Updated: Aug 6, 2021
Yes, I’m late to this new anthology dramedy series created by Marc Cherry called Why Women Kill! It tells 3 stories from three different time periods, 1963, 1984 and 2019. Why Women Kill main stars are Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kirby Howell-Baptiste. They all play wives in the different time periods that lived in the same house. We learn about the betrayals within all their marriages and how they respond to it.
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The title, Why Women Kill can be a little misleading but as the story goes along you can understand why things happened the way that they did. All three women all get kudos for the great acting. Ginnifer Goodwin’s character Beth Ann from the 1963 time period, really puts you through a roller coaster of emotions because of what she finds out about her husband and the strength she has within herself. We are also intrigued about what she decides to do about it. Lucy Liu’s character Simone Grove, from the 1984 time period, at first, doesn’t come off as like-able but as her story goes long and events play out, we become more sympathetic to her and see her growth journey from being a person that’s into herself and social status to caring about others. Lastly, we see Taylor, played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste, of the 2019-time frame and her open marriage with her husband. Taylor learns that people are not always what they seem and that bringing third party into a marriage is not always a good idea.
The last episode of Season 1 of Why Women Kill is beautifully shot. It intertwines all three stories and their outcomes. We, the audience are captured into the finality of these stories and the aftermath of it all. Marc Cherry did a great job with this first season. The writers really told stories from three decades that were relatable. Why Women Kill is very entertaining and it does really give you that Desperate Housewives feel. I’m looking forward to Season 2 which has already started streaming on Paramount+.
Do you like anthology series like this? Will you be watching season 2? Let’s discuss.