Billions: Season 3 Reviews

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June 28, 2018
It's evolved into such a binge-worthy pulp slugfest, and Season Three had new highs for Damian Lewis, Paul Giamatti, Maggie Siff and MVP David Costabile as the ever-quotable Wags.
June 15, 2018
It's not the best drama on TV right now, nor the deepest, but it may be unmatched in how confidently and entertainingly it churns through story.
June 12, 2018
As a saga of glittering financial warfare, Billions is seemingly lab-engineered to appeal to the very people it claims to be about. It's a viciously fun and funny show.
May 2, 2018
But as its third season airs, I have come to appreciate the purposefulness of its exaggerations. Billions is written in extended metaphors, strings of expletives, grandiloquent monologues, fire and brimstone soliloquies
April 18, 2018
They may be smart men, but they can be baited into doing some very dumb things for the sake of their pride and the need to demonstrate their prowess. And that's a hell of a lot more fun to watch unfold on scripted television than it is on cable news.
Top Critic
March 27, 2018
For my money, Billions is currently TV's most compelling fable about wealth and power in modern life.
July 6, 2018
Its fourth season will be a masterpiece. [Full review in Spanish]
June 29, 2018
Billions is one of the best series of the year. [Full Review in Spanish]
June 28, 2018
Billions feels like a young show. It's only getting started. Imagine all the new tricks it will learn over the next billion years.
June 13, 2018
Billions is pure pulp thriller, but in a way that never loses sight of how poisonous all the vipers within it are.
May 15, 2018
Some great TV has come from writers backing themselves into a corner, then maneuvering themselves out. Billions has put itself in the same position with an opposite approach: hurtling into open space, no guiding limits in sight.
May 2, 2018
What makes Billions great is that it's not just about guys concerned about the size of their bonus one-upping each other; it's about power triumphing over categories of age and sex.
April 2, 2018
Yes, I know it's halfway towards being drivel, as Showtime shows so often are, but the other half, like I said, is like nothing else at all.
March 30, 2018
It has a sharp script, a terrific ensemble cast and admirable attention to food and rock music. For pure enjoyment, little else on television touches it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 28, 2018
Giamatti and Lewis are terrific to watch, of course, and Billions' other real strength is in the casting of the supporting roles
March 27, 2018
The fact that the character is non-binary is not the issue; it's more that Taylor is preposterous. But then so are most of the other characters, and the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 27, 2018
In trusting characters like Taylor and Wendy to share the screen with big swingers like Bobby and Axe is what makes Billions so compelling.
March 26, 2018
None of this is subtle, but Billions has never been subtle. And it shouldn't be with this stuff.
March 26, 2018
Turning showy bombast into gleeful fun, the Showtime drama has developed into a thoroughly entertaining hour of television with well-constructed twists, intense personal vendettas, and more than a few winks to the audience along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 26, 2018
There's no slow build or gradual re-acclimation into this world to be found here; we're thrown into the deep with seemingly every character who ever appeared on the show. As a feat of plate-spinning, it's impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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