Links: Mary Kills People

From Bridget Liszewski of The TV Junkies:

Caroline Dhavernas on her new high-stakes drama series Mary Kills People
“I just loved the subject matter and I think this character is very deep, beautiful and compassionate. I love all the gray zones and her contradictions. I’m very drawn to TV shows where the content is interesting and cable television has really showed us that people are there for content.” Continue reading.

From Bill Brioux of the Toronto Star:

Mary Kills People tackles thorny issue of euthanasia
Mary Kills People is one of those TV titles that grabs your attention.

Mary really does kill people, but they are people who want to die.

Tara Armstrong developed the idea for the series while still a student at the University of British Columbia. Continue reading.

From Etan Vlessing of The Hollywood Reporter:

Mary Kills People star Caroline Dhavernas on doctor-assisted suicide: “Dying is not a crime.”
“Dying is not a crime. Personally, it’s someone’s right. If you have nothing but suffering ahead of you, we make choices for ourselves through our lives, and that’s the final one.” Continue reading.

From Bill Harris of Postmedia Network:

New series Mary Kills People finds both drama and comedy in assisted suicide
Mary, Mary, quite contrary.

That could apply both to the lead character in the new Canadian series Mary Kills People, and to the show itself, which debuts Wednesday, Jan. 25 on Global. Continue reading. 

From John Doyle of The Globe and Mail:

Mary Kills People is a killer of a good, provocative drama
Mary Kills People is, yes, definitely, a black-comedy-drama about euthanasia. In advance notices about its arrival on Lifetime, later this year, it is inevitably called provocative.

It sure is that, on several levels. It is also remarkably assured, droll and adult. It’s very smart and utterly intriguing. Watch episode one and you’re sucked into anticipating the second hour with pleasure. Continue reading. 

From Melissa Girimonte of The Televixen:

Caroline Dhavernas on her new series, Mary Kills People
“I’m really happy you’re bringing that up because it can seem like a depressing subject matter. The writers were smart to see that it’s part of life to have these moments of darkness [followed by] laughter because of the density. It’s like a funeral. So many times I’ve been to funerals and then never felt as alive as I do after. We rarely talk about death. When we’re so close to it, we’re reminded how privileged we are to be here and be healthy.” Continue reading.

 

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Prior to becoming a television critic and owner of TV, Eh?, Greg David was a critic for TV Guide Canada, the country's most trusted source for TV news. He has interviewed television actors, actresses and behind-the-scenes folks from hundreds of television series from Canada, the U.S. and internationally. He is a podcaster, public speaker, weekly radio guest and educator, and past member of the Television Critics Association.
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