‘Billions’ Dishes a Smorgasbord of Wall Street Scandals: Review


Damian Lewis as Bobby ‘Axe’ Axelrod and Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades.

Photographer: JoJo Whilden
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Next week, scenes of insider trading, gratuitous $83-million-dollar mansion buying and a hog-tied U.S. attorney will be screened at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. That’s a sentence I never thought I would write and one that could only come about as entertainment executives look for ever more preposterous ways to dramatize the world of Wall Street.

General misbehavior sets the tone for Showtime’s new series “Billions,” which premieres Jan. 17. A month after the release of “The Big Short,” the movie adaption of Michael Lewis’s book, viewers will be treated to the television version of banksters behaving very badly…

‘Billions’ Dishes a Smorgasbord of Wall Street Scandals: Review

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