The Riche$

  1. The Riches starring Minnie Driver and Eddie Izard

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    Story:
    On the run from Travellers where he'd been engaged in a power struggle, an Irish father moves his brood to suburban Louisiana where they assume the identity of a well-to-do family and set out to con the neighbors. His wife, newly released from prison, is distressed to find him reconsidering and possibly rejecting their whole grifter lifestyle.

    Premiered March 12, 2007

    So, how is it ??
     
  2. I thought it was okay. I missed part of it and have to rewatch the first episode.
     
  3. I liked it, although I think the first episode spent entirely too much time on the background of their lifestyle. It's definitely odd seeing Eddie Izzard in a serious role, because I had only seen him do standup comedy previously. I have Tivo set to record it, so we'll see how things go.

    I hope they inject some more humor into it, because it really needs it.
     
  4. I watched it and thought it was pretty good. Like the other poster said, they spent too much time on their background.
     
  5. I thought it was way too dark....especially Minnie Driver's behavior and addiction to drugs.
     
  6. Yeah, I'm not really a fan. I was expecting more comedy (or any comedy). It was a bit dull. Minnie Driver is just really unattractive to look at. I will give it another chance and watch 1 more episode...
     
  7. I Didn't Mind The Background So Much On The Pilot.

    I Saw The Previews & Didn't Think Twice To Watch It. I Happen To Be Sitting In The Right Place @ The Right Time...Now, I'm Totally Hooked.
     
  8. I love this show! First Dirt, and now this one, two in a row for the FX channel!

    But I do have to put it in the "guilty pleasure" dish, it is unconscionably insulting to the Traveller community, and if the network has not gotten boatloads of outraged mail, they will, and rightly so.

    I wish it were not just so damn good!

    Mr Puff and I were both shame-facedly hooked from the first episode!
     
  9. It was ok. I'm not hooked yet. It's not a bad show...although Minnie looked like crap when she got out of jail (expected, but they could at least not been so raw with it).
     
  10. I'm not sure on this one - I like it but I don't love it. Although I have to say, on another note, Eddie Izzard is one of the THE funniest standup comedians I have ever seen - never laughed so hard. If you haven't seen them, I highly suggest renting the dvds!
     
  11. Shimma ~ Mr. Bagluv Is Getting Hooked, Too! At First, He Said "What Are You Watching??????".......Than He Couldn't Walk Away!!!
     
  12. The first episode was dark... probably just the circumstances that lead to the family becoming the Riches. The second episode however, was very funny. The hubby and I are hooked!
     
  13. I was wondering about this show - thanks for the post :smile:
     
  14. ^ your welcome!
    I'll probably watch it over the summer.. Too much work + TOO MANY TV SHOWS to catch up with.. hehe..
     
  15. I really liked the last episode with getting the kids into the posh private school and Wayne firing the lawyer at his new job. I think this show has some promise ...