Family Business


Jay Gatsby would invite them to a party. Holly Golightly of Breakfast at Tiffany’s fame would see them as kindred souls. They are the Malloys, the family of con artists at the center of The Riches, a cinematic new series that is wrapping up its first season on the FX cable channel. Tense as a thriller, but plotted with the breathless extravagance of a farce, The Riches is on one level a barbed satire of modern American materialism and...

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Celia Wren is Commonweal’s media and stage critic.