Why Women Kill? Because men, and sometimes status. But in both cases, it’s usually about being seen.
Season two of Why Women Kill breaks with its predecessor while keeping the same vibe and attraction. It’s still the same darkly comedic drama.
While the first season follows three women in different decades all living in the same house, as they deal with infidelity and betrayals in their marriages, the second season happens in the same period. Instead of three distinct couples, we mix and match.
However, with a new cast starring Allison Tolman and the amazing Lana Parrilla, this season honestly lost some of the charm that I loved from the first one. Instead, the series creator Marc Cherry went with a lot of 1940s passive agressive “cat fights”.
Tolman plays Alma Fillcot, a middle-class housewife who’s desperate to join the upper class “Garden Club”. Early in the season, she discovers that her husband is a serial killer, and she decides to use that to her advantage to beat her competition for the club membership.
Thankfully, Tolman and Parrilla are delightful together, and against each other. Their on-screen chemistry is undeniable, and Parilla is suitably evil in a drop-dead glamorous way. I’m jealous.
Should you watch it?
There’s so much beauty in every frame, from the costumes to the production design. Plus, it doesn’t hurt when your cast is able to rise to the occasion. Even if it’s not as good as the first season, Marc Cherry proved again that Why Women Kill is great television!
Where can I watch it?
You can stream season one and two of Why Women Kill exclusively on Paramount+ in USA and Canada.