The Dead Wives Club

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  • 2019
  • 1 Season
  • 7.1  (31)

The Dead Wives Club is a brand new true-crime series on HLN that premiered in 2019. Hosted by Lorraine Bracco, the show takes a deep dive into some of the most notorious cases of spouse murders, exploring what drove the killer to commit such a heinous crime. Each episode of The Dead Wives Club features a different case, with Bracco and her team speaking to family members, friends, and experts in an attempt to piece together what happened leading up to the murder. The first episode centers on the death of Hollywood starlet Natalie Wood, whose mysterious death in 1981 has long been rumored to be foul play. Bracco sits down with Dennis Davern, who was a yacht captain working with Wood and her husband Robert Wagner on the night of her death, as they explore what could have happened that fateful night.

Bracco's interview with Davern is one of the highlights of the show, as he shares his intimate knowledge of the events leading up to Wood's death. The two discuss the conflicting stories that have emerged over the years, including Wagner's initial claim that Wood had fallen overboard after trying to secure a dinghy, and Davern's suspicions that something more sinister had occurred. Through their conversation, viewers are given a glimpse into the complex dynamics of Wood and Wagner's marriage, as well as the tangled web of lies and rumors that have surrounded the case for decades.

As the series progresses, Bracco and her team uncover more chilling stories of husbands who killed their wives, often in cold-blooded acts of premeditated murder. In one episode, she delves into the case of Brad Bishop, who killed his family and fled the country in the 1970s. In another, she looks at the bizarre case of Luka Magnotta, a Canadian porn star who killed and dismembered his lover and posted videos of the crime online.

Throughout each episode, Bracco brings her signature mix of toughness and empathy, as she seeks to understand what drives apparently normal men to commit such horrific acts. She pushes her interview subjects to reveal the truth, even if it is painful or uncomfortable to do so, and never shies away from asking the tough questions. Her passion for justice and love of digging deep into complex cases makes her the perfect host for a show like The Dead Wives Club.

The show is well-paced and easy to watch, with each episode running at around an hour in length. The mix of interviews, reenactments, and archive footage keeps things interesting, and the show never feels bogged down by unnecessary filler. The production values are high, with great attention paid to historical accuracy and detail.

All in all, The Dead Wives Club is a gripping and fascinating true-crime series that is sure to appeal to fans of the genre. It is well worth checking out for anyone who is interested in exploring the darker side of human relationships and the psychology of those who commit violent crimes. With Bracco at the helm, viewers are sure to be in good hands.

The Dead Wives Club is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (6 episodes). The series first aired on October 20, 2019.

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6. Vendetta
November 24, 2019
Sara Raras was a 35-year-old statistician who used her brilliant mind to calculate risk for a living at the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, MD. But this new mother could never have predicted the events that led to her haunting murder. Sara was home alone, studying for an advanced degree, when someone bypassed her alarm system and brutally attacked her. Howard County detectives immediately zeroed in on Sara's estranged husband, with whom she was going through a contentious divorce and battling for custody of their 1-year-old son. But after DNA evidence ruled him out, the case stalled, and then turned cold for months. And just when Sara's heartbroken family was losing hope the killer would ever be caught, a phone call out-of-the-blue broke the case wide open, revealing the shocking mastermind behind the murder of Sara Raras.
The Bookie's Wife
5. The Bookie's Wife
November 17, 2019
Doris Angleton, a Houston socialite, is found shot to death on her kitchen floor, while her husband Bob was coaching their twin daughters' soft ball game. From there, nothing makes sense about her violent death, as Doris had no enemies, but investigators keep digging for the truth and hoping for justice. It's a riveting story that twists and turns with undercover informants, international fugitives, double jeopardy, secret audio tapes, sibling rivalry, death threats, suicide, extradition and secret lives.
Cold Case Shocker
4. Cold Case Shocker
November 10, 2019
Newlywed Sherri Rasmussen was found shot to death inside her Van Nuys, California home. For more than two decades, police pursued the theory that she was killed in a burglary gone wrong, until DNA evidence pointed to a shocking suspect with a very personal motive.
My Wife is Missing
3. My Wife is Missing
November 3, 2019
Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter vanished without a trace. Her husband told police he found her car parked in the driveway of a house she was showing, with her purse still inside the vehicle. What happened to Beverly? Police launch a massive search. But when her body is discovered in a shallow grave with her head wrapped in a "mask of duct tape, "suspicion turns toward her husband.
The Carjacking
2. The Carjacking
October 27, 2019
Charles Stuart called police with a desperate plea. He and his pregnant wife, Carol, had been attacked on their way home from a birthing class in Boston. As police rush to their aid, Stuart tells them they were carjacked, robbed, and shot. Carol doesn't survive, nor does their unborn baby, Christopher. This episode follows the incredible three-month manhunt and investigation to find Carol and Christopher's killer. The story's shocking twists and turns would leave the city shaken for decades.
The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood
1. The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood
October 20, 2019
How could leading lady Natalie Wood disappear from a boat in the middle of the night without anyone on board noticing? That's what happened back in 1981, when Wood was on a weekend getaway with her husband, television legend Robert Wagner, and her co-star at the time, Christopher Walken. When Natalie's body was found floating in a cove nearby, the case was ruled an accident: she was drunk and fell overboard - and most everyone moved on. Everyone except Dennis Davern, the deck hand who says he witnessed a far different version of events that night. Years later he says he had never previously told the complete story, and things shifted dramatically and today, we have new eyes, new witnesses and changing stories - getting us a little closer to understanding just how Natalie Wood died that cold Thanksgiving weekend.
Where to Watch The Dead Wives Club
The Dead Wives Club is available for streaming on the HLN website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Dead Wives Club on demand at Max, Amazon Prime and Sling.
  • Premiere Date
    October 20, 2019
  • IMDB Rating
    7.1  (31)