Picks and Pans Review: 3 Reasons I Love... The Riches

updated 03/24/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 03/24/2008 AT 01:00 AM EDT

1 EDDIE IZZARD AND MINNIE DRIVER As con artists Wayne and Dahlia Malloy, they make an unexpectedly convincing, complementary couple in FX's oddball drama about grifters. (It starts a seven-episode season March 18.) Izzard is swift, sure and light. Driver? Softer and sadder.

2 AN ABUNDANCE OF TWISTS Season Two starts with the Malloys fleeing the luxe home where they've been pretending to be suburbanites. Dahlia winds up in a town that parodies Friday Night Lights.

3 A HEART OF GOLD The show hangs on an inspired notion: These criminals, trying to bluff their way into society, have stronger moral compasses than anyone else.

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