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Things to Sling This Week

Between bingewatching buzzy new shows, keeping up with live sports, and finally checking out that new series you keep hearing about, the core challenge of the Peak TV Era (TM) is keeping up. Here are the highlights of what’s new this week on Sling TV: Bake You Rich The “Cake Boss” Buddy Valastro is back…

Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti in season 4 of 'Billions' (Jeff Neumann/Showtime)

Enemies Become Allies in Season 4 of ‘Billions’

The animating conflict of Showtime’s wealth-porn potboiler Billions, which returns for its fourth season this Sunday, was always pretty simple: ambitious, upwardly mobile, to-the-manor-born U.S. Attorney for the finance capital of planet Earth Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti) pursues self-made billionaire and hedge fund manager Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) for a variety of malfeasances. This basic…

‘Death of a Cheerleader’ Shows What (Pre) Millennial Burnout is All About

If you’re anything like me, you’ve spent approximately all of ] January obsessing over Buzzfeed News’ take on millennial burnout. It explores how the pressures my generation face — the expectations, the overt social media displays of competitive perfection, the economic uncertainty — often lead to paralysis in the face of seemingly simple tasks. I,…