Was looking forward to this one but the pedigree of the show runners is meh.
Though maybe Sorkin is using some real stories he learned about hedge funders.
It's okay, I guess it's going to get pulpish, with Axe and the Giamatti character having confrontations which would never happen in real life. And then you have Axe using all kinds of covert methods, kind of like spy craft, to contact his govt. mole?
But an insider trading prosecution would be pretty boring to portray, unless the guy was one of these "party CEOs" who tried to re-create Caligulan orgies with his money -- wait, better not give the show runners ideas.
Are they going to stretch out a prosecution over several seasons? Once the trial is over, the show is over? Or does Axe get convicted (and thus preserve Chuck Rhodes' perfect record) but there's a long appeal during which he's out on bail, up to more shenanigans? Or maybe he goes to white collar prison but runs his empire, business as usual?
Or maybe Rhodes runs for office, becomes mayor of NYC or governor of NY, then unleashes the attorney general on Axelrod?
Anyways, good actors, not sure about good writing yet so it helps justify the Showtime subscription. But you know what, a year ago they were running House of Lies (meh) and Episodes! I'd rather see the new season of Episodes now than this.