5 sentence review of House of Lies

Season 1, Episode 5: “Utah”

5. “Seinfeld” made quite a name for itself as a show filled with truly reprehensible people and there aren’t a lot of role models to be found in any version of “Two and a Half Men.”

4. So maybe it’s too harsh to say Showtime’s “House of Lies” is the bleakest, most unlikable collection of characters ever assembled in the history of television.

3. The primary difference between “Seinfeld,” “Two and a Half Men” and “House of Lies” is humor: “Seinfeld” and “Two and a Half Men” have it, “House of Lies” doesn’t.

2. The General is a fan of black comedy“Bad Santa” is one of his favorite movies — but “House of Lies” feels like being stuck with a bunch of teenage boys lying about their sexual escapades with one hot girl, Jeannie (Kristen Bell), who doesn’t want to sleep with any of them except, of course, the worst possible human being in sight, in this case Marty (Don Cheadle).

1. The best acting and most likeable characters on the show goes to Marty’s father, Jeremiah (Glynn Turman), and his cross-dressing, gender-questioning son, Roscoe (Donis Leonard Jr.), who are unfortunate bystanders to the disaster of the rest of the program.

Dawn Olivieri plays Monica Talbot on "House of Lies." She gets naked a lot. It's not really worth watching the show. Just search online for screen captures.

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