Dirt is no celebration of the human spirit, that's for sure. And there's good reason to question how many of these cruel, cynical shows -- some but hardly all of them on FX -- TV viewers can weather. But considered independently, as an artfully smirking piece of work, "Dirt" is both nasty and tasty -- a very guilty pleasure perhaps best spoken of in dark alleys. Or watched through a keyhole.
Review excerpt by Tom Shales, The Washington Post