Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 5: Currency

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How to save a quarter? How to bag a wolf? We learn from the very best in this week’s Billions episode šŸ˜€

Wags arrives at Axe Capital in his vintage Mercedes inĀ the opening sceneĀ ofĀ Currency. He looks GOOD for a change. And he has something important to tell Axe but the other does not let him speak because it is not his turn to speak. While Wags was MIA for the last couple of days “learning the Yaqui way, or how to run like the Tarahumara”Ā Axe has been fighting the “Battle of Thermopylae” frequently cited as an example of a patriotic defense where the small Greek army was able to defend its land against the huge Persian army in a three-day battle.Ā  Continue reading “Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 5: Currency”

Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 4: The Oath

Just three episodes in and we have received terrific news that Showtime has renewed Billions for a thirdĀ season! The news is not surprising given that Billions is the SMARTEST show on TV but still THIS WAS FAST! Congratulations to the entire cast and crew, we are over the moon for you and yeah, for us, too!

And who knew “Paulie Pennino” of BillionsĀ would come back to direct Axe in Season 2 Episode 4? It is a true delight Noah Emmerich is directing this episode! I love him as Agent Beeman in The Americans!Ā And, hey, he is also directing Richard Thomas, who brings to lifeĀ Beeman’s boss Agent Gaad in The Americans and whom I loved as John-Boy in The Waltons as a little girl, in this episode!

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Axe is finally in the final three in his bid for the NFL team. Over lunch at Vaucluse, Mark Cuban tells Axe NFL does not like guys like themĀ because they didĀ come from nothing, earned their money calling bullshit openly and publicly and so they come across as people that can breakĀ the etiquette. According to Cuban, Axe needs to hang up the gloves and focus on changing the “hearts and minds”Ā that will give him whatĀ he wants. Continue reading “Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 4: The Oath”

Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 3: Optimal Play

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I could not be happier that a game theory term makes it toĀ the title of thisĀ week’s episode: Optimal Play. Optimal Play, also known as Best Response, isĀ the strategy that produces the most favorable outcome for a player,Ā taking the strategies of other players in the game as given.

Given thatĀ the entire hedge-fund industry is under siege and that he needs to adapt, Axe’s optimal play is to venture out of the city walls and straight into the NFL. We learn from his chat with NY Giants chairman Steve TischĀ that Axe grew up with football on aĀ “24-inch Trinitron knock-off” and his first ever football game in a stadium was in Tisch’s box. AsĀ Tisch shares withĀ him that he needs to jump through quiteĀ a few hoops to impress the NFL, Axe is pretty confident about his bid and already trying to figure out whereĀ his seat will beĀ at the stadium. Not here atĀ MetLife Stadium, of course. NY Giants is not for sale šŸ˜€ Continue reading “Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 3: Optimal Play”

Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 1: Risk Management

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First things first: I thank Showtime for releasing the season premiereĀ early and givingĀ me time to digest this extremely rich and loaded episodeĀ and fantasize a little bit about what may come our way. In a recent interview with CraveTV Canada, Damian hinted that the first episode is the calmest of the season. Given that this episode alone has several game changers, we are certainlyĀ in for a real treat! It’s hard to put in words but you can see belowĀ how ready I am for the thrill ride! Continue reading “Billions on Showtime, Season 2, Episode 1: Risk Management”

Billions Premiers in NYC

Billions Season 2 premiered in NYC on Feb 13. You know as well as we do that where there’s a red carpet and our beauties are out and about being beautiful, we’ll be there to bring you the glamorous highlights.

VarietyĀ and Vogue both tell us the party and screening of the first episode of the new season were held at Cipriani on Broadway, an opulent events space, fittingly right across the street from Wall Streetā€™s iconic charging bull sculpture.

Gotta love this shot of Showtime’s David Nevins taking a selfie withĀ his peeps.

Let’s just call this one Poise. Continue reading “Billions Premiers in NYC”

Previously on Billions Season One

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Our Countdown to Billions continues with a Ā blog collective ā€œPreviously on Billions Season Oneā€. Previously for episode 12 of Season One (only) will be up a couple of days before Season Two episode officially airs on Showtime on 19 February. However, you can now see the first episode of Season 2 on Showtime and the Billions YouTube channel.

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