I honestly can't decide if I like Showtime's new dark comedy "House of Lies," or if I hate it.
I like the cast a lot -- Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars"), Ben Schwartz ("Parks and Recreation"), and Australian actor Josh Lawson. But I really do hate the characters they play. I hate what they do and how they do it and who they do it for.
"House of Lies" follows a group of highly paid managment consultants who essentially hustle their super wealthy clients while helping those clients hustle the rest of us.
Cheadle plays the leader of the group, Marty Kaan. In addition to being an exceedingly slick huckster, he's also a divorced single dad with primary custody, and he depends on his own father (played by Donis Leonard Jr.) for help caring for his son. Marty also has a souped-up libido, which is evident from the first eye-popping scene in episode 1. (Do not watch this series when the kids are around!!).