Monday, April 28, 2008
Found: A Television Show with a great cast
I treated myself to a new Ipod which has video and while perusing the videos available at Itunes, found a gem of a show. The Riches is a show on the Fox network with a dark, comedic story line. The cast is so much fun to watch. I am addicted. I haven't felt this way about a television show since the early days of ER or St. Elsewhere. Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard in the first season have an intense love relationship, even though both have their demons to deal with, Minnie as Dahlia is a drug addict and Eddie Izzard as Wayne has a big ego. The kids are quirky, but it works in this show. The premise is that they are travelers (think southern gypsies in an RV) who end up becoming part of the American dream, "stealing it..." Wayne passes as a lawyer and Dahlia gets a job as a dental hygienist, and oh by the way, they haven't graduated high school. But these two are a treat to watch as the lies just flow from their mouth just as easily as the Mississippi river never stops. I am hooked! Has anyone else out in my little blog world seen this show yet? What do you think?