BILLIONS (SHOWTIME) EPISODE 5. THE GOOD LIFE (2-14-16
There’s a funny bit where Dale (Frank Harts), the newbie on the U.S. Attorney team gets admonished for using the term “dude” in a meeting. He’s fresh from a more bro-y law firm but quickly gets told that the vibe in this office is “serious but serious.” Later, Rhoades himself tells Dale, “Somewhere between ‘sir’ and ‘dude.’” Watching Dale adjust to his new office throughout the episode is a small but worthy delight. -EW
“Likely to score a respectable amount of further festival bookings plus brief runs in US art-houses, it’s chiefly notable for Cara Seymour’s nuanced supporting turn as Anna’s sometime best friend Kate.
The Englishwoman, with her slightly androgynous appeal and woundedly empathetic mien, forms a missing link in a thespian lineage includes higher-profile UK performers such as Charlotte Rampling, Tilda Swinton and Samantha Morton. Despite making considerable impact in Hotel Rwanda, Gangs of New York, Dancer in the Dark and Adaptation, among others, Seymour has somehow never quite attained the household-name status her talents deserve …”