House of Lies 1.03 "Microphallus" Review

House of Lies debuts its third episode tonight with "Microphallus," as Marty Kaan (Don Cheadle) works to keep a bottling plant from going under while keeping thoughts of his dead mother at bay.  "Microphallus" once again represents something of a step up from its pilot, but still has a few troubled aspects in need of address in order to make a coherent series.

And…we’re back.

I almost enjoyed last week’s "Amsterdam" as a follow-up to the abysmal pilot for House of Lies, as "Amsterdam" managed to tone down its more obnoxious devices and focus more on the chemistry between its cast.  There’s still plenty of work to be done in balancing said chemistry with a compelling story on a week-to-week basis, but new series always need a little bit of time to grow into their own format. Read More...


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