Wicked City Reviews & Ratings

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“Wicked City” follows a unique case set in a noteworthy era of L.A. history, starting with a murder case from 1982 centered on the rock ‘n’ roll, cocaine-infused revelry of the Sunset Strip. Alliances are formed between detectives, reporters, drug dealers and club-goers to solve a serial murder case.
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Apr 28, 2016 12:57PM EDT
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Cancelled before it had much chance to build it's audience, Wicked City's 7 released episodes are well worth watching if you enjoy this genre. As you would expect with any tale of a serial killing or murder, the story line was violent but honestly not any more graphic than other prime time crime dramas in my opinion. I would have tuned in for a second season if one had been granted. The plot had satisfying twists and turns to keep the analytical mind of the viewer entertained. However it was probably the disturbingly compelling performances of Ed Westwick and Erica Christensen that truly brought the real electricity to this drama. I loved that these two characters were so intelliegent. layered, and complex not just one dimensional monsters.

Cancelled before it had much chance to build it's audience, Wicked City's 7 released episodes are well worth watching if you enjoy this genre. As you would expect with any tale of a serial killing or murder, the story line was violent but honestly not any more graphic than other prime time crime dramas in my opinion. I would have tuned in for a second season if one had been granted. The plot had satisfying twists and turns to keep the analytical mind of the viewer entertained. However it was probably the disturbingly compelling performances of Ed Westwick and Erica Christensen that truly brought the real electricity to this drama. I loved that these two characters were so intelliegent. layered, and complex not just one dimensional monsters.

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Oct 28, 2015 12:57PM EDT
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S1E1: 4.5/5 stars :: So far I enjoy this show. If you're slightly sick and twisted like me and you enjoy watching about serial killers, or even shows like American Horror Story or Bates Motel, then you'll enjoy this. I like the idea behind it, we've seen so many news stories about it so putting it into a TV show is creepy and sick and I love it.

We'll see how it holds up as it continues.

S1E1: 4.5/5 stars :: So far I enjoy this show. If you're slightly sick and twisted like me and you enjoy watching about serial killers, or even shows like American Horror Story or Bates Motel, then you'll enjoy this. I like the idea behind it, we've seen so many news stories about it so putting it into a TV show is creepy and sick and I love it.

We'll see how it holds up as it continues.

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by me2011
Jan 1, 2016 10:06PM EST
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I came across this show while looking at the Sidereel cancellation buzz page where the majority of people seemed to be unhappy that this show was cancelled and they said it was good. I figured since we're on the mid-season break for the Christmas season that I would check it out. I was expecting it to be horrible because of the reviews on all of the other sites, which is the very reason I never tracked the show. I think this show would have been better suited as a mini-series and marketed that way instead. The story has been done a million times, but that is apparently because the formula of "bad guy hunted by cop" works, especially when there are unexpected twists. This show didn't really have any unexpected twist or stand out actors, but it wasn't awful. It should have been a six episode mini-series and it's worth a one-time watch during the slow season.
This show might have been seen as edgy or even good TV years ago, but the networks and cable are trying to step up their game now that people are consuming TV like its food and binge watching shows in one day. I watched the whole 8 episodes over the past week and it was decent, but if my other shows were on, this wouldn't be worth my time.

I came across this show while looking at the Sidereel cancellation buzz page where the majority of people seemed to be unhappy that this show was cancelled and they said it was good. I figured since we're on the mid-season break for the Christmas season that I would check it out. I was expecting it to be horrible because of the reviews on all of the other sites, which is the very reason I never tracked the show. I think this show would have been better suited as a mini-series and marketed that way instead. The story has been done a million times, but that is apparently because the formula of "bad guy hunted by cop" works, especially when there are unexpected twists. This show didn't really have any unexpected twist or stand out actors, but it wasn't awful. It should have been a six episode mini-series and it's worth a one-time watch during the slow season.
This show might have been seen as edgy or even good TV years ago, but the networks and cable are trying to step up their game now that people are consuming TV like its food and binge watching shows in one day. I watched the whole 8 episodes over the past week and it was decent, but if my other shows were on, this wouldn't be worth my time.

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by turtle
Nov 4, 2015 5:05PM EST
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that's a no go

that's a no go

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Dec 31, 2015 12:55PM EST
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I actually enjoyed this show. Such a shame it's cancelled. ):

I actually enjoyed this show. Such a shame it's cancelled. ):

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Dec 31, 2015 8:27AM EST
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I;ve just seen episodes 4-7 of this show and it's a pity it was cancelled so soon. Personally, I'm loving it.

I;ve just seen episodes 4-7 of this show and it's a pity it was cancelled so soon. Personally, I'm loving it.

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by lascura
Dec 27, 2015 9:42PM EST
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I actually liked this series although I had a feeling it was going to get cancelled ... oh well .. it was a good 7 episodes.

I actually liked this series although I had a feeling it was going to get cancelled ... oh well .. it was a good 7 episodes.

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by Yzol01
Nov 30, 2015 5:35PM EST
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Fantastically dark and twisted and based on a true story! Its a shame it was cancelled 3 episodes in and stopped being aired but here's hoping for a release of the other 5 episodes which have already been filmed in the near future

Fantastically dark and twisted and based on a true story! Its a shame it was cancelled 3 episodes in and stopped being aired but here's hoping for a release of the other 5 episodes which have already been filmed in the near future

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Nov 12, 2015 2:56PM EST
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Amazing show!!!! Don't cancel it!!!!! I love you Ed Westwick!!!! Make more shows with him!!!

Amazing show!!!! Don't cancel it!!!!! I love you Ed Westwick!!!! Make more shows with him!!!

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Nov 7, 2015 8:04PM EST
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No strong feelings about this show either way.

No strong feelings about this show either way.