I’ve been pleased with the some of the new dramas on television these days. Revenge (ABC) is one of my favorite shows, as it Scandal (ABC). I’ve been a fan of Covert Affairs (USA Network), as well as Burn Notice (USA Network).
If you know these shows, I’m sure you’ve noticed a pattern to their premises. All of them are about women who live life on the in the dark corners of government, or within the pinnacle of power, and must avenge those who would hurt their loved ones.
A new show premiered last night: Red Widow, on ABC (Sundays, 10pm). I’d been looking forward to it for quite some time. In the first place, I loved the concept: Marta Walraven ( Radha Mitchell) a normal mother of three happens to be married to the Russian mob, but doesn’t know until her husband is on the non-legitimate side of the family business until he’s gunned down in her driveway.