Why Women Kill: Season 1
October 18, 2019 7:20 AM - Season 1 (Full Season) - Subscribe

An anthology series from Marc Cherry (Desperate Housewives) that follows three women in different decades all living in the same house, as they deal with infidelity and betrayals in their marriages.

AV Club: As I waited anxiously each week for each episode to unfurl, I was reminded that Cherry has made his whole career writing for women, because he gets it. Each of these women is trapped in the stereotypes of the era. Each of them transcends the patterns that she’s caught in to become a better version of herself.
posted by ellieBOA (7 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Wanted to include more reviews of the whole season but I guess a bit soon! I loved this, super campy but gripping.
posted by ellieBOA at 7:21 AM on October 18, 2019

What channel/streaming service is this on?
posted by oh yeah! at 7:31 AM on October 18, 2019

I'm interested in hearing what people have to say about this before I check it out. My wife did a Desperate Housewives rewatch recently and what I caught of it felt like Marc Cherry kind of hates women (he also doesn't seem to think especially highly of men, but good gravy his writing of women), but I am a fan of Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Gennifer Goodwin and Lucy Liu. I'll be checking this thread regularly to see how people feel about it.
posted by Parasite Unseen at 7:40 AM on October 18, 2019

It's on CBS All Access.
posted by Etrigan at 7:47 AM on October 18, 2019

I wept and wept full on from the halfway mark in the last episode. I was so happy with the coda, and I don't regret any of the time spent on the show, it was a delight. I'm not sure how they'll do a second season with new characters but I'm looking forward to that.

The costume design was so delicious in every era, and I loved the weird stylistic choices they would make - musical numbers! tango! swooping cameras! and the soap opera drama and witty lines mixed in with moments of quiet pain and real issues.

Simone and Karl - the way that unfolded and the tenderness of how their relationship, her face when she looked at her daughter and saw herself reflected - Lucy Liu got to do such a diva role and played the hell out it.

And the very first story. So much rage. So much pain. And to see it unfold so beautifully. The abortion 'clinic' scene was so well done.
posted by dorothyisunderwood at 7:46 PM on October 18, 2019 [1 favorite]

I too loved it (and only found about it through here), I binged the whole thing! The actresses in particular were incredible (as above I haven't not liked anything Lucy Lu or Gennifer Goodwin have done though) the ending Tango scene was brilliant but I could have watched for the costumes and set decor alone. Seeing as how the abortion 'clinic' scene has been mentioned, I loved/cried/laughed through the AIDS story line. I thought that was very well done, especially as we have Pose doing it so well right now.
posted by Lesium at 11:12 PM on October 19, 2019

Mrs. DOT watched this and by episode 4 I was sucked in, too. Good stuff.
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