Wednesday, March 19, 2008

What I'm Watching: The Riches (Season Premiere)

The Riches: Season 2, Episode 1 "The Last Temptation of Wayne" (B-)

I do like this show, but this feels like a very "in-transition" episode. Eddie Izzard is an amazing actor, but the fact that they have him running around covering for everyone else this episode is a bit unfortunate. Dale needs to go right away, he is 100% dragging down the show. That cannot end well for anyone. Hugh, shockingly enough, seems to fit right in these days. His interactions with Dale are a whole lot more interesting than I might have expected. The other members of the Malloy/Rich clan are on the lam with Nina, and their aimlessness sort of translates into the show's aimlessness, and my desire for it to get back on track. Their attachment to Cherine's mother, who has no blood relation to any of them, is intriguing and a cool aspect of the show. Next week should prove more satisfying, I think.

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