Red Widow : Season 1

  • Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 3, 2013
User Score
6.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 41 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 41
  2. Negative: 8 out of 41

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  1. Apr 20, 2013
    6
    Based on the Dutch series Penoza, Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell), steps into big shoes boldly with a small budget to back her up. While the pilot throws everything at you, it's possible that with patience, this series could develop into an addictive drama better than Mob Doctor, and reaching high for the sophistication of its Dutch counterparts. Not since Stieg Larsson's trilogy, "TheBased on the Dutch series Penoza, Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell), steps into big shoes boldly with a small budget to back her up. While the pilot throws everything at you, it's possible that with patience, this series could develop into an addictive drama better than Mob Doctor, and reaching high for the sophistication of its Dutch counterparts. Not since Stieg Larsson's trilogy, "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo", and the beloved character and toast of Europe, Detective Sara Lund (Forbrydelsen/The Killing), or even Borgen, have we seen such a rush to rewrite these filmmakers in our own image. Red Widow has all the right elements including an unusual love interest, two sons who, with development, will tug at our heartstrings, and the lead who almost favors Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct, filmed in Marin County near San Francisco where Red Widow is also filmed. I'm extremely hopeful. Expand
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 3 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Hank Stuever
    Mar 4, 2013
    70
    Mitchell’s coolly understated performance makes it all slightly more believable and worth a few episodes to see where it leads.
  2. 60
    Visnjic's smooth and mysterious turn in just a handful of scenes instantly emerges as the best thing Red Widow has going for it. That's either the sign of a series with fundamental flaws, or the roots of a show that will only get better as it goes.
  3. Reviewed by: Mark A. Perigard
    Mar 4, 2013
    42
    Red Widow might leave you feeling blue over the waste of time and talent.