My Life is Murder Review

Will 10 be able to continue its successful run of Australian drama with My Life is Murder?

My Life is Murder focuses on the smart but enigmatic Alexa Crowe (Lucy Lawless, Xena Warrior Princess). When we meet Alexa, she’s trying to fix her breadmaker and hire an escort – well that’s caught your attention, so let’s backtrack just a little.

The previous day Alexa, who used to work in homicide, meets with her former colleague Kieran Hussey (Bernard Curry, Neighbours Wentworth), who tries to convince her to look into the death of Jennifer Chi, a woman who fell from the balcony of a male escort, Dylan Giroux (Lindsey Farris, Bad Behaviour).

Throw in Maddison Feliciano, an ambitious millennial data analysist to help her out  Alexa sets out to discover what happened to Jennifer and whether Dylan is as innocent as he appears, using whatever methods appropriate.

There’s of course a lot more to the story than this basic premise, but to tell you more would spoil your viewing experience.

Throughout the pilot episode, watched for this review, writer Matt Ford introduces us to Alexa’s world with an interesting case and intriguing characters  who make the hour-long drama a delight.

Casting the dynamic Lucy Lawless as the skillful and, at times, comedic Alexa was brilliant, but it is Ebony Vagulan ,who really shines and who will have people talking about this show.

While the first episode of  My Life is Murder sets up  is an exciting crime procedural and not a lot about its characters   I’m keen to see how the story and key  characters  develop over the ten-part series which has potential to be a hit. .

3.5/5 Stars

My Life is Murder premieres 8:30pm Wednesday on 10.