So we've got a sex tape and we've got an Italian banker. Hmm, how do these two things fit together? What exactly was on that tape? We've got dirty, we've got sexy, and we've got Money, lots of it. Who wouldn't love walking into a vault full of fresh, new money? Even Nick held that bag with a million dollars in it for half of the show. And Paolo, the Darling family's Italian banker, let us know that the inspiration for the sexual position known as the Italian banker was his grandfather.
Dirty Sexy Money sure started with a bang.
(Does anyone know what music was playing when the Italian banker opened the vault? It was perfect, as if the gates of Heaven had just opened.)
The intercut between Nick's interview of each of the Darling kids about the sex tape was really well done. Karen singing Styx's
Babe I Love You, from the mix tape Nick made her when they were 12, was precious. The botched sale of the sex tape was hilarious.
" "Having Natalie here is driving me insane, I'm getting shingles!"
" "I'm giving her a mulligan."
" "Let yourself go, Pat."
" "This really cheeses me off."
" "I don't want to pay for it. I want it for free. Paying for stuff sucks."
" "Katherine, can I please be done unpacking?"
" "You have a sex tape of Buddy Epson?"
" "It's not about the caviar!"
" "Patrick is going to be the next lying president of the United States of lying American."
I'm pretty sure that was Elle Fanning who played Nick and Lisa's daughter in the pilot, but now they have a totally different daughter, played by Chloe Moretz. Not that there's anything wrong with that, but I liked the Fanning kid.
Award for best performance goes to the publicist: "Rebecca Colfax, Darling Family Publicist." She cracked me up. I certainly hope they write her into a few more episodes. Runner-up was Brian, for his comment to Nick when asked whether he may have made a sex tape, "How do you live with yourself?" But even more so for his tirade against "Gustav" for lying about being able to speak English. That poor little kid's face when he left the room was so sad. But, I was still laughing.
Other noteworthy moments:
" Carmelita made Patrick a month's supply of underwear with his favorite Yankees on them. "That's love."
" Juliet came out as a virgin.
" All of
Donald Sutherland's screen time. Especially leaving Condoleezza Rice on the phone while he finished his conversation with Nick.
" Juliet's twin tuition. (She's growing on me.)
" Juliet and Jeremy's rooftop chat.
Tripp is either really brokenhearted about finding out that his wife and best friend were having an affair for most of his marriage or else he's a really good liar. I want to believe him, but I'm not convinced he's as honest as he claims to be. But as you know, I love the way Sutherland plays him.
The weekly wrap-up betwixt Tripp and Nick is one of my favorite aspects of the show. Nick called out Tripp on his crap, something Rebecca had earlier claimed no one would do to rich people. And Tripp took it from Nick. Although that might fall under the heading of "Keep your friends close and your enemies closer."
"You stole my bangs!" The paparazzi-encouraged catfight between Juliet and Natalie, (doesn't Natalie look a little like a young Gina Gershon?) in front of Bulgari was over-the-top. A little stereotypical, but pretty funny; it was all about the bangs. With the oversaturation of certain media darlings, one might wish that the writers of
DSM would turn Juliet into a philanthropic goddess, forming foundations left and right and giving away huge gobs of money to those less fortunate. Perhaps they could give those ultra-wealthy celebs who are famous for fame's sake a little run for their money. I'm just saying.
Nick is told that Simon Elder is not who he thinks he is. When will we meet this Simon Elder? Next week, I hear
Blair Underwood joins the cast. Coincidence?
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So weve got a sex tape and weve got an Italian banker Hmm how do these two things fit together What exactly was on that tape Weve got dirty weve got sexy and weve got Money lots of it Who wouldnt love walking into a vault full of fresh new money Even Nick held that bag with a million dollars in it for half of the show And Paolo the Darling familys Italian banker let us know that the inspiration for the sexual position known as the Italian banker was his grandfather Dirty Sexy Money sure started with a bangDoes anyone know what music was playing when the Italian banker opened the vault It was perfect as if the gates of Heaven had just openedThe intercut between Nicks interview of each of the Darling kids about the sex tape was really well done Karen singing Styxs Babe I Love You from the mix tape Nick made her when they were 12 was precious The botched sale of the sex tape was hilariousBest lines 149 Having Natalie here