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Rich and Reckless

By Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Greed begets violence in graphic true-crime show.

TV truTV Reality TV 2008
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Following the standard true-crime reality show format -- which relies heavily on dramatizations -- Rich and Reckless does little to improve on the genre. The gruesome stories are outlined by interviews with people close to the crime or the victims. While the family, media, and legal commentators speak with appropriate gravity, host Mark Ebner -- in a cross between America's Most Wanted's John Walsh and Tom Arnold -- pokes fun at the criminals, makes exaggerated faces, and speaks in corny metaphors that seem out of sync with the show's violence.

TV Details

  • Premiere date: June 6, 2008
  • Cast: Mark Ebner
  • Network: truTV
  • Genre: Reality TV
  • TV rating: TV-14
  • Last updated: February 24, 2022

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