Evolution of Evil

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  • 2014
  • 2 Seasons
  • 6.9  (129)

Evolution of Evil is a documentary series that premiered on the American Heroes Channel in 2015. The show aims to explore the biographies of some of history's most notorious villains and their evolution towards evil. Each episode portrays a different figure, their background, personal life, religious beliefs, education, connections, and how they became infamous for their actions. The narrator of the show is Alisdair Simpson, a British voice actor with significant experience in documentary narration. Throughout the episodic journey, Simpson provides insightful commentary, contextualizing the events of the biographies and analyzing the villains' motives. The first episode portrays Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The episode starts with Atta's childhood and upbringing in Egypt and discusses his rise in the Muslim Brotherhood. It then moves on to his time in Hamburg, where he and other hijackers planned and executed the attacks. The episode concludes with the chilling events of September 11, 2001. The program uses interviews with colleagues and acquaintances of Atta, as well as archival footage from various sources. The second episode is about Luigi Boccanfuso, a member of the Sicilian Mafia. Boccanfuso was one of the most powerful figures in the Cosa Nostra in the 1960s and '70s. The episode gives an account of Boccanfuso's rise to power, his assassination of Salvatore Giuliano, and the Mafia's involvement in the drug trade. The episode also examines Boccanfuso's personal life and investigates his connections to senior Italian politicians. Other figures showcased in the series include Kim Jong Il, the former leader of North Korea, Pol Pot, the former leader of Cambodia, and Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq. The episode on Saddam Hussein explores his childhood, rise to power, and the Gulf War. It also presents interviews with former Iraqi officials who discuss the inner workings of the regime and provide insights into Hussein's personality. The show provides an in-depth analysis of each villain's life, motivations, and the factors that contributed to their becoming infamous. The series includes a lot of archival footage, interviews with historians, experts, and people who knew these infamous personalities. The production team does a great job at presenting the information in a clear and digestible manner. Viewers get a sense of the personalities behind the names and learn how they rose to power and how they perpetuated their evil acts. Evolution of Evil is a fascinating series that explores the psychological, political, and social factors that contribute to the evolution of the notorious personalities of history. The show provides historical context to the villains' backgrounds and goes beyond simple character assassination. The series does an admirable job of exploring the complexities of human behavior and engaging the viewers in a thought-provoking manner. In conclusion, Evolution of Evil is an engrossing documentary series that provides an in-depth look at some of the most infamous figures of history. The show explores the factors that contributed to the evolution of villainy in a way that is both informative and compelling. The series has excellent production values, with a great narrator and insightful interviews, making it a must-watch for anyone interested in history, psychology, or true crime.

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Papa Doc: Haiti's President for Life
9. Papa Doc: Haiti's President for Life
September 17, 2015
A profile of Fran├žois Duvalier (1907-1971), who ruled Haiti from 1957 to 1971 and declared himself president for life in 1964.
Bin Laden: A Terrorist Mastermind
8. Bin Laden: A Terrorist Mastermind
September 3, 2015
See how Osama bin Laden's journey unfolds; from his roots as a privileged young Saudi boy to becoming the formidable leader of al-Qaeda, and his lifetime commitment to violent jihad against the West, which results in the horrific 9/11 attacks in 2001.
Mussolini: The Father of Fascism
7. Mussolini: The Father of Fascism
August 27, 2015
This is the story of the rise and fall of the man who became a role model to Hitler - Benito Mussolini. Il Duce saw himself as the new Julius Caesar and craved a new Roman Empire spanning the globe. He wiped out half the population of Libya in a brutal policy of pacification and dropped mustard gas on Ethiopia, but it was his relationship with Hitler that was Mussolinis greatest mistake. He took his country into a war it was hopelessly unprepared to fight and made it complicit in the Holocaust, sending 6000 Italian Jews to the gas chambers.
Saddam: The Butcher of Baghdad
6. Saddam: The Butcher of Baghdad
August 20, 2015
This is the story Saddam Hussein, a worse sadistic than Hitler, and how he rules Iraq with an utter contempt for humanity for 23 years. His capacity for limitless cruelty helps turn him from a violent young street thug to the most brutal dictator in the Middle East. Throughout the 1970s, he skilfully manoeuvres himself into power and then resorts to horrifically violent acts to keep his iron grip power. Ultimately his megalomania reaches such epic heights that he believes he can get away with anything, bringing him into direct conflict with almost the entire world.
Mao: China's Chairman of Death
5. Mao: China's Chairman of Death
August 13, 2015
For around thirty years, Mao Zedong, Supreme Leader of Communist China, led a reign of cruelty and hatred.
Tojo: Japan's Razor of Fear
4. Tojo: Japan's Razor of Fear
August 6, 2015
Japanese General, Hideki Tojo is a cold blooded control freak, who takes millions to their deaths in the dirtiest war ever known. This is the story of the dictator responsible for Pearl Harbor, an Asian Holocaust and the torture of thousands of POWs.
Stalin: Russia's Steel Tyrant
3. Stalin: Russia's Steel Tyrant
July 30, 2015
For 30 years Joseph Stalin 'the man of steel' ruthlessly dominated the Soviet Union. Born into poverty on the fringes of the Csarist Russian empire, he became a gangster and then a revolutionary. His quest for absolute power transformed his nation, but at a brutal cost. His tools for advancement were famine, slavery and execution: so many millions died to secure his power that he can be accused of genocide. Friends and enemies alike would be executed so that Stalin might become all-powerful. He made himself into a communist God, and condemned his people to live in fear for decades.
Hitler: The Benchmark of Terror
2. Hitler: The Benchmark of Terror
July 23, 2015
Adolf Hitler murders six million Jews and invades peaceful countries brutally killing anyone in his way. But what terrible forces turns a high school dropout into the most evil dictator the world has ever seen?
Gaddafi: Mad Dog of the Middle East
1. Gaddafi: Mad Dog of the Middle East
July 16, 2015
Muammar Gaddafi, one of the world's longest-serving dictators, controls Libya for 42 years until his ouster in 2011.
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Evolution of Evil is a documentary series that premiered on the American Heroes Channel in 2015. The show aims to explore the biographies of some of history's most notorious villains and their evolution towards evil. Each episode portrays a different figure, their background, personal life, religious beliefs, education, connections, and how they became infamous for their actions.

