Showtime puts first episode from House of Lies, best new series of early 2012, online now
Looking for something besides sports and Law & Order reruns in the TV no man's land between Christmas and the New Year?
You are in luck. Showtime has just put the amazing pilot for its new series House of Lies -- so far the absolute best new show of early 2012 that I have seen -- online through YouTube and its own website.
House of Lies features Don Cheadle in a role you might never expect, but which fits him like a glove, playing a super-slick, high-end management consultant at the Number Two firm in the world.
His ex-wife is the top consultant at the Number One firm, he has a roving eye for the ladies and an unconventional style which sometimes involves strip clubs, fistfights with clients and uncovering their secrets to earn outrageous fees.
Best of all, its an amazing role for an actor of color, featuring his biracial son and Cheadle's psychologist father, adding a much-needed dash of diversity to premium cable.
Check it out below and enjoy: