TV Show Reviews
Widow" review by Suzanne
Sundays 10/9c on ABC
I didn't enjoy this show. I admit, it's fairly
well-written and has interesting characters and lots of
action. However, I don't like shows where the protagonists
are bad guys or real law-breakers. I couldn't watch "The
Shield", "Mob Doctor", "Weeds" or "The Sopranos", for
instance. I don't like seeing scummy or morally bankrupt
people as the person I'm supposed to root for. I want to see
real heroes. You would think the TV networks would have
figured that out by now. I'm sure I'm not the only one who
feels that way.
In this show, the main character is a woman who's married to
a drug smuggler. They have a nice life, and she wants him to
quit that illegal business, and he does try, but things
don't go well. Still, she knows what he does, and she stays
with him, with three kids. I have a lot of trouble with
this. And then it gets even worse after something terrible
happens and she has to do his business for him. Then it was
really starting to sound like Mob Doctor. Oh, and you KNOW
he's a bad guy because he has a pony tail. Sheesh.
I'm not even against drug use and think it should be
legalized. However, drug smugglers and dealers are not nice
people and do prey on the weak, and they lead very violent
lives (as shown here). Also, the show lacks any kind of
humor whatsoever, so it's pretty dark.
The woman who stars in the show, Radha Mitchell, is pretty,
but she's not all that likable, so that doesn't help. It's a
real shame because I love Jaime Ray Newman, who plays her
sister; and Goran Visnjic, who plays another bad guy. But,
blecch. Just not my kind of show at all.
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