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Mindhunter 

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Set in the late 1970s, two FBI agents are tasked with interviewing serial killers to solve open cases.

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Series cast summary:
Jonathan Groff ...  Holden Ford 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Holt McCallany ...  Bill Tench 13 episodes, 2017-2019
Stacey Roca ...  Nancy Tench 11 episodes, 2017-2019
Hannah Gross ...  Debbie Mitford 10 episodes, 2017
Anna Torv ...  Wendy Carr 9 episodes, 2017-2019
Sonny Valicenti ...  ADT Serviceman 8 episodes, 2017
Cotter Smith ...  Unit Chief Shepard 8 episodes, 2017
Lauren Glazier ...  Kay Mason 8 episodes, 2019
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Two FBI agents, fighting the departmental stigma of backroom boys - those who try to complicate the status quo of simple Means, Motive, Opportunity (MMO) of crime-solving with academics - work to develop an innovative investigative field incorporating psychology, anthropology and sociology as a method to reveal the motive. They acknowledge classic crime-solving - MMO - as no longer sufficient because criminality is becoming more complicated as Motive graduates from need and greed to inexplicable and irrational reasons. They theorize applying deeper psychological evaluation will posit new questions. Simply, asking Why will lead to the Who. This series focuses on the development by two men, two agents, of a new criminal field and does so through story lines of visiting the sociopathic mind. Written by sasisami

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

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Mindhunter See more »

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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2.20 : 1
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Look into the abyss... at your own risk...
14 October 2017 | by joelegeckoSee all my reviews

This probably is the best show about criminology and serial killers ever made.

They managed to not linger over gloomy pictures and easy gore. This is a slow paced show but that probably is the only show that is so close to the truth. Yes, they took liberties ( a very specific confrontation was moved from one location ( prison ) to another one ) but in the end, it does pay off. It's all about the characters' journey.

I highly recommend "Whoever fights monsters" and "Sexual Homicide: Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives" by Robert Ressler ( the inspiration for Bill Tench, great acting from Holt McCallany ). And of course, Mindhunter by John Douglas, on which the show is based on.

It is very refreshing to watch a show that doesn't go for the easy shock value. Impressive casting ( Cameron Britton as Ed Kemper ) and great cinematography.

Seeing the team looking for new ways of describing what couldn't be described yet is nerve breaking. I can't even fathom how such a show never was shot before. The fact they didn't go for the gory pictures but instead focused on dialogue without tuning down the sexual driven abuse is impressive.

They did not shy away from some of the most difficult part of the murderers' psyche. And they did an excellent job regarding characters development.

Now... What didn't tick? Anna Torv was great as Pr Wendy Carr. BUT, the show started to show a lot liberal propaganda in the middle of its story. Overly strong female characters, best_of_its_league black character limited by white supremacy, the unnecessary lesbian character...

For once, I could get behind the strong female lead. Why? Because otherwise, it would only be about female victims. But, Hollywood, keep your politics out of your shows, because if there is one thing very obvious now, it is that you place personal gain over your "opinions" when it suits you.

I can't wait for Season Two... Schaefer, the Sacramento Vampire, BTK, Heirens, Gacy, Dahmer... so many profiles, stories to explore...


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