Sunday, October 13, 2019

What I’m Watching: Why Women Kill

Why Women Kill: Season 1, Episode 9 “I Was Just Wondering What Makes Dames Like You So Deadly” (B+)

This show used yet another device to introduce this episode, with dead characters narrating each of the three storylines. I’m not sure quite what to make of that, though it is important to frame exactly how the villains in each of the time periods were created. As if Rob wasn’t terrible enough already, we found out just what a manipulative, controlling person he is, fully aware that the secretary he was having an affair with left the door open which allowed his daughter to run out and get hit by a car yet happy to let Beth Ann think that she was responsible. She’s already planted the seeds of doubt in April by warning her that Rob isn’t the kind of man who would let his wife have a career, and now she’s going to make him suffer in some unknown way. This would be the time for her to apologize to Sheila and beg for her help in exacting revenge on her truly awful husband. For a couple planning to get divorced, Karl and Simone are remarkably in sync, storming out of the club with a disdainful flair, and it’s really a shame that Karl is the one being penalized for Simone’s affair with Tommy. I have a feeling that, vindictive as she is, Naomi won’t succeed in killing Simone, with Tommy likely jumping in the way to save the love of his life. In the present, Eli is lucky that Lamar was willing to help Taylor try to talk some sense into him, and him going to rehab is good news, with the threat of a homicidal scorned Jade only mildly concerning. Now why hasn’t this show been renewed for a second season yet?

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