Showtime Shocks With Ordinary Death

The cable network's documentary 'Time of Death' boldly goes where, someday, we all will

It is not a spoiler to say that Maria Lencioni dies at the end of Showtime's Time of Death. It's the first thing we learn about her. A strong-willed, sarcastic 48-year-old single mom in Soquel, Calif., Maria has terminal breast cancer and scant months left. Her dying is tragic, terrifying and heartbreaking. But it's also simply hard friggin' work.

Maria's bucket list is not about skydiving or travel. She has exhausting treatments. She has bills. She has an estranged ex-husband to deal with. She has two teenagers whom she's trying to set up in the legal custody of their older half...

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