Please forgive me, but I am in a state of shock right now.
You see, I expected House of Lies to end, next season. But not this season! I get that the ratings for House of Lies have never been what you’d call great and I understand that despite its stellar cast the show has never set the critics on fire, but are those really good reasons to call it a day?
I don’t think so. For one, I love this show so very much. For another, I really love this show. I always have. It could be as shameless as, well, Shameless and as ruthless as Billions. And can we talk about how much fun the cast always seemed to be having together? Especially the pod: Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, Ben Schwartz, and Josh Lawson.
No matter what was happening onscreen, the pod always looked to be having a great time together. How much they enjoyed working together shined through and you got the overwhelming sense that these four shared a friendship that went beyond the soundstage.
That’s not to say that everything about the show was perfect because it wasn’t. They never did quite figure out what to do with Dawn Olivieri’s character Monica Talbot and eventually gave up altogether. They also failed to figure out the balance between Marty’s (Cheadle) home life and his life at the office. Because of this family time often felt out of place while office time felt like the heart of the show.
But even with those few complaints (and I wouldn’t really call them complaints either) House of Lies has remained one of my Top 10 Favorite Shows. Seeing as how Showtime usually announces a shows final season before that final season has gone back into production I can only hope that the writers were able to produce a finale that the show, the characters, and the fans deserve.
The House of Lies series finale airs June 12th on Showtime at 9 pm ET