Wicked City tweeted at viewers to “give into your darkside.” Many apparently translated that as “Change the channel” or “turn off your TV.” Up against the World Series (featuring two sometimes wicked cities in New York and Kansas City) the LA period drama dropped 43% from it’s Agents of Shield lead-in. That means a problem with getting viewers to give the show a chance. The other problem was with people who did.
Refinery 29 called Wicked City the “most offensive show on TV.” (Not an easy mountain to summit, that.) It also mentioned that the show is “chock-full of disposable females,” a criticism that’s at best half fair — it is a show about a serial killer preying on women. (Making them not disposable creates a wee logistics problem.) But the big problem people seemed to have with Wicked City is that it’s not that interesting. You can get away with a lot of political incorrectness if you entertain. Vox says simply: “we wouldn’t recommend that you watch it.” The review says more, but we wouldn’t recommend you read it. (Not because it’s bad, but because of the reveal above.) Wicked City will be back next Tuesday at 10pm. Women will be murdered then. Will more people watch?
— Wicked City (@WickedCityABC) October 28, 2015