Creator: Alex Gibney
Executive Producers: Adam Del Deo, Alex Gibney, Brad Hebert, Yon Motskin, Lisa Nishimura, Stacey Offman, Richard Perello, Jason Spingarn-Koff, and John Turner
Directors: Erin Lee Carr, Alex Gibney, Kristin Jacobson, Brian McGinn, Jesse Moss, and Fisher Stevens
MMPA Rating: NA but would say not suitable for young children
Dirty Money is a Netflix original television series that has interesting stories about corporate corruption, greed, and scandal. There are only six episodes in the first and only season until the second one is released. They are informative but at the same time loaded with emotions for the victims/little people involved. I’d say the HSBC bank money laundering for the cartels was the most eye opening and the inaction from the government to curb it maddening. For all the hard work being done on the front lines with the illegal drug trade, it seems futile if it’s “legal” for banks to launder billions of dollars with little consequence. The other episode about drug companies and one in particular, Valeant, was as scandalous as HSBC bank. The greed among pharmaceutical companies is massive. This company fattened the pockets of their shareholders while not caring that people were dying when they hiked up prices of their drugs so much they could not afford them. The last episode focuses on Donald Trump. It delved into his business practices during the 1980s and 1990s and how transforming his image in the 21st century saved him from complete financial ruin. Each documentary styled episode has a sobering reality where businesses have its flaws and even when identified nothing really changes despite the whistle blowers. Welcome to the Wall Street jungle where money is the main crop raised, cultivated, and unevenly distributed.
Pisaries Creator rates Dirty Money
Four Fingers and One Thumb at 100%