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Womens Murder Club - S01 E02

Mystery . Crime . Drama
 

Three people have been murdered on the subway, so Lindsay has decide to launch her own investigation. Meanwhile, Cindy is attempting to find some evidence to help the case, as she wishes to become a respected member of the Women’s Murder Club. Later, the members of the Women’s Murder Club help Jill deal with moving in with her boyfriend.

 
Episode Title: Train in Vain
Airs: 2007-10-19 at 10:00 pm
  • Hal Boedeker

    An appealing cast and a flashy production style bolster familiar material.

    Orlando Sentinel Full Review
  • Rob Owen

    There's nothing gritty or particularly realistic about ABC's Women's Murder Club, but that's OK. The show is an entertaining, estrogen-powered hour regardless.

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Full Review
  • John Leonard

    Laura Harris as Jill Bernhardt, the platinum-blonde district attorney, Paula Newsome as Claire Washburn, the surprisingly jolly medical examiner, and Aubrey Dollar as Cindy Thomas, the impossibly young newspaper reporter, do not add up to a Kaffeeklatsch or a therapy group. I’m not saying that they don’t occasionally discuss emotions (usually Angie/Lindsay’s), but it’s more grad-school seminar than touchy-feely hot-tub hangout.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Ray Richmond

    WMC--that's what the hip people will no doubt soon be calling it--sprints energetically from the gate carrying genuine qualitative heft: charismatic leads, snappy dialogue and an agreeable blend of lighthearted and dramatic.

    The Hollywood Reporter Full Review
  • Aaron Barnhart

    Sharply written, compellingly acted, this is the crime procedural ABC has needed all along, one for the “Grey’s Anatomy” crowd.

    Kansas City Star Full Review
  • Mary McNamara

    The show looks to be a smart, stylish crime drama that just happens to revolve around a group of women as so many have revolved around men.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Glenn Garvin

    It's funny and smart, with affably quirky characters who aren't cut from cardboard.

    Miami Herald Full Review
  • David Hinckley

    While the crime itself is only moderately intriguing, its real function is to let viewers see what each of these women does, how they work together and how they talk to each other.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Gillian Flynn

    Neither self-serious nor campy, the new ABC police drama is just what I've been craving amid all the businesslike "Law & Orders" and "CSIs."

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Robert Bianco

    It would be nice if the exposition were less clunky and the show did more to capture what is special about its San Francisco setting. Still, the actors are enjoyable, and their series in large part does what it sets out to do.

    USA Today Full Review
  • Alessandra Stanley

    Women’s Murder Club is all right, but not good enough.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Jennifer Frey

    Realism, in other words, is not the show's strong suit; pretty much all of it (the detecting, the lawyering, the examining and the reporting) can be described as "lite.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Mike Duffy

    Yes, the show's glossily generic. But the attractive cast clicks.

    Detroit Free Press Full Review
  • Phil Gallo

    Women's Murder Club has the tone of a show that's designed rather than crafted, a show more concerned about appealing to a target demographic instead of just flowing.

    Variety Full Review
  • Diane Werts

    The women's friendship radiates authentic undertones, beneath all the gooed-up personal drivel, although it's way too convenient how they always show up simultaneously at the same crime scenes.

    Newsday Full Review
  • Melanie McFarland

    For a show like Women's Murder Club to hit its target, viewers need to feel the desire to know these people--either because their jobs are exciting or their personal lives are spicy. But with this show, there's not enough spark to their jobs or lives to keep you on the couch on a Friday night.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Maureen Ryan

    Women’s Murder Club isn’t really a terrible show. It is efficient and well-paced, and it tries hard to breathe life into these characters. But the effort doesn’t really pay off.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • Ellen Gray

    Television's a visual medium, but so much of the plot is advanced during dialogue, I actually lost track a few times and ended up rewatching sections of the episode to figure out how they'd figured out whodunit.

    Philadelphia Daily News Full Review
  • Matthew Gilbert

    Everything other than Harmon, who has thrown her "Law & Order" reserve out the window, feels unnatural and contrived.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Alan Sepinwall

    The show inspires nothing but my apathy.

    Newark Star-Ledger Full Review
  • Doug Elfman

    The new debut episode climaxes with a confusingly written yet completely unoriginal plot twist at the end. And the women characters are less confident than before, frazzled and more judgmental.

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Linda Stasi

    This "women's" show is such an embarrassing mess, it makes me ashamed to be a woman.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Tim Goodman

    45 minutes of bad writing, bad acting and bad storytelling.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review