Dirty Money (2018 TV series)

Dirty Money is a Netflix original television series which tells stories of corporate corruption, securities fraud, and creative accounting.[1] All six one-hour long episodes began streaming on Netflix on January 26, 2018.[2] The show's executive producers include Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. Each episode focuses on one example of corporate corruption and includes interviews with key players in each story. A second season of the show premiered on March 11, 2020.[3]

Dirty Money
Opening theme"Lie, Cheat, Steal" by Run the Jewels
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
Running time50–77 minutes
Production companyJigsaw Productions
Original release
ReleaseJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26) –
March 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)

Episodes edit

SeasonEpisodesOriginally released
16January 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)
26March 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)

Season 1 (2018) edit

No. in
TitleDirected byOriginal release date
11"Hard NOX"Alex GibneyJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)
22"Payday"Jesse MossJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)
33"Drug Short"Erin Lee CarrJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)
44"Cartel Bank"Kristi JacobsonJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)
Subject: HSBC money laundering for the Sinaloa Cartel, Hezbollah and others.
55"The Maple Syrup Heist"Brian McGinnJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)
66"The Confidence Man"Fisher StevensJanuary 26, 2018 (2018-01-26)
Subject: Donald Trump

Season 2 (2020) edit

No. in
TitleDirected byOriginal release date [4]
71"The Wagon Wheel"Dan KraussMarch 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)
Wells Fargo was long seen as the "golden child" of banking. But former employees detail the ruthless and fraudulent practices that fueled its growth.
82"The Man at the Top"Zachary HeinzerlingMarch 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)
Lavish parties, luxury goods, dubious loans: Scandals surrounding Prime Minister Najib Razak rocked Malaysia — and left the nation drowning in debt.
93"Slumlord Millionaire"Daniel DiMauro and Morgan PehmeMarch 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)
As Jared Kushner rose from real estate heir to White House adviser, reporters and housing advocates uncovered disturbing patterns at his properties.
104"Dirty Gold"Stephen MaingMarch 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)
Behind the huge quantities of gold flowing into the U.S. each year lies a tangled web of money laundering, illegal mining and environmental destruction.
115"Guardians, Inc."Kyoko MiyakeMarch 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)
The rampant abuse of laws meant to protect the elderly has left many seniors penniless, powerless and isolated from their families. (Removed from Netflix after lawsuit against episode)[5]
126"Point Comfort"Margaret BrownMarch 11, 2020 (2020-03-11)
Residents of small Texas town Point Comfort were eager to welcome Formosa Plastics — until toxic chemicals began to take a toll on their community.

Reception edit

Reaction to the series has been extremely positive. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 100% of critics have given the first season a positive review based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 7.92/10. The site's critics consensus reads, "Informative as it is appalling, Dirty Money exposes the single-mindedness of corporate greed."[6] On Metacritic, the first season has a weighted average score of 80 out of 100 based on 6 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews".[7] Brian Lowry of CNN explains the main premise that "for pro-business advocates of deregulation...offers a simple yet powerful rejoinder: Look at the terrible, unethical behavior that corporate entities try getting away with when they think nobody's looking."[8]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Dirty Money". Netflix. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
  2. ^ Dirty Money at IMDb  
  3. ^ Kasey Moore (January 12, 2020). "Dirty Money Season 2: Effects from First Season and Netflix Release Date".
  4. ^ "Dirty Money – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
  5. ^ "Dirty Money - Where did the Guardians Inc episode go?". 7 February 2021.
  6. ^ "Dirty Money: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  7. ^ "Dirty Money (2018) - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
  8. ^ Brian Lowry (January 25, 2018). "Alex Gibney's 'Dirty Money' exposes capitalism run amok". CNN. Retrieved March 1, 2018.