Why We Can't Get Enough Of Wall Street Dramas

Wall Street dramas have it all: intrigue, greed, corruption, sex and money. Lots and lots of money. No wonder we can't get enough of them...
Wall Street drama - or, in other words, hour after hour of sex, lies, betrayal, greed, investigations, excess and a whole lot of cash - what's not to love?
We've memorised all of Gordon Gekko's best quotes in Wall Street ("The point, ladies and gentleman, is that greed, for lack of a better word, is good"), revelled in the debauchery of Jordan Belfort's lifestyle ("Cocaine and hookers, my friend") and had a lesson in mortgage buys courtesy of The Big Short (and some Jenga blocks).
And obviously, we still crave more Wall Street action. The fast-paced buying, overzealous short selling, dodgy law-bending and the rise and fall of these powerful, “masters of the universe” type characters.
We just can't get enough of it.
With Sky Atlantic's Billions - starring Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti - having just landed on Sky Atlantic and also available on NOW TV this May without a contract, we can almost smell the money (or is that opportunity? Or jail time?) and we just can't wait.
Here are 10 reasons why we can't get enough of wall street dramas...

So. Much. Money.

There's always that scene where they make more money than they know what to do with, and start throwing it away like it's garbage. Or having sex on it. Or whatever. We love this so much because we all know what's around the corner...

mo' money, mo' problems.

All Of The Iconic One Liners

At least they've got enough cash to fill up the odd swear jar...

It's Not Just About The Men

Wall Street women are pretty terrifying, too. And just as ruthless, corrupt and debauched. Unless you're Melanie Griffith's Tess McGill, and then you simply rock. As she says herself: "I have a head for business and a bod for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?"

And Yes, It's Fun To See Them Fail

When the greedy master of the universe eventually gets caught, or thrown in jail, or loses it all, or has the total meltdown, it's awesome. Because for viewers, watching these Wall Streeters hit rock bottom is as interesting as seeing them get to the top. Nothing like a little schadenfreude.

There's A Lot Of Fighting

High-pressure, make-or-lose millions-in-minutes life choices and frequent alcohol or drug binges have a tendency to make people VERY ANGRY.

They Know How To Party

And we mean par-tay.

But Are Less Good At Losing

Although becoming an alcoholic sidewalk Santa suits Dan Aykroyd (aka Louis Winthorpe III) well.

Lots. Of. Beautiful. Women.

Which means lots of sexy scenes.

And More Sex

This is the opening scene for Billions – and that’s not even the Wall Street guy under that PVC leather stiletto heeled boot. Kinkiness, orgies, prostitutes, adultery... you name it, a Wall Street drama’s got it when it comes to exciting sex scenes.

So as if those ten reasons weren’t enough to get you hooked in, you can now get stuck in to the latest Wall Street drama – Billions - absolutely contract free with a NOW TV Entertainment Pass, only £6.99 for a month.

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