Monday, December 15, 2008

New Show: American Greed

Episodes: Nine 43 minute episodes
Clips: None
Studio: CNBC
Rank: B-
This is a very formulaic show, basically aping the true-crime reality tradition set up by "America's Most Wanted." A series of re-enactments, interview footage, and actual evidence piece together a narrative about a dastardly crime. In this case, the stories are centered around the theme of greed-- they are generally nonviolent, and are likely to involve high profile con artists and burglaries. Even if the narrator's dramatic tone can get a little grating at times, the stories are entertaining enough. You might wind up shaking your head in disbelief at the brazen and heartless way in which the criminals have scammed their innocent victims.
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