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T-Meter Title | Year
100% Billions: Season 4 - Maximum Recreational Depth (TV Episode) There was a lot it had to deal with...but the episode managed to keep this season's streak of realistic episodes going. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2019
100% Billions: Season 4 - A Proper Sendoff (TV Episode) Beyond just how realistic it is, this episode really crackled with great writing, and Chuck Sr continues to be an absolute delight every time he gets screen time, adding even more value to what is probably the best season of Billions so far. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
100% Billions: Season 4 - Overton Window (TV Episode) Chuck's storyline...was among the more realistic aspects of the episode, while the Axe Capital techie who can instantly recognize a cyberattack in seconds kept the episode from really soaring in the realm of believability. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2019
7/10 100% Billions: Season 4 - Arousal Template (TV Episode) There was a lot to savor in this episode but something that really stuck with me was how completely enjoyable it was watching Chuck and Axe work together to screw Panay over so they can both get what they want. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
6/10 100% Billions: Season 4 - Chickentown (TV Episode) This season continues to remain largely within the bounds of reality, truly an accomplishment for a scripted drama as good as exciting as this one. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2019
8/10 100% Billions: Season 4 - Chucky Rhoades's Greatest Game (TV Episode) Season 4 is out of the gates with a very bullish PLUS 8. Kudos to the writers... - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2019
100% Billions: Season 3 - Redemption (TV Episode) As we near the end of the season, it's going to become a real struggle to maintain a realistic storyline while building up towards something dramatic for a TV show, but the writers have been up to the task so far this season. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 3 - Kompenso (TV Episode) I have no doubt we're in for a cliffhanger finish leaving much of this unresolved. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
88% Billions: Season 3 - Elmsley Count (TV Episode) It was a strong finish to a strong season, and as such, we maintain a buy rating on the show, and can not wait to see what is in store next season for the recap and Billions! - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
83% Billions: Season 3 - The Third Ortolan (TV Episode) The first time we end up in negative territory this season! TO BE VERY CLEAR, this is to say, some plot points and events were a bit far fetched! Is the show still good? Yes! - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
75% Billions: Season 3 - Not You, Mr. Dake (TV Episode) OK, so we are back in positive territory, but just barely. Something about this episode though felt a bit off. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
83% Billions: Season 3 - All the Wilburys (TV Episode) I'm curious to see where this train is headed. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 3 - Icebreaker (TV Episode) Billions managed to stay soundly in the realm of reality this episode with some solid love for the good folks at prime brokerages who often go unrecognized for all the work they do helping make the buyside magic happen. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 3 - The Wrong Maria Gonzalez (TV Episode) There was a lot to enjoy in this episode... - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 3 - A Generation Too Late (TV Episode) The writers really deserve a lot of credit for how grounded in reality this week's episode was. Beyond just the technical score, though, this episode of Billions deserves some extra recognition - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 3 - Hell of a Ride (TV Episode) There was a lot to love this episode, namely that we finally understand Charles through his valuing of what must be done to win over anything else, especially emotions. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 3 - Flaw in the Death Star (TV Episode) Beyond the nuts and bolts, it's a treat watching the characters on the show continue to grow and develop. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 3 - Tie Goes to the Runner (TV Episode) A very solid outing in positive territory for the first episode of Season 3. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 2 - Ball in Hand (TV Episode) With a PLUS 2, this episode books a profit, ending in positive territory and ending a stellar season. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 2 - With or Without You (TV Episode) While it was great seeing Taylor finally make the apartment upgrade after making it to the buyside, their comp numbers are starting to getting a bit ridiculous. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 2 - Golden Frog Time (TV Episode) At the Reality Index, we recognize how strong an episode and season this has been and see this downturn as an opportunity to buy the f'ing dip, this show is a winner. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 2 - Indian Four (TV Episode) PLUS 3, Billions managed to keep its head above water during an action packed episode. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 2 - Victory Lap (TV Episode) PLUS 12! A strong finish for this episode of Billions, breathing new life into its bull run so far this season - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 2 - The Kingmaker (TV Episode) Plus 9! A strong finish for a strong episode! - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 2 - Sic Transit Imperium (TV Episode) With a PLUS 3 score, Billions holds on tightly to keep its head above water this week. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 2 - Optimal Play (TV Episode) Wow, PLUS 12? Another MONSTER score for an episode of season 2 of Billions. Much like the Dow, the Billions Reality Index keeps pushing to new all-time highs week after week. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 2 - The Oath (TV Episode) PLUS 9! Billions keeps its bullish run going in Season 2. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
86% Billions: Season 2 - Currency (TV Episode) PLUS 5, not a bad finish for an action packed episode! Finally, after a few episodes building up to this, we're getting hedge fund wolf packs turning on each other and Chuck Rhoades getting people in handcuffs. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 2 - Risk Management (TV Episode) A very solid outing ending in positive territory for the first episode of Season 2. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 2 - Dead Cat Bounce (TV Episode) Holy smokes, we ended up 8 points in positive territory, quite possibly the highest score an episode of Billions has ever put up! - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 1 - Quality of Life (TV Episode) We loved it when Axe told the Ionosphere traders their fund name sucked. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
71% Billions: Season 1 - Magical Thinking (TV Episode) While the emotional vulnerability of hotshot trader Bobby Axelrod and hard to believe refined sartorial elegance of the lawmen out to get him irked us, the writers managed to keep the show grounded enough in reality to pass muster - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 1 - The Conversation (TV Episode) Given how much had built up riding on this showdown, it's amazing they pulled off a clean finish to the first season. Shout out to the writers, Levien, Koppelman and Sorkin. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
71% Billions: Season 1 - The Deal (TV Episode) Holy cats, a monster score for Billions, absolutely killing it with a return of plus 8 for the episode! Crazily enough, I was left wondering if this episode could possibly be TOO real? - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
67% Billions: Season 1 - The Punch (TV Episode) While not as strong as the previous episode, "The Punch" did shift its focus from Axe the hedge fund manager to Axe the family man, so there wasn't as much opportunity for the show to dig into the nitty gritty details on finance. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 1 - Boasts and Rails (TV Episode) We are really hoping Billions continues to explore this subject going forward, and will continue to give credit where it's due when we return next week with another edition of the Reality Index! - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
67% Billions: Season 1 - Where the F. Is Donnie? (TV Episode) Not bad, Billions, not bad! - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
75% Billions: Season 1 - Naming Rights (TV Episode) While there were a couple hiccups, the second episode of Billions was a stronger showing than the first, both in how realistic it was as well as getting more focused about the main plot. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
71% Billions: Season 1 - YumTime (TV Episode) Taking our profit of +6, we are remaining bullish on Billions and maintaining our buy rating on the series - which has done an strikingly good job of staying entertaining while maintaining a sense of realism. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
100% Billions: Season 1 - Short Squeeze (TV Episode) The writing for the series continues to be entertaining and the story engaging... - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
71% Billions: Season 1 - The Good Life (TV Episode) A glorious return to positive territory for Billions for as we bank Plus 3 with the episode ending on a strong note. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018
71% Billions: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) Despite the occasional awkward line of dialogue or unreal event, Billions seems to be off to a promising start in portraying the world of finance in a somewhat accurate fashion. - Decider EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 20, 2018