KILLER WOMEN Fading Into Killer Bad Show Land

 Tricia Helfer in Killer Women
When Killer Women premiered, I saw a few reviews of the show that lambasted it pretty bad.  From sad situations, to a Texan that has no accent.  (Per a few reviews)

And the promotional ads weren't saying much.  At all.  Pretty much I took from it that some hot looking Texas Ranger runs around sleeping with men, is snarky in a "don't care" sort of way, and she seems to be the only cop in town who can take down hot looking evil chicks.  Because, I guess, the guys don't hit women?

Promo quote: 
A guy: "Hey, those are the same clothes." (from the day before)
Helfer: "And it's the same gun."


The official pitch goes like this:

"Centers on Molly Parker, the only woman in the notoriously male Texas Rangers, a ballsy, beautiful badass who knows how to get to the truth and isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers on her way there"

Seriously, A show based on good and evil Hooters girls might work better.  Hmm... 

The second episode of the series (that I have yet to catch, nor am I planning on it unless I'm so tired that I can't pick up the remote when the show comes on in some replay mode), apparently did worse than it's premiere episode.

Ratings dropped 22% from the previous week and finished just ahead of a Telemundo show in the charts.

Expectations are that the show will fade from memory and the TV schedule soon at this rate.


It's a shame too.

I would have liked to have seen something from Sofia Vergara that was smart and witty, and...  wait.  Tooling around the IMDb page for the show, the only place her name shows up is in the advertising and some news headlines quoting her.  Is she already distancing herself from the series?

The show, according to IMDb is created by Hannah Shakespeare, whose credits include Bionic Woman (2007), The Whole Truth, The Playboy Club and some editing on stories on Ghost Whisperer.

But it's a shame that Tricia Helfer couldn't find herself a better platform.  I loved her in Battlestar Galactica, she had a pretty decent role in Dark Blue (one of those quiet, good cop shows) and The Firm.

But this...  dang, I'd fire her agent if I were her.  Unless she lost a bet.

Hey, fellow BSG castmate Michael Trucco is also suffering... I mean in the show, along with Marc Blucas.


OK, the real intent of my writing this piece was to vent my "dark passenger" a bit and to warn you to not get hooked on the show.  No one thinks it's going to last long!

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Follow Cinema Static on: