Fighting evil or causing it? (from left) Viola Davis stars as a law professor in “How to Get Away With Murder,” Maggie Q as an LAPD lieutenant in “Stalker,” Jada Pinkett Smith as a crime boss in “Gotham,” Maura Tierney as a plotting wife in “The Affair,” and Anna Gunn as a homicide detective in “Gracepoint.”
Fighting evil or causing it? (from left) Viola Davis stars as a law professor in “How to Get Away With Murder,” Maggie Q as an LAPD lieutenant in “Stalker,” Jada Pinkett Smith as a crime boss in “Gotham,” Maura Tierney as a plotting wife in “The Affair,” and Anna Gunn as a homicide detective in “Gracepoint.” Photo Illustration by R.T. Smith The Kansas City Star
Fighting evil or causing it? (from left) Viola Davis stars as a law professor in “How to Get Away With Murder,” Maggie Q as an LAPD lieutenant in “Stalker,” Jada Pinkett Smith as a crime boss in “Gotham,” Maura Tierney as a plotting wife in “The Affair,” and Anna Gunn as a homicide detective in “Gracepoint.” Photo Illustration by R.T. Smith The Kansas City Star

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