Starring: Tricia Helfer, Marc Blucas, Michael Trucco, Alex Fernandez, Marta Milans
Based on the Argentina series Mujeras Asesinas, Developed by Hannah Shakespeare
Written by Hannah Shakespeare, Directed by Lawrence Trilling
Killer Women is a new drama about Molly Parkers (Tricia Helfer), the only member of the elite Texas Rangers. Parkers is recently divorced and dating ambitious DEA Dan Winston (Marc Blucas). Rounding out the main cast are Molly's family members, Billy and Becca (Michael Trucco and Marta Milans). Each week will feature a different case with a different killer, as so often explained by ABC's promos.
THE BAD: I knew Killer Women wouldn't be a well-written or constructed show but I wanted it to be campy and fun. It seemed to start off that way and the final minutes got back to it. But in-between
was a show that was taking itself too seriously for the concept.
Instead of a rootin' tootin' cowgirl, we got a character with a lot of
baggage and introspection. Instead of an over-the-top enemy, we got a
bland story connected to a Mexican drug cartel. Basically, I wanted this
show to be more like the great but short-lived NBC drama Chase. With its fade to red before every commercial and the way the show opened and closed, it seemed like it was going for a highly stylistic feel. But that didn't happen and instead it was all just pretty boring.
BOTTOM LINE: Maybe this show will still find its footing but I think this is a missed opportunity. This show should have embraced its campy feel that ABC was trying for in the promos. But instead, it tried to tell too much of a story. This would have probably gotten a good review from me if it was fun, even if it wasn't all that good. But it wasn't good or fun, and that's a Texas-sized problem for this show.