Jay Ryan

Complications come quick in Lifetime’s assisted-suicide drama ‘'Mary Kills People'

Complications come quick in Lifetime’s assisted-suicide drama ‘'Mary Kills People'

"Mary Kills People," which premieres Sunday on Lifetime, feels cut to order for the network's evolving, more substantial brand, as spearheaded splendidly by the 2015 reality-behind-the-fakery reality-show drama "UnREAL."

A medical drama hung on the bones of a thriller — or a thriller with elements of a medical drama — it does have as its complicated heroine a Lifetime type: a divorced working woman, a doctor yet, with an unemployed ex-husband who impugns her mothering skills and a potentially dangerous potential love interest targeting her like a heat-seeking missile. But it goes its own ways.

Caroline Dhavernas plays Mary Harris, an ER physician with a...

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