Marty and the Pod head to Las Vegas to help an aging casino regain its luster. They're joined by Tamara (guest star Nia Long), Galweather Stearn's newest consultant and Marty's business school rival. Clyde is seduced by the VIP bottle-service Las Vegas nightlife. Jeannie finds a passive-aggressive foe in Galweather Stearn's interim CEO, Julianne.
Previously on House of Lies Season 2 Episode 1 "Stochasticity", Marty and the Pod adjust to the "new" Galweather Stearn in the aftermath of the sexual harassment scandal. Interim CEO, Julianne Hofschrager, needs Marty to live up to his reputation of being a fearless closer but that expectation poses a challenge when Marty consults with Mr. Pincus, a valued client no one in the company knows. Meanwhile, Jeannie relives haunting memories from a drunken night out and Marty struggles to patch things up with his son Roscoe.
On this week's Episode title "When Dinosaurs Ruled The Planet", Marty and the Pod head to Las Vegas to help an aging casino regain its luster. They're joined by Tamara (guest star Nia Long), Galweather Stearn's newest consultant and Marty's business school rival. Clyde is seduced by the VIP bottle-service Las Vegas nightlife. Jeannie finds a passive-aggressive foe in Galweather Stearn's interim CEO, Julianne.
Charming, fast talking Marty Kaan and his crack team of MBA-toting management consultants are playing America's 1 percent for everything they've got. They put the con in consulting as they charm smug, unsuspecting corporate fat cats into closing huge deals, and spending a fortune for their services. Twisting the facts, spinning the numbers, and spouting just enough business school jargon to dazzle the clients, there's no end to what this crew won't do to and for each other, while laughing all the way to the bank. Starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell, nothing is sacred in HOUSE OF LIES, a hilarious, irreverent send-up of corporate America today. Based on the book "House of Lies: How Management Consultants Steal Your and Tell You the Time" by Martin Kihn.
This is a program created by and for Showcase, a network that shamelessly brands itself as "television without borders," so there should be an expectation of some level of debauchery. How many other top shows out there contain the same material? Look at True Blood, Game of Thrones, Californication, and the list goes on. House of Lies is an adult show with adult themes. Get the hell over it! This show is clearly not for you. Everyone's welcome to their own opinion but I doubt anyone will find yours to be useful here. Don't give it a 1-star review just because you don't approve of its content. Go watch "The Wind at My Back" or something like that instead.
That being said, Don Cheadle is fantastic as the lead part in this comedy. He pulls it off so well that it's unexpected and refreshing. Cheadle's "psycho" ex-wife is also a great character, flipping between pill-popping party girl and smart, driven career woman that we love to laugh with even though we hate her for being such a b*tch. I can't wait to see more of this show and I applaud everyone involved for a job well done. The acting is convincing and the writing is sharp. There is a great dynamic between all the characters, especially that of Cheadle and his father. The only acting that's less-than stellar comes from Cheadle's son's character, but it's difficult to find a convincing child actor anywhere. He'll probably improve as the show goes on.
Don Cheadle is excellent in this comedic drama. House of Lies keeps you on edge. Once you start watching it, you will beg for more. The writing is excellent. I can't wait for the new season. Cheadle definitely deserves and Emmy for his role. The other cast members are perfectly fitted into the plot and with each week, the plot thickens. I also truly love the child who plays Cheadle's son. He is a great little actor and brings an interesting dynamic to the show. At first, I was Leary about Kristen Bell. I was unsure if she penetrate her "girl-next door" image, but she certainly surprised me. House of Lies is full of comedy, drama, and sexuality. It is not for kids. House of Lies is my favorite!!