There's much to love and gawk at in "The Riches," and one of the most underappreciated elements will certainly be the amazingly nuanced tone. At its core, "The Riches" is a comedy. It's breezy and sly and ridiculous. But the series shifts effortlessly into dramatic terrain and then back out again. You almost don't notice. That's both good writing and good acting. And the drama in "The Riches" is not derived merely from fear of being caught but also from the internal struggle of the characters to come to terms with their place in the wider world.
"The Riches" is yet another triumph for FX -- a wild ride with a view to gawk over.
Review excerpt from Grifting clan lives large in 'The Riches' by Tim Goodman, San Francisco Chronicle