Neon still keeps bringing up the goods with an array of amazing new television content with that will keeps fans engaged….and binging and we’ve got a great new selection of picks as we continue on with the The Ultimate Binge Guide.
Check them out below:
The world of high finance is the setting for this machiavellian tale of hedge fund titan Bobby Axelrod (Damien Lewis) who is locked in a dangerous and escalating game of cat and mouse with US Attorney Chuck Rhodes (Paul Giamatti). The premise is simple, Axelrod, better known as Axe, wants to make as much money as possible. Rhodes wants to put him away for doing it, citing a long list of financial fraud and conspiracy charges. If you love intriguing, almost dangerous dramas then Billions makes for a terrific watch and throw in some amazing supporting characters including Axe’s wife, Lara (Malin Akerman), a calculating Lady MacBeth type, and Rhodes wife Wendy (Maggie Siff), a self-possessed alpha professional who’s willing to go to any length to get the job done, along with the hyper-intelligent and ambitious Taylor Amber Mason (Asia Kate Dillon) and you’ve got the setting for a terrific show. Billions has everything you could want out of a television show, and it’s all money!
When it comes to crime dramas they rarely get this personal, but the phenomenal and brooding Ray Donovan is an almost Shakespearean level drama that pulls no punches. Focusing in on professional fixer Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber), who leads a complicated life using an array of illegal and unethical ways to make sure the clients for the legal firm he works for get their way. Making things even more stressful for Ray is the fact that his personal life is an utter mess and you’ve got the setting and backdrop for a powerful character study. Schreiber is fantastic in the role of Ray and really gets to pull out his considerable acting depth in this incredible portrait of a complex man living a dangerous and difficult life. With 8 seasons to binge, Ray Donovan will hold your attention very nicely.
Game of Thrones
It’s regarded as one of the greatest achievements of long form television in the last decade, and if it’s been a while since you last watched Game of Thrones you might want to take the time to check it out once again. With it’s memorable characters including dragon queen Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke), heroic outcast Jon Snow (Kit Harington), ferocious lioness Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), conflicted knight Jaime Lannister (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) and the clever and calculating dwarf Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage), Game of Thrones brings the epic world of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world to life with fantastical characters, mythic world building and an intriguing, twisting narrative and it’s viewing that will keep you engaged the whole way through. Audiences never could have imagined that they would have been this engaged by the fantasy genre and it might be a good time to venture back to Westeros once more.
Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson brought two incredible performances together in the television event that was True Detective, and this slow-burn story was one of pain, rage, fire, vengeance and redemption, and we couldn’t look away. As Louisiana State Police homicide detectives Rustin “Rust” Cohle (McConaughey) and Martin “Marty” Hart (Harrelson), they are brought into investigate a grisly crime committed by a serial killer over a 17-year period. True Detective was a narrative that got into your bones, and it was masterfully captured via the talented eye of director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Dark and savage at every turn, True Detective is one of those shows that stays with you long after you watch it, and years on since it’s debut back ion 2014 it still remains as one of the most celebrated television events ever broadcast. This one comes highly recommended.
Sometimes all you want is some old school pulp-fiction, smack’em’up action mayhem and in that situation Banshee is the one to choose. Starring New Zealander Antony Starr as a nameless thief, and recent jailbird, who assumes the identity of recently dead police officer Lucas Hood, and whom is then sworn is as the new Sheriff of Banshee, Pennsylvania, Banshee mixes in all kinds of extremes and makes for a ferocious piece of action TV. From its bone breaking fights to stoic character moments, Banshee is great fun and pits Hood against a whole host of deranged villains including a crazed Ukrainian mob boss named Rabbit, who has a serious axe to grind, local Armish kingpin Kai Procter, who has his own vision for how Banshee should be run, and a whole host of other bad guys. And did I mention that Hood’s trying to renew his one time love affair with Rabbit’s daughter Anastasia (Ivana Miličević), who has herself adopted an assumed identity, married, and is now raising a family in Banshee. Oh and then there’s his two best friends; local bar owner, ex-fighter and former criminal Sugar (Frankie Faison), and transvestite hacker extrordainre Job (the exceptional Hoon Lee). This mixes of outlandish narrative, brutal action and mercurial characters makes Banshee an utterly addictive rush of a show.
All these shows are available to stream on Neon now.