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Mapleworth Murders

By Martin Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Pleasant, funny murder mystery parody feels dated.

TV Quibi Comedy 2020
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Most of Quibi's early offerings have relied more on star power than quality, and this is no exception. Though it provides a long overdue showcase for former SNL writer Paula Pell, the shows main draw is the cavalcade of comedy world guest stars who come through New Woodstream to get killed or interrogated. Many of these comedians (which include a lot of SNL and 30 Rock favorites) are naturally funny enough to make the dire material at least charming, but satirizing a TV show that peaked 30 years ago doesn't help. That, plus the fact that some of the cheaper punchlines are built around homophobia and sexism, makes Mapleworth Murders feel more antiquated than Jessica Fletcher's typewriter.

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