Friday, September 13, 2019

What I’m Watching: Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill: Season 1, Episode 5 “There’s No Crying in Murder” (B+)

This show is clever because it follows predictable plotlines to a degree but takes them in an interesting direction that links the three time periods together to support this show’s main themes. I was actually most involved, for once, in Beth Ann’s drama this episode, as she realized that she felt bad for the woman sleeping with her husband because he was treating April even more poorly than he was treating her. Pretending to be sick so that she could go to April’s big debut without Rob being there was smart, and of course she was going to end up having to hide when he inevitably showed up. He reacted so poorly to April’s profession of love, and I’m curious what Beth Ann will do next to punish her husband. Karl seemed so delighted to confirm that Simone was having an affair with Simone, and his acceptance of her infidelity makes her angrier than anything. I caught the fun casting of Christine Estabrook, who played nosy neighbor Martha Huber on “Desperate Housewives,” as Joyce. In the present day, Eli and Jade unsurprisingly got to bond in Taylor’s absence while she got an amused warning from her sisters about the likelihood of the two of them falling for each other without her there, especially after she saved his writing career and then got him into drugs again. Jade doesn’t seem to have any culpability in this whole thing, but I suppose that’s because she was brought into this relationship instead of starting in it with expectations.

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