Netflix has had a history of great TV shows — “Stranger Things,” “The Get Down” and “Black Mirror.” Netflix has consistently shown that they are able to produce quality television. “Mindhunter,” a new release, does not miss the mark.
The show hit the streaming service on October 13. But previous to its release, the show had already been approved for a second season — in fact, it had been approved since April 2017, a whole 6 months before its premiere.
Starring Jonathan Groff as Holden Ford and Holt McCallany as Bill Tench, these two FBI agents find themselves interviewing serial killers in the hopes of being better able to prevent these types of murders from happening. Joined by Anna Torv as Wendy Carr, the trio ends up forming the FBI’s Behavioral Science Unit — a unit dedicated to researching serial killers.
At the start of this series, however, the term “serial killer” doesn’t even exist — the trio coins the term. And throughout the show, they work on creating a categorical system — from organized to disorganized killers, etc.
How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?
Based on the book Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit, the series does it’s best to bring it to life. The show is just as intriguing as the book.
This show does its best to make complex characters — everyone on this show makes mistakes. Every single character does something wrong at some point. There are moments when you root for someone to do the ethically incorrect thing. We, as an audience, are meant to feel conflicted — because that’s exactly how each of the characters feels.
Above all else, this show is scary. Not in the “someone jumps out at you” sort of way, but in the way unimaginable things do. Why do people kill other people? And why do they do it multiple times?
This series pushes the audience to think further and deeper than we tend to about these types of things. The character’s main driving force is trying to discover what causes people to commit these kinds of crimes and that is the exact question we’re still trying to answer today.
Above the intriguing storyline, we’re also faced with beautiful cinematography. With David Fincher’s repertoire, it’s no wonder tons of thought and effort went into getting these subtle, yet remarkable shots. Fincher has proven, once again, that he is a remarkable director.
Overall, “Mindhunter” is a remarkable, intriguing show. It’s a definite win for Netflix. Considering season 2 will be about the Atlanta child murder, it’ll definitely be worth watching then, too.
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