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Old 27 January 2016, 22:30
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Has anyone watched the first two episodes? It just started on Showtime.

Great show so far, with a good plot and a great cast.

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Chuck Rhoades, a powerful U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is tipped to a case of insider trading with links to billionaire hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. While it could be a career-defining case for Chuck, he must tread carefully, because his wife, Wendy, is the in-house performance coach at Axe Capital and Axe's key confidante. But a costly purchase by Axe gives Chuck the opening he needs, setting off a cat and mouse game where the stakes are high and intensely personal.
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Old 27 January 2016, 22:50
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I watched the first two episodes and I'm really digging it! You're right, the cast is awesome. The Sons of Anarchy chick (Paul Giamatti's wife) might be my favorite character so far. The jury's still out though.
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Old 9 February 2016, 09:58
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Watched the first two episodes last night. I like the story line but episode two was junk. The scene with the traders around the table at Axe describing their deals in terms of sexual metaphors was stupid. The whole time I'm watching that scene (and a couple others that were similar in style) I'm thinking, "Nobody talks likes that". The scene where he buys the building from the family was decent.

I'll give it another episode or so.
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Old 29 February 2016, 20:58
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Watched it last night and was very entertained. Great cast, great writing.
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Old 2 May 2017, 17:12
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I've been watching this series and think that it is pretty good. Hard to follow some of the financial speak but you get the idea that Axe is out to win at any cost.

Last Sunday's episode was awesome. I might buy some stock in Ice Juice yet.
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Old 2 May 2017, 18:14
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Totally hooked on this show. My husband who is in the biz says it is totally accurate in the portrayal of the inner workings, the offices, etc.
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Old 2 May 2017, 21:08
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I enjoy this show. The time to buy Ice Juice is now, post Sunday's show.
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Old 3 May 2017, 16:48
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Great show and well cast.

Damian Lewis does a great job.

But I have to admit my favourite character is David Costabile "Wags". He's awesome. I reckon he's the fulcrum on how this all ends in a few seasons.

Paul Giamatti is good, in an insanely overacted, scene chewing kind of way.

The recent surprise flip flop was bloody well done.

This show has "Wall Street Sopranos" written all over it.
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Damian Lewis does a great job.
I have a hard time seeing him as anyone other than Dick Winters...
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I have a hard time seeing him as anyone other than Dick Winters...
I reckon it's the perfect role for him.

Both Captain Dick Winters himself and Damian Lewis' portrayal are the epitome of good guy integrity.

It's kinda cool to see Damian Lewis as "Axe" starting out like a cheeky Robin Hood and then we see him shift into a law breaking pirate, and then ?

You want him to be a good guy doing the odd naughty thing, but when he starts living on the bad end of the spectrum more and more it gets more awkward to watch.

Hence my Sopranos reference. We somehow wanted Tony to be OK and go legit, but he was a bad guy.

I reckon the same for Axe.

The toughest part is when Axe starts to lose it a bit. And I'm sitting there like "Come on Captain Winters, get it together and stop being a d!ck. You're the Boss of Easy Company!"
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Just watched S1 E1, and I'm in. Loved how the pilot started, and then ended.
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Old 11 May 2017, 11:45
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I have a hard time seeing him as anyone other than Dick Winters...
If you REALLY want a hard time, try watching him in Life.
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I have a hard time seeing him as anyone other than Dick Winters...
Agree.

It is cool when I see members of that cast in other shows and movies. I have seen the actors who played Randleman, Luz, Buck Compton, Martin, Talbert, Winters, Lipton, Nixon and Mularkey show up and it always brings me back to their Band of Brothers characters.
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Just finishing up season 2 and it's better than the first season, by far.

They're getting a little deeper into the political arena, with Giamatti's character making a run for governor and Axe looking to both get out of his crosshairs and bring him down at the same time. The character of Black Jack Foley, scion of old money dating back to the Boss Tweed era and preeminent political fixer for the state of New York is a good touch, and more than a little realistic when you consider how many candidates get slated for office.

The Hall character is pretty good too. Kind of like a Mike Ehrmantraut with the edges (seemingly) rounded off, only he's wearing an off the rack suit and seems to be a little more savvy when it comes to collecting and analyzing intel.

Be interesting to see what his backstory is.
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Watching S3E8... Love this show. Giamatti is phenomenal in his role, reminds me of how good Kevin Spacey nailed 'House Of Cards'.
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reminds me of how good Kevin Spacey nailed 'House Of Cards'.
Well, he nailed something, apparently.
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Well, he nailed something, apparently.
Lol.. in reference to Spacey's character on HOC, not his personal life, of course.
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Enter John Malkovich as dangerous Russian gangster, S3E9.. hell yeah.
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Was he channeling Teddy KGB from the movie Rounders?
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