the more you don't have a clue about what it's talking about, the more you may find it entertaining and fascinating.

Don't get me wrong: with highs and lows Billions entertained me. But the lack of deep competence and insight of the writers into the worlds they talk about becomes clear very soon: the plot lines are too many, too superficial and/or too "wow". Every episode we are provided with mediocre psychology and analyses which get contradicted in the next one, incoherent statements and actions, unbelievable circumstances... but who cares? no one really knows what happens in those ivory towers, right? Writers apparently just want to show off how smart their characters are (and how smart the viewers are to like Billions).

Unfortunately the characters result devoid of any realism: in the end everyone seems just someone cool, smart and powerful, interested in "winning" huge stakes. Which - as you might expect - gets repetitive very soon if not paired with actual people fighting actual battles.


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