20 series about betrayal and betrayal in love

Vows of eternal love are given from the bottom of the heart, but curses to traitors sound no less sincere. Why are transgressions so often committed that crush the first tender feelings or strong seasoned marriages? Watching the stories on the screen, we try to figure it out, but one thing we know for sure – happiness and joy cannot go hand in hand with betrayal. This compilation consists of series about infidelity and love triangles, which presents dramatic scenes filmed in various parts of the world.

The World of the Married (2020)

The Korean series follows the fate of the married couple Ji Sung Woo and Lee Tae Oh. The couple seem to be an ordinary family – if they quarrel, they make up, and always support each other. Song Wu is a wonderful housewife, a successful careerist and a support for her husband. However, she soon learns about the betrayal of the faithful. Over the course of sixteen episodes, the viewer will watch how the feelings of the characters change, and how Sun Wu rushes between the choice of keeping the family or getting a divorce.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Original Title :
Bubuui segye

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Kim Hee-e, Park Hae-jun, Park Sung-young…

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.0, IMDb – 8.0


Trigonometry (2020)

The events of the foreign series about the love triangle will take the viewer to London. Gemma works as a chef in a small cozy restaurant. Her lover Kiran works as a paramedic and periodically suffers from panic attacks. Lack of money forces the couple to rent a room in their apartment. Rey becomes a tenant, who very quickly turns from a neighbor into a participant in a relationship – a love story is tied up, where the third is by no means superfluous.

Original title:
Trigonometry

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Ariana Labed, Talissa Teixeira, Gary Carr …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.1


Unprincipled (2020)

This series about betrayal, betrayal and love triangles is a sharp ironic comedy that tells about the inhabitants of the capital and the joys of modern life. Slavik, sitting in a fashionable cafe on the Patriarch’s Ponds, tells about the life of his Muscovite acquaintances. The heroes of his stories cheat, extort money, indulge in revelry and commit adultery, seek pleasure and find themselves in funny situations.

Genre:
Comedy

Actors:
Pavel Derevyanko, Oksana Akinshina, Pavel Tabakov, Aglaya Tarasova, Ingeborga Dapkunaite, Nikolai Fomenko, Nadezhda Mikhalkova …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Play Back (2020)

The next series on the list about betrayal in love is an action-packed thriller that has received a lot of positive feedback from viewers. Psychologist Grace lives an ideal life – she is a good mother, a beloved wife, a respected member of secular society, and soon her debut book will be published. However, her fate will change dramatically when the son of a Mexican artist finds the bloodied body of his mother in the workshop. And how Grace and her soon-to-be-missing husband are connected to the crime, you will find out by watching this TV show from the creators of the hit Big Little Lies.

Original title:
The Undoing

Genre:
Thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Nicole Kidman, Hugh Grant, Edgar Ramirez…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Teacher (2020)

A movie about forbidden feelings and betrayal raises the acute social themes of manipulation and abuse. There is a new teacher at the high school . Claire – an attractive girl, a romantic person who reads poetry – immediately captivates the male half of the class. In addition, she is not averse to flirting, because her family life has long been derailed. Under the charm of the teacher falls one of the students – 17-year-old Eric. The relationship of the characters quickly develops into something more than just friendship.

Original title:
A Teacher

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Kate Mara, Nick Robinson, Ashley Zuckerman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.8, IMDb – 6.9

Age Limits :
18+


Deceived (2020)

The TV show will continue the list of the best series about love and betrayal, which will send the viewer straight to foggy Ireland. A whirlpool of dramatic events will spin there, where retribution will certainly come for every misconduct. A young English student Ophelia falls in love with a married teacher – mysterious, brutal, talented. Their romance is gaining momentum when a tragedy plays out in the professor’s house – his wife dies. Gradually, doubts creep into Ophelia’s head. Is her loved one really who he claims to be?

Original title:
The Deceived

Genre:
Thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Emmet Jay Scanlan, Catherine Walker, Paul Mescal …

Country:
Ireland, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.0, IMDb – 5.8


Why Women Kill (2019 – 2021)

Heartthrobs with rings should watch this highly rated series about cheating on wives and what such a betrayal can lead to. The plot of the first season covers three time periods. In 1963, a model housewife lives with a domineering husband and plays the role of an ideal wife. In 1984, a socialite learns the secret of her husband. And in 2019, the lawyer decides to take part in a love triangle. Three women are united by several circumstances – the same mansion, betrayal of partners and a burning sense of infringed dignity.

