Her Mother’s Killer review – a revenge tale soapy enough to fill over 50 episodes

August 26, 2020
Jonathon Wilson 0
Netflix, TV Reviews
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Summary

Her Mother’s Killer has an obvious title and enough soapy shenanigans to full over 50 episodes – but will anyone want to stick with it that long?

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3

Summary

Her Mother’s Killer has an obvious title and enough soapy shenanigans to full over 50 episodes – but will anyone want to stick with it that long?

Here we are again. As much as we at Ready Steady Cut like to be comprehensive in our coverage, there isn’t enough manpower in the world to check out over fifty episodes of another soapy Latin-American original series. As such, and as ever, you’ll have to take this review of the obviously-titled Her Mother’s Killer as more of a first impressions piece, though it’s the kind of thing that you’re going to know virtually straight away whether or not it’s for you.

Produced in Colombia under the title La Venganza de A**lía, or Ana’s Revenge, which gives about as much of the plot away as the English title Netflix is running with, Her Mother’s Killer has all the scandalous elements you’d probably expect from a telenovela-style drama: Murder, revenge, betrayal, politics, and an overwhelming number of episodes. But those who’re into such things expect that, and the faintly ridiculous plot, which is at least steeped enough in Colombia’s tumultuous political history to have a little ring of truth about it, is an attention-grabbing one.

Here’s that plot, for posterity: A**lía Guerrero is a high-power political strategist who finds herself in the employ of presidential candidate Guillermo León Mejía, with whom she has some history – not that he’s aware of it. See, as a youngster, she was called Ana Lucía Junca, and her mother was killed by Mejía after threatening to reveal the fact he sexually assaulted her. Now, Ana has positioned herself as Mejía’s lead campaign strategist so that she can enact her vengeance, first by expanding his public image and then ruining him with the whole world watching. Told you the title was obvious.

The extent to which this can be effectively portioned up into over 50 installments is anyone’s guess; we only watched the first couple, which were appropriately soapy and telenovela-y, which should tell you all you need to know, really. Feel free to check Her Mother’s Killer out if it sounds like your kind of thing and you have a lot of time on your hands, which I suppose most people do now.


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