(@gregolear) is the author of DIRTY RUBLES: AN INTRODUCTION TO TRUMP/RUSSIA & the novels TOTALLY KILLER and FATHERMUCKER. Email: name [at] gmail [dot] com.
I hear you. It’s really a narrative that is both dumb AND obviously false. I’m not sure the best way to phrase it.
Some of us did complain:
Billions would be much more interesting if Damien Lewis played Rhoads and Paul Giamatti was Axe. Also, Wags is a terrible character, and you should all be ashamed for liking him even a little.