I saw an ad on TV for “Mary Kills People,” which is promoting a doctor who provides underground “end of life” care. The show originated in Canada and is now being shown here in the US on Lifetime.
Here’s a description of the show and production from Wikipedia:
The series is set around the life of Dr. Mary Harris, an overworked single mother and ER doctor who also moonlights as an underground angel of death – working outside the law assisting patients who want to die on their own terms. So far Mary has managed to stay under the radar but business is booming, and her double life is getting complicated,
The series, which was to comprise six episodes, was commissioned by TV channel Global on January 28, 2016. Production began in summer 2016, and the first episode aired January 25, 2017. For the United States, the series was picked up by Lifetime on October 13, 2016. The channel came on board as a co-producer and was involved in creative aspects of the project, including casting. Mary Kills People premiered in the US on Lifetime on April 23, 2017.
As of January 23, 2017, there are talks to do a second season according to Metro News and Caroline Dhavernas.
According to Wikipedia, some critics just love the show:
John Doyle of the Globe and Mail called the first episode of the show “remarkably assured, droll and adult. It’s very smart and utterly intriguing.” He praises Mary Harris as “one of the most compelling, original female characters in years” and Caroline Dhavernas as “exceptional” in her portrayal: “Perhaps the best thing about it is the crazy sparkle in Mary’s eyes. There is something anarchic bubbling inside her.”
Variety‘s Maureen Ryan was much more positive, saying the show “pulls off a melding of tones — comedic, dramatic, and philosophical — that seems next to impossible,” but criticized the first season’s romance subplots.
Another TV show I won’t be watching.