My Life is Murder

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Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess, Parks and Recreation) stars in this contemporary Australian detective drama as a retired cop who can’t seem to stop solving crime.
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Lucy Lawless
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Boyfriend Experience
    August 4, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Retired detective Alexa Crowe is intent only on fixing her bread maker when her old boss contacts her for help on an unsolved case, and Alexa can’t help but investigate.
  2. 2. The Locked Room
    August 4, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A man is shot dead in a motel room, with the windows and door locked from the inside. Madison discovers a connection to a crook Alexa knows from her undercover work.
  3. 3. Lividity in Lycra
    August 11, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When the CFO of a hospitality empire dies on a cycling ride with friends, the coroner rules it death by misadventure, but Kieran suspects the involvement of Hugh’s boss.
  4. 4. Can’t Stand the Heat
    August 18, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a culinary student is found dead in the school’s kitchen, Alexa goes undercover to a cooking class to smoke out the killer.
  5. 5. Feet of Clay
    August 25, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    A PR assistant’s death by a drunk driver seems like a closed case, but a mysterious message prompts Alexa to investigate the woman’s glamourous boss for answers.
  6. 6. Another Bloody Podcast
    August 20, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When a true-crime podcast blames Kieran for the lack of progress on an investigation into the killing of a young gay man, who was found with a cult-like symbol on his forehead, Alexa is determined to help Kieran out. It soon becomes clear that not only does the podcaster want to remain anonymous, but that he or she knows intimate details about the victim.
  7. 7. Old School
    August 27, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Alexa revisits better days-or at least younger ones-after her beloved high-school teacher is crushed to death by a boat rack. Acting on Kieran’s hunch that the rack didn’t collapse by accident, Alexa looks into Miranda Lee, the new principal-who also happens to be her old classmate and frenemy.
  8. 8. Remains to Be Seen
    September 3, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While jogging one morning, Alexa collapses on the bridge named in honor of her late husband. As she confronts her mortality, Kieran takes the opportunity to hand her the case of Patrick Mandel, a gambling addict found buried in an already occupied grave. Alexa investigates the victim’s girlfriend-who is suspiciously a funeral director.
  9. 9. Fake Empire
    September 10, 2019
    42min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    When Kieran presents Alexa with another unsolved murder-a nurse stabbed in the back a week after proposing to his girlfriend-Alexa declines until Kieran mentions the involvement of clairvoyant Chloe Angel, who knows details about the case not released to the public. Ever the skeptic, Alexa is determined find the killer and prove that Chloe is a phony.
  10. 10. Mirror, Mirror
    September 17, 2019
    43min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    As Alexa’s birthday approaches, Kieran gives her an early present: the case of a plastic surgeon obsessed with getting her own cosmetic procedures, who died after self-administering an anti-wrinkle drug she developed. Alexa questions the husband-and-wife team that own the clinic where the victim worked.
  11. 11. Bonus: Behind the Scenes
    September 22, 2019
    17min
    TV-14
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Go behind the scenes of My Life is Murder.

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Producers
Cordell Jigsaw Productions
Season year
2019
Network
Acorn TV
Content advisory
Alcohol usefoul languagesexual contentnuditysmokingsubstance useviolence
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
Available to watch on supported devices

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446 global ratings

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twosenseReviewed in the United States on August 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Lucy Lawless is as magnetic and binge-watchable as ever!
Lucy Lawless proves, yet again, that she can do anything, this time starring as Alexa Crowe, a retired detective who now gets to investigate cold cases handed off to her by her former police colleague (Bernard Curry) when the police have closed the case or reached a dead end.

From the opening scenes to the title song, you know straight away that you're watching a more enjoyable, unique, light spin on a murder procedural drama. They showcase Melbourne (where it was filmed) at every opportunity and that's fun to see. Then there's Alexa, who's quirky in a fun, sarcastic way, and her partner in this crime-solving duo, Madison, who brings the tech knowledge and is adept at dealing with Alexa's attempts to keep everyone at a distance. Between Alexa's keen eye for detail and her experience in assessing people's psychological motivations, to Madison's ability to crack anything that involves a computer, they form a likely team, even though Alexa refuses to accept it's a team, as they set off on a new adventure each week to solve a cold case. The show focuses on the quirky characters and the situations they get into instead of on the dark tones and themes of murder. Since Alexa is no longer on the police force, she can submerge herself in the lives of those she's investigating, making it way more interesting than the typical police procedural.

As a viewer in the US, it's also nice to not see guns feature prominently in almost every case, nor to have Alexa running around with a gun strapped on her all of the time. It's very much like a modern-day Murder She Wrote, which I hope Lucy takes as the compliment it's intended as. The only thing that could make this better are if they have Renee O'Connor on, and/or Angela Lansbury. Imagine how great that'd be!
75 people found this helpful
Stephen JReviewed in the United States on March 31, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Give it about 5 episodes ...
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The 1st few episodes look like they were looking for a direction for the show. By the time they got to disc #2 the pattern was set and stories were more enjoyable. Am impressed with Lucy Lawless. Never really saw much of her on other shows. Would have given it 5 stars but for the slow start of the series. To me worth the money.
22 people found this helpful
Stevie BeeReviewed in the United States on August 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very good mystery series.
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I love this show! First of all, the wonderful Lucy Lawless stars in it (and I think she's the producer, too). As a US resident, I love visiting Melbourne via the show. The mysteries are well written, and the acting is top notch. I will definitely buy more of these if/when they become available.
11 people found this helpful
Anne L LloydReviewed in the United States on February 1, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Captain
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Great new mystery! The bonus at the end of disc was a super surprise, and you should by pass it. This is the best new show of year!
14 people found this helpful
Iwe KittypawsReviewed in the United States on January 28, 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
should have continued
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Lucy Lawless once again proves she is dynamite in any role. Wish the series continued - Alexa and her gang are terrific and the plot lines were well written: serious with a touch of humor. Loved the baking bread woven into the character.
5 people found this helpful
Robin A. KinserReviewed in the United States on August 20, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Region A, blu-ray
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I was so looking forward to watching this, but This will not play on my LG BPM-35 Region Free Blu-ray Player, Multi Region Smart player, that I bought from amazon. It keeps saying to use a region A player. My player is set up for region A and it will still not play. Unfortunately for me, I didn't try it till after my return date, there's $43 down the drain.
4 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on August 9, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Two women to be respected
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Love the Melbourne skyline in the episodes, and the views of the city. And of course Alexa is truly a modern women one to be respected. I love Madison she is simply a great character, my wife is in love with Georgeous and would love to eat at his cafe. Alexa’s condo is a gorgeous residence, love the layout
5 people found this helpful
Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United States on April 18, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
xena goes contemporary
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really it's the actress lucy lawless in a contemporary murder mystery series set in australia. a retired police detective with issues. former co-worker who is still a police detective asks her for help on some of the more complicated and unusual cases. the mysteries are good as is the writing and acting. good music soundtracks to the stories. very enjoyable
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