“Killer Women” – Good While it Lasted…

Killer Women

A Review of ABC’s “Killer Women” by Tiffany A. White

Today, I’m jumping in with a show that I have been looking forward to since I heard about the idea—Killer Women.

ABC Summary: From executive produce Sofia Vergara (“Modern Family”) and created by Hannah Shakespeare, step inside the dangerous world of the Texas Rangers from the female perspective and experience the arresting “Killer Women.”

Based on the Argentine crime drama, Mujeres Asesinas, this series follows Molly Parker (Tricia Helfer, Battlestar Galactica), a Texas Ranger who is really good at her job. Each week, this former beauty queen tracks and arrests a different female criminal. She “follows the law, not the rules.”

Having recently filed for divorce from her senator husband, Molly has three things going for her: her family (she currently lives with her brother, his wife, and two girls), her boyfriend (she’s dating a HOT D.E.A. agent), and her job (something she’s really good at). Speaking of her job, she excels at reading suspects, digging down until she finds the truth, and using firearms. Plus, she’s not afraid to break the rules to do what’s morally right.

Molly is a strong character with flaws, overcoming one of her biggest weaknesses—the abuse she endured while staying with her husband. She’s smart, sexy, and talented. However, I find it hard to believe that a Texas Ranger would be trained as a hypnotherapist to help witnesses recall events like Molly is. Wouldn’t law enforcement hire an outside professional for that?

The series also stars: Marc Blucas (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Necessary Roughness) as D.E.A. Agent Dan, Molly’s boyfriend; Michael Trucco (Battlestar Galactica, Fairly Legal) as Billy, Molly’s brother; Alex Fernandez (Dallas) as Lt. Zea, Molly’s boss; Jeffrey Nordling (Once and Again) as Carl, Molly’s hopefully soon-to-be-ex husband; and many guest stars.

Killer Women is enjoyable. Another one of the reasons why I like it? Being from Texas, I absolutely HATE (sorry to use that word, Mom, but I do) it when television shows use fake and over-the-top Texas accents. Yes; we have a unique accent down here. Yes; sometimes we shorten words because we’re lazy. And yes; some of us really do sound horrible. But we don’t sound like TV makes us out to sound. And thankfully, Killer Women does not use the ridiculous TV Texas Twang we’ve been subject to in the past. Except on a few words. But I can live with a few words. I just can’t listen to a 40 minute show of it… it hurts my ears.

All of that said, Killer Women is not the best thing on TV, but it’s certainly not the worst.

The series was originally only an eight episode arc, but after poor ratings has been reduced to six with the final episode airing February 18th. I just don’t get the decisions networks make today. If you’ve paid for and shot eight episodes, why only air six? Even if the ratings were that poor, why not air as many episodes as you have, giving the viewers that do watch the rest of the show? And why air a struggling and NEW program opposite something as BIG and popular as the Olympics? I’m telling ya, the decision makers at the networks should have their heads checked.

As for me, I’ll watch the show until the end. Maybe ABC will change their mind and air the last two episodes this summer? Because while the show has been yanked from the TV schedule, it hasn’t been officially cancelled. Not that I can find, anyway. So, I guess there’s hope? Personally, I think Killer Women would make a great summer program when there aren’t so many other TV shows to choose from.


Tiffany A. White is the author of the YA mystery “Football Sweetheart” series. She blogs at The Ooo Factor and is available for contact via Twitter at @Tiffany_A_White, Facebook at Tiffany A. White, or by email at tiffany@tiffanyawhite.com.

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