House of Lies 1.02 "Amsterdam" Review

House of Lies debuted its second episode last night with "Amsterdam," as Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) works to keep together divorcing heads of a basketball franchise team.  After the poor reception of its pilot, House of Lies faces a very uphill battle with its second episode, but does it manage to charm its way past criticism this time around?

I was pretty infuriated with the pilot episode of House of Lies, whose flash and attempt to choke the audience with its edginess snuffed out any reasonable hope of engaging characters or engrossing story going forward.  It’s one thing to break a story’s narrative by pausing to explain what you can’t find ways to show, it’s another to do it with such arrogance and presumption. Read More...


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