Original title:
Why Women Kill

Genre:
Drama, comedy

Actors:
Lucy Liu, Ginnifer Goodwin, Kirby Howell-Baptiste, Alexandra Daddario…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.4, IMDb – 8.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Fossey/Verdon (2019)

The series will reveal to the viewer the backstage of show business and the creative profession against the backdrop of the relationship of a married couple – one of the most productive tandems in the history of Broadway. Bob Fossey became famous as a choreographer and director. Gwen Verdon is a famous actress. The real story of these people was like a real soap opera, consisting of betrayals, scandals, disagreements and betrayals. This exuberant personal show lasted for the couple all their lives.

Original title:
Fosse/Verdon

Genre:
Drama, biography, music

Actors:
Sam Rockwell, Michelle Williams, Norbert Leo Batz…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
16+


Season of Change (2018)

The Irish series about treason and betrayal is a solid drama that allows you to look at the topic of forbidden love affairs from an unexpected angle. In the center of the story are two exemplary families. However, this is only an external picture, in fact, both couples have a lot of problems. For some, passion has long cooled down, and household troubles take away all the time. Others are tormented by the strongest feelings from the realization of lost time. Soon, just one night will reveal the cards and open the abscesses in the relationship of Jim and Daniel, Yvonne and Chris.

Original title:
The Delinquent Season

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Cillian Murphy, Eva Bertistle, Catherine Walker, Andrew Scott …

Country:
Ireland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
18+


Give in to temptation (2017 – 2018)

Raquel and Damian are happily married and have two children. But one day, Damian meets Carolina, and he blows his mind. Despite the fact that Carolina is also married, passion flares up between the characters. Karolina and Damian decide to run away from their spouses to start a new life. However, a terrible car accident changes the plans of the beloved. The man is on the verge of death, and the girl has completely disappeared from the scene of the accident. During the investigation, the deceit will be revealed and the spouses of the lovers will learn about the betrayal. But the main question remains open – where did Carolina go?

Original title:
Caer en tentación

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Silvia Navarro, Carlos Ferro, José Manuel Rincon…

Country:
Mexico

Rating:
IMDb – 8.4


Big Little Lies (2017 – 2019)

An interesting American series , where wives cheat on their husbands, and husbands cheat on their wives, will begin with a mysterious murder at a charity ball, and continue with a story about the events preceding the crime. Three young women live in a quiet Austrian town. Celeste’s family life seems like a real dream. Madeleine has problems with her teenage daughter and connections on the side. Jane is raising her son alone and tries to forget the terrible past. It seems to be the usual everyday life of ordinary people. However, everything is not so simple – in this story there was a place not only for drama, but also for a detective.

Original title:
Big Little Lies

Genre:
Detective, drama

Actors:
Shailene Woodley, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 8.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Treason (2015)

At first glance, the life of young Asya is unremarkable – a boring, disgusted husband and a job that has turned from a favorite into a routine. However, Asya hides a juicy secret. The woman has a lover, more precisely, as many as three lovers – her pedantic and twitchy boss, a charming traffic police officer and a young major student. The popular Russian series shows how betrayal affects the fate of people – those who cheat and those who are cheated on.

Genre:
Melodrama

Actors:
Elena Lyadova, Glafira Tarkhanova, Kirill Kyaro …

Country:
Russia

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 8.1, IMDb – 7.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Lovers (2014 – 2019)

The next in our top is a series about the betrayal of her husband. Cinema is curious because it shows the same situations through the eyes of all the characters. Two completely different people from different worlds meet during a vacation in a resort town. Noah is stuck in a family routine and has been married for 20 years. Alison is in deep distress after the death of her son. For him, adultery will be a fresh breath of air and a leap into the unknown, for her it will be an attempt to escape from the maelstrom of depression.

