Saturday, October 20, 2007

What I'm Watching: Dirty Sexy Money

Dirty Sexy Money: Season 1, Episode 4 "The Chiavennasca" (A-)

This show just got so good. Nearly every aspect of this episode goes above the previous material and the entire cast deserves a pat on the back. The plotline involving Brian's son is amusing, and helps provide some truly comic relief. The twin drama is great, and becomes actually serious in this hour. Seth Gabel and Samaire Armstrong play off each other perfectly. Donald Sutherland and Jill Clayburgh do an excellent job in their pivotal scene at episode's end. Nick's trip to Italy proves to be quite enlightening. Up until this point, Karen's incessant flirtation with Nick was harmless and hilarious, but now it becomes a dramatic and compelling element of the show. Natalie Zea is fantastic in this episode, and now tops my list of contenders for the AFT Awards come next year. Give this show some Golden Globes! But comedy or drama? I vote drama, but it would be great either way.

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