This week’s Femme Fatales, Girls Gone Dead, was about the wonderful world of the Girls Gone Wild type videos. Are those still around? In this episode, a sorority house is in need of money and agrees to shoot a ‘Crazy Chix’ video in exchange for $10,000 to avoid foreclosure.
This week’s episode kicked off with a bank robbery. Or more accurately, the hours immediately following a bank robbery. Two men, Jimmy and O’Brien, occupy a hotel room with a stack of cash on the table. Jimmy (William Gregory Lee – Justifed, Dark Angel) is awakened from a post cop-killing nap to find his partner counting the massive amounts of they’ve recently acquired.
The 4th episode of Femme Fatales is their first real attempt at humor, and it wasn’t bad. As Speed Date begins there is a familiar sounding voice-over and a computer screen full of pictures. The voice is a man narrating his own online dating profile…
Our 3rd episode, Something Like Murder, kicks off with a noise in the dark. A frightened wife awakens her husband to investigate, and that’s just what his does. Retrieving his trusty pistol he marches defiantly into his back yard to find a woman digging a large hole. He cryptically asks: “Mind telling me who your digging this grave for?”
The 2nd episode of Femme Fatales, titled Bad Medicine, moved out of the prison and into a hospital. The resident hottie this week was Violet Macready (Christine Donlon), a timid nurse who was sleeping with the hospital’s lead surgeon. The show opened with some ‘anniversary sex’ as Violet and her man do some role-playing. For those who complained the first episode took too long to get to the goods, they wasted no time this week. Gratuitous sex seems as though it will be a major staple throughout the life of the show.
A few weeks ago I told you about a new show on Cinemax called Femme Fatales:
Well that show is out now, and it’s about to join the ranks of those we review weekly. The show is a collection of noir-style stories about dangerous women and the web of lies they weave. Each episode one of these stories, standing apart from the others. Anyhow, the first episode is entitled Behind Locked Doors…
When I was a kid, it was HBO, Showtime, and Cinemax. Those were the ‘Big 3’ premium channels. And while HBO was the biggest, they all competed with one and other. Then more than a decade ago, HBO separated itself with its original programing.