Billion's dialogue is too hokey, but maybe works for being "very online." For example Axe wanted to call Nassim Talib to ask if it was a true black swan event - and was checking hastags for TheMike.

Pacing is still good, however, the show captures the attention of the ADHD mind.
One way to evaluate shows - Will there be a YouTube aftermarket for clips?

You can watch The Wire (David Simon stole his best work from Spike Lee) clips and catch new stuff, it's still insightful.

Billions is watchable, but I don't see people watching clips years later.
Billions is a great show capturing the banality of evil, how people make moral compromises and lose themselves.

I was shocked to learn the creator is a huge Blue Anon guy given Billions' realistic depiction of federal prosecutorial abuse and corruption.
Character arc of Mike Prince about to lose his soul by working with Chuck Rhoades to take out Axe, who they see as evil, is morally nuanced storytelling.

Really a complex show.

Hard to believe the creator meta-critiques SDNY and then is on Twitter boot licking feds all day.
Mike Prince's scene saying, "I don't have enemies, people make me an enemy but I rise above," was perfect Law of Attraction.

But then he's pushed too far, and goes into his own dark side.

Billions has incredible characters, no one is truly good or evil.

No other show like it.
Mike Prince tried to redeem his earlier evil deed, and then gets dragged back into his own dark side by unilateral conflict.

That's good storytelling.

It's also far more realistic than formulaic Good Guy Always Good, Bad Guy Always Evil.

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