Both MAD MEN-THE FINAL EPISODES and THE LIZZIE BORDEN CHRONICLES debut Sunday night, April 5th at 10: pm (Eastern and Pacific). Who will win the Ratings Race? Which will you be watching Sunday night and which will you DVR?
NBC and the Lifetime Movie Channel hope you’ll be watching their premieres. Frankly, neither are my taste. I’m still mourning the end of Downton Abbey and still taking my meds on finding out next season will be its last. But I digress. For what I think, see below these promo banners. I think Elizabeth Moss would have made a better (acting-wise) and more authentic Lizzie Borden. And I think Christina Hendricks would have been a much sexier Lizzie than Christina Ricci’s sexo-comedic portrayal of her.
Clearly, Christina Ricci’s career got an adrenalin surge when Lifetime selected this compelling case, pimping out the enigmatic Lizzie Borden and transforming her into a gross caricature – a post pubescent sociopath.
I don’t care that The Lizzie Borden Chronicles is not based on historical fact I don’t care that it proposes to only portray what “might have happened” after her Trial. The damage is done. And I’ll be writing about all that later.