Sunday, October 26, 2008

What I'm Watching: Dirty Sexy Money

Dirty Sexy Money: Season 2, Episode 3 "The Star Witness" (B-)

This show is slipping a bit in a lot of its overall plotlines, but there are certain elements I love. The main thing this episode is the meeting between Karen and Lisa, where Lisa finally really tells Karen off - and she sort of gets it. Jeremy's dalliance with and falling for Nola, however predictable, is semi-touching. Nick's trip to visit his mother is also fairly effective, but I feel like she's been too quickly written off. I also enjoyed Brian's trip to Brazil to see his son, and it's crazy that Brian Jr. actually snuck onto the plane and is headed back to America! I doubt his mother will believe Brian when he tells her that. As far as the problems go, this show is a bit too narrow-minded where Patrick is concerned in the same way that "Heroes" so easily catapults Nathan to the presidency in every flash-forward. It's as if there's no scrutiny being placed on these popular public figures. Patrick almost confesses to the death cover-up, thinking mistakenly that there will be no consequences, on live national television. When he sees his father and Carmelita, he launches into some pathetic story about how Ellen wasn't a regular smoker. I just don't buy it, and it's that very short-sightedness of this show that's dragging it down in my opinion.

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