Critics Love "Dirty Sexy Money"
ABC's fresh guilty pleasure "Dirty Sexy Money" (premieres Wednesday, September 26 at 10/9c) is at #3 on TV Guide's Fall Hot List (on stands Monday, September 10). The magazine says, although the tongue-in-cheek drama has roots in splashy soaps like "Dallas" and "Dynasty," its sharp writing and impressive cast elevate it above those Reagan era dramas.
The provocative drama about a rising political star cheating on his wife with a transsexual, a steely family matriarch overcome by the tragic death of her secret lover of 40 years and a mean-spirited priest whose illegitimate son threatens both his marriage and his ministry, will have plenty of beautiful girls and handsome men in various states of undress.
Meanwhile, more reviews are coming in. Maureen Ryan of Chicago Tribune writes: "It’s a powerful lineup of actors, and the writing is just as sharp as the cast. If the terrific pilot (which mixes in some murder-mystery elements) is any indication, "Dirty Sexy Money" promises to be one of fall’s keepers. One wishes more network dramas had the probing depth of this ABC show."
Finally, Jamie Gumbrecht of Herald Leader says: "The title is misleading; this is more clever than sleazy. Krause is a gem, as always, and Sutherland is appropriately creepy as the head of the Darling clan. The curiosity is whether this show about the downfall of the wealthy can keep itself interesting without crossing over into annoying."