Los Angeles Times

Meditation­s on ‘Billions’ series


In Mary McNamara’s review of the new “Billions” series on Showtime [“In ‘Billions,’ White Alpha Males do Battle,” Jan. 16], she didn’t mention the two notable scenes showing the main characters — played by Paul Giamatti and Damien Lewis — taking time out of their busy schedules, one fighting crime the other committing it, to meditate.

Neither seems to have gained any observable benefits — not calmer, happier, more relaxed. They are still at the mercy of their ego. As the nuns used to say about the Catholic Mafia members, “but think what they’d be like without the faith.”

Mary Jeanne Hawes

Newport Beach

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