Mansions and Murders

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  • TV-PG
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 7.6  (23)

Mansions and Murders is a television show from the Investigation Discovery channel which first premiered in 2015. The show is presented by Bob Boving, an experienced television personality, and he is joined by his co-hosts Dianne Rothenberg and Katelyn Pearce. The premise of the show is to uncover and explore crimes that have occurred within some of the wealthiest and grandest homes in America. Each episode takes viewers to a different location, where they learn the story of a high-profile murder that occurred within a luxurious mansion. The program gets into the details surrounding the crime, the investigation, and the court proceedings. The team of presenters interviews the people involved closely with the case, including family members, law enforcement officials, and witnesses to piece together the story for viewers.

The show approach its crime-solving method systematically, and the audience learns about the events leading up to the murder, the investigation, and the aftermath. The show provides valuable insight into the psychology of the killer and motives for their actions, making it engaging and educational at the same time.

The program structures the episode in a way as to give an overview of the events, then focus on specifics beginning with the crime's aftermath. Throughout each episode, Bob and his team take the viewers through the investigation and highlight the pieces of evidence that helped the investigators to solve the case. From here, the focus shifts towards the trial, where the presenters examine how the legal system dealt with the crimes and the procedures involved.

Throughout each episode, there is a strong emphasis on character development. The show explores the victim's life, the people in their immediate circle, and those who may have had a reason to harm them. As each character is introduced, the presenters provide insight into the psyche of the individual and their motives, making the viewers eager to learn more about them.

Mansions and Murders has excellent production value, most notably in the stunningly beautiful homes where the crimes occur. The locations are often landmarks, with grand staircases, vaulted ceilings, and impressive views of the surrounding landscape. Viewers get a peek into the lives of the affluent families who reside in these homes and learn some little-known facts about the homes' rich history.

The show is an excellent blend of mystery, human interest stories, and critical crime analysis. The presenters, Bob Boving, Dianne Rothenberg, and Katelyn Pearce, are all incredibly polished, professional, and informative. Their lack of sensationalism and the focus on facts make the show an excellent fit for all ages. The show's well-plotted narrative, clever details, and expert analysis make it an excellent option for true crime fans.

In summation, Mansions and Murders from Investigation Discovery is a fascinating true-crime mystery show that examines high-profile murders that have happened within the homes of wealthy individuals. The way the show leans into each episode's storytelling elements makes it feel more like a lifetime movie rather than a crime documentary. It is an edifying show that presents viewers with a unique angle on some of America's more bizarre murder cases, and fans of true crime shows will most definitely enjoy it.

Mansions and Murders is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on April 22, 2015.

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Where to Watch Mansions and Murders
Mansions and Murders is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Mansions and Murders on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 22, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (23)