Primetime Show Reviews
Review by Danielle 1/6/07
“Dirt” is the new drama on the FX network brought forth by the minds
David and Courtney Cox Arquette. They both serve as executive producers
Courtney has the leading role of Lucy Spiller, editor of tabloid
Lucy puts on the façade of tough girl feared by
respected by paparazzi. Few brief glimpses were shown into her real more
personal demeanor that will hopefully be brought to light in future
Lucy often has competitive banter with a male colleague named Brent Barrow
(played by Jeffrey Nordling) whose main goal is to kiss up to the
bosses whereas Lucy wants to do whatever it takes to get the story.
Several made up celebrities were the center of this premiere episode’s
storyline. Lucy hired a schizophrenic photographer, Don Kinney (played by
Hart), to purposefully set up celebrities to get the best shots. One of
celebrities set up by Don, Holt McLaren (Josh Stewart), decides to take
of a career into his own hands and tips off Don with news of a pregnant
celebrity in exchange for flattering coverage in Lucy’s magazines.
leads to new movie roles but Lucy ends up having to blackmail Holt to keep
her source when the pregnant celebrity ends up taking her own life.
The show is very dark and borders on the raunchy side. Further episodes
focus on the ramifications of such a cutthroat business as well as the
for new celebrity stories and photographs for the magazines. I, however,
only hope that these further episodes live up to the hype that the
has generated because the debut episode was too disturbing for my modern
still morally decent tastes.
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