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Angie Harmon on Women's Murder Club

Published October 19, 2007 in Television
By Fred Topel | Image property of respective holders.
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Angie Harmon has another badge. She's gone from assistant D.A. on Law and Order to Women's Murder Club's inspector Lindsay Boxer. Based on James Patterson's series of novels, this show is a whole different type of crime solving.

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"This is a lot lighter," said Harmon. "When you see the show it has a Sex and the City vibe to it, it really does. The character has a lot of Carmichael in her, as far as that tenacity, that need for justice and the need for vindication and all that. Lindsay is the exact same way, except you see her back story. That was what I was so thankful for. The writers have really, really captured her beautifully. When I say she is great at her job, you love to watch her break the crime scene down and do what she has. Then when you see her in her life you are just like 'Oh, this poor woman.' She just can't get it together in her life."

Her love life may be tied in with her cases, at least to the degree that they distract her. "There is a serial killer that has wanted her and that got away from her. She was just obsessed with him, that's actually what kind of ended her marriage. He sort of resurfaces so its all about her vindication of getting him. This isn't like, 'Ohm this is a situation that I really should have handled, and gotten in front.' People are being murdered, so it's very deep rooted with her. Then it's all about the characters that come in as that story unfolds. That is what I love about everything."

Casual viewers will get to enjoy the episodic cases like CSI, but get to follow the continuing story like CSI: Miami. "There are a lot of stories that end episodically, but there are arcs. Like we'll have a character with a six episode arc, and I don't think there is anything wrong with that. I think that is fun, especially with TiVo now. You don't actually have to watch an episode if you have TiVo. It's a whole new market business right now."

Fans of the novels know that Lindsay Boxer gets cancer, but that has not become an element on the show yet. "I haven't' seen it yet, but I'm not a writer, I don't know."

Women's Murder Club airs Fridays on ABC.

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