iOS app Android app More

TIME: CW's Easy Money "Best New Network Show"

First Posted: 10- 9-08 03:41 PM   |   Updated: 11- 9-08 05:12 AM

I Like ItI Don’t Like It
Easy Money


ou might be surprised to hear that the best new network show of the fall season may well be on The CW, shunted onto a throwaway night that the network turned over to an outside production company to fill with programming. Because The CW and the studio, Media Rights Capital, didn't send me a premiere screener of Easy Money, which debuted last night, I was just as surprised.

Easy Money would be intriguing for its scarily prescient premise alone: it's a comedy-tinged drama about the Buffkin family, who run a loan-sharking business presided over by matriarch Bobette (Roseanne's Laurie Metcalf) and largely run by her son Morgan (Jeff Hephner), whom Bobette gave the middle name "Stanley" in a burst of postpartum optimism. "My business is based on one simple idea," Morgan tells a date of his: "Never tell yourself no." Easy Money is suffused in that philosophy, not just embodied in the loan business but in various characters who chase get-rich-quick dreams, from buying lottery tickets to joining acai-berry-juice pyramid scams.

Read the whole story: Time

Filed by Katherine Thomson  |  Report Corrections