Deadly Women

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  • TV-PG
  • 2005
  • 14 Seasons
  • 7.9  (1,962)

Deadly Women is an American true-crime series that premiered in 2008 on Investigation Discovery. The show is hosted by retired FBI criminal profiler and author Candice DeLong. The series portrays the twisted and often violent stories of women who have committed heinous crimes, including murders, thefts, frauds, and other criminal activities. The series goes beyond clichés and stereotypes in exploring what drives women to commit such crimes and how investigations and trials unfold. The series uses interviews with investigators, family members, friends of victims, and scholars, as well as dramatized reenactments, to bring each case to life.

The show is divided into multiple seasons, with each season focusing on different themes, such as love triangles, black widows, vengeful women, and women who kill for money. The first season begins with an episode titled "Obsession," which introduces the audience to the case of Clara Harris, a Texas dentist who ran over her husband multiple times with her car after discovering he was cheating on her. The first few seasons of the show predominantly focus on female killers in the United States.

As the seasons progress, the show starts to feature cases from other countries, including Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. The show also showcases cases from different time periods, ranging from the 1800s to the present day. Each episode typically features three different cases, each with a different theme and different female killer. By examining a range of killers, the show illuminates the diverse factors that can drive women to commit murder.

One of the standout features of the show is the way it humanizes the perpetrators, often exploring the personal and emotional factors that may have led to their crimes. The show does not seek to justify or excuse their actions but instead delves into the complex motivations and circumstances that lead everyday women to commit unthinkable acts of violence. By focusing on women's experience, the show highlights the particular pressures and struggles that can drive women to such extremes.

The show also offers a critical exploration of how women's crimes are perceived and punished within the criminal justice system. Many episodes feature cases where women are sentenced to life in prison or the death penalty, while their male counterparts receive lighter sentences for similar crimes. The series raises important questions about gender, power, and justice in the criminal justice system.

Deadly Women is a gripping and thought-provoking true-crime series that provides a window into the darker side of human nature. The show's engaging storytelling, insightful commentary, and nuanced approach to female killers make it a compelling watch for true-crime enthusiasts and anyone interested in the complex social forces that drive crime.

Deadly Women is a series that is currently running and has 14 seasons (205 episodes). The series first aired on February 8, 2005.

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Where to Watch Deadly Women
Deadly Women is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Deadly Women on demand at Max, Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Investigation Discovery.
  • Premiere Date
    February 8, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    7.9  (1,962)