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  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 12, 2007
  • Season #: 1 , 2
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  • Summary: The Molloys' find their identies as the Rich's threatened not only by cousin Dale but by Dahlia's urge to leave their scheme.
  • Genre(s): Drama
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. The drama's strange coincidences and unlikely twists are boundless. But The Riches is like a skillful shell game: Even when you know you're being played, the dizzying machinations are irresistible.
  2. Reviewed by: Tony Norman
    80
    Fans of The Riches can expect even more double-crossing, shady business deals, intimidation and moral compromise in the gated community of Eden Falls. It's the same game, only more of it.
  3. Reviewed by: Staff (Not Credited)
    80
    Stellar acting bolsters perceptive writing.
  4. The Riches is not a perfect show (the story's twists stretch the rules of plausibility every week), but it has something to say about such concepts as freedom and what constitutes a normal life. In addition, you won't find any better lead performances on television than those offered by Driver and Izzard.
  5. 70
    Though the show can demonstrate narrative drive within particular episodes--the second episode of Season 2, for example, is moderately suspenseful--over the long haul.
  6. Season 2 features an expanded role--probably too greatly expanded--for Dale (Todd Stashwick), the dull-witted, violent villain and nemesis from Traveller days. Even so, Izzard and Driver remain a joy to watch in this odd but fascinating series that is derivative of nothing on TV.
  7. Reviewed by: Matt Roush
    30
    I find The Riches emotionally flat, borderline pretentious and (metaphor acknowledged) dramatically phony.

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