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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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8.6

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  • Starring: Minnie Driver, Bruce French, Noel Fisher
  • Summary: A family of Irish gypsies in Louisiana goes on the lam after a big score, taking on the identity of a wealthy family after the real Riches are killed in an accident.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. "The Riches" is both unique and intoxicating -- and plenty more.
  2. It’s so compelling it deserves to be a hit.
  3. Monday's opening hour is a bit disjointed stylistically. But the individual pieces are so compelling that you're still going to be sucked into the saga. And the show gets far more consistent in future episodes.
  4. "The Riches" reminds me a bit of "Big Love" the first time I saw it. I wasn’t sure whether to like these people or despise them, whether I bought the premise or not. And yet, at the end of the hour, I wanted to see more.
  5. 70
    The dangers for the mostly engrossing “Riches” is that it occasionally hits the “we’re stealing the American Dream” theme a little too hard, and it remains to be seen whether it will coast on the taut, engaging performances of Izzard and Driver.
  6. [It] vacillates between riveting and middling.
  7. 20
    My guess is that lots of people are going to rave about how deliciously dark and weird this drama is, but before you believe them, take a minute and imagine Minnie Driver with a fake Southern accent. Now imagine Eddie Izzard with an American accent that's so bad, it makes his voice sound almost computerized. Next, throw in some demonic rednecks straight out of "Deliverance." Are you getting hot yet?

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 46
  2. Negative: 3 out of 46
  1. Jun 15, 2013
    10
    Loved the Riches wish there was more it explored humans struggle of what is enough and they find out
    stuff does not make you happy love does
    Loved the Riches wish there was more it explored humans struggle of what is enough and they find out
    stuff does not make you happy love does you could be the poorest person on earth but you might be the happyest because if you loose your stuff but still have your family your Rich with Love
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  2. WendyP
    May 10, 2007
    10
    It's fascinating...I can't wait to see more. Let's hope future episodes are as good as the first.
  3. marisav.
    Jun 6, 2007
    10
    is different, crazy, intriguing super cool
  4. MelK
    Mar 13, 2007
    9
    I love how dark the show is, and Eddie is fantastic. I'm really excited for he show.
  5. jeremyf
    Apr 30, 2007
    9
    This story is completely unbelievable. There is no way they could get away with it in real life. It's stupid and annoying that they ARE This story is completely unbelievable. There is no way they could get away with it in real life. It's stupid and annoying that they ARE getting away with it. It's false. But somehow... you don't care. This is show is witty, funny, and keeps you interested in the story. Minnie Driver is a fantastic actress, and I don't know why she isn't is more tv shows or films. Eddie Izzard is pretty good too. I've read his english accent is terrible. I don't really think so; his voice fits him. The children, esepcially Di Di, are really funny. I like this show a lot, and it's probably one of the best, most compelling, and most inventive show of the new year so far. Expand
  6. MimiB
    Mar 17, 2007
    9
    The Riches are something different, with great acting, an unusual premise and engaging characters. It's now on my must see or Tivo list.
  7. SDHensley
    Mar 13, 2007
    0
    So disappointed by the show and by the rave reviews although not surprised by the latter given the sad, degenerate state of the general So disappointed by the show and by the rave reviews although not surprised by the latter given the sad, degenerate state of the general viewing public. One knows that people like this exist but we, or I anyway, don't want to watch them for entertainment, good acting notwithstanding. Expand

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