Why women kill


Nobody should be scared by the title of this post. I’m not thinking about killing anyone (except in my novels, of course 😉) nor am I trying to make an analysis or write an essay about the reasons that can lead women to kill. Actually, what I want to talk to you about in this post is the HBO series with the same title as this post and which I certainly and without hesitation recommend to you.

It currently consists of two seasons, very different from each other. In the first, we are told three stories that take place in different times (1963, 1984 and 2019) but in the same house, which already establishes a clear and somewhat original common thread. Although, in my opinion, the story that takes place in 2019 is undoubtedly the weakest of the three, it also brings a different touch and is not bad. I would, however, highlight the other two, done with a fine black humor. Lucie Liu (Ally McBeal, Kill Bill, Charlie’s Angels, among others) is one of the protagonists of what happens in the eighties and, as usual, she embroiders her role as a frivolous and superficial woman.

The second season tells a single story that takes place in 1949. The leading actress is the same one who played the cop in the first season of Fargo, Allison Tolman, and I love the way she plays her role, just as I did with the series that takes place in Minessotta, although it is true that Fargo is one of those series that will end up becoming a cult series for its immense quality and the great representation of all its actors. In this second season, Alma, the protagonist, is married to a veterinarian and longs to join a very exclusive women’s club where the president, Rita Castillo, does not exactly treat her well.

For some reason unknown to me, I thought that the second season would inevitably lose the freshness of the first season, which is the one that surprises with its originality. However, I was completely wrong. The story is so peculiar and unprecedented, it seems unbelievable that anyone could have thought of it.

I can’t tell you much without spoilers, except that there are going to be crimes in both seasons. Otherwise, what would be the reason for such a striking title? We will find out, therefore, some of the (sometimes bizarre) reasons why the women kill, always according to their creators, of course.

It is true that Netflix is possibly the platform with the largest catalog of series. However, I am more and more convinced that the really good series are usually on AMC and HBO (except Mindhunter, Manhunt, The Killing, 7 seconds, all from Netflix and a few more, of course).

Succession, Chernobyl, The Sopranos, The Wire, Big Little Lies, Breaking Bad and countless more great series are piling up on these two platforms. It’s not that I don’t like Netflix, as I am an assiduous serieaddict. However, no one is unaware that they have prioritized quantity over quality and, sometimes, they get lost in that vast ocean of series and movies the ones that are really worth watching.

What do you think? Have you seen it, and what do you have to say about that little debate about Netflix, HBO and AMC?

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