Wicked City: Season 1 (2015)


Season 1
Wicked City

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Wicked City falls prey to the style-over-substance stereotype of the decade in which it takes place - although it does have a killer '80s soundtrack.

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Critic Ratings: 45

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User Ratings: 61

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Air date: Oct 27, 2015

Two detectives are assigned to track down a serial killer who preys on young, naive women seeking fame in Los Angeles in the premiere of this true-crime procedural set in the early 1980s.

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Air date: Nov 3, 2015

Jack and Paco race against the clock to save who they believe is the killer's next victim; and Kent debates whether he should invite Betty to take part in his murderous rampage when it appears she could leave him.

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Air date: Nov 10, 2015

Betty's unsure how to feel about Kent's extracurricular activities. -- (C) ABC

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Air date: Nov 18, 2015

Jack focuses on a woman from the murderer's past, thinking she may be the catalyst for his current killing spree; and Betty, after deciding to partner up with Kent, trolls a club with him in search of a victim. Elsewhere, Diver is upset when Karen is offered a job at Rolling Stone; and Dianne finds herself in a bad situation when her allegiances are questioned by a powerful drug lord.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2015

Betty introduces Kent to her children. Life seems good, until she finds herself being blackmailed by Jimmy.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2015

Jack and Paco unleash a full-scale LAPD manhunt for Kent after they discover where it is he works.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2015

Kent targets Jack and Dianne.

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Air date: Dec 30, 2015

Karen's budding success as a reporter ends tragically in the series finale.

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A 1982 murder case on the Sunset Strip is at the center of the first season of this anthology crime series. Hidden in the periphery of the sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll that is characteristic of the time, serial killer Kent Grainger (Ed Westwick) is able to walk around unnoticed. When his potential victim Betty Beaumontaine (Erika Christensen) proves to be as psychopathic as he is, they become lovers and partners in crime. Tasked with finding and stopping those responsible, detectives Jack Roth (Jeremy Sisto) and Paco Contreras (Gabriel Luna) must form alliances with reporters, party-goers and drug dealers to unravel the web of Kent and Betty—a modern-day Bonnie and Clyde. Also stars Taissa Farmiga, Evan Ross and Karolina Wydra.

Cast & Crew

Ed Westwick
Kent Grainger
Erika Christensen
Betty Beaumontaine
Jeremy Sisto
Jack Roth
Taissa Farmiga
Karen McClaren
Gabriel Luna
Paco Contreras
Karolina Wydra
Dianne Kubek
Evan Ross
Diver Hawkes
Anne Winters
Vicki Roth
W. Earl Brown
Captain Dan Wilkinson
Kirk Baltz
Artie Bukowski
Sara Mornell
Eileen Miller
Doug Simpson
Ralph Peyton
Heather Grace Hancock
Mallory Kharchenko
Lola Wayne Villa
Tiffany Beaumontaine
Steven Baigelman
Executive Producer
Todd Lieberman
Executive Producer
David Hoberman
Executive Producer
Laurie Zaks
Executive Producer
J. Miller Tobin
Director
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Critic Reviews for Wicked City Season 1

Audience Reviews for Wicked City: Season 1

  • Dec 30, 2015
    Reminiscent of the 80s but the ridiculous storyline and uninteresting characters made this banal series all the worse than it could have been.
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  • Jan 07, 2020
    I loved the show and the performance of Ed Westwick.
  • Mar 19, 2016
    I absolutely loved it. I fell in love with Kent. So very disappointed it was cancelled. Loved Dexter too but in a way loved Kent more.
  • Jan 13, 2016
    i loved it! I thought it was totally gripping and was incredibly disappointed to find out there will be no more wicked city, such a shame!
  • Nov 04, 2015
    This show has blown me away. I'm really intrigued and waiting for more. I love Ed Westwick in this role. He is sexy and creepy and I can't wait to hear more about his past.
  • Oct 30, 2015
    I enjoyed this show. Maybe because I was there in the 80's! I know most people don't give credence to old people and the optimal age group for critics is 20 to 39 but I loved how it captured the feel of the times. Of course the music is great. The cops seem kind of dull, but keep in mind they did not have all the aids to law enforcement we have today. No computers, cell phones, trackers or DNA analysis. Give this show some credit if only for the detectives use of brain power only.
  • Oct 30, 2015
    Had it set in my DVR for the season but after first episode have removed it. Lame.
  • Oct 29, 2015
    Well that was totally disappointing. The concept had such potential but as usual writing and execution was the let down. The second episode wasn't much better. I'm done.
  • Oct 29, 2015
    Great music, good acting, okay storyline...
  • Oct 28, 2015
    Every one of these actors I like and their performances seem very good. I like police procedurals too. There is just no way to get around the fact that the writing is just horrible matched only by the horror of how it was filmed and put together. Why can't someone put Ed Westwick (or any of these actors) on The Walking Dead or True Detectives or American Horror Story? If that's not possible, anything Masterpiece would work. What a waste and also, the 80s? Who liked the 80s?

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