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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 3, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Summary: Millionaires are sent to live undercover on a low budget before they reveal their identities and donate money to the people they met during the show.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Reality, Game Show
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  1. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Mar 4, 2011
    75
    A show that can make you feel this way can't be all bad. Even if its clandestine millionaires can be more than a little grating.
  2. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    Mar 4, 2011
    50
    What Secret Millionaire has no time to explore, conveniently, are the causes of poverty or any larger issues. It is, essentially, all about creating a cathartic experience, where the millionaire's checks affix band-aids to everything from soup kitchens to kidney-dialysis patients.
  3. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Mar 4, 2011
    50
    There's something secretly skeevy about self-made, self- promoting millionaires being given an hour-long, personal infomercial for doing what should be done in private--giving money to charity.
  4. Reviewed by: Christian Blauvelt
    Mar 4, 2011
    42
    A celebration of wealth's redemptive power, it's less O. Henry than "Oh, brother!"
  5. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Mar 7, 2011
    40
    Both "Restaurant" and Millionaire stir similar pots of self-pride, entrepreneurship and the psychic reward of sharing one's good fortune. But because the medium is television--reality television--each show collapses under the pressure of showing off its sense of nobility and higher purpose.
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