House of Lies

Season 1 Episode 5


Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Feb 05, 2012 on Showtime
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Episode Summary

A consulting assignment takes the team to Utah were it has to come up with a way to improve a seemingly perfect chain of hotels. However, because of the CEO's negative attitude towards Marty, Jeannie has to lead the team. Meanwhile Monica takes care of Roscoe but uses the time to get back at her lover.moreless

Who was the Episode MVP ?

  • House of Lies - Utah

    A hilarious episode. 'Utah' puts Jeannie in Marty's shoes for an episode and Marty dealing with the client was funny. I thought that this was a fantastic episode and one of the best first season episodes.
  • House of Turds

    I have not been in the habit of writing reviews for this series. However, this last installment was so bad that I felt compelled to come here out of sheer revenge for the hour I wasted watching this Van Wilder drivel in sophisticated clothing.

    House of Lies, like its Showtime brethren Californication and Shameless, has a dirty mouth, but unlike those better series, it rarely comes up with the goods.

    Don Cheadle has been horribly miscast here. He has plenty of intelligence and irreverence for the role but when did he become the irresistible playboy? Got me. His character is also the only one who isn't completely two dimensional at this point. None of the other characters have been given any attention beyond Kristen Bell's sexual dalliance last episode, which seemed to serve no purpose other than to get Bell in her underwear, certainly a series highlight to this point.

    The series falls from barely interesting to truly pathetic this week. Whether it is the utterly predictable main storyline of Kristen Bell saving the day when the business hiring them apparently doesn't want to deal with Cheadle because of his skin color (yeah, right), or the Van Wilderesque unexplained fascination with anal sex and feces, this episode completely fails to do all but annoy... greatly.


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