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Why Women Kill: An underrated gem on Voot

Why Women Kill is deliciously twisted, bursting with palpable energy and hits all the right notes, making the viewers go through a range of emotions. Read on to know why this show needs to be your next watch...

Anukriti Chaturvedi
Jun 07, 2021
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Why Women Kill released in 2019 on Voot and followed the lives of three women in three decades parallelly: a doting housewife in the 60s, a posh socialite in the 80s and a successful lawyer in 2018. This dark comedy-drama, created by Marc Cherry, promises an amazing premise with a dollop of a whole lotta deaths. We also see the alumni from the hit show, Once Upon a Time, which centred around modern-day fairy tale retellings, in both the seasons.

Season 2 which has just been released, follows a totally different set of characters in the 1940s, with infidelity, murder, a few bad choices and strong female characters in common with season 1. You can watch both the seasons on Voot. 

Here’s why you need to watch this show:

1. Strong females characters 

The show follows a fascinating cast of strong badass women, both in lead and supporting roles. For example, it is so refreshing to see Beth Anne’s (60’s housewife, played by Ginnifer Goodwin) journey from a timid, obedient wife, who’s own dreams were crushed, to rise like a phoenix from the ashes and become independent. 

2. Plot twists abound 

You would have already guessed by now that there will be a few deaths peppered here and there but what you won’t see coming will be a few unprecedented twists regarding all the reigning ladies of the show. 


Through Simone Grove (played by Lucy Liu), the show also throws light on how clueless and malevolent people were with regards to those with AIDS and how homophobia runs rampant. 

4. Diversity and Inclusivity 

When we talk about diversity, we more or less fixate only on the racial aspect. But what season 2 does is, it follows the dreams and struggles of two heavy set women- Alma (played by Allison Tolman) who wants to join the highly coveted Elysian Park Garden Club and Dee (played by B.K. Cannon) which is a fresh sight in society, obsessed with a certain body type, especially in 1940s Los Angeles. 

5. Grey areas

With regards to infidelity, everything isn’t clear cut in the show. Beth Anne’s husband doesn’t have an excuse but Simone’s and Taylor’s (played by Kirby Howell-Baptiste) lives are definitely messy because of their husbands’ (3rd husband in the case of Simone) betrayals as the show explores it in more depth. 

Bonus: Have you looked at those killer (pun intended) titles of each episode? 

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