Desert Island Discs with Gingersnap

Desert Island Discs (DID) is a BBC Radio 4 Programme where invited guests share the soundtrack of their lives. Specifically, eight music tracks, one book and a luxury item. What would you take with you to a deserted island?  Better yet, what did Damian choose? To review his and my partners:

Damian’s DID
Damianista’s DID
JaniaJania’s DID
BookWorm’s DID
Holliedazzle’s DID coming soon!
Lady Trader’s DID coming soon!

And now it’s time for Gingersnap’s DID Playlist:

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Wags by the Dozen, Part II

Guess what time it is? It’s time for Wags Words of Wisdom, season three. Did you miss our first dozen that covered seasons one and two? Catch up by reading that here.

As I pointed out last time, Mike “Wags” Wagner, played by David Costabile, is my second favorite character on the Showtime hit series Billions-Axe being the first of course. Sure, he’s an acquired taste for some but we gladly claim Wags as our rapacious scumbag. He’s still that pinky ring-wearing, Michter’s whiskey drinking, vintage Mercedes driving, petite handlebar mustache sporting, sharp-dressed man with a childhood affinity for Yosemite Sam, as proven by his ass tattoo of said gun-slinging cartoon outlaw.

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Best of Billions Season 3

We are ecstatic that Billions has been renewed for Season 4! To keep with that Billions state of mind, how about a fun visit to the best of Billions season three? Feel free to play along in the comments section. And for those just joining us, you can catch up on the rest by reading the Best of Billions 1 and Best of Billions 2.

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Chuck Seniorisms by the Dozen

Charles Rhoades, Sr.- A Tribute

Charles Rhoades Sr., often referred to as Chuck Senior, is played by the extraordinary actor Jeffrey DeMunn.  Some of you may remember him from the Walking Dead, Law and Order and The Green Mile. He plays Chuck Senior on Billions with a noble, high-born conviction with not so subtle hints of a slime ball undercurrent magnified by that Bob Barker mischievous grin.

Source: Showtime

But who is this character, really, besides just Chuck Rhoades’ father? Let’s investigate his backstory. Continue reading “Chuck Seniorisms by the Dozen”

Wags by the Dozen

Wags’ Words of Wisdom By the Dozen

Wags, played by David Costabile, is my second favorite character on the Showtime hit series Billions–Axe being the first of course. Sure, he’s an acquired taste for some. But folks, I gladly claim Wags as my rapacious scumbag, too! So you better believe I jumped at the chance to write a blog post about Wags’ Words of Wisdom. Back in February of 2017, Showtime released their own Wags’ Words of Wisdom soundbite mashup:

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Bobby Axelrod’s Hairstyles – Season 2

Welcome to part 2 of the Axelrod do’s!

Again, let me reiterate by saying I am not a hair stylist. I have no professional training whatsoever. I only know a few hair cut styles to speak of so my analysis is not accurate by any means. This post is meant to be sheer slapstick.

I wrote about Damian’s ginger locks and the evolution of his hair morphing into the Bobby Axelrod character in Billions, Season 1 here. As many fans have pointed out, Bobby’s fashion as well as his hairstyles from season one seem to fit different moments and moods. Yet season two was a little more difficult to differentiate. In fact, Bobby’s hair in season two seemed more streamlined and consistent. And as Holliedazzle pointed out, less hair product in season two makes for a more vibrant red.

So what does Bobby’s hair say about him, his life or his current situation and mood? Or does it? Let’s breakdown Bobby Axelrod’s hair evolution, season two. Continue reading “Bobby Axelrod’s Hairstyles – Season 2”