U.S. district attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) is actually convinced that hedge fund massive Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Damian Lewis) is actually making use of insider trading to pad the earnings of his — and the image of his as a benevolent billionaire. But since Rhoades will surely prosecute a situation he is able to earn, he needs airtight proof to take Axelrod to court. Include the point that Rhoades’ well paid wife, Wendy (Maggie Siff), is just one of his adversary’s most trusted advisors because of the role of her as Axelrod’s in house functionality coach, and literally BILLIONS are actually at stake. But as these 2 hulking male egos go to war, just one may earn. Billions is actually a drama with serious aims as well as characters so complicated that it pretty much dares you to figure them out. Though the show’s cheaply manufactured metaphors do not quite motivate one to provide it with a go. At times they are really absurdly apparent they are borderline stupid, like when a dog getting neutered inspires the owner of its to be cocky and purchase a multimillion dollar swimming pool home. And also the ones regarding urination and dogs, intended to clarify the complexities of submission and strength? Effectively, they are just plain yucky. A lot for subtlety.
Fortunately, Billions also offers the fair share of its of assets, among them a pair of dueling leads with genuine acting chops as well as Siff’s interesting portrayal of Rhoades’ just as complex wife. Additionally, it bears the stamp of journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin, who helped develop the series following the bestselling book of his about the financial problem, Too Big to Fail, became an HBO film starring Giamatti (in a SAG Award winning performance) as Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke.