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The Lizzie Borden Chronicles 

Fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie Borden after her controversial acquittal of the double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.
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Series cast summary:
Christina Ricci ...  Lizzie Borden 8 episodes, 2015
Clea DuVall ...  Emma Borden 8 episodes, 2015
Cole Hauser ...  Charlie Siringo 7 episodes, 2015
Dylan Taylor ...  Officer Leslie Trotwood / ... 7 episodes, 2015
John Ralston ...  Ezekiel Danforth 6 episodes, 2015
Bradley Stryker ...  Skipjack 6 episodes, 2015
Olivia Llewellyn ...  Isabel Danforth 5 episodes, 2015
Jeff Wincott ...  Marshal Hilliard 5 episodes, 2015
Jessy Schram ...  Nance O'Keefe 5 episodes, 2015
Gabrielle Trudel Gabrielle Trudel ...  Pigtailed Girl / ... 4 episodes, 2015
Martha Irving Martha Irving ...  Mrs. Kenney 4 episodes, 2015
Rhys Coiro ...  Chester Phipps 3 episodes, 2015
Frank Chiesurin ...  Spencer Cavanaugh 3 episodes, 2015
Kimberly-Sue Murray ...  Adele 3 episodes, 2015
Jonathan Banks ...  Mr. Flowers 3 episodes, 2015
Krystle Luther ...  Young Model / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Gavin Liddel Gavin Liddel ...  Miscreant #2 / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Danielle Sarty Danielle Sarty ...  Fall River Local / ... 3 episodes, 2015
Chris Bauer ...  Tom Horn 2 episodes, 2015
John Heard ...  William Almy 2 episodes, 2015
Matthew Le Nevez ...  Bat Masterson 2 episodes, 2015
Andrew Howard ...  William Borden 2 episodes, 2015
Kenneth Welsh ...  Lizzie's Lawyer 2 episodes, 2015
Adrian G. Griffiths Adrian G. Griffiths ...  Frederick Lowell 2 episodes, 2015
Allan Royal ...  Judge Franklin 2 episodes, 2015
Stewart Arnott ...  Minister 2 episodes, 2015
James Gilbert ...  Robert Pelton / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Kathryn McCormack ...  Mrs. Phipps 2 episodes, 2015
Dan Lett ...  Nelson Burway 2 episodes, 2015
Andrea Lee Norwood Andrea Lee Norwood ...  Daisy 2 episodes, 2015
Tim Dunn Tim Dunn ...  Crazed Face Male Patient / ... 2 episodes, 2015
John Maclaren ...  Reverend Jubb 2 episodes, 2015
David Rossetti ...  Attendant Timothy 2 episodes, 2015
Ira Henderson Ira Henderson ...  Miscreant #1 2 episodes, 2015
Stephen McHattie ...  Andrew Borden 2 episodes, 2015
Zach Tovey Zach Tovey ...  Broken Nose / ... 2 episodes, 2015
Jody Dillman Jody Dillman ...  Miscreant #3 2 episodes, 2015
Rob Delano ...  Henchman 2 episodes, 2015
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Fictionalized account of actual events and people surrounding Lizzie Borden after her controversial acquittal of the double murder of her father and stepmother in 1892.

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It's time to bury the hatchet See more »

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Crime | Drama | Horror

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USA

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English

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2015 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

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Originally named Lizzie Borden: The Fall River Chronicles. See more »

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Follows Lizzie Borden Took an Ax (2014) See more »

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Good concept imperfectly executed
23 May 2015 | by remittancegirlSee all my reviews

Although I was intrigued with the series and there were some nice psychological thriller / supernatural stirrings in the first episode, I quickly got bored of Christina Ricci's one dimensional acting. She seems to have only one setting: unreflective sociopath mode. The script would have benefited greatly from a more complex and nuanced character. Clea DuVall, playing Lizzie's sister Emma, has far more depth and subtlety. Meanwhile, all the bad men are unremittingly bad, cardboard cut-out villains. Cole Hauser's Siringo is suffering from a serious charisma deficit.

Although I'm not adverse to gore, it is being used instead of better scriptwriting as a way to segue into new scenes. It quickly started feeling like an obvious device. I found a lot of the dialogue far too modern. Again, Ricci's very flat, clipped delivery pulls it out of period.

Meanwhile, the props department should have done a better job with their historical research. The flashlight, used by Hauser in his exploration of the schoolhouse, was not invented until 1899 - when the dry cell battery became available.

All of these flaws would not have rendered the series unbearable. It was the soundtrack that fundamentally ruined it for me. There have been series and films that pair historical settings with contemporary music to excellent effect. The Knick (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2937900/?ref_=nv_sr_1) is set in basically the same time period and uses very atmospheric, very modern abstract electronic music throughout the series and manages to make it work superbly well. The choice of music for this series - both the incidental music that was over-dramatic and bombastic as well as the bits and pieces of contemporary rock - became a real distraction that served to distance me emotionally from the episodes. Especially the indie rock with vocals.

It feels like a low budget, Baz Lurman series with more gore and fewer Hollywood stars.


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