Parents' Guide to

Killer Women

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Girl-with-a-gun drama goes for obvious gimmicks.

TV ABC Drama 2014
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In its promotional materials, ABC actually describes Killer Women's female lead as "ballsy" and "badass." Although those might be accurate adjectives, they're also woefully representative of the show's commitment to a complete lack of nuance. From the longhorn cattle and 10-gallon hats that seem to scream out, "You're in Texas!" to a bizarrely metaphorical choice to have Molly moonlight as a trumpet player, this "gal-can-do-it-all" drama does everything but make us want to keep watching.

Killer Women was adapted for American television by Modern Family's Sofia Vergara, who, to be fair, is hardly known for her subtlety. Yet we still hoped for more from an actress so closely associated with a critically acclaimed comedy, not to mention the potentially compelling premise of Killer Women's source material, an Argentine trilogy about homicides committed by women. Sad to say, this one's dead in the water.

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