• Network: FX
  • Series Premiere Date: Jan 2, 2007
Season #: 2, 1
Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 29
  2. Negative: 16 out of 29

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Critic Reviews

  1. 70
    Delirious, dizzy, decadent and altogether delicious.
  2. Frequently wickedly humorous, it can also be as flat-footed as the tabloid topics that it dramatizes. Like them, however, it's usually juicily watchable and addictive.
  3. 70
    A wickedly entertaining show.
  4. 63
    "Dirt" gets the ingredients right (the tone, acting and pacing are swell), but the dialogue doesn't make it addicting enough to watch, and the editing could be slicker more often.
  5. 50
    This is not to say that vapid and ruthless can't work on TV (think "Nip/Tuck"). But vapid and ruthless has to be redeemed by ridiculous and funny.
  6. 50
    Dirt is like a tabloid: The glossy surface lures you in, but there isn't a lot more there.
  7. Much of what's swept up in "Dirt," from gay action stars to sad sitcom actresses, seems more dusty than dirty.
  8. There is nothing in Dirt to look at or think about that we haven’t looked at and decided not to think about before.
  9. 50
    Dirt's not just dirty, it's messy.
  10. It should be fun, and it isn't.
  11. Cox is strangely wooden and bland.
  12. 40
    It's a heavy soap opera that's so obsessed with the death of innocence, it forgets about the comic absurdities of decadence.
  13. It's a show where neither the world being created nor the characters populating it are remotely convincing - or interesting.
  14. The whole series just misses its mark -- despite that mark being one of the fattest, ripest targets imaginable.
  15. People Weekly
    Reviewed by: Tom Gliatto
    38
    Cox... doesn't have the right vulgar relish to hold the show together. [8 Jan 2007, p.35]
  16. 37
    Sanctimonious yet salacious, tawdry yet preachy, and dull as, well, dirt, this haltingly comic drama has as much trouble finding a workable tone as it does making a coherent point.
  17. Although several characters are refugees from central casting, there is too much of an earnest streak running through "Dirt" to dismiss it as a breathless soap.
  18. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    30
    Dirt is quick-moving but painfully solemn, somehow constituting a plodding romp. At their very best, the first three episodes play like bad Kubrick.
  19. 30
    Cox and the shallow “Dirt” scripts fail to bring this woman to life.
  20. Instead of examining the moralizing titillation that fuels the gossip press, "Dirt" just follows its lead.
  21. A soapy, shallow look at how gossip is currency in Hollywood.
  22. A mishmash that wastes an interesting cast... and the few intriguing ideas it has.
  23. Unfortunately, the first two hours of “Dirt” give no sense that anyone wants to make an entertaining satire out of all this.
  24. 25
    A tediously insipid show that is perilously low on wit, intelligence or imagination.
  25. 20
    An embarrassing dud that's both trashy and self-pitying.
  26. 20
    There's something distinctly disappointing about taking such sly, dark subject matter and making it so clunky and obvious.
  27. It's the first outright catastrophe of FX's post-"The Shield" era.
  28. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    10
    The show falls thuddingly flat, feeling tired, gratuitous in its dirty doings and a trifle narcissistic.
User Score
7.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 111 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 111
  2. Negative: 24 out of 111
  1. Jasper
    Feb 22, 2008
    8
    I watched all of the first season and was thoroughly entertained. Courtney Cox is beguiling and watchable. Having lived in Hollywood for many I watched all of the first season and was thoroughly entertained. Courtney Cox is beguiling and watchable. Having lived in Hollywood for many years I find the stories quite representative and the overall tone is authentic. It's a good effort. Full Review »
  2. LovingDirtDirt
    Dec 20, 2007
    10
    I LOVE DIRT !!! I cant get enuff i havent missed an episode i ahve been waiting for it to come back on they really left us hanging on with so I LOVE DIRT !!! I cant get enuff i havent missed an episode i ahve been waiting for it to come back on they really left us hanging on with so many questions. it is interesting to see courtney go from monica to lucy it just shows the talent she has bravo !! PLEASE EXTEND EPISODE PLEASE DO COMMERCIAL FREE this show could possible be up there with general hospital !!! please advertize more when is the new episodes going to begin why isnt the advertisements for the 2nd season rollin in maybe after the new year until then.... dont get dirty. Full Review »
  3. MEGAN
    Nov 6, 2007
    10
    I love this show!!!! It is so refreshing to see an actress who has played a character like Monica Gellar for ten years go to a character such I love this show!!!! It is so refreshing to see an actress who has played a character like Monica Gellar for ten years go to a character such as Lucy Spiller and still be so convincing and exciting to watch! I just can't wait for DIRT to come back!!! Full Review »