• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 26, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. This moves the show closer to the "Dallas" model...It makes our lives simpler, though it does pressure the writers to come up with ever-more appalling behavior.
  2. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    75
    Watching Nick (Peter Krause), family lawyer and honorary Darling, struggle to preserve his soul while fixing the family's messes is such fun you can almost forget the show's such a gaudy anachronism.
  3. 80
    Tonally, "Private Practice" has not found its sweet spot. Dirty Sexy Money, on the other hand, has. The soap opera fully owns its soapiness.
  4. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    67
    Hilarious implausibility, overheated dialogue and enough soap to do several loads of laundry are part of its appeal.
  5. 60
    After going through its share of growing pains, it now operates with clockwork efficiency. But the characters seem even more one-dimensional than they were last year.
  6. 75
    It is so over the top--in such a fantastically bad-taste way--and so out-there crazy, that tonight's episode (at least) is every bit as good as those old soaps.
  7. Reviewed by: James Poniewozik
    75
    Its stripped-from-the-tabloids approach is nothing new, but it's well done, and a little familiarity won't hurt the show's chances.
  8. The campy, trampy series still boasts one of the best ensembles on TV, although this overstuffed episode feels like the show might now be more aptly titled Crazy Sexy Money.
User Score
8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 10 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. DedaJ
    Jan 26, 2009
    10
    It's a perfect show for escapism and everyone I know loves it.
  2. DonaldK
    Nov 13, 2008
    10
    I love Dirty Sexy Money. This is a great new series and I enjoy the soap opera story telling. Its about time we have something worth watching something a little different. Full Review »
  3. MichaelH
    Oct 1, 2008
    9
    I tend to judge season openers much like you would the first chapter of a book. In this case, you get a chapter that knocks you off your seat and says, "Get ready for one wild ride." For fans of the show, you will be surprised and will not be able to guess what's coming. Full Review »