House of Lies “Amsterdam” Review

After an up and down first episode that garnered mixed reviews among prominent television critics,House of Lies served up their second offering this Sunday with "Amsterdam." This week, The Pod tackled the ripped-from-the-headlines story of a divorcing owners of a pro sports team (Hi, McCourts!). In reality, this week’s case was barely treated with any importance. Instead, it served as the backdrop for more hilarious interplay between the actors.

Regardless of the show’s trajectory and storylines, it’s clear that House of Lies has a firm base in their four main characters. The Pod comes off like your group of friends from high school: No one is immune from occasional ribbing, the successes of one become the successes of the group, and the group can speak in a language that only they really understand. These four people have can take any type of discourse (however crude) and weave into something entertaining. You really couldn’t ask for a lot more from the interpersonal relationships of Cheadle and his Pod. Read More... 


Want to comment on this? First, you must log in to your SideReel account!