Handsome Devils

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 7.4  (35)

Handsome Devils is a thrilling true-crime docu-drama series that first premiered in 2014 on Investigation Discovery. The show delves into the chilling real-life stories of charismatic men who use their good looks, charm, and perceived gentility to mask the darkest of secrets, thereby ensnaring unsuspecting victims in a web of deceit and treachery.

Over the course of this gripping series, each of approximately 40-minute episodes gives us a closer look into ten unique cases. An intriguing blend of cinematic reenactments and interview segments offers viewers a dual perspective of the chilling narratives. It effectively births a balancing act between the dramatic storytelling of fictional crime shows and the detailed, fact-based reporting of crime documentaries.

The most common thread that runs through all the stories is the antagonist, or the so-called "Handsome Devil," a man with a charismatic persona capable of attracting unsuspecting prey into their traps. These individuals are every bit the charming person they present themselves as, but underneath the surface exists a more sinister reality. Their heinous nature is deeply hidden beneath layers of attractive qualities, making their actions all the more shocking when finally revealed. The titular "devils" aren't merely violent offenders; these are manipulators and schemers who can win people over with their charm before causing great harm.

As a series, Handsome Devils does not only focus on the crime or the perpetrator. The show also investigates the psychology of the victims who were sadly ensnared by these attractive men. It explores how these seemingly perfidious men manage to lure these victims into their lives and exploit their trust, mixing charm with a potently dark undercurrent of manipulation and deceit. The show empathetically navigates through the victims' experiences, leaving viewers with a profound understanding of their trials and tribulations.

One of the strengths of Handsome Devils is its narrative style. The show switches between dramatic reenactments and firsthand testimonies, with each episode narrated by different individuals tied to each case. These narrators often include victims who survived and law enforcement personnel who solved the case. As such, the narratives are not some distant accounts of crime, but rather direct, harrowing recollections from people who lived these moments.

Perhaps the most chilling part of Handsome Devils is the realization that the subjects of the series are real individuals. Unlike crime-fiction series, the "devils" are not far-fetched characters made for television sensationalism. They are real people who committed atrocious acts, hiding behind an alluring facade. Viewers are often left to grapple with notions of trust. The series poses questions about people's judgement of character and how appearances can often be about as deceptive as they get.

This is a show filled with cautionary tales about men who seem to be good on the outside but hide insidious motives within. The title 'Handsome Devils' is a reference to the proverbial saying about the devil being pleasing to the eye. However, the show also offers hope. The victims who survived, the police who worked relentlessly to solve the crimes, and the justice meted out in the courtrooms, are proof of the resilience, courage, and determination of people to overcome their most nightmarish experiences.

The show creates an immersive viewing experience, setting itself apart with its storytelling style and comprehensive look into the good versus evil dynamic. It is eerie and engaging, a compelling mix of criminal investigation, psychological understanding and dramatic storytelling. Handsome Devils showcases the darker side of crime, peels back the attractive facade of the criminal and faces the truths hidden beneath.

Handsome Devils is indeed a must-watch for true-crime enthusiasts as it offers a deep dive into the harrowing mindset of manipulative and destructive individuals. It presents a complex portrait of the paradox that is the 'Handsome Devil', demonstrating the unsettling reality of malevolent individuals hidden within society. So, if you're one to appreciate a well-rounded, impactful crime series with psychological depth, Handsome Devils is sure to catch your attention.

Handsome Devils is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (9 episodes). The series first aired on July 10, 2014.

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Babyfaced Killer
6. Babyfaced Killer
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5. Dead Charming
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The Spy Who Conned Me
3. The Spy Who Conned Me
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2. Hurricane Love
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1. Evil in My House
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Where to Watch Handsome Devils
Handsome Devils is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Handsome Devils on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    July 10, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (35)