Setting the Tone

Dirtysexymoney01It’s about as deep as a petri dish, but I must admit I’m liking Dirty Sexy Money. Simultaneously glamorizing wealth but sticking it to the rich — it’s my kind of show. The cast is pretty great, with Donald Sutherland obviously having a blast as the Darling family patriarch, and Peter Krause is great as the put-upon, good guy lawyer (that’s how awful this family is, they can have a lawyer be the only person you sympathize with) thrown into the deep end with these well-off buffoons. Tonight’s episode went disappointingly soft at the end, though I guess it can’t be all lions, trannies and murder. It’s a lot more fun than the somewhat similar Gossip Girl.

But the icing on the cake tonight was one of the most unexpected songs in a network TV show I’ve ever seen. Right after the title card, The unmistakable riff from The Fall‘s awesome 1985 single "Cruiser’s Creek" comes blaring out of the speakers and plays through an entire scene. Any show can throw in Peter Bjorn & John. The Fall shows class.

MP3The Fall – Crusier’s Creek


  1. I have been enjoying this show too. I was surprised at myself, but then again I haven't been too impressed with most of the new shows so far this year. I think my favorite is Glenn Fitzgerald as the reverend. I've never seen him in a role like that before.

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