If You Loved Netflix’s ‘You,’ the New Show ‘Dark Desire’ Is Here to Fill the Void

Emma Baty
Photo credit: Netflix
Photo credit: Netflix

From Cosmopolitan

For those of you who binged both seasons of Netflix's You and became legit obsessed, I have some incredible news. No, it's not that it's now socially acceptable to have a crush on the Joe character. That's still creepy! But if you're in desperate need of something to fill the void left by Penn Badgley and co., there's a new series that just might do it for you. It's called Dark Desire, and it's incredibly addicting.

I'm gonna let Netflix's description do the talking here, because frankly, I can't do it justice on my own. Here's what we're working with.

Alma Solares, a prestigious lawyer and college professor, visits her best friend for the weekend to "process the grief" of the latter’s divorce. During the getaway, Alma meets Dario Guerra, a 23-year-old, and they have a wild tryst. She returns home with her husband and daughter, determined to forget her lapse in judgment, but her life becomes a living hell. What started as a minor adventure becomes an incendiary passion, and then a dangerous obsession, unraveling a chain of secrets of a past that fatally binds them all.

Did you hear that? A WILD TRYST. INCENDIARY PASSION. DANGEROUS OBSESSION. This show really does have it all. And that description doesn't even get at half the drama. Without giving away major, major spoilers, in the two episodes I've seen so far, there has been:

  • One death that is made to look like a suicide but is probably actually a murder, giving us the mystery of the season

  • A scene that eludes to even more death coming later on, complete with body bags, forensic scientists, and cops

  • At least one stalker

  • Two separate affairs

  • A lot of people lying about who they actually are

  • Plenty of very steamy sex scenes

Sound like something you'd be interested in? Same! The great thing about this show, too, that sets it apart from other Netflix dramas, is that there are 18 episodes. That's like... twice as many as a normal show on the streaming service. So not only is it addicting, but it's going to last you longer than one day (unless you're really ambitious, in which case, props to you). Having only seen two episodes, I can't vouch for the entire season, but it seems like there are going to be plenty of twists and turns to keep people occupied.

So, if you're looking for a horny murder mystery with a bunch of really hot people that definitely have some secrets, look no further than Dark Desire. You won't be sorry.

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