The show recounts their stories, told by victims loved ones, their own loved ones, the police and whoever else was involved with these murders. One normal couples who were in love, turned into killers by intense emotions or unhealthy addictions and desires. Family members, police officers, friends and others involved with these couples and victims relive their ghastly tales, with actors dramatizing the entire tale. Recorded evidence often includes descriptions of violent acts or requests for assistance with committing a violent crime. Sexual assault of women is frequently discussed. This strategy tells a good story, but by adding a dramatic flair to already-tragic events, the show blurs the line between being informative and being exploitative.
Why do you think there are so many crime-related shows on television both reality programs and dramas? The series began this year in 2013, and only has five episodes so far. Besides commentary by the people involved and dramatizations by actors, sometimes photos of the crime scenes and killer couples, and recorded interviews, court hearings, and court footage is shown on Snapped: Killer Couples. Why are viewers fascinated by such dark topics? Parents need to know that this crime documentary series -- which tells the stories of women who have been accused, tried, and often convicted of murder -- isn't intended for young viewers. Is being a victim of abuse a moral or legal reason to inflict violence on others? Narrated by veteran reporter Sharon Martin, the series offers rather sensational accounts of the women's lives and the violent crimes they're accused of committing. Partly because episodes are only 30 minutes long and partly because of the series' storytelling style, Snapped offers a very superficial, oversimplified discussion of complicated issues surrounding women, violence, and the legal system. Since the show's focus is more on the shocking nature of the crimes than on the reasons why they were committed, Snapped minimizes the level to which the physical abuse endured by some of these women contributed to their homicidal behavior. If you have any general questions, please read our , which also includes instructions on how to send us e-mail.
Many are battered women who have killed their abuser. Some of the profiled women kill out of jealousy, spite, greed, or misplaced loyalty. What organizations are available in your community to assist people who need help? Families can also discuss the importance of reporting abuse or addiction. Episodes include disturbing crime scene photos and audio clips and video footage of the accused and the victims, some of which are explicit in nature. It looks at what may have pushed these women to commit the crime and discusses mature topics like domestic abuse, rape, and addiction.
It incorporates graphic crime scene photos, audio and video footage, staged still shots of the moments before the crime, and interviews with friends, family members, and people in the criminal justice system. Police photos of murder victims are often graphic, showing large masses of blood and gaping wounds. Snapped: Killer Couples country of origin is the United States and the language is in English. If lists are available from multiple sources, you can switch between them. A second season of Snapped: Killer Couples will be premiering on Oxygen in fall 2013.
Viewers get a glimpse of what made these couples snap and become killers, and their outcome in court. This television series recounts stories of killer couples, such as Taylar Witt and Steven Colver. Cataloguing the opiate of the masses on the small screen since 1995. Discussions of spousal battery are frequent. Detailed discussions of violent criminal behavior. This show premiered on the network channel Oxygen on 10th March, 2013, and had its season finale on 28th April, 2013. Snapped: Killer Couples is produced by Jupiter Entertainment, with executive producer Stephen Land, and Deborah Dawkins as Co-Executive producer.
. Their difficult life circumstances, including being abuse victims, are often described, but minimized in terms of how they relate to their criminal behavior. The show runs for an hour; 15 minutes of commercials and 45 minutes of the actual program. The series is more about entertaining people at its subjects' expense than informing the public about women and violent crime. Several of these horror stories on Snapped: Killer Couples include; Taylar Witt and Steven Colver, Tina Leja and Darnell Smith, Sarah Edmonson and Ben Darras, and more.
The women are accused -- and often convicted -- of violent crime. Snapped: Killer Couples is a reality show on the channel Oxygen. Snapped: Killer Couples relives true tales of killer couples that have killed for love, lust, money, etc. The featured women are from various racial, ethnic, social, and economic backgrounds. Each list displays only titles and airdates, but in most cases the episode title is a link to the page for that episode at or , where there is more information such as guest stars and a plot summary.
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