House of Lies 2 Seasons 2012

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Marty goes to war with his son's school when Roscoe is accused of sexual harassment for trying to kiss a boy. His personal life is further complicated when April, a stripper he met in New York, reappears.

Runtime:
29 minutes
Original air date:
February 12, 2012

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Our Descent Into Los Angeles

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    1. The Gods Of Dangerous Financial Instruments Marty and The Pod travel to New York to consult for MetroCapital, a mega-bank that is looking for a plan to unscrupulously justify taking their year-end bonuses as the financial world around them burns. Unfortunately, Marty makes an enemy out of MetroCapital's number two guy, Greg Norbert. Back at home, Marty gets some unwanted advice on how to raise his son, Roscoe, from Marty's live-in father.

    TV-MA 34min January 8, 2012
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    2. Amsterdam Marty and The Pod are sent to a very powerful sports franchise in Phoenix to clean up a mess caused by the owners' impending divorce. Once there, Jeannie takes a dinner meeting with Derek, an old flame. On the home front, Marty continues his personal war with Principal Gita over Roscoe's cross-dressing.

    TV-MA 29min January 15, 2012
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    3. Microphallus Marty arrives at the Galweather offices to find Greg Norbert there announcing the possible acquisition of Galweather by MetroCapital. The Pod then flies to Indiana to consult for a beverage company, where Marty applies his management skills to turn a loss into a win.

    TV-MA 29min January 22, 2012
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    4. Mini-Mogul With Jeremiah out of town, Marty is forced to bring his son Roscoe to his next job in San Francisco. Hoping to get some quality time with his dad, Roscoe ends up spending it all with The Pod.

    TV-MA 29min January 29, 2012
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    5. Utah On a consulting gig in Utah, Jeannie is put in charge when it becomes clear that the racist CEO of a no-frills motel chain won't take Marty seriously. Meantime, Clyde tries to make inroads with a nice Mormon virgin. On the home front, Monica decides to spend some quality time with Roscoe after she gets spurned by a married man she's been seeing.

    TV-MA 29min February 5, 2012
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    6. Our Descent Into Los Angeles Marty goes to war with his son's school when Roscoe is accused of sexual harassment for trying to kiss a boy. His personal life is further complicated when April, a stripper he met in New York, reappears.

    TV-MA 29min February 12, 2012
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    7. Bareback Town When The Pod goes to Washington, DC, to consult for a pharmaceutical company, Marty faces a challenge from April to stay monogamous on the road. Back at home, Jeremiah reveals something serious to April, asking for her confidence until he can tell Marty himself.

    TV-MA 28min February 19, 2012
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    8. Veritas Marty and The Pod take part in the annual Galweather-Stearn recruiting event, where the best and brightest from ivy-league business schools are wined and dined.

    TV-MA 29min March 4, 2012
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    9. Ouroboros The consultants get consulted when Marty and The Pod are put through the ringer by their arch-rival firm, Kinsley-Johnson - all part of the due diligence MetroCapital is performing for the upcoming merger. Meanwhile, Jeannie does her best to keep Wes and the marriage at bay, but fails to keep it a secret from Marty.

    TV-MA 29min March 11, 2012
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    10. Prologue And Aftermath Jeannie embarks on a gig to establish her own legend in the world of consultants when she leads The Pod to her hometown to resurrect an ailing church. Meanwhile, Monica's powers of manipulation reach new heights, threatening Marty's relationship with April.

    TV-MA 29min March 18, 2012
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    11. Business Marty and "The Rainmaker" work together to put the kibosh on their firm's impending acquisition by MetroCapital.

    TV-MA 30min March 25, 2012
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    12. The Mayan Apocalypse With the help of Greg Norbert, Marty and The Pod fight to pull off an 11th-hour reprieve and stop the MetroCapital acquisition from happening. Meanwhile, Jeannie makes a decision about marrying Wes; while Marty's son, Roscoe, makes a life-altering decision of his own.

