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House of Lies: Season 2 (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.

Cast

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 E. Turman
as Jeremiah Kaan
Donis Leonard Jr.
as Roscoe Kaan
Nia Long
as Tamara
Larenz Tate
as Malcolm
Richard Schiff
as Harrison 'Skip' Galweather
Griffin Dunne
as Mario 'The Rainmaker' Pelicos
Bess Armstrong
as Julianne Hofschragar, Julianne Hotschrager
Matt Damon
as Himself
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 (3)

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

August 27, 2018 | Full Review…
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Rather than tap into public outrage over Wall Street excesses, this frivolous Showtime comedy wallows in them.

October 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.

October 9, 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.

October 9, 2018 | Full Review…

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

January 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.

January 15, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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