Black Widows

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  • 2016
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.4  (820)

Black Widows is a dark and thrilling crime drama series that premiered on Acorn TV in 2016. The show is a remake of a popular Finnish TV drama that is based on the Nordic Noir genre. The series follows three women who form an unlikely bond when they meet at their husbands’ funeral.

In the first episode, we get a glimpse of the web of lies and deceit that has been spun by the husbands of the three leading characters, Alex, Johanna, and Miranda. The three women are all married to successful businessmen who are involved in illegal activities. However, when their husbands die in a suspicious car explosion on their way to a hunting trip, the women decide to take control of their own lives and avenge their husbands’ deaths.

The show is set in the picturesque town of Planica, a small and exclusive place on the Adriatic coast of Slovenia. It is a place where the wealthy come to play, and everyone knows everyone, or at least they think they do. The town is full of beautiful mansions, luxurious yachts, and expensive cars, but beneath the surface, there is a dark world of crime and corruption.

The three women, who have nothing in common except for their grief and anger, come together to plot the perfect murder. As their plan unfolds, they become more and more embroiled in a web of lies and deceit that threatens to unravel at any moment.

The show is a well-crafted thriller that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish. The plotting is tight, and the characters are well-drawn, which makes it easy to become invested in their stories. The actresses who play the leading roles are all excellent, and they bring a unique energy to each of their characters.

Alex is played by Cecilia Forss, who is a newcomer to the Swedish TV scene. She is a talented actress who brings a vulnerability to the role of a bored housewife who discovers an inner strength she never knew she had. Johanna is played by Beate Bille, a Danish actress who is best known for her role in the TV series The Legacy. She brings a toughness and a sense of determination to the role of a high-powered lawyer who is not afraid to bend the rules to get what she wants. Miranda is played by Synnøve Macody Lund, a Norwegian actress who is best known for her role in the film Headhunters. She brings a sense of mystery and intrigue to the role of a woman who has a dark secret that she is desperate to keep hidden.

The show is beautifully shot, and the scenery is breathtaking. The town of Planica is a character in itself, and the show takes full advantage of its location to create a sense of claustrophobia and isolation. The cinematography is moody and atmospheric, and it sets the tone for the show perfectly.

The show deals with themes of trust, loyalty, and revenge. It explores the lengths that people will go to in order to protect the people they love and the secrets they keep. It also delves into the idea of whether or not justice can truly be served when the legal system fails.

Overall, Black Widows is a great addition to the Nordic Noir genre. It is a gripping and suspenseful show that will keep you guessing until the very end. The acting is excellent, the writing is sharp and the direction is solid. If you are a fan of crime dramas, then this is definitely a show that you should check out.

Black Widows is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on February 4, 2016.

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12. Truth
May 30, 2016
The DVD is published. Johanna makes a confession to Petri.
11. Witness
May 23, 2016
Petri finds a witness against Buntta. Palojoki is arrested. Veera decides to let Anttu go.
Who Was the Winner?
10. Who Was the Winner?
May 16, 2016
Johanna's and Petri's domestic bliss is shadowed by Petri's interest in the boating accident. Jukka has to give the DVD to Buntta. Kirsi becomes a shoplifter.
Rami's Summer - 77
9. Rami's Summer - 77
May 9, 2016
Jukka gets hold of the sought after DVD. The media find out about Veera's and Anttu's affair. Johanna and Petri move in together, but Kirsi's mansion romance turns into mansion drama.
Episode 8
8. Episode 8
June 8, 2017
The police have matched the blood sample from the cabin with the victim Mario, and they come to STB to take the fingerprints of all the widows. Jesus begins to suspect Johanne as his brother's killer. What will he do when he finds out the truth?
Episode 7
7. Episode 7
June 7, 2017
Jesus begins target practicing with a sniper rifle to prepare for his next encounter with Peter. Ståhl finds Rebecka lifelessJesus begins target practicing with a sniper rifle to prepare for his next encounter with Peter. Ståhl finds Rebecka lifeless on the floor. Johanne and Kira must race to find an antidote for the poison before it's too late.
Episode 6
6. Episode 6
May 25, 2017
Jesus finds the last two photos of Jesper and Peter. Peter becomes his next target even though Kira wants to confess the truth to Jesus. Meanwhile, Rebecka confronts Loa, putting herself in danger.
Episode 5
5. Episode 5
May 18, 2017
An accident helps Rebecka escape from Ståhl's car, meanwhile Alex, Johanne, and Loa must avoid the police. Kira and Jesus arrive at the widow's cabin, will Jesus find the link to his brother's death?
Episode 4
4. Episode 4
May 11, 2017
Rebecka and Kira are trapped in the strip club, Johanne must find a way to rescue them.
Episode 3
3. Episode 3
May 4, 2017
The widows have had enough and want to quit the business, but they owe CJ money and will have to pay, one way or the other.
Episode 2
2. Episode 2
April 27, 2017
Jesus has tracked his dead brother's phone, and enters the crime scene. He discovers Jesper's ID, which leads him to STB. Kira is convinced that she is being followed on her sales route.
Episode 1
1. Episode 1
September 18, 2017
Gunshots outside of the cabin startle Rebecka, Johanne, and Kira. They must save themselves from a dangerous hitman, and continue to keep their actions hidden from the police.
Where to Watch Black Widows
Black Widows is available for streaming on the Acorn TV website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Black Widows on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    February 4, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (820)