A Masterpiece created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin – Billions is destined to leave you spellbound by its interesting storyline and enthralling twists and turns. In a simple sense, it is a financial war between a US Attorney Chuck Rhoades portrayed by Paul Giamatti and a Hedge Fund Manager or rather a Kingpin enacted by Damian Lewis. But the TV Series is much more complex and entangled than a simple financial face-off.
Five seasons have been aired to date, and a fairly positive response is a testimony for the show’s immense brilliance in terms of plot and acting. The recurring conflict between law enforcement and the urge of private players to maximize profits and earn wealth is a great, yet a bit technical background for the show to be set in. Let’s get a glimpse of what happens in this amazing TV Series.
Billions TV Series – All Season Episodes
Billions – Season 1
The initial season shows the fierce and politically sound US Attorney Rhoades square off against a shrewd Billionaire Bobby Axelrod. Their only aim is to achieve power financially and politically. It is highly interesting to see these two giants go head-to-head in New York while both of them apply their acumen to gain the upper hand. It doesn’t matter if a tactic is legal or illegal; this menace between the law and financial supremacy takes some unthinkable turns to keep the viewers on the edge of their seats.
Billions – Season 2
In the second season, our thoughts are challenged as we find out that this battle is nowhere limited to an individual against the law. Rather, it is hard-hitting and very loudly tells the viewers that things will get ugly, so brace yourselves. In layman terms, it provides us with a choice between destruction and transformation.
Billions – Season 3
A center point of this entire series is Wendy Rhoades, portrayed by Maggie Siff, who is not only Chuck’s wife but Axe’s performance coach as well In the third season, she holds a prime position which could intensely affect the battle that exists between the two players. The fight becomes more and more personal every season, and now apart from Money – respect, justice, power, and unsatisfying Ego all are on the line between these two characters.
Billions – Season 4
Season 4 unfolds with an unacceptable beginning. The two main rivals collaborate to wipe off their common enemies. They destroy their threats such as Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich), Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), and Waylon “Jock” Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown). The road to achieve supremacy and fulfill one’s ambitions is filled with painful betrayals and hardships. Season 4 of Billions is a true epitome of this fact.
Billions – Season 5
Season 5 launched on 3rd May, this year and we do not wish to give out any spoilers about the story at this moment. However, a point to note is that this season is no different from its precursors. It is as gripping and dramatic as it was earlier. Kudos to the entire cast and crew for maintaining audience interest throughout the TV Series.
Billions – Review
While we are watching this TV Series, it makes us remember some similar shows such as House of Cards; however, Billions is miles away from such a concept. It is a battle between the rich and the law, both having power in their unique domains. A battle for power is a separate thing, but Billions brings to us a battle of power between the strongest and the greatest.
The show is believed to be loosely based on Preet Bharara investigations as US Attorney while Hedge Fund Billionaire actions are inspired by Steve Cohen’s case and Salmon Brothers’ case in different seasons. A strong part of this show is that along with the main cast. There are battles amongst sub-cast characters as well, which adds content and tones the pace of this series. This series has received a splendid response from viewers and has bagged various accolades such as GLAAD Media Award and Golden Nymph Award.
It may appear to be a political drama at first sight, but Billions has much more to offer, and we reach certain standpoints in the story where we find the unimaginable—overall a great storyline along with some enduring performances by both the lead and secondary cast.