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The Alienist 

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Newspaper illustrator John Moore meets with criminal psychologist (alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.
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Series cast summary:
...  Laszlo Kreizler 10 episodes, 2018
...  John Moore 10 episodes, 2018
...  Theodore Roosevelt 10 episodes, 2018
...  Cyrus Montrose 10 episodes, 2018
...  Marcus Isaacson 10 episodes, 2018
...  Lucius Isaacson 10 episodes, 2018
...  Mary Palmer 10 episodes, 2018
...  Stevie Taggert 10 episodes, 2018
...  Sara Howard 10 episodes, 2018
...  Captain Connor 10 episodes, 2018
...  Sergeant Doyle 8 episodes, 2018
...  Thomas Byrnes 7 episodes, 2018
...  Esther 5 episodes, 2018
...  Joseph / ... 5 episodes, 2018
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The Alienist opens when a series of haunting, gruesome murders of boy prostitutes grips New York City. Newly appointed police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt (Geraghty) calls upon criminal psychologist (aka alienist) Dr. Laszlo Kreizler (Brühl) and newspaper illustrator John Moore (Evans) to conduct the investigation in secret. They are joined by Sara Howard (Fanning), a headstrong secretary determined to become the city's first female police detective. Using the emerging disciplines of psychology and early forensic investigation techniques, this band of social outsiders set out to find and apprehend one of New York City's first serial killers.

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Madness Lies Within

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The main titles for the series were created by the design studio "Elastic," the same studio responsible for the intro of True Detective (2014) and Game of Thrones (2011). See more »

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Reference to Newton, MA- that is my Family
13 March 2018 | by See all my reviews

I am hooked to this show, but to make my head spin, John brought up in the carriage ride the mention of a plant that created biscuits that were made of figs and his grandmother love them. That was my Family. It was Kennedy Biscuits of Cambridge, MA. My Great, great Grandfather was the creator of the biscuits then created the Fig Newton, which he then sold off to Nabisco. I could not believe the reference I sat there on the couch with my jaw dropped. Thank you so very much. I know I will never hear from anyone but I wanted you to know that the reference you made will never be forgotten. THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart. I love the show and sad that it is about over. I am looking forward to the last 2 episodes. Thanks again, and I will be letting my family know so they can watch the episode and hear the reference. Hope Kennedy


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