Billions: Season 1 (2016)


Season 1
Billions

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Despite a lack of likable characters, Billions' soapy melodrama and larger-than-life canvas offer plenty of repeat viewing potential.

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Critic Ratings: 56

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Air date: Jan 17, 2016

A New York attorney gets an inside tip about a billionaire's insider trading, and although the case could make his career, his wife has ties to the billionaire.

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Air date: Jan 24, 2016

Axe takes measures to gird the company against the investigation; Wendy must prove her loyalty; Chuck's probe is temporarily derailed; Hall develops a mole; Axe makes an aggressive move.

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Air date: Jan 31, 2016

Chuck learns that a rival has made inroads in the Axe case; Axe makes an activist play for a family-owned bakery corporation.

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Air date: Feb 7, 2016

Axe meets a woman who makes him face the limits of his freedom; one of Axe's important holdings is attacked; Chuck learns the inner workings of Axe Capital.

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Air date: Feb 14, 2016

Axe orders his traders to unload, then disappears from Axe Capital; Wags and Wendy try to maintain morale; Chuck intensifies his investigation, and finds a key witness.

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Air date: Feb 21, 2016

Axe plans a scorched-earth defense against the public attack on his company; Chuck's interrogation does not go as planned; Wendy tries to facilitate a deal that hinges on a meeting between Axe and Chuck.

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Air date: Mar 6, 2016

Pressure starts to take its toll on Axe; Chuck uses the past to his advantage.

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Air date: Mar 13, 2016

The case is jeopardized by a tip; secrets from Axe's past come to light.

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Air date: Mar 20, 2016

Axe and Chuck are spinning in the wake of a sudden, but mysterious disappearance.

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Air date: Mar 27, 2016

Following a death, Axe and Wendy do some soul-searching; Chuck suffers a setback; a corrupt judge dismisses the case; Axe takes his revenge.

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Cast & Crew

Damian Lewis
Bobby "Axe" Axelrod

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Paul Giamatti
Chuck Rhoades

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Maggie Siff
Wendy Rhoades

Actor
Malin Akerman
Lara Axelrod

Actor
Toby Leonard Moore
Bryan Connerty

Actor
David Costabile
Mike "Wags" Wagner

Actor
Condola Rashad
Kate Sacker

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Critic Reviews for Billions: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Billions: Season 1

  • Oct 18, 2021
    The type of show we all come to HBO for. An iteration of Entourage with a different and diverse spin. Somehow tells a story we'd all secretly like to be apart of.
  • Oct 02, 2021
    late to the party here - just finished Season 1. when this show isn't knee deep in pandering doo doo (which isn't often), and forgiving the occasional badly written\badly delivered line (again, it's not too often, but is noticeable), it will satisfy most who like to sit down to a good 60 minute commercial free TV show - serial for grownups. or naughty wannabe grownups!
  • Jul 21, 2021
    Moves like a rocket, with incredible dialogue that you sometimes have to pause just to digest. The battle between the two powerful leads is incredible and makes delicious viewing. Note: this review covers the first five seasons. Highly recommended, though it will only appeal to a certain type of viewer (the financial side and associated slang could be hard to follow and off-putting)
  • Jun 03, 2021
    This tv season held my interest. It is a story of the pursuit of a very wealthy head of a hedge fund by a New York district attorney. It is, according to Wikipedia, based on a real-life prosecution of financial crime by a USA federal authority. It provides an interesting exposé of how those with the incentives and the means might use insider information, pumping of stocks, and other methods for financial gain and power over others. Both protagonists, the billionaire and the district attorney, use illegal methods. Both try to justify what they do. The company psychiatrist for the hedge fund brings another way of understanding the characters in the drama. There is also plenty of interest generated through the connections and obligations of family ties and old friendships. I liked the storylines in the various episodes. The series has its faults, however overall it is pretty good and shows how life can be complex and not always clear cut.
  • Jul 29, 2020
    5 stars for the story, writing, and character development. Minus -2 stars for all the swearing and occasional raunchy/nudity/sexy scenes.
  • Jul 16, 2020
    Fantastic! Great to watch during Quarantine
  • Jun 24, 2020
    It's a great season, good start. I enjoy the blurred lines on the protagonist and antagonist which often switch places. Supporting cast is fantastic and the leads characters are great of course.
  • Jun 24, 2020
    Muy interesante duelo entre la justicia y los negocios.
  • May 23, 2020
    Great start to the series but not as compelling as the other seasons.
  • Mar 21, 2020
    Loved this season from beginning to end!

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