Red Widow‘s premiere last Sunday (3/3) has me excited to see where the plot goes. Radha Mitchell plays Marta Walraven, a housewife who finds herself in deep with an international crime boss, Nicholae Schiller (Goran Visnjic), when her husband, Evan, is murdered by an unknown. Evan’s mysterious murder leaves Marta responsible for his debt to Nicholae and she’ll need to satisfy that debt if she wants everyone she cares about to live.
But who killed Evan?
How far will Marta need to go?
How much about Marta is not what it seems?
Why am I so addicted already?
Another reason is that Red Widow (for whatever reason) reminds me a bit of The Punisher. Don’t get me wrong, it’s completely its own show, but it’s got a revenge type quality, a level of intrigue, and a deep rooted betrayal within the family that brings The Punisher to mind. When you watch (on Sundays at 10/9c), let me know if you feel this vibe too.