Primetime TV Review: “Filthy Rich”

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“Filthy Rich” Review by Eva 9/25/2020

Filthy Rich is a campy, silly, nighttime soap opera set in New Orleans that is centered around the Monreaux family. Eugene and Margaret Monreaux (Gerald McRaney and Kim Cattrall) are the head of a family that own a Christian television network. Eugene is presumed dead in a plane crash, and his wife Margaret discovers he has fathered three children who are now grown and are heirs to their father’s money. Filthy Rich, like many other shows have done in the past, ridicules Christians, in my opinion. They neglect to mention that Christians are people who are not perfect, but since they believe in God, they try their best to follow what the Bible teaches them. This show does show the sins of the Monreaux family, but I wish they would show them trying their best to follow what the Bible teaches them.

This show, in my opinion, perpetuates the myth that Christians are supposed to be perfect people, something that people who don’t believe in God think but is not true at all. Filthy Rich does do a good job of portraying some televangelists, but what makes me sad is that they make fun of the concept of prayer by using it as the way that the audience finds out what happened in the previous episode. I also did not like that they used scripture to insult each other when they don’t put them in context at all. If I were writing the show, I would respect the practice of prayer and reading the Bible so the audience could see that all people have faults because all humans do, but Christians try their best to live their lives like the Bible teaches them to do.

I do, however, have to give this show a 3 out of 5 stars for those who like to watch escapist television that only shows one side of its subject and not the other side of the coin.



FILTHY RICH is a Southern Gothic family drama in which wealth, power and religion collide – with outrageously soapy results. When the patriarch of a mega-rich Southern family, famed for creating a wildly successful Christian television network, dies in a plane crash, his wife and family are stunned to learn that he fathered three illegitimate children, all of whom are written into his will, threatening their family name and fortune. With monumental twists and turns, FILTHY RICH presents a world in which everyone has an ulterior motive – and no one is going down without a fight. Meet the wildly eclectic characters in the all-new “Pilot” series premiere episode of FILTHY RICH airing Monday, Sept. 21 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (FIL-101) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Kim Cattrall as Margaret Monreaux, Gerald McRaney as Eugene Monreaux, Melia Kreiling as Ginger Sweet, Aubrey Dollar as Rose Monreaux, Corey Cott as Eric Monreaux, Benjamin Levy Aguilar as Antonio Rivera, Mark L. Young as Jason Conley, Olivia Macklin as Becky Monreaux, Steve Harris as Franklin Lee and Aaron Lazar as Reverend Paul Luke Thomas.

Guest Cast: Rachel York as Tina Sweet, Peter Porte as Trey Atkins, Aqueela Zoll as Rachel, Deneen Tyler as Norah Ellington, Michael Harrity as John Conley, Gretchen Koerner as Pat Conley, Annie Golden as Ellie and Cranston Johnson as Luke Taylor.


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