Parents' Guide to

Footballers' Wives

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 18+

Wives are beyond desperate in this adult drama.

TV BBC America Drama 2002
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It's fun to watch for a while and Zoe Lucker portrays Tanya with delicious devilry, but all the backstabbing ultimately leaves viewers feeling like they need a scalding bath. A heavy dose of intrigue sometimes works, but even played for camp, Footballers' Wives is too much of a bad thing. In the end, there's no one else to root for but evil Tanya herself, which just may be the show's best conceit. The nemesis becomes the hero, since everyone else appears either equally conniving or just plain boring in a goody-two-shoes kind of way.

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