• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
66

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Stylized, soapy, silly, it's one of the most interesting shows this fall. [12 Oct 2007, p.64]
  2. 80
    Dirty Sexy Money has everything you could hope for in a nighttime soap: a stellar cast, lush interiors, catfights, affairs, parties and jewels.
  3. Anchored by the sensible sensitivity of Nick, Dirty Sexy goes over the top and back again, as brightly fun and cheesy as a carnival ride.
  4. 80
    The excellent cast keeps drawing you back--especially Donald Sutherland as family patriarch Tripp Darling, whose evil glint makes even as benign a phrase as ''good morning'' sound like ''I'm going to put an ice pick through your eye.'' Even better is Krause's portrayal of Nick, layers of exasperation upon fascination upon temptation.
  5. Dirty Sexy Money lives up to its name.
  6. You don't usually encounter the words "smart" and "soap" in close proximity, but this is one of those exceptions.
  7. 80
    Dirty Sexy is right on the money.
  8. A great first hour gets this comedic drama off to a fine start.
  9. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    80
    Good thing is, this ABC hour lives up (down?) to its name, arriving as a wacky/kinky escapist saga of screwed-up rich folks and the down-to-earth family attorney/fixer hired to sort out their shenanigans.
  10. Reviewed by: Randy Cordova
    80
    Dirty Sexy Money is filled with clever touches and neat subplots.
  11. Krause could be hard to digest as the self-righteous Nate on "Six Feet Under," but he makes a fine, amusingly flustered straight man to the cast of eccentrics that Wright and producer Greg Berlanti have assembled.
  12. The characters are engaging in their varying degrees of awfulness, and there appears to be plenty of story fodder for years to come.
  13. As messy as it sounds, the cast is good, the show looks great and the executive producer is Greg Berlanti, a writer whose recent track record ("Everwood," "Jack & Bobby," "Brother & Sisters") is unmatched.
  14. 75
    Everybody's having too much fun--and that will include the viewers.
  15. Dirty Sexy Money is compelling even when it's not, funny when you're not quite sure it should be, ridiculous in the strangest spots and ultimately addictive if, for no other reason, you want to watch more episodes to find out what kind of beast it is.
  16. 75
    The show's ensemble cast -- which also includes Jill Clayburgh, William Baldwin and Samaire Armstrong ("Entourage") -- is pretty darn fabulous. And the entertaining result is sophisticated trash with stylish flash.
  17. Dirty Sexy Money so far lacks either Aaron Sorkin’s Gatling-gun wit or Alan Ball’s mordant mortuary humor.... That’s the bad news. The good news about Dirty Sexy Money is that we sorely require a show of its sort.
  18. Peter Krause, who looks as if he's finally going to have at least a little fun for a change as he plays a character immersing himself, however reluctantly, in the world of the ultra-rich and ultra-irresponsible.
  19. 63
    Yet as often happens, tonight's premiere is far less than the sum of its parts. The tone shifts precariously from scene to scene, and Krause is too dull a presence here to tie the tones together. He has to serve as our entrant into this strange world, and in the pilot, he just seems disinterested.
  20. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    60
    Yet despite an unusually high-octane (and yes, reasonably sexy) cast ably led by "Six Feet Under's" Peter Krause, the pilot doesn’t quite gel--feeling too determined to be quirky and provocative, and baited with a mystery that lacks the allure of the suicide that set "Housewives" in motion.
  21. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    50
    "Six Feet Under's" Peter Krause plays the role with a sense of detachment that represents either the artistic choice of an actor playing it straight amid interminable clowning or the weary resignation of a dude who didn't know what he was getting into.
  22. The series, even after a second episode, is stuck in a rut. After awhile, the insane predicaments of these overprivileged characters are more pathetic than funny.
  23. Its humor, which dominates, isn't funny enough, and its occasional stabs at dramatic scenes aren't serious enough.
  24. 30
    The facetious drama series--not quite a comedy, not quite not one--gathers together an annoying collection of eccentrics and misfits, all of them rich and greedy, few of them worth knowing.
  25. Executive producer Craig Wright sent a second episode out to critics "to give you an idea of where we're going," he said. The wrong direction, sadly, even after a disappointing pilot. I turned it off when the naked guy and girl in the bed started making big-banana jokes.
  26. Dirty Sexy Money, ABC's dull new drama starring Peter Krause ("Six Feet Under") and Donald Sutherland, contrives for your viewing displeasure one of the world's stupidest, richest and hate-worthy families called the Darlings.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 37
  2. Negative: 4 out of 37
  1. NellieG
    Dec 16, 2009
    9
    what happened? this had all the drama, it was even funny at times! Can't believe it's gone! Crazy! I was hoping to see it back what happened? this had all the drama, it was even funny at times! Can't believe it's gone! Crazy! I was hoping to see it back soon...the characters were great! I hate when you pull us in then...just like that! ugh! Full Review »
  2. DanialK
    Jun 27, 2008
    5
    Just another average T.V show. Although Peter Krause character is so annoying and he doesn't show any emotion and some of episodes are Just another average T.V show. Although Peter Krause character is so annoying and he doesn't show any emotion and some of episodes are over the top. But some are entertaining but just not that great. Full Review »
  3. AndrinaM.
    Jun 17, 2008
    10
    So addictive, I cant help but love all the characters even with all their faults. Can't wait for the second series.