You guys know about my love of soapy marathons. I will watch almost any of them. Well, except the ones of a week's worth of any of the current shows every weekend on SOAPNet. I'm not a masochist, people. But truly, there is nothing that warms my TV-loving heart like a marathon of a show I actually like. So imagine my delight upon receiving an email from SOAPNet that not only contained news about an actual soap opera, but a marathon of that soap opera! Tomorrow, September 27th, from 9am to 7pm, SOAPNet is showing the first season of the deliciously soapy Dirty Sexy Money.
But how could I justify watching such a thing, taking an entire day out of my first socially busy weekend in eons, without seeming like a big dumb soaps-addicted loser? Well, fortunately, the most awesome thing happened: I had an appendectomy late Wednesday night! I can sit on my couch and watch the marathon unashamed, with the full endorsement of my friends and loved ones! How cool is that? My life rocks.
If you don't understand my glee, clearly you are not a Dirty Sexy Money viewer. The cast is fabulous (Peter Krause, Donald Sutherland, and Jill Clayburgh, let alone the rest of the ensemble -- dude), the storylines center around an improbably wealthy and OTT family called -- not kidding -- the Darlings, and the soapiness includes but is by no means limited to a transgendered woman having an affair with the attorney general of New York and and a philandering minister who tries to pass off his love child as a Swedish orphan. I truly love this show. It's probably the soapiest primetime show out there. And I mean that as a compliment. Really!
But let's say that you actually have, you know, a life (and/or a healthy appendix) and cannot take a day out of your weekend to spend watching even a worthy nighttime soap. Well, ABC has put together a four-minute summary of Dirty Sexy Money's first season. Check it out: