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Mary Kills People: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: Mary Kills People is more than its unique premise, with a layered lead performance and consistently entertaining narrative keeping the show's dark comedy grounded in relatable reality.


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Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) is a single mother, a hard-working ER doctor and an angel of death. She and her partner, Des (Richard Short), a former plastic surgeon who lost his license, assist terminal patients and help them die on their own terms. It's evident that Mary cares a lot about the power and the thrill that this illegal activity gives her. At the beginning of Season 1, however, something happens that threatens Mary's gig: She falls in love with one of her patients (Jay Ryan) and starts having second thoughts about killing him. This sets off a chain of events that might cost her both her family and career. Ultimately, she's confronted with a difficult choice.


Caroline Dhavernas
as Mary Harris
Jay Ryan
as Joel Collins
Richard Short
as Des Bennett
Lyriq Bent
as Frank Gaines
Greg Bryk
as Grady Burgess
Charlotte Sullivan
as Nicole Mitchell
Adrian Holmes
as Troy Dixon
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Critic Reviews for Mary Kills People: Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (7)

The unique premise and Dhavernas' underplayed performance have us hoping for an extended killing spree.

June 5, 2017 | Full Review…

Rather than giving us a "mercy killing of the week" procedural, we get a delightful, blackish comedy-drama that handles its subject matter with dignity (not Dignitas), and comes highly recommended.

May 16, 2018 | Full Review…

My first impressions are that Mary Kills People is an ambitious attempt at humanizing a fairly controversial topic with a large cast of players, all of whom have a direct effect on Mary and her mission.

June 5, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Dark but sensitive comedy about physician assisted suicide.

May 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Certainly, it's an interesting new premise for a series.

April 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Speaking to the mounting consequences of her work in an upcoming episode, Mary sighs, "Life is a ride in the dark." "Mary Kills People" is its own special trip, and one definitely worth taking.

April 25, 2017 | Full Review…

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