Everything I Love About Billions

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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:

105 Calls for Submissions in April 2022 – Paying markets

The Practicing Writer 2.0: April 2022

Comps and calls for April 2022 at Cathy’s Comps and Calls

40 Print Literary Magazines that Publish Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry

Seven Exciting New Literary Journals

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!

4 comments

  1. Hey thanks for sharing the link updates and commend you for the efforts, hard work in researching links to share. Aha! I thought that you would be writing about billions you wanna make or fascination with the numbers. I loved watching Sharmaji Namkeen on Prime and I suggest you catch with Yeh Kaali Kaali Ankhen if you haven’t!

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    1. You’re welcome Vishal! And yes I still want to make billions but that’s not worth writing about 😅😅
      I do have Sharmaji Namkeen on my list too! But I haven’t heard of the other one – will check it out

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