Showtime's new dark-comedy series, House of Lies
will not premiere on that channel until Sunday, January 8. But, thanks to a benevolent YouTube posting by the cable network, you don't need to wait. Instead, you can watch the House of Lies
premiere right here and right now!
Granted, this is, according to the disclaimer at the beginning of the video, a slightly edited version of the actual House of Lies pilot. With a run-time of about 34 minutes, however, you won't be missing much.
Need some more information before you dive into a new cable series?
House of Lies stars Oscar-nominee Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan, a high-flying management consultant. He is joined at work by a team of underlings: Jeannie (Kristen Bell, of Veronica Mars fame), Clyde (Ben Schwartz, probably most recognizable from his recurring role of Jean-Ralphio on Parks and Recreation) and Doug (Josh Lawson).
We also get a look at Marty's home-life -- on the rare occasions that he's home anyway. That home consists of a cross-dressing but surprisingly confident son, a psychologist father (who doubles as a nanny) and an ex-wife/work rival who occasionally sleeps over.
In theory, the management consultants of Marty's "pod" help companies restructure for greater success. In reality, they seem much more interested in separating big corporations from their money (via strip clubs, expensive meals and insanely long contracts) and having sex.
That"s no joke about the sex, by the way. This is Showtime, after all.
If such a description appeals to you, check out the House of Lies premiere episode below:
So what do you think?
Obviously, Showtime wants you to love the premiere and then show your love by ordering their premium cable service. Will you bite? Or is House of Lies less than what you need to tune into Showtime? Let us know what you think in the comments section below!
House of Lies will premiere on Sunday, January 8 at 10pm.
(Image and video courtesy of Showtime)