Mary Kills People: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1
Mary Kills People

Critics 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.



Critic Ratings: 11


Audience Score

User Ratings: 125
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Air date: Apr 23, 2017
Air date: Apr 30, 2017
Air date: May 7, 2017
Air date: May 14, 2017
Air date: May 21, 2017
Air date: May 21, 2017

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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.

Jun 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.

Jun 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.

Apr 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.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Grounded and believable, with the dry, witty, old-fashioned self-assurance of a Barbara Stanwyck or Katharine Hepburn, Dhavernas shades her comedy with drama, and playing drama is never more than a breath away from comedy.

Apr 25, 2017 | Full Review…

Mary Kills People - that got your attention, right? - is an unusual and fairly entertaining Canadian series.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Mary Kills People had me hooked until the end. With more mediocre junk available than we can possibly watch nowadays, that's one of the highest compliments around.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Mary Kills People is an energetic, savvy program that combines elements of crime thrillers, medical soaps, and propulsive character drama, employing all those recognizable forms to illuminate the complexity of the knotty issues at its core.

Apr 13, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

It's very smart and utterly intriguing. Watch episode one and you're sucked into anticipating the second hour with pleasure.

Feb 17, 2017 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mary Kills People: Season 1

  • Jun 11, 2019
    Great show, loving all of the drama last around real social issues pro choice!
  • Sep 12, 2017
    Really enjoyed season 1, binged watched it.

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