Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Billions: Season 2: 2017

     Charles “Chuck” Rhoades Jr. is U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York.  He always has his eye on Bobby “Axe” Axelrod for insider trading or other financial infractions.  Now Chuck is facing scrutiny from the Attorney General and an auditor is sent to investigate him.  Chuck needs to prosecute a high-profile case to save his status and job.  Bobby has information that a casino will be going into Sandicot and he invests heavily into property there.  There is a turnaround and Sandicot is not chosen as the site.  Bobby begins investigating this change and he needs to tighten money in Sandicot to cut his losses.  Lara Axelrod finds out Bobby lied to her about Axe Capital employee Dr. Wendy Rhodes.  Bobby told her it was his decision not consult Wendy about his personal management and mental heath issues.  Lara learns it was Wendy’s stipulation for coming back to Axe Capital that she not meet with Bobby.  The final episode has plenty of interaction going on between Chuck and Bobby.
      There is a LOT of action and moving of money in these episodes.  Chuck and Bobby are constantly trying to one up each other and take the other down.  The IPO of Ice Juice sees a lot of trading and this is a company that received heavy investments from Chuck and his father plus the company is owned by their friend Ira.  Many times it’s difficult to predict who is on top and who is going to the cleaners or prison?  Both Chuck and Bobby are ruthless in their money and power plays.  4* (I really liked this series)

60 min each episode, 12 episodes, TV Drama created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, Andrew Ross Sorkin with Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis, Maggie Siff, Malin Akerman, Toby Leonard Moore, Daniel K. Isaac, David Costabile, Condola Rashad, Kelly AuCoin, Dan Soder, Asia Kate Dillon.

Note:  Imdb 8.4 out of 10, 90% critic 88% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Amazon Video 4.1* out of 5* with 144 reviews, Metaciritc 67 out of 100 with 6 critics 8.0 out of 10 with 20 ratings.
Special Note:  Filmed in Orangeburg, Brooklyn, New York City, New York.  Damien Lewis was in Ireland with his family, someone thought he was a real hedge fund banker on the run and they called the FBI?  Lewis used the book Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short written by Activist Hedge Fund Manager David Einhorn for his preparations for this role.  The show films in Paul Giamatti’s New York City neighborhood.  Maggie Siff in the role of Dr. Wendy Rhoades played Dr. Tara Knowles in Sons of Anarchy.  Showtime has confirmed there will be a Season 3.

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