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March 29, 2007 / Toby Dayton

The Best New TV Show In 2007 Is FX’s ‘The Riches’

I am not sure if my standards have changed, I’m becoming susceptible to TV’s appeal, or it’s just getting better these days, but it seems as if there are more entertaining shows on TV these days than I can ever remember. Perhaps Tivo is simply making television more convenient and, correspondingly, less annoying. At any rate, the best new show of the year is ‘The Riches’ on FX. With the high caliber acting, anchored by Minnie Driver and Eddie Izzard, the highly engaging plot, and the uniqueness of the story, it is something one might expect to find on HBO. It is really entertaining television, to say the least, and thoroughly enjoyable.

[tags]FX, The Riches, Best New TV Shows, Minnie Driver, Eddie Izzard, Best TV Shows In 2007, Tivo[/tags]

2 Comments

  1. Eric / Mar 30 2007 9:13 am

    I too have been questioning my television standards after enjoying The Riches. Anything on a network that offers such classy (sarcasm) shows as Nip/Tuck, The Shield, and Dirt unfortunately has to overcome scrutiny that wouldn’t exist against a HBO-drama. But after 3 episodes I’m convinced that The Riches will remain my Monday-night viewing (and yay for Monday-night repeats, I can watch Studio 60 at 9 and Riches at 11 and won’t have to buy a 2nd TiVo).

    The most surprising thing about The Riches has been its marketing. FX is really demonstrating that their marketing department knows how to talk to their target-audience and how to say it. They were in all the right venues at all the right times saying all the right things.

    Now if only Aaron Sorkin could use their marketing talents for his flailing project…

  2. ian lewiS / May 25 2007 6:40 pm

    Agreed definitely my favorite show so far this year!!!
    and im a hbo freak. heres hoping for a renewal because i know
    if ratings suck i will be gone

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