- 3 Seasons
Deadly affairs originally aired on the network Discovery Investigation in the United States. Each episode is an hour long and tells a story of a love gone deadly awry. The show is about true events that took place in the recent past. The style in which it is filmed can be classified as a documentary. Each episode begins with the tale of a seemingly perfect love story. In most cases the couples who star in each episode eventually marry, but in some instances the couples are just courting or cohabiting. In each case, one or both partners stray from the relationship, an event that marks a change for the worse. One partner always ends up dead, whether it be the one who strayed or the one who was faithful. The murderer in each of the investigations turns out to be the spouse of the dearly departed; Sometimes the spouse is the direct killer, sometimes he or she hires a culprit. Still, in some cases, the lover of the partner who cheated is found to be at fault. Each episode is treated as a mystery investigation. The officers, detectives and various key persons who were involved in the case in real life are interviewed for the show and clips of the interviews are featured throughout the episode. There are twists and shockers at every turn; The audience is meant to be left hanging at every commercial break. Often, to add a touch of personal drama, family members of the deceased are featured; Theirs is a chance to speak out on the behalf of their loved ones. All of the people who are interviewed for a particular case are urged to speculate on what they don't know and elaborate on what they do know. This approach often makes for an intricate and captivating story. The people featured in each episode come from all walks of like; Their stories are only common in that their partnerships were destroyed by affairs and ended in death. Often the demographic of the subjects of the show is upper class well-to-do people in the prime of their married life, but there is a fair share of those who are poor, younger and less glamorous. That just proves that tragedy and betrayal can occur wherever there is love; No one is immune to it. And as for entertainment, there is enough of it to go around for everyone interested.