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Review of "Mary Kills People" 4/16/17 by Suzanne
Premiers April 23, 10/0c on Lifetime

I watched all 6 episodes of this show and enjoyed it. It's a very unusual show about a doctor, Mary Harris (Caroline Dhavernas) who helps people end their lives, much like Dr. Kevorkian.  Unlike Kevorkian, she doesn't advertise what she does and isn't willing to go to jail for it. Kevorkian wanted to make a stand and change the laws.  She wants to help people who are suffering. It's related to her past with her mom.

Aiding her is Des (Richard Short) a handsome former plastic surgeon with a killer British accent.  He provides a lot of the comedy in the show. Jay Ryan (of "Beauty & The Beast") plays a cop, Ben, who pretends to be dying so that he can catch her in the act (because suicide, as well as assisting suicide, is illegal).  One of Des and Mary's former patients, who was very young, had a judge father who wants to see Mary pay.

Mary and Des mostly help people who are in pain and dying slowly-- suffering.  It's great to see TV address this issue. There's a lot more humor than you would think. Mary and Ben have a great attraction, which complicates things. Mary's daughter and her friend are suspicious about Mary's secret life. Mary's sister (played by Chicago Fire's Charlotte Sullivan) shares some of her secrets.  There's also a drug dealer, Grady (Bitten's Greg Bryk) and Mary's ex-husband, who's married to a lawyer. There are many interesting twists and turns. I hope there's a second season!

I hope you can check it out because it's worth watching. I'll be interviewing Charlotte Sullivan next week, too.


The Lifetime original scripted series, “Mary Kills People” will premiere on April 23 at 10pm ET/PT. The provocative series stars Caroline Dhavernas (“Hannibal”) as a doctor who helps people in need end their lives with dignity. The series also stars Jay Ryan (“Top of the Lake”), Richard Short (“Vinyl”), Lyriq Bent (“The Book of Negroes”), Greg Bryk (“Bitten”), and Charlotte Sullivan (“Rookie Blue”). “Mary Kills People” is produced by eOne and Cameron Pictures in association with Corus Entertainment. The series is executive produced and written by showrunner Tassie Cameron (“Ten Days in The Valley”), Amy Cameron (“The Book of Negroes”), Jocelyn Hamilton and Tecca Crosby. Co-Executive Producer Holly Dale (“The Americans”) directs the season in its entirety. Tara Armstrong (“Private Eyes”) created the series and is Co-Executive Producer and writer. Additional writers include Marsha Greene, Sherry White and Mike Goldbach.

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