Dirty Money (2018 TV series)
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|Opening theme||"Lie, Cheat, Steal" by Run the Jewels|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||12 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||50–77 minutes|
|Production company||Jigsaw Productions|
|Original release||January 26, 2018 –|
March 11, 2020
Dirty Money is a Netflix original television series which tells stories of corporate corruption, securities fraud, and creative accounting. All six one-hour long episodes began streaming on Netflix on January 26, 2018. The show's executive producers include Oscar-winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney. Each episode focuses on one example of corporate corruption and includes interviews with key players in each story. A second season of the show premiered on March 11, 2020.
|1||6||January 26, 2018|
|2||6||March 11, 2020|
Season 1 (2018)
|Title||Directed by||Original release date|
|1||1||"Hard NOX"||Alex Gibney||January 26, 2018|
|Subject: The Volkswagen emissions scandal.|
|2||2||"Payday"||Jesse Moss||January 26, 2018|
|Subject: Scott Tucker and payday loans in the United States.|
|3||3||"Drug Short"||Erin Lee Carr||January 26, 2018|
|Subject: Valeant Pharmaceuticals.|
|4||4||"Cartel Bank"||Kristi Jacobson||January 26, 2018|
|Subject: HSBC money laundering for the Sinaloa Cartel, Hezbollah and others.|
|5||5||"The Maple Syrup Heist"||Brian McGinn||January 26, 2018|
|Subject: Great Canadian Maple Syrup Heist|
|6||6||"The Confidence Man"||Fisher Stevens||January 26, 2018|
|Subject: Donald Trump|
Season 2 (2020)
|Title||Directed by||Original release date |
|7||1||"The Wagon Wheel"||Dan Krauss||March 11, 2020|
|Wells Fargo was long seen as the "golden child" of banking. But former employees detail the ruthless and fraudulent practices that fueled its growth.|
|8||2||"The Man at the Top"||Zachary Heinzerling||March 11, 2020|
|Lavish parties, luxury goods, dubious loans: Scandals surrounding Prime Minister Najib Razak rocked Malaysia — and left the nation drowning in debt.|
|9||3||"Slumlord Millionaire"||Daniel DiMauro and Morgan Pehme||March 11, 2020|
|As Jared Kushner rose from real estate heir to White House adviser, reporters and housing advocates uncovered disturbing patterns at his properties.|
|10||4||"Dirty Gold"||Stephen Maing||March 11, 2020|
|Behind the huge quantities of gold flowing into the U.S. each year lies a tangled web of money laundering, illegal mining and environmental destruction.|
|11||5||"Guardians, Inc."||Kyoko Miyake||March 11, 2020|
|The rampant abuse of laws meant to protect the elderly has left many seniors penniless, powerless and isolated from their families. (Removed from Netflix after lawsuit against episode)|
|12||6||"Point Comfort"||Margaret Brown||March 11, 2020|
|Residents of small Texas town Point Comfort were eager to welcome Formosa Plastics — until toxic chemicals began to take a toll on their community.|
Reaction to the series has been extremely positive. Rotten Tomatoes reported that 100% of critics have given the first season a positive review based on 13 reviews, with an average rating of 7.92/10. The site's critics consensus reads, "Informative as it is appalling, Dirty Money exposes the single-mindedness of corporate greed." On Metacritic, the first season has a weighted average score of 80 out of 100 based on 6 critic reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Brian Lowry of CNN explains the main premise that "for pro-business advocates of deregulation...offers a simple yet powerful rejoinder: Look at the terrible, unethical behavior that corporate entities try getting away with when they think nobody's looking."
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- "Dirty Money". Netflix. Retrieved 8 February 2018.
- Dirty Money at IMDb
- Kasey Moore (January 12, 2020). "Dirty Money Season 2: Effects from First Season and Netflix Release Date".
- "Dirty Money – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 23, 2020.
- "Dirty Money - Where did the Guardians Inc episode go?". 7 February 2021.
- "Dirty Money: Season 1". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
- "Dirty Money (2018) - Season 1 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 2020-03-02.
- Brian Lowry (January 25, 2018). "Alex Gibney's 'Dirty Money' exposes capitalism run amok". CNN. Retrieved March 1, 2018.