Original title:
The Affair

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Dominic West, Maura Tierney, Julia Golden Telles…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Treason (2013 – 2014)

Sarah is a successful photographer in constant search of inspiration. Jack is a lawyer and the right hand of an influential businessman , to whom he owes everything he has and even his seemingly happy marriage. A chance meeting of the characters makes them wonder if they really got what they expected from family relationships and life in general. A casual conversation, a casual touch, an ardent look, and now they already know for sure that betrayal cannot be avoided. Their secret connection will only be the starting point for a series of dramatic events.

Original title:
Betrayal

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Hannah Ware, Henry Thomas, Wendy Moniz…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.1

Age limit:
16+


Devil Money (2013)

The South Korean series combined elements of a classic drama, comedy and detective thriller . Lee Kang Suk is the only heir to a powerful financial tycoon who was murdered as a result of the insidious betrayal of his lover and best friend. However, the man does not remember who he is, has long lived under a different name and holds the position of prosecutor for financial matters. Once he is assigned to investigate the case of embezzlement of the murdered magnate’s funds – the case of his own inheritance.

Original title:
Donui hwasin

Genre:
Comedy, romance

Actors:
Kang Ji-hwan, Park San-min, Hwang Jong-eum …

Country:
South Korea

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.9


Mistresses (2013 – 2016)

In the center of the plot of the melodrama are four successful, bright and beautiful women. Savannah is a lawyer and a once-happy wife until the inability to have children began to destroy her marriage. Karen is a psychotherapist who is in love with her patient. April is a single mother and widow. Josslyn is a freedom-loving girl who does not burden herself with a serious relationship. Each of them has a special female story, their own experiences and problems, however, all the ups and downs of a friend are experienced together.

Original title:
Mistresses

Genre:
Thriller, drama, romance

Actors:
Kim Yun-jin, Rochelle Aytes, Jess Macallan …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.3, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
16+


Scandal (2012 – 2018)

The heroine of the action-packed drama Olivia is a real boss lady. A stylish and independent woman, together with a team of associates, helps high-ranking people avoid problems. Conspiracies, intrigues, betrayal, love triangles – the head of the company can solve any issue in order to save the client from scandal. After all, Olivia used to be the best public relations specialist in the White House, and now she has opened her own anti-crisis agency.

Original title:
Scandal

Genre:
Thriller, drama

Actors:
Kerry Washington, Darby Stanchfield, Katie Lowes …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.6, IMDb – 7.7

Age restrictions:
16+


Parade’s End (2012)

The mini-series about ideals, values, betrayal and betrayal is based on the novel of the same name by Ford Madox Ford. England, early 20th century. Aristocrat Christopher Tietjens comes from the oldest English family. A mathematical genius and one of the most erudite people in the country is not particularly successful in marriage. The meeting with the young suffragette Valentina becomes fateful for him. Will they be able to find happiness if their own internal prohibitions, the traditions of a conservative society and the First World War stand between them ?

Original title:
Parade’s End

Genre:
Action, drama, melodrama, military

Actors:
Benedict Cumberbatch, Rebecca Hall, Roger Allam …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Adultery (2011 – 2015)

The deception of the main character of the Dutch series will be the starting point of all the troubles that will drag other characters into their pool. In the center of the plot, Iris is a photographer, the wife of a prosecutor and the mother of a teenager . The woman has not had feelings for her husband for a long time, so she has an affair with a young lawyer, William. Fate develops in such a way that Iris’s lover is appointed as a defender in a trial where her husband is the accuser.

Original title:
Overspel

Genre:
Action, drama

Actors:
Sylvia Hooks, Kees Prince, Guido Pollemans…

Country:
Netherlands

Rating:
IMDb – 7.9


Mistresses (2008 – 2010)

Girlfriends Katie, Sio, Jessica and Trudy have been friends since university. Each life is filled with ups and downs, problems and happy events, but they always stick together, despite different characters and destinies. Dr. Keti mourns for her recently deceased husband. Lawyer Sio is quite satisfied with the marriage, only one thing is missing – a child. Trudy is a single mother who can’t get over her missing husband. And the energetic Jessica prefers one-night stands, is not afraid of love triangles, but shies away from a serious relationship.

Original title:
Mistresses

Genre:
Drama

Actors:
Sarah Parish, Sharon Small, Orla Brady, Shelley Conn …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.7, IMDb – 7.6

Age Limits :
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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