MURDER FOR THE AGES
MARC Cherry, the man behind mega TV hits DesperateHousewives and DeviousMaids, has put pen to paper again with this sexy new murder mystery, which follows the lives of three complicated women, living in three different eras. Ginnifer Goodwin ( OnceUponATime) is 1960s housewife Beth Ann Stanton. Lucy Liu (pictured, Elementary) is lycra-clad 1980s socialite Simone Grove (pictured). And representing the women of today is Kirby Howell-Baptiste ( Barry) as Taylor. The second episode of this soapy series drops today and unravels more details about why these married women are pushed to the edge. Liu is especially exaggerated as Simone, described as “a Dynasty- style siren, clothed in neon synthetic fabrics and trapped in a marriage in which wealth stands in for love and for fidelity.” The early reviews have been mixed, with Variety disappointed this tends to show why these women kill (as the title plainly states) and fails to spend much time on ”how they live their lives and what they live for.” Meanwhile, the men in this cast bring some serious TV experience and include Jack Davenport (the sexedup director in Smash), Reid Scott (the sassy strategist Dan Egan in Veep) and Sam Jaeger (the downtrodden dad in Parenthood). This is not getting the prime-time treatment by 10, who are using their digital platform to take the audience temperature. Time will tell if it sinks or swims.