The Dirt On Courtney Cox’s DIRT

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Courtney Cox’s return to television starts tonight on FX, as the network launches its new show DIRT (10PM FX Network). Cox stars as ruthless tabloid editor Lucy Spiller, who’s job is to dig up ‘dirt’ on celebrities (hence the title!). While I have yet to see the pilot (*cough cough* thanks for the screener FX), I’m very much looking forward to the show. Sure, word on the street — and by street I of course mean the internet — has been less then positive. But Courtney Cox and an intruging premise makes DIRT must see TV for this TV addict (or at least must give a chance TV). Check out what fellow critics around the net are saying:

“There’s little verve in any of “Dirt’s” depressing Hollywood machinations.” Maureen Ryan

“Dirt will be a love-it-or-hate-it proposition for most viewers. And, frustratingly, I can’t decide which side to take.” Zap2it

“The show takes basic-cable porn about as far as you can imagine, and there are drugs and deception and other displays of human weakness that we somehow account more awful and interesting when magnified by stardom.” LA Times

“Based on the first three episodes provided for preview, “Dirt” is a rare misfire from the drama-development folks at FX. It’s a show where neither the world being created nor the characters populating it are remotely convincing – or interesting.” NY DailyNews

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  • Jenny

    “The show takes basic-cable porn about as far as you can imagine, and there are drugs and deception and other displays of human weakness that we somehow account more awful and interesting when magnified by stardom.” LA Times

    Hah. That right there is why I’m excited about it. 😉 HAHA

  • Fredrik

    I hated this episode, it was plain boring. Wont watch anymore of Dirt, cos thats exactly what it is.

  • as a technology gadget addict (or kind of), I could not miss the Treo smartphone product (mis)placement near the beginning of the episode – when Lucy (Courteney Cox) fires one of her employee – “never send anything over your Treo you wouldn’t want the whole world to see”, what kind of ad is that? Then later a talking cat and blood rain? well let’s wait for episode 2…

    cheers,
    -fred