The narrator of the show is Alisdair Simpson, a British voice actor with significant experience in documentary narration. Throughout the episodic journey, Simpson provides insightful commentary, contextualizing the events of the biographies and analyzing the villains' motives.

The first episode portrays Mohamed Atta, the lead hijacker in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The episode starts with Atta's childhood and upbringing in Egypt and discusses his rise in the Muslim Brotherhood. It then moves on to his time in Hamburg, where he and other hijackers planned and executed the attacks. The episode concludes with the chilling events of September 11, 2001. The program uses interviews with colleagues and acquaintances of Atta, as well as archival footage from various sources.

The second episode is about Luigi Boccanfuso, a member of the Sicilian Mafia. Boccanfuso was one of the most powerful figures in the Cosa Nostra in the 1960s and '70s. The episode gives an account of Boccanfuso's rise to power, his assassination of Salvatore Giuliano, and the Mafia's involvement in the drug trade. The episode also examines Boccanfuso's personal life and investigates his connections to senior Italian politicians.

Other figures showcased in the series include Kim Jong Il, the former leader of North Korea, Pol Pot, the former leader of Cambodia, and Saddam Hussein, the former dictator of Iraq. The episode on Saddam Hussein explores his childhood, rise to power, and the Gulf War. It also presents interviews with former Iraqi officials who discuss the inner workings of the regime and provide insights into Hussein's personality.

The show provides an in-depth analysis of each villain's life, motivations, and the factors that contributed to their becoming infamous. The series includes a lot of archival footage, interviews with historians, experts, and people who knew these infamous personalities. The production team does a great job at presenting the information in a clear and digestible manner. Viewers get a sense of the personalities behind the names and learn how they rose to power and how they perpetuated their evil acts.

Evolution of Evil is a fascinating series that explores the psychological, political, and social factors that contribute to the evolution of the notorious personalities of history. The show provides historical context to the villains' backgrounds and goes beyond simple character assassination. The series does an admirable job of exploring the complexities of human behavior and engaging the viewers in a thought-provoking manner.

In conclusion, Evolution of Evil is an engrossing documentary series that provides an in-depth look at some of the most infamous figures of history. The show explores the factors that contributed to the evolution of villainy in a way that is both informative and compelling. The series has excellent production values, with a great narrator and insightful interviews, making it a must-watch for anyone interested in history, psychology, or true crime.

Evolution of Evil is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (19 episodes). The series first aired on February 14, 2014.

Where to Watch Evolution of Evil

Evolution of Evil is available for streaming on the AMERICAN HEROES CHANNEL website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Evolution of Evil on demand at Philo, FuboTV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    February 14, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    6.9  (129)