Review: 'House Of Lies' Gives Showtime A Raunchy Laugher

 

Showtime’s aggressively raunchy and audaciously funny new sitcom, House of Lies, has a number of lucky things going for it.

First, it stars Don Cheadle, who is impossible to look away from in a role he owns so completely that Showtime might as well start the Emmy campaign. Second, Cheadle plays management consultant Marty Kaan who will do just about anything to fleece the 1% fat cats pissing off everybody in the country, so that’s a role and premise that just might have viewers occupying their couches in droves. It also doesn’t hurt that Kristen Bell gets to be a bad-ass grown up in this and that series creator Matthew Carnahan(Dirt), has a knack for giving Cheadle incredible material to riff on and the rest of the cast (includingBen Schwartz and Josh Lawson) enough one-liners and snark to fuel a hit. Read More...


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