Why Women Kill: Season 1 (2019)

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.



Critic Ratings: 19


Audience Score

User Ratings: 5
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Air date: Aug 15, 2019

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Critic Reviews for Why Women Kill Season 1

All Critics (19) | Top Critics (10)

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

Aug 19, 2019 | Full Review…

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

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

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

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

Aug 20, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

Marc Cherry is the Mark Zuckerberg of complicated, high-camp women: He gives us the product we think we want, but in the end, it still only feels like a facsimile of the real thing.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Why Women Kill plays a beautiful game of smoke and mirrors, disarming you with a bit of light comedy and then delivering a couple of fairly dramatic lunges.

Aug 16, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Why Women Kill: Season 1

  • 4d ago
    Marc Cherry has done it again with a fun & campy premise. Love the costumes, hair, makeup, and set design as well. If you like Desperate Housewives, you will like this too.
  • 5d ago
    Sexy and entertaining, with a hint of Marc Cherry's notorious sick twisted humour!

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