Obsession: Dark Desires

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Obsession: Dark Desires
Genre Docudrama, Biography
Created by October Films
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 30
Production
Executive producer(s) Jeanie Vink
Running time 60 minutes (with commercials)
Production company(s) October Films
Release
Original network Investigation Discovery
Original release January 14, 2014 – present

Obsession: Dark Desires is a drama television series whose first episode aired on January 14, 2014.[1]

The show dramatizes real life accounts from people who have been the victim of stalking.[2]

Production[edit]

The series was announced by the network Investigation Discovery (I.D.) in March, 2013. It is an original production for British company October Films.[3]

Jane Latman, senior VP of development at Investigation Discovery, said stalking was a very important issue and October Films series would “expertly profile the courage and tenacity of the victims to give viewers a visceral portrayal of survivors’ harrowing experiences.”[4]

The series was produced by executive producer Jeanie Vink and producer Meghan Keener for Investigation Discovery and co-executive produced by Alex Sutherland, Steve Murphy, Matt Robins and Denman Rooke for October Films.[5] The series was directed by Tom Keeling,[6] Jim Greayer,[7] Jamie Crawford and Fergus Colville.[8]

In April 2013, Cineflix announced that it had signed a two-year first-look deal to all of production company October Films new programming, which includes Obsession: Dark Desires.[9]

The series debuted on the Investigation Discovery network on January 14, 2014. Shortly afterwards, it was picked up by the Crime and Investigation Network for transmission in the UK.[10]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (2014)[edit]

Episode # (Series) Episode # (Season) Episode title Outcome Original USA airdate
1 1 "Paging Sarah" A young, single mother's co-worker is found raped and murdered and she fears that she is next. January 14, 2014 (2014-01-14)
2 2 "Hiding in Plain Sight" A pregnant woman receives threatening phone calls. January 21, 2014 (2014-01-21)
3 3 "Help Wanted" A hired hand becomes obsessed with his employer. January 28, 2014 (2014-01-28)
4 4 "Screams in the Desert" A woman deals with years of mental torture, death threats and stalking. February 4, 2014 (2014-02-04)
5 5 "Number One Fan" A man masquerading as a musical sponsor turns Opera singer, Leandra Ramm's life into a nightmare. February 11, 2014 (2014-02-11)
6 6 "Just a Wall Away" A move reveals a terrifying experience. February 18, 2014 (2014-02-18)
7 7 "Serenade of a Stalker" A customer with an obsession shatters a 33 year old's life with unprovoked violence. February 25, 2014 (2014-02-25)
8 8 "Silent Scream" Jane turns down advances of a fellow student; Jim retaliates by doing a video project that will have a deadly conclusion. March 4, 2014 (2014-03-04)
9 9 "Southern Wild" Collette Dwyer, 36-year-old single mother believes a man that has been stalking her at home and work is a serial killer. March 11, 2014 (2014-03-11)
10 10 "Crushed" Kathleen's teenage crush turns into an obsession; her stalker tries to transform his darkest fantasies into reality. March 18, 2014 (2014-03-18)

Season 2 (2015)[edit]

Episode # (Series) Episode # (Season) Episode title Outcome Original USA airdate
11 1 "Unlucky Seven" Heather, a grocery store barista, has just began dating her most recent hire, Arturo. But as time goes by, Arturo is unable to hide his dark side. His obsession with Heather comes at the expense of their relationship, his job - and her life. January 6, 2015 (2015-01-06)
12 2 "Rose-Colored Glasses" When 17-year-old Rose moves out of her parents' home, she is excited to expand her horizons. She soon meets 21-year-old Mike who introduces her to the world of punk music and parties. But when he turns violent, Rose gets caught up in his obsessive trap. January 13, 2015 (2015-01-13)
13 3 "Mad For Teacher" Linda, a special ed teacher, has taught Todd for years. Now 17 with learning problems and a temper, Todd only wants Linda to teach him. Torn between helping him and protecting herself, Linda's world turns upside down when Todd's obsession comes knocking. January 20, 2015 (2015-01-20)
14 4 "Cornered" In the Spring of 2003, 37-year-old single mother Karen Richardt has a chance meeting with her Brooklyn neighbor Carlito Perez. But when Karen tries to distance herself, no one could have predicted the deadly cycle of violence he would unleash. January 27, 2015 (2015-01-27)
15 5 "Occult Following" Krystal is a teacher and practicing Pagan living happily with her husband Bill. When she takes part in a local Wiccan-themed TV show, she catches the eye of the show's host. As his keen interest turns into obsession, he vows to claim her as his own. February 3, 2015 (2015-02-03)
16 6 "Apocalypse Now" 41-year-old single mother Patty is excited about a new chapter in her life when she begins dating one of her customers, Vietnam veteran Dale. But when Dale becomes violent on their first date, Patty is quickly sent into a desperate struggle for survival. February 10, 2015 (2015-02-10)
17 7 "SOS SMS" Hardworking nurse Tara opens a chilling text from a nameless sender; someone who knows her and means her harm. As she fights to protect herself and her family from this invisible enemy, she begins to question everyone - especially those closest to her. February 17, 2015 (2015-02-17)
18 8 "Home Sweet Hell" Everything is looking up for 27-year-old Kisha Kelly after she buys her first home in Dallas, Texas. But within days of moving in, she encounters the former owner of the property and immediately realizes he's taken on a deadly obsession. February 24, 2015 (2015-02-24)
19 9 "Multiple Personalities" When attorney Marc successfully defends a client, he has no idea that her gratitude will soon become a nightmare. Marc's ex-client causes chaos and suffering in a terrifying mission to win his affection. March 3, 2015 (2015-03-03)
20 10 "Going Postal" When Kim accepts a ride to the fair from a quiet co-worker, she has no idea that she will become the center of a terrifying campaign of stalking, harassment, and obsession. March 10, 2015 (2015-03-10)

