ABC’s new mob drama Red Widow set to premiere March 3 at 9:00 p.m., contains the saddest, falsest excuse of a strong woman lead to carry a television series that has ever been written. The entire pilot episode is one taboo issue after another. With the writers hitting every sore subject in the book it will be a wonder if the show makes a full season.
The show is based around a mob family with Marta Walraven (Radha Mitchell) as the head-strong mother of three and devoted, blind-eyed wife to a drug-dealing husband. Oh, but don’t worry, Marta is used to the crime-riddled life style. Her father has been a head mobster for what may be considered her entire life.
Her husband, who is partners with Marta’s slimy brother, Irwin Petrova (Wil Traval), and their friend Mike Tomlin (Lee Tergesen), is part of a nasty and illegal drug deal. Her husband gets roped into the unwanted drug deal at the same time Marta conveniently asks him to leave the drug business, and that if he doesn’t she will take the kids and leave him. A very unbelievable lie because you will eventually see that the only person this woman really cares about, aside from herself, is her husband. Continue reading