    TV-MA 29min April 1, 2012

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Genres Comedy
Director Stephen Hopkins
Supporting actors Ben Schwartz, Josh Lawson, Dawn Olivieri, Donis Leonard Jr., Glynn Turman, Greg Germann, Michael Rady, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Kai Caster, Mo Gaffney, Matt Yuan, John Yuan, Kosha Patel, Jennifer Birmingham, Adam Grimes, Michael Raif
Season year 2012
Network Showtime
Executive Producer Jessika Borsiczky
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Without a doubt, Showtime's "House of Lies" was one of my most eagerly awaited programs of 2012. Headlined by Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, the previews for this blistering sitcom looked bawdy, over-the-top, and merciless. There's nothing that I enjoy more than brutal satire, dark humor, and pushing the boundaries of traditional television. So my expectations were through the roof. And for the most part, I was completely satisfied (if not instantly blown away) with the end result. By being on Showtime, "House of Lies" definitely makes the most of its adult situations with outrageous language, unrepentant viciousness, and frank sexual discussions and partnerships. In many ways, though, I felt "House of Lies" trying too hard to be provocative. Everything is done at such extremes, the program rarely settles enough to get you to actually care about its protagonists. They are a questionable bunch, to be sure, but I'd have appreciated a few more grounded moments amidst the mayhem to make the show feel a bit more well rounded. Don't get me wrong. I still thoroughly enjoyed this decidedly brutal comedy, it just lacked the fine tuning necessary to make it one of TV's best.

At its most successful, "House of Lies" skewers business culture, office politics, and the cutthroat nature of getting ahead at any cost. Cheadle plays a ruthless business consultant whose team includes Bell, Ben Schwartz, and Josh Lawson. This quartet is the backbone of the show and each episode showcases them finessing the art of the deal using unscrupulous tactics. The role of the business consultant can be varied, but essentially the team is looking to be hired to provide the outside expertise on any number of topics involving efficiency.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Jim Rocca on November 21, 2012
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If you have a liking for brutally ruthless, highly intelligent, adult humor (including language and sex) in a high stakes, cut throat, big business environment, go no further. My wife and I are absolutely addicted.
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Is This Why 75% of a Recent Yale MBA Class Applied to McKinsey & Company?

Then there is the follow up work that keeps on paying like an insurance residual! Welcome to the world of Management Consultants.

Marty (Don Cheadle), Jeannie (Kristen Bell) et al work for the #2 rated firm. Every week the team led by Marty travel to a different city to convince a business that they are the solution to whatever ails them. The goal is to sign the deal with a teaser/idea and then ink a long term contract for "after work".

What I really liked:

1.) Having seen management consultant firms in action, I always questioned the value of their ideas, when in most cases they had at best a basic understanding of what "my" business entailed? I have had some fun in this respect in the past

2.) The MA rating allows for no punches to be pulled. Constant sex, foul language and adult situations abound!

3.) Ever since Veronica Mars was prematurely cancelled, I had it on my short list to see Kristen Bell in another program where I could "see" Kristen Bell

4.) The first episode draws you in and is a particular favorite of mine as it culminates by outlining how a major lender can garner positive press by offering a modification program, which is essentially a "shell game"

Some of the story lines are uneven. Marty has a pill popping ex-wife (that happens to work for the #1 consulting firm) and a son that may be sexually ambiguous. Jeannie is engaged to a "Richie Rich", though is seemingly unsatisfied. Oh, there is also a potential merger that Marty opposes.

All in, this is a very good show with an excellent cast.
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Without a doubt, Showtime's "House of Lies" was one of my most eagerly awaited programs of 2012. Headlined by Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, the previews for this blistering sitcom looked bawdy, over-the-top, and merciless. There's nothing that I enjoy more than brutal satire, dark humor, and pushing the boundaries of traditional television. So my expectations were through the roof. And for the most part, I was completely satisfied (if not instantly blown away) with the end result. By being on Showtime, "House of Lies" definitely makes the most of its adult situations with outrageous language, unrepentant viciousness, and frank sexual discussions and partnerships. In many ways, though, I felt "House of Lies" trying too hard to be provocative. Everything is done at such extremes, the program rarely settles enough to get you to actually care about its protagonists. They are a questionable bunch, to be sure, but I'd have appreciated a few more grounded moments amidst the mayhem to make the show feel a bit more well rounded. Don't get me wrong. I still thoroughly enjoyed this decidedly brutal comedy, it just lacked the fine tuning necessary to make it one of TV's best.

At its most successful, "House of Lies" skewers business culture, office politics, and the cutthroat nature of getting ahead at any cost. Cheadle plays a ruthless business consultant whose team includes Bell, Ben Schwartz, and Josh Lawson. This quartet is the backbone of the show and each episode showcases them finessing the art of the deal using unscrupulous tactics. The role of the business consultant can be varied, but essentially the team is looking to be hired to provide the outside expertise on any number of topics involving efficiency.
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