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|Dirty Sexy Money Season One|
Actors: Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, William Baldwin, Natalie Zea, Glenn Fitzgerald
Genres: Drama, Television
UPC: 786936754179 — DESCRIPTION: Some people say money is the root of all evil. The may be right. Nick George s whole life has been lived in the shadow of the Darling family, but as an adult he s leading the perfect life as... more »
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Entertaining show that will get you thinking
Smiley Lee | Massachusetts, USA | 07/03/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a surprising show. Based on the title and subject matter, it may seem like a superficial love letter to the culture of the rich, the shallow and people famous for being famous, but it is so much more. I haven't seen the 1st season DVD yet, so this review is based on the 1st season episodes aired on ABC. Hopefully there will be DVD extras that add to the enjoyment of this set, though details haven't been provided yet.
In Dirty Sexy Money, the writers explore the meaning of extraordinary wealth and power, how those things can support an individual and give freedom, but also how they can distract people from their own true selves, their purpose and from what is really important. What does it mean to grow up in an environment with limitless resources? To live in an environment where anything, or anyone, you want can be bought? How does an individual in that environment find purpose or meaning in his/her life and relate to others? Is it a given that people in that situation will be corrupt or shallow? Or do we, as the public, just expect them to be, and so they seem to live up (and down) to our expectations? And what if you or I had the opportunity to join them, would we? And at what cost?
Those are the kinds of questions Dirty Sexy Money asks. Along the way there is a fun, rollicking soap opera-ish ride, with scheming characters, luxurious sets, beautiful people, gorgeous New York City scenery (in the pilot anyway) and amazing, amazing acting.
Sure, in this first season, there are uneven moments as the show finds its tone and its footing, but the characters and the situations will draw you in and entertain you nonetheless.
If you want, come for the flash, the beautiful people/clothes and the humor (there will be plenty), but stay for the writing and the performances (pretty much everyone in the cast delivers, and there are moments with Donald Sutherland, Peter Krause, Jill Clayburgh, Glenn Fitzgerald, Seth Gabel and others that are breathtaking) , and the commentary the series makes about how morality, balance, and humanity might even survive in our world, a world which often seems to only value superficial beauty, power and wealth.
ABC is CRAZY!
Holly K. Lee | Chicago, IL | 03/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show was the best Prime-Time drama I have seen in a long time. There were a lot of character and thus a lot of story lines. This helped the show to have a little something for everyone. The show was well written and smartly so. The stories were engaging and at times edge of your seat dramatic.
Unfortunately after an amazing 2nd season was picking up steam, the show was cancelled. Supposedly there are episodes already filmed that may never see the light of day. It upsetting for faithful fans to find out that the loose ends will never be tied up with this one.
Proceed in buying this with caution, you will never know how it all ends up.
(but watch it anyway)"
Smart and Engaging!
Campbell | 11/06/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"i kind of had to laugh at the reviews that are some how aghast at all the "philandering" that goes on...this isn't little house on the prairie! If you want moral fortitude, this is not the show to watch. I would have thought the title of the show...DirtySexyMoney...might have tipped one off to the fact that this family wasn't going to be an American ideal. They are a capitalist ideal certainly. The acting is brilliant, the characters are complex and likable despite their shortcomings. Peter Krause is SUPERB in his role as Nick George. Donald Sutherland plays the quintessential Patriarch with the evil side that is somehow endearing. This show is a wonderful social commentary as well on the super rich culture that reality tv can't seem to get enough of these days...Juliet (the youngest Darling along with twin brother Jeremy) is most certainly a charatature of Paris Hilton. She plays the role to perfection...and unlike Miss Hilton, she's lovable not annoying. This show is smart and funny and extremely engaging. It's one of the best shows on television. I am thrilled that this show survived the writers strike. Season two has proven to be just as engaging as season one...even though Juliet is off on a jaunt somewhere....(the actress Samaire Armstrong is rumored to be dealing with a recurring drug habit). If you haven't seen this show, I recommend it highly! As long as you aren't looking for this show to be a moral compass...it is a fun and fabulous romp. Enjoy!"
Great show. Peter Krause = amazing
Max D CFH | Byram MS | 10/13/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Picked this up because of Peter Krause's work in Six Feet Under. This has a similar feel to it, although it's not as quirky as Six Feet Under. It's very much a study of the characters and their relationships with one another. It's a first season, so a good deal of the episodes are just introduction, and with such a sizeable cast, it takes a while. But you won't be bored because there's no lack of story. Plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing who's aligned with who, and what will happen next. If you like character driven drama, with a side order of murder mystery, this is for you."