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on March 11, 2011
I actually bought this for a friend, for her birthday. She is very into learning about criminology, especially female criminals, so this seemed like a good fit. We've watched a few of the episodes, and they are informative, if a bit dramatic. She really enjoyed them, and I feel this show is a good fit for those intrigued by the macabre.

It should be noted, however, on the "two seasons" contained within, there were a total of apparently 9 episodes (a minimal 3 in season one, and 6 in season 2). In all honesty, I had been expecting more. It seems it had originally been a miniseries.
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on August 9, 2010
Well-written, well-made production of real life murders committed by women. Originally aired on ID (Investigation Discovery), this is a must-have for anyone fascinated by serial killers, female murderers, abnormal psychology and history. Well-known experts like Candice DeLong and Dr. Janis Amatuzio give interesting analysis. What sets this show apart is its finely-balanced drama and fact.
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on February 10, 2012
I am a big fan of this show despite the fact it relies on re-enactments of crimes instead of documentary footage and isn't always accurate in facts. On the plus side, sometimes the episodes have moments of black humor, thanks in part to narration by Lynnanne Zager, which makes it "fun" to watch despite being about true crime. Commentary by retired FBI profiler Candice DeLong is always a treat, and it is another reason to watch the series.

This particular DVD has the first two seasons, with the first season only having three episodes (it was a miniseries) with four cases profiled in each episode. The second season also had a handful of episodes but had three cases profiled, which is the current format. More and more episodes for each season started with the third season and continue to the present. All of the cases profile women accused and usually convicted of murder in English-speaking countries. Many of the cases are well known and have been profiled in other series, but this show often features cases of female killers from decades or even centuries ago.

While all of the episodes of this series are available on iTunes, seasons 3 to the present need to be on DVD. I would also add a spinoff from this series called "Facing Evil with Candice DeLong," featuring interviews with a number of women whose cases have been profiled on "Deadly Women," also should be released on DVD.
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on May 5, 2011
I know that this was the first two seasons, but there's only 7 30min episodes. I had seen most of them on the ID channel anyway, so I might just be miffed about that. The later episodes are much better in my opinion, and for a few bucks more, you get almost 3 times the episodes.
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Season one of Deadly Women tells many stories of women serial killers throughout history, from notorious ones to stories most have never heard of before. From royalty to the unknown, season one tells stories of women who committed mass murders, killing many people before ever being caught.

The stories told in season two of Deadly Women are more recent and modern day. Stories of mothers who go after their children, women who kill their husbands, cousins, and other family, young girls who murder other young girls, and women and girls who randomly go on killing sprees of people they don't even know.

In both season one and two, there are interviews with people involved in the cases, family, survivors and experts like historians and psychologists. Each episode tells several stories, all having reenactments of the murders and their characters. Some stories are simply cold blooded murders, others are of women who are mentally unstable or are completely insane. Season one has great historical stories in it, season two can at times be painful to watch, as there are lots of stories of children who are the victims. While it's a good show with a lot of interesting stories, it's definitely not one to watch with the kids in the room.
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on September 1, 2015
I love the show Deadly Women! I can watch these shows over and over and never get tired of watching them! Discovery ID has many great shows, but I love Deadly Women the best! If you are a fan this DVD set is for you!
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on August 29, 2011
I am a hardcore fan of this show, largely because of Candice Delong. This dvd is short, yes. But I purchased it for $10.40 including shipping so i am ok with this. The reanactments keep me engaged and the stories are so captivating. I can't wait until seasons 3-5 are available I will be buying them all!
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on April 18, 2012
As someone who is a true crime buff and who has studied serial killers extensively,I was interested to finally see a show about women killers.
The show has reenactments of actual murders women have committed,and interviews with Candace Delong who was a former FBI criminal profiler.She is really what makes this show so great with her knowledge of criminals and her expertise.
She gives you a look inside the killers minds and explains reasons why these women killed in her professional opinion.

I.D. discovery channel now has several shows similar to this,but Deadly Women and Most Evil seem to have started the trend.I love them all even though my husband always jokes that I must be watching them to get ideas on how to "off" him!
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on October 26, 2015
Deadly Women is a show on the I.D. channel. Unfortnately these stories are true. Really wakes you up, and more aware of what goes on around you, and around family and friends. Families go through so much sadness, grief, because of crazy people out there..i learn from this show, and pay respect to the families the tragedy occured with. I wish we could end all of this horrible behavior many display and act out....
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on September 2, 2010
I remember the first story that took my breath away. It was the story of Ruth Ellis. It was so compelling and so touching!!! I loved the cinematography. Dare I admit I used the ol' DVD recorder but I somehow misplaced the DVD. I was so disappointed!! This particular show didn't come on as often as the other episodes. I am SOOOO happy this DVD came out. It by far surpasses downloading this on Itunes. DVD's add clarity. I'm not a stickler for HD & will never upgrade but it's definitely worth buying the DVD series. I can't wait for the new ones to come out. I also LOVE the commercials!! The commercials are more intriguing & beautiful than some of the actual episodes.

This may seem stupid to say but I never really thought much about these criminals being women. I wonder what the average man thinks when he watches this. I also love the episode with the blood countess. Anyone interested in that case should also check out the DVD Bathory-you'll need a region free DVD player to view it.

By the way the one episode that is out this season with where the body in the trunk of the car has maggots on it went too far!!! I can't watch that portion. I'm not opposed to seeing something real but the way it was manufactured I just don't care for it & it grosses me out and I don't gross out easily!!!
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