Industry, HBO’s new prestige Monday-night drama, is a show you can finally watch with all your finance friends, as you attempt to understand what the heck they actually do all day, and, in the process, gain absolutely zero insight into what they heck they actually do all day. (Just admit you’re working on PowerPoints, Jeremy. Saying “Decks” doesn’t change what they are.)
The series follows a group of entry-level London finance traders who spend the daylight trading vague financial securities and the nighttime trading fluids. It’s essentially Suits meets Euphoria—in that there’s a lot of ladder climbing, entry-level hazing, drugs… and nudity.
There’s also a lot finance. Like, so much finance. So much that for anyone not involved in actual trading, a lot of dialogue will sound like gibberish. While this vernacular diarrhea might seem unpalatable, it actually bolsters the series’ immersion; there’s “respecting the audience” and then