Billions is a complex drama about power politics in the world of New York high finance. Shrewd, savvy U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades and the brilliant, ambitious hedge fund king Bobby "Axe" Axelrod are on an explosive collision course, with each using all of his considerable smarts, power and influence to outmaneuver the other. The stakes are in the billions in this timely, provocative series.
Action comedy takes place in the modern world, where almost the whole power is concentrated in the hands of the richest and sacrosanct. Their influence extends to all spheres of life, from the entertainment and to justice. The world does not tolerate errors, because the stakes are too high and even the most not much of remiss may change in the root of all. "Billions" describes the confrontation of the two heroes. They are both strong and with a considerable amount of power in the hands, but however, they are quite different. At long last, their struggle goes on the new, almost uncontrolled level where the negligence or any assignment in their internecine strife threatens irreversible result. The first belligerent party is Bobby "Axe" Axelrod. This man is a present Titan of hedge fund. He has good instincts and remarkably successful, furthermore, his judgment often on a cold-blooded. Partially, such a temper is a consequence of the terrible tragedy of 9/11, in which all the participants of hedge fund were killed and only he remained alive. To some extent Bobby feels the blame for this outcome of the disaster, he, therefore, assumed the obligation to pay for the education of children of his dead colleagues. In public, he embodied the real virtue, but among people, who are like him, he appears to be an incredibly rich offender. The second belligerent party is Chuck Rhoades. This self-contained man takes the high post in New York, he is a prosecutor of the Southern district. Chuck is heartless, especially, he is ruthless to law-breakers. But more than all he hates the rich criminals that relying on their own authority, that was granted to them, often stolen and blood money, which hope to avoid punishment having bribed justice. But even this high post for him is not the guarantee of the absolute leadership in the family, as Chuck is seriously tarnished by his father and not less than the success wife whose name is Wendy Rhoades. Wendy runs in the Axe Capital, the enemy`s company of her husband. Wendy has strong and reliable relations with her employer, which may be a serious obstacle for Chuck in his quest to find justice.Read more »
New York is the world of limitless prospects huge power and big money becomes the center of the collision of two enormously influential personalities in the faces: a relentless prosecutor Chuck Rhodes and billionaire genius Bobby Axelrod. Bobby is a successful businessman from Wall Street. Thanks to his perseverance and the pursuit of better he headed for the incredible wealth using his endless possibilities even if not in all cases this is within the law but without a twinge of conscience. His motives are pure in spite of all the possibilities of the world a lot of money in which the line between light and dark has long been erased. Bobby is quite a dangerous game in which the stakes reach the ten-digit numbers. However, he used his skill and cunning does not show his capabilities to anyone. If we talk about Chuck Rhodes is a daring and principled prosecutor having people in government it clearly stands out from all the other successful fighters against financial corruption in the country. Winning eight dozen cases confirmed his impeccable professionalism. One day, he encounters three raises suspicions of industrial firms which are directly connected with Bobby Axelrod. All would have gone like clockwork, if not his wife working in a team with Bobby and do not want to deviate from the case. Then Rhodes succumbing to risk his reputation begins to play an insidious game.Read more »
Billions season 3 continues to tell about the severe confrontation between two clever and desperate men – Bobby Axelrod and Chuck Rhoades. The main themes of the show are still money, power, justice and revenge. Axelrod and Rhoades only strengthened in the desire to destroy each other’s lives in the next episodes. But this time they will have to fight for their existence with new and influential enemies. They are waiting for a meeting with US Attorney General (Clancy Brown) and Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich), who are able to bring serious problems to the guys. In addition, Wendy (Maggie Siff), who is the wife of Chuck and the irreplaceable Bobby’s psychologist, is going to make a decision that can turn her life upside down. Thus, we are waiting for an alternating turn of confrontation of this charismatic two heroes in the upcoming season 3 of Billions.Read more »
Bobby Axelrod (Damien Lewis) and Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) will recall the legendary expression "The enemy of my enemy is my friend" at the start of the new season. Implacable rivals will conclude an armistice and become allies to fight their numerous enemies - from Russian billionaire Grigor Andolov (John Malkovich) to Prosecutor General Waylon '’Jock'’ Jeffcoat (Clancy Brown). The situation in the social and political arena of New York will escalate to the limit, because, besides fighting the common enemies, Chuck and Bobby will have to solve many local problems. The first one will begin to perceive criticism from his father acutely, and the second one is waiting for a new meeting with Taylor Mason (Asia Kate Dillon), who has already begun to recruit allies in the war against the former boss... Ambitions and betrayal were originally the basis of the plot, and all the characters will surely know in the upcoming episodes what price they will have to pay to quench their thirst for revenge...Read more »
Since the financial genius of Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and then the Southern District Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) on Wall Street, there have been many significant events for the hedge fund industry since the first season of the series Billions in a fierce battle of minds. including the emergence of new players. By the fifth season of the show, they are not the only ones: now there is no crowding in the financial arena. Axelrod, who was losing his grip, was surrounded by both those who want to move him from Olympus, and those who simply want to tear the king to pieces and strip all the regalia, and, ideally, send him to jail altogether.Read more »