The Riches

Season 1 Episode 1


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Mar 12, 2007 on FX

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  • A great opening episode, it throws all the main characters at you, but in a truely Eddie Izzard comical fashion, bless one of latest exports to the States. Like a few pilot episodes, after watching this one you will fall into the must watch category.

    There is so much going on in this episode that you truely don't understand all the happenings, until much later on when you can recap or rewatch it.

    Dahlia is released from doing a 2 year stretch in prison and happily waits for her family to pick her up, as promised, but as usual they are late. Then of course, you see Wayne and the kids, in their RV, trying their hardest to get to the prison in time for picking up Dahlia. When Dahlia and Wayne do meet up, this is so special and so well done it was watching just for this.

    Then we are off to travellers camp, where Dahlia gets a great welcome and they party along, there is a little underlying tension between Wayne and the son of the travellers leader. Things slowly start to go sour and it results in Wayne stealing the travellers bank money ($40,000) and leaving the site.

    They are leaving a dinner, trying to decide on which way to travel and what to do, when the are spotted by some fellow travellers, who give chase of the Malloys. This leads to an RV chase, which has got to be a first, well it was for me. The result of which leads to a car being driven off of the road.

    The Malloys, rather than fleeing the scene, such as the others did, go to investigate, find that the women is dead and the man is on his last legs and dies in his arms. But rather than trying to revive him, start going through their belongings looking for good things, this showed me that the series was going to be full of dark humour and is a must to watch.

    The decide at this point to become the riches!!!