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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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Joe Penhall
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Season 2 Premiere


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Friday, October 13, 2017

The team cracks under the pressure from an in-house review. Holden's bold style elicits a confession but puts his career, relationships and health at risk.


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Top Rated TV #170 | Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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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Storyline

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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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 October 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mindhunter See more »

Filming Locations:

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA See more »

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Dolby Digital

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2.20 : 1
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While listing off infamous killers they could interview, one of the detective mentions the killer Herbert Mullin, who was actually murdering people at the exact same time and in the exact city (Santa Cruz) as Edmund Kemper, another character in this series. The two of them reigned terror for years, police actually believing that it was only one person doing the killing. When police arrested Mullin after he foolishly shot an old man in the middle of the street in front of multiple witnesses, the police thought they had caught the only killer, until 3 months later when Edmund Kemper confessed. See more »

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Not your typical Hollywood rubbish....
14 October 2017 | by andrewrye-06535See all my reviews

I read the book by John Douglas (who consults to the show) some years ago...twice. Every now and then I get a memory or part of the book come back to me. This is very close to how I'd imagine the book made into a series - not a movie would look. For those that want a nicely tied up story each episode or answers for everything, you won't find it here.

The description is only partially right, this is about the development of the unit within the FBI that would eventually concentrate on serial killers and develop profiles for the offenders. For them to do this they had to interview thousands of serial murderers and find out how they clicked, their drivers and motivations. This was new ground with untested theories and often against the FBI's own protocol. So, mistakes were made, lines were over stepped and they didn't always get it right.

The two main characters play their parts well, I thought. Often bumbling about, arguing and unsure of what they are doing. I notice some reviewers mistake this for wooden acting and aren't able to like the characters, yet in my mind it works well. You have to remember this is set in the early 70s, so even the title 'serial killer' wasn't coined yet. Instead they called it 'sequence killer'. They were up against old thinking where even the mention of colloquial or slang terms for penis etc. were frowned on by the FBI.

It is unfortunate that some of the reviewers have treated this like a typical Hollywood cop or CSI show. Everything has to be laid out for them and they want some clever theorising and a nice tidy ending. Where as the story is in the journey, not the result. Hang in for the long haul, it's well worth it.

The only unfortunate piece for me is the lead's name 'Holden Ford'. If you are an Australian or NZer you will understand. Makes me cringe every time his name is said in full. Anna Torv makes a welcome member of the cast and gives it a nice air of sophistication.

It's a solid 9 for me.


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