The Riches: Season 1, Episode 1

Believe the Lie (19 Mar. 2007)

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Forced to look for a job to support his family's new lifestyle of impersonating the Riches, Wayne tries to scam his new neighbor, Hugh Panetta, into giving him a job at his law firm. ... See full summary »

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Forced to look for a job to support his family's new lifestyle of impersonating the Riches, Wayne tries to scam his new neighbor, Hugh Panetta, into giving him a job at his law firm. Meanwhile, Dale is still hunting for the Malloys and the discovery of the car crash puts him back on their tail. Written by Anonymous

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The house that belongs to the Rich family is noticeably different in the pilot and the second episode. In the pilot, they filmed in New Orleans, LA and for the remaining episodes, they filmed in Santa Clarita, CA. The front doors in the pilot have glass windows (Minnie's character broke one and hurt her hand) and then in the next episodes, there aren't the windows. Also the locks on the front doors have swinging keyhole covers in the pilot and in the rest do not have them. See more »

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Wayne Malloy: [narrating voice over] I'm Wayne Malloy. My family and I are travelers. Our kind have been living in this country for 150 years. We're not listed in the phone book, we don't have social security numbers, we live off the grip. Some people call us gypsies, others call us thieves. Most of them don't even know we exist.
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shows a great deal of promise
12 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite a early marketing promo campaign that was under-whelming to say the least as it didn't pique the interest of anyone I know and once you're able to get past the stereotypical 'Gypsies as low-life thieving scum', you'll find that this show shows a lot of promise. The pilot introduces us to the Malloy's, a traveling Gypsy family (all acted quite well): Newly released ex-con mother, Dahlia(Minnie Driver) and patriarchal father Wayne (Eddie Izzard, who is especially superb). I won't get into the 3 kids as the pilot doesn't flesh them out much (the tidbit that the youngest boy is a cross-dresser being just an aside to be dealt with in future episodes). After inavertedly killing a couple, they choose to assume their identities and take the house that the couple had bought sight unseen. Perhaps I haven't explained it as well as I could. But suffice it to say, the show's a black comedy/drama akin to "Six Feet Under" and I'll definitely tune in for the next few episodes, as the pilot episode alone is better than all the episodes of the awful "Dirt" shown thus far combined and showed more promise than "Thief" did in it's entire series. It's about time FX got another new show that was watchable.

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