A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It's a thriller, but a lot of it seems more focused on being titillating than mysterious.
Positive Role Models
In this series, everybody seems guilty of something at some point.
Violence & Scariness
A death is central to the series. Guns are sometimes drawn, and shootings, bloody wounds, and other violent moments are shown. Hitting and slapping.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Infidelity is a major theme. Strong sexual content, including full female nudity, near-full male nudity, and simulated sex acts.
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Lots of curses in Spanish, some translated into English swear words in the subtitles.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Lots of drinking (wine, cocktails, beer) and endless cigarette smoking.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Dark Desire is a Spanish-language thriller. Focusing on a world of lies, adultery, and murder, it contains mature themes and lots of sexual content, including full nudity and graphic simulated sexual activity. Violence ranges from bloody shootings to other violent attacks. Spanish curses are audible (and sometimes translated in the subtitles), and there's plenty of drinking as well as lots of cigarette smoking.
Is It Any Good?
This dark and steamy Spanish-language series combines suspense and sex to create an erotic mystery. But the English subtitles offer no help when trying to understand the distorted narrative, which is filled with flashbacks and dream sequences that mostly contain explicit scenes of the characters' sexual exploits. This, combined with a telenovela-like attempt to stretch the story, causes it to drag on, and creates a sense of frustration rather than a fun sense of anticipation. Some may appreciate the good acting and the excellent camera work, as well as Dark Desire's attempts to titillate its audience. But if you're looking for a good thriller, you won't find it here.
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