Is this post a day late? Why, yes, it is! All because I saved it as a draft and forgot to schedule it for publication or even publish it!
Before I tell you all about my love for the show Billions, I want to share the links to the April editions of newsletters that list paying markets:
And if you’re keen on poetry, what better way to celebrate than by writing a poem every day through National Poetry Month?
Moving on from all things writerly, I highly recommend watching Billions. It is set in the high-stakes world of hedge funds and of course, billionaires. In India, it is available to watch on Disney+Hotstar.
The series is fast, exciting, features snappy dialogues and pop culture references by the dozen. While waiting for a new season to come out, I don’t even tire watching repeats of old seasons.
It definitely helps that the cast features Paul Giamatti, and for five seasons Damian Lewis. Season six has replaced him with Corey Stoll, a move that predicted doom for the series but not from my perspective! I loved him in his relatively brief but impactful role in House of Cards. His character in Billions had been introduced in Season 5 itself, so I had full faith that he would take over the reins and do a fantastic job of it. The series also features the firstnon-binary character (Taylor Mason) in one of the leading roles.
Each episode is an hour long, and I’m quite sad that a season wraps up in twelve episodes. At the end of them all I feel bereft, and spend the rest of the year looking forward to the next season.
I can’t help but view the storyline with a writer’s eye, and learn a lot while getting entertained. The plot moves fast, and it’s the kind of show where the story spins and swivels, and you might be left missing a beat if you don’t focus on the dialogues. It teaches me to do the same for my stories.
Season 6 has almost drawn to an end, which saddens me. But I have lined up a lot of other exciting programs to watch, like The Dropout, Inventing Anna and the biggest hit of them all featuring heavily Indian influences – Bridgerton Season 2!
Let me know what you are watching, and if you have any good recommendations!