Season 3 (2016)[edit]

Episode # (Series) Episode # (Season) Episode title Outcome Original USA airdate
21 1 "Garden of Evil" A young single mom accepts a phone number from a landscaper, only to have him stalk and harass her for the next year. February 9, 2016 (2016-02-09)
22 2 "Exposed" When young professional Hannah Arbuckle moves into the house of her dreams, her privacy is shattered after a mysterious man begins filming her through her window. As his obsessive and threatening behavior escalates, she gambles on a violent confrontation to save her life. February 16, 2016 (2016-02-16)
23 3 "A Dangerous Mind" When senior psychiatric nurse Maria Jordan fires disgruntled- junior nurse Denis Czajkowski, it triggers an all-consuming and violent obsession that will result in a hostage siege and innocent lives being lost. February 23, 2016 (2016-02-23)
24 4 "Burning Love" Yvette and Roger's marriage has broken down but Roger can't stand to see Yvette with another man and decides she must die -- in front of all her colleagues. If he can't have her, then no one will. March 1, 2016 (2016-03-01)
25 5 "The Devil in the Pews" To fellow parishioners of his Mormon church, Bill is a reformed convict. But when he meets Jennifer, the Bishop's 18 year old daughter, he becomes obsessed. By day, he sends her thousands of cards and gifts. By night, he digs out his basement, determined to make Jennifer his, forever. March 8, 2016 (2016-03-08)
26 6 "Beauty in the Bronx" Ramon is muscular, good looking and charming too. For 20 year old trainee pharmacist Evimer, it is an irresistible combination. But Ramon quickly reveals a possessive side and his violent episodes soon leave Evimer fighting for her life. March 15, 2016 (2016-03-15)
27 7 "Cross Your Heart & Hope to Die" Sarah is dating a young, handsome pastor but soon discovers her preacher man is hiding unholy secrets on a biblical scale. He is prepared to silence Sarah and her whole family to stop her leaving him. March 22, 2016 (2016-03-22)
28 8 "Campaign Trail of Fears" Kathleen's husband - Bob is running for Senate in Texas. When they hire a private aircraft to take them on the campaign trail, the pilot, Tom Humphrey, becomes increasingly obsessed with Kathleen. Now he'll do anything to destroy her husband and make her his, including using his plane as a deadly weapon. March 29, 2016 (2016-03-29)
29 9 "Final Fantasy" Kaylyn is an introverted high school student, bullied by the popular kids and struggling to fit in. But then she finds the perfect soulmate in newcomer Paul. Sharing a passion for comics and escapism, they fall in love but when Kaylyn starts a new life at college, Paul becomes increasingly jealous. Unable to contain his simmering rage, Paul will turn his car into a deadly weapon and leave Kaylyn's life hanging by a thread. April 5, 2016 (2016-04-05)
30 10 "There's Something About Mary Lynn" Single mom Mary Lynn falls for divorcee Edmonds, but early on she realizes there is something not quite right about his 10 year old son, Tennent. What she doesn't know is that Tennent doesn't just like Mary Lynn, he wants to become her. It's the beginning of a terrifying 22 year obsession that will devastate both families. April 12, 2016 (2016-04-12)

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