Why Women Kill: Season 1 (2019)

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Season 1
Why Women Kill

Critics Consensus

Though Why Women Kill falls short of its ambitious premise, fans of Marc Cherry and his impressive cast will find much to like it its darkly soapy and stylish delights.

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Critic Ratings: 24

94%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 116
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Episodes

1
Air date: Aug 15, 2019
2
Air date: Aug 22, 2019
3
Air date: Aug 29, 2019
4
Air date: Sep 5, 2019
5
Air date: Sep 12, 2019
6
Air date: Sep 19, 2019
7
Air date: Sep 26, 2019
8
Air date: Oct 3, 2019
9
Air date: Oct 10, 2019
10
Air date: Oct 17, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Why Women Kill Season 1

All Critics (24) | Top Critics (13)

While Why Women Kill has nuanced leads, the show stumbles in its use of high camp.

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

Why Women Kill feels more comfortably familiar than recycled or old. There's never a question of why we should care about any of these characters.

Aug 26, 2019 | Full Review…

Why Women Kill can't be taken seriously enough for drama and isn't fun enough for camp.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

As expected from [Marc] Cherry, Why Women Kill is a blend, a darkly funny comedy-drama that works on the surface.

Aug 13, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

As the weeks went on, I found Why Women Kill even more suspenseful, moving, and thoroughly enjoyable.

Oct 17, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The series' arch tone and visual splendor are enough to stick around for the ride.

Aug 16, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

The format of the trio of essentially disconnected and hence isolated vignettes hobble any larger point about the role of women in American Society and the men who screw them over, as well as any sharp, dark comedy.

Aug 22, 2019 | Full Review…

In a world inundated with tremendous television, Why Women Kill is merely fine.

Aug 15, 2019 | Full Review…

Mark Cherry assembles a truly magnificent cast for what is billed as a darkly comedic drama, but it's very difficult to connect with the characters, and that's troublesome.

Aug 15, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

Why Women Kill is able to find balance by imbuing its darkest moments with absurdity. What results is a tasty little slice of entertainment.

Aug 14, 2019 | Rating: 75/100 | Full Review…

Why Women Kill serves as a bit of mindless entertainment.

Dec 12, 2019 | Full Review…

Soapy delight has sex, language, terrific roles for women.

Aug 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Why Women Kill: Season 1

  • Jan 24, 2020
    Great acting and a clever script which came together beautifully in the final scene. I absolutely loved this series.
  • Jan 05, 2020
    Excellent! Amazing!!
  • Jan 04, 2020
    It refreshing to watch a series that moves at a brisk pace and isn't afraid to present its story in a way that might not be taken seriously, as often reality has its foundations in a form of tragedy and comedy at the same time. too often drama is overly serious that it seems cold and distant. I think the critics simply have a Prejudgment of what a good drama ought to be, and "why women kill" is brave enough to not pander to the critics.
  • Jan 03, 2020
    Love this show. I thought it would be confusing with the flipping between decades but it's not at all it's done so well.
  • Dec 31, 2019
    Clever, funny, well acted, and still very moving.
  • Dec 26, 2019
    WOW!! Amazing :D So funny, love it!
  • Dec 25, 2019
    For me, as a non-native English speaker I found a lot of interesting language! It's really hilarious!
  • Dec 24, 2019
    Surprisingly good. Accurate. Great tale, great acting. Thanks for one of the best series I've seen in years
  • Dec 04, 2019
    I was reluctant at first but the Lead is Lucy Liu so I decided to give it a try and it was great. Love all the stories and characters.
  • Nov 23, 2019
    I thought it was funny and very, very exciting, the kind you've got to keep seeing.

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