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Young bankers and traders make their way in the financial world in the aftermath of the 2008 collapse.
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Watchseries; Boring as hell, not as good as Succession. I would not recommend this to anyone as this as dry and lack of direction.
Boring as hell, not as good as Succession. I would not recommend this to anyone as this as dry and lack of direction.
Industry watchseries. Watched two episodes and just couldn't buy into it. The lead character thinks that by curling her toes while being snogged makes you a good actress. Just too much of trying hard to be? Racy, outlandish, just made it seem simple.
I spent 25 years in investment banking and absolutely hate this series. I somehow managed to get through the first episode, but didn't get past the first 15 minutes of the second. The writing sucks, the actors are terrible, the story lines are insane, and it gives me a headache. Lena Dunham should start looking for a new line of work.
I do not understand the negative reviews I thought this was a great script with good acting.Some bits clichÃ©d but if you have worked in finance you know that the working culture IS a cliche.Good show that I enjoyed
Two episodes in and I'm still watching this, so it can't be absolutely terrible. But having said that, it is pretty terrible. And I'm afraid I'm laughing at it, rather than with it.
My understanding is that one of the co-creators actually worked in investment banking, so why does most of the "technical stuff" sound like it was written by someone who doesn't have a clue? For example, the ridiculously shallow discussion of "cable" (the GBP/USD exchange rate) was just laughable.
While it seemed like Harper was going to be the main character, she's really blanded out and seems to have lost any agency. It's Yasmin who seems to be taking centre stage and is a much more watchable character, even if she does appear to have an implausible ability to keep multiple plates spinning.
One final thought: post the Great Financial Crisis of 2007/8, should we really be giving "rentiers (sic) like these" the oxygen of publicity?
As already stated, awful plot line...in fact no discernible plot line...characters that are implausibly devious, mendacious, vacuous and arrogant. Im now 8 episodes in and cannot begin to understand why I am still hopeful that an interesting narrative will emerge. If its message is that city finance is devoid of morals and that hedonism is endemic therein then why 9 episodes to rerun this tired trope. I have learnt absolutely zero about the "industry" but now know, as a pre millenial, I seriously missed out on sex, drugs but not the alcohol...was it inspired by Ian Dury and Dr Feelgood? PLease do not commision a second series Beeb or Im off.