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Mr Robot – Season 1

From the producers of True Detective, Mr. Robot follows Elliot, a young and brilliant programmer who has perfected the art of computer hacking. Elliot suffers from a debilitating anti-social disorder, making hacking into peoples’ lives his only means of human connection. He wields his skills as a weapon to protect the people he cares about from those who are trying to hurt them. Ultimately, he finds himself at the intersection between his day job a
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Spooks – Season 1

John Le Carre for the internet generation, Spooks is a smart combination of TV cop show and George Smiley-esque espionage shenanigans that pulls no punches in its depiction of an MI5 team fighting a covert war on the streets of London. This is adult, post-watershed drama clearly inspired by the hard-hitting reality style of US shows such as 24 and The Sopranos. The strong ensemble cast is led by charismatic Matthew MacFadyen as Tom Quinn, star spy of "Section B", the counter-terrorism branch headed by Harry Pearce (Peter Firth). Keeley Hawes, David Oyelowo and tough-cookie Jenny Agutter make up the team. And as with its British predecessors, Cracker and Prime Suspect, Spooks also delves fearlessly into the characters' turbulent personal lives, here given an added twist by their constant need to deceive even those they love. The six episodes of t
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Billions – Season 2

All 12 episodes from the second season of the American financial drama starring Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis. Intent on reining in Wall Street exuberance, US attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) is instructed to go after powerful hedge fund king and multi-billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). Reluctant to risk his perfect prosecution record on the seemingly clean public figure, Rhoades is willing to wait for him to make a mistake. In this season, Axelrod attempts to reorganise his assets as he takes on a number of powerful rivals, while Rhoades looks for another high-profile case in order to rebuild his reputation. The episodes are: 'Risk Management', 'Dead Cat Bounce', 'Optim
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Billions – Season 1

Brilliant hedge fund titan Bobby “Axe” Axelrod and brash U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades play a dangerous, winner-take-all game of cat and mouse where the stakes run into ten figures.
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