Frenemies

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.3  (95)

Frenemies was a crime television series that aired on Investigation Discovery in 2013 and 2014. The show focused on the relationships between people who were at odds with each other, the tension between them, and how these conflicts sometimes escalated to deadly levels.

Each episode of Frenemies was an hour-long and featured real-life stories of people whose friendships or acquaintances soured into something else - often, something dangerous. The show explored the myriad reasons why friends, family members, colleagues, and neighbors might become enemies and how these conflicts led to tragic outcomes.

The series was structured in a documentary-style format, with interviews, reenactments, and narration presenting the unfolding events. The production values were high, with a polished look and carefully staged crime scenes and reconstructions.

The cases featured on Frenemies were diverse, ranging from petty disputes to full-blown murder investigations. They often involved people who knew each other well, such as former roommates, business partners, or romantic partners. In most cases, the tensions between them simmered for months or even years before boiling over into violence.

The show's aim was to shed light on the psychological dynamics that lead people to turn on each other and to explore the warning signs and red flags that can help identify potentially dangerous relationships. For instance, some episodes profiled cases where one person became obsessed with another, leading to stalking, harassment, and violence. Other episodes focused on financial disputes that spiraled out of control, leading to embezzlement, fraud, or even murder.

One of the strengths of Frenemies was its mix of true crime and personal drama. The show didn't just focus on the crimes themselves but also delved into the individuals' backstories and motivations. Viewers got a sense of the complicated emotions and histories that led each person to act the way they did, whether it was jealousy, anger, greed, or something else entirely.

Moreover, Frenemies often highlighted the ripple effects of these conflicts, showing how the fallout from one person's actions could impact entire communities. Some stories featured the aftermath of a crime, showing how the victim's loved ones coped with the loss and how justice was served (or not). In some cases, the conflicts resulted in legal battles, civil suits, or even new legislation aimed at preventing similar situations from happening again.

While Frenemies was often a chilling look into the dark side of human relationships, it also had a message of hope. Many episodes showed how people were able to overcome their differences and reconcile, even after horrific events. Others showed how friendships and relationships could be salvaged and strengthened by open communication, mutual respect, and forgiveness.

Overall, Frenemies was a gripping and thought-provoking show that examined the complex web of emotions and factors that lead people to act against those closest to them. It was an insightful exploration of the psychology of human relationships, and a stark reminder of the dangers of unresolved conflict and resentment.

Frenemies is a series that is currently running and has 2 seasons (24 episodes). The series first aired on January 10, 2013.

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Seasons
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12. Fire & Desire
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Gang of Misfits
11. Gang of Misfits
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The Closeted Killer
10. The Closeted Killer
February 20, 2014
After 20 years of friendship, Jason Campbell and Aston Barth's loyalty gets put to the test and leads them to an unforeseen deadly confrontation.
Maid of Dishonor
9. Maid of Dishonor
February 13, 2014
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Roommate's Revenge
8. Roommate's Revenge
February 6, 2014
After 40 years of friendship, roommates John Sulzbach and David Laws believe they know everything there is to know about one another. While one friend goes above and beyond to prove his loyalty, the other keeps dark secrets and has deadly intentions.
Fame and Misfortune
7. Fame and Misfortune
January 30, 2014
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Three's A Crowd
6. Three's A Crowd
January 23, 2014
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Holy Murder
5. Holy Murder
January 16, 2014
When sixteen-year-old Chloe Ottman meets social outcast Francisco Cruz they become fast friends. But an unexpected secret and misleading intentions become dangerous.
Thick as Thieves
4. Thick as Thieves
January 16, 2014
A famous NBA player's son, Nickey Van Excel, bonds with his best friend, Bradley Eyo, over their love of basketball. But when Nickey falls on hard times, he turns to crime to survive, and Bradley agrees to help.
Text, Lies & Murders
3. Text, Lies & Murders
January 9, 2014
Brandy Stevens-Rosine and Jade Olmstead meet online and quickly bond over their challenges of coming out. But the relationship becomes deadly when one girl finds love elsewhere.
Dying for Baby
2. Dying for Baby
January 2, 2014
Expectant mothers Angelique Robledo and Kassandra Toruga meet through a mutual friend and bond over the challenges of their pregnancies. However, one of them wants to be more than friends and is willing to do whatever it takes to attain that status.
Sliced and Diced
1. Sliced and Diced
January 2, 2014
Las Vegas blackjack dealers, Brenda Stokes and Joyce Rhone bond over the high stakes world of sin city. But when a man comes between the two women, one turns on the other and considers the unthinkable.
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Where to Watch Frenemies
Frenemies is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Frenemies on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Investigation Discovery and Google Play.
  • Premiere Date
    January 10, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (95)