House of Lies: Season 2 (2013)


Season 2
House of Lies

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Air date: Jan 13, 2013
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In the aftermath of a sexual-harassment scandal at Galweather and Stearn, Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) and his fellow Pod members adjust to a new corporate culture and a new interim CEO in the second series of this black comedy about ruthless management consultants. The situation eventually gets so bad for Marty that he considers jumping ship and starting his own firm. And things aren't any better in his personal life. His son (Donis Leonard Jr.) is now living with his ex-wife (Dawn Olivieri), and he struggles with his feelings for Jeannie (Kristen Bell) after a drunken night together. Unfortunately, neither of them can remember what, if anything, happened between them. Meanwhile, Jeannie gets an unexpected promotion to Engagement Manager and then Matt Damon hires the firm to find a charity that will enhance his image. But, of course, even that doesn't go quite as planned. Ben Schwartz and Josh Lawson also star.


Don Cheadle
as Marty Kaan
Kristen Bell
as Jeannie van der Hooven
Ben Schwartz
as Clyde Oberholt
Josh Lawson (II)
as Doug Guggenheim
Dawn Olivieri
as Monica Talbot
Glynn Turman
as Jeremiah Kaan
Nia Long
as Tamara
Richard Schiff
as Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
Griffin Dunne
as Mario 'The Rainmaker' Pelicos
Bess Armstrong
as Julianne Hofschragar
Taylor Hartley
as Alex Dushkin
Michael McDonald
as Carl Criswell
Mather Zickel
as Michael Carlson
Evan Hart
as Kyle Dushkin
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Critic Reviews for House of Lies Season 2

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Rather than tap into public outrage over Wall Street excesses, this frivolous Showtime comedy wallows in them.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

All in all, a decent offering. It lacked the wow factor of the initial premiere, but it didn't need to be that flashy, as we already have a pretty decent handle on these characters already for the most part.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

Marty has his warts, but he has a conscience too. Perhaps he always did. Most importantly, though, Marty Kaan's character is not just held up as an ideal or immoral representation of a black man. He is simply allowed to be

Aug 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The opening of Season 2 suggests that there will be more for Jeannie to do as the series rolls along... It's a harbinger of more complex things to come.

Oct 9, 2018 | Full Review…

House of Lies is as brash and cocky as the management consultants it follows.

Jan 15, 2013 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

Perhaps House Of Lies will grow out of the "Most Disappointing" cocoon and into a beautiful "Pretty Good" butterfly.

Jan 15, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for House of Lies: Season 2

  • Aug 26, 2015
    Galweather & Stern gets an interim CEO Julianne Hotschragar who promotes Jeannie to a position that is not a real promotion after she revealed the sexual scandal at Galweather & Stern. Jeannie struggles to remember the night she & Marty got drunk after her announcement at the Galweather event & remembers she told him she loved him and he returned the sentiment. Julianne applies pressure to Marty to become a different type of consultant who attends events she sees that are valuable to the employees of the firm. Marty's son is now living with his ex-wife who has decided to become sober & stops traveling to be there for Roscoe. Marty & the Pod early in the season can't figure out who their first client is due to the way things are run with the new boss, and finally figure out it is a casino. Tamara a new team member that Julianne sent along with the Pod suggests a solution for the casino that gets rejected. Marty decides he is going to take the idea to the Carlson, the competitor to his client. As Marty realizes Carlson is a high maintenance client...who calls on Marty constantly. Julianne brings in Matt Damon to the table and wants Marty & the Pod to get his charity business as it is good for press. Matt Damon constantly turns out to be a jerk & pushes Marty to his limits. What Marty has to do to get the job done is more then he ever has had to endure. Marty realizes he wants to leave Galweather & start his own firm. He is tired of the mismanagement of the business. Marty finds out that Tamara is sleeping with him after her husband gets a job in New York & pushing him to close the Carlson deal to help her get a job in New York to be with her estranged husband. Marty decides he is going to take the deal back to Pinkus convincing him to take the deal. Sarah convinces Doug to marry her with a fake proposal...the season ends with Jeannie confessing how she feels after Marty & Carlson get into a big fight at the wedding after being betrayed by one of his own...great drama and laughs...

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