MUR­DER FOR THE AGES

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - TV Guide - - Front Page -

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.

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