Mary Kills People

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.5  (4,640)

Mary Kills People is a thrilling Canadian television series that originally aired in 2017 on Global. This show follows the story of Dr. Mary Harris who, along with her colleague Des Bennett, end the lives of terminally ill patients who have requested their assistance in dying. Mary is a retired ER doctor who leads a double life as an angel of mercy, providing those who want to end their suffering with a way out. My company made sure to catch every episode of this three-season series, and I must say that the show's strong dialogue, sharp characterization, and somber setting drew us in from start to finish.

The show is set in the vibrant city of Toronto and revolves around Mary's life after she leaves her job at the hospital. She starts running an underground euthanasia service to help those seeking a peaceful death. Mary is continually faced with the moral dilemma of whether she is helping her patients or merely carrying out their last wishes. Her actions are complicated by both the questionable legality of her actions and the chilling fear of being caught by the authorities.

Caroline Dhavernas plays the character of Mary Harris with exceptional finesse. She portrays Mary as a character that is kind, empathetic, but also flawed. Mary's character's development is one of the shows' highlights, and Dhavernas portrays her character's growth with impeccable finesse. Throughout the show, we see Mary becoming more confident and determined to help her patients, and the actress shines in every scene.

Jay Ryan plays the character of Ben Wesley, a police detective who is investigating Mary's illegal euthanasia practice. Ryan's acting adds suspense to the show, and his interactions with Mary are some of the highlights of the series. Richard Short plays the role of Mary's partner and colleague Des Bennett. His character is more practical than Mary and provides her with the lethal drugs that Mary uses to carry out the euthanasia. Short manages to portray the character’s multifaceted character with effortless ease.

Mary Kills People's storyline is dark and complex, dealing with issues around assisted death and moral responsibility. However, it is the show's ability to explore themes like mortality, ethics, and morality without being overly didactic that makes it so compelling. The storylines are realistic and often leave viewers questioning what they would do in similar situations.

The show's cinematography and music also play crucial roles in Mary Kills People's overall quality. The camera work is fantastic, managing to capture both the beauty of the city and the bleakness of the characters' situations. The soundtrack is also evocative, often setting the tone for scenes and adding depth to the show's emotional moments.

In conclusion, Mary Kills People is a beautifully crafted series with excellent acting, cinematography, and music that explore several thought-provoking and controversial themes. The show walks a fine line between entertainment and ethical considerations, and the balance is precisely what makes it so unique. My team and I were disappointed when the series wrapped in 2019, but we all agreed it was a fantastic experience, and we look forward to seeing Caroline Dhavernas and the rest of the cast in their next endeavors.

Mary Kills People is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (18 episodes). The series first aired on January 25, 2017.

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A Goddamned Saint
6. A Goddamned Saint
January 1, 1970
Following a murder at the hospice, Mary and Ben have 24 hours before police have the autopsy results
Wolf, Meet Henhouse
5. Wolf, Meet Henhouse
January 1, 1970
Knowing Hull is watching both Mary and Frances, Mary and Ben enact a risky plan to set Frances up by inviting her to work at the hospice. Their plan is complicated, however, when Detective Hull learns about Ben and Mary
Switzerland Has Trees
4. Switzerland Has Trees
January 1, 1970
No Happy Endings Here
3. No Happy Endings Here
January 1, 1970
Believing that Frances killed Dorothy against her will, Mary and Annie take it upon themselves to remove Frances from her job at the hospital. Meanwhile, after having tipped Mary off about the new detective looking into the hospice, Ben struggles with impending fatherhood and letting himself be drawn back into Mary
Girl Problems
2. Girl Problems
January 1, 1970
Mary promises Des that she'll never put the hospice at risk again. Mary and Frances meet an elderly cancer patient. Jess realizes that something's wrong with Naomi.
The Key to Faith
1. The Key to Faith
January 1, 1970
Mary secretly takes in patients, but one death doesn't go as planned.
Where to Watch Mary Kills People
Mary Kills People is available for streaming on the Global website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mary Kills People on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    January 25, 2017
  • IMDB Rating
    7.5  (4,640)