Billions: Season 5 (2020)

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Episodes

1
Air date: May 3, 2020
2
Air date: May 10, 2020
3
Air date: May 17, 2020
4
Air date: May 24, 2020
5
Air date: May 31, 2020
6
Air date: Jun 7, 2020
7
Air date: Jun 14, 2020

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Critic Reviews for Billions Season 5

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (5)

No doubt he will start making moves soon, but who has time to wait and see? Time is money, people. "Billions" should know that.

May 18, 2020 | Rating: C- | Full Review…
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As always, the craftsmanship remains superlative. What other show has this many first-rate New York actors who can juggle dialogue so rococo it leaves the listener with vertigo? What other drama is this funny?

Apr 30, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
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Surrender to the casual sociopathy at work here, and you fall for the draw Billions, which is its pure pettiness... A work of sleek, vicious joy.

May 4, 2020 | Full Review…

Corey Stoll and Julianna Margulies make great additions to the ensemble of obsessed schemers on Showtime's addictive series.

May 1, 2020 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The bottom line is that Showtime's high-stakes drama remains enormously entertaining, making its return more than welcome, even if the show's latest creative bets feel somewhat hedged.

May 1, 2020 | Full Review…
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Hopefully, the rage room provided some clarity. They clearly smell blood in the water -- better keep swimming.

May 6, 2020 | Full Review…

Great entertainments are supposed to go beyond real life, "Billions" does it in a way where even as we're having a good time there's a hint it's points about greed and obsession are not off the mark.

May 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Billions: Season 5

  • Jun 24, 2020
    Mantiene el nivel. Muy buenos diálogos y situaciones.
  • Jun 23, 2020
    I don't know what some of these people are thinking. It's better than season 3 and at least equal to 4. I assume some sort of "Anti-capitalism" PR effect in the discrepancy between critic and audience. Bernie forever BTW
  • Jun 18, 2020
    This show used to be great, season 5 is just awful, after episode 5 I decided I won't be watching this show again, what a shame.
  • Jun 15, 2020
    I can hardly relate to what I am seeing in season 5. The characters are destroyed. it is very disappointing. Bring back the old team!
  • Jun 14, 2020
    What a disappointment. New directors and writers have plunged the show off a cliff. Billions has become a parody of itself - the plot lines are unrealistic bordering on stupid, the characters are now one dimensional caricatures, and almost no continuity between episodes.
  • Jun 13, 2020
    The symbolism of Wags and Axe leaving the sweat lodge in episode one gave me an impression that the show would take a turn. But this was a castration. The new season takes interesting characters and makes them all straight edge. Where's the bite? There's no bite. Axe is legitimizing, being a relatively good dad, and helping his old community. Even if he's helping Yonkers for another reason he's still doing it. Wags is trying to be a good dad to 22 kids that've never been mentioned before. Chuck is becoming a saint except the idiotic scene, in which he commissions a felony in his office, with his subordinate right next to him. A subordinate that sent her last boss to federal prison for listening to a recording that he shouldn't have. Wendy is going against a defining part of her character and making choices that actually make sense, like being attracted to an equally attractive person. The only character that's maintained the status quo is Taylor and that isn't a good thing. If you're going to have a robotic character they have to be slightly endearing. Every show has one. She's just boring.
  • Jun 10, 2020
    Boring! This season really sucks! I only see for sleep ando nothing else.
  • Jun 09, 2020
    Loved this show so much, not sure why the quality has plummeted but season 5 has become pointless drivel. They retread plot and characters just using different actors. Whoever is to blame for this, please don't let them wreck another wonderful show and now I'll head back over to Peaky Blinders.
  • Jun 07, 2020
    I've been a big fan of Billions since it's beginning, but this season has jumped the shark so hard words almost fail me. Bobby Axelrod has become a cartoon villain - he's no longer presented as a brilliant money manager but as a scheming, twisted full-blown criminal intent on controlling all things and destroying all things he can't control. He struts around like a scrawny, red-heady rooster, with contempt dripping from every word, anger seething at.....every damn thing. Damian Lewis has become a total one-trick pony. Wags is overblown to the point of buffoonery...Wendy has compromised all her principles and is now nearly as twisted as Axe. She's doing more scheming behind the scenes than psych work. The Axe Cap crew (who used to be fun) are now presented as evil frat boys (even the women) who alternate between loafing, hazing each other and committing crimes for Axe. Oh - and ENOUGH of the wimpy Terry Kinney and his infallible all powerful super spy Hall....does anybody believe Terry Kinney could win a fight with an 8 year old? The new Mike Prince character wasn't even in the latest episode....was he introduced just to fight Axe over a magazine cover and a painting, or is there an actual purpose for his character? It's obvious the writers are bored, burnt out...it almost feels like they're trying to ensure season 5 will be the last one. Whereas Billions used to be a "hold the phones" weekly event, it now plays on my laptop in the background while I do more important things like put away the dishes.
  • Jun 07, 2020
    One of my favorites. Having Axe's mother,Patti D'arbanville, in the episodes is also a plus because it gives more character development and helps us see more layers of Axe. It also shows us more about the lead characters. It was starting to feel a little predictable. This is a great addition.

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