Mindhunter from Netflix: A brilliant dark-side drama

So I read the true-crime Mindhunter book a decade ago . . . is the Netflix “based upon” series of the same name worthwhile? It turns out this ten-episode series is a minor masterpiece. I loved every minute, couldn’t wait to get back into it.

The first series is slow-burn to the point of smouldering, quietly building up tension and really dwelling on the two FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench (and later Wendy Carr, academic) as they establish the science of profiling, interviewing the worst serial killers in their prisons. Johnathan Groff is riveting as Ford and Holt McCallaney is the perfect foil actor. The baddies are very bad, and wonderfully developed and acted. The script is impeccable: intelligent and forever inching forward. Even the music is pitch perfect.

A must-see. Hurry up with Series 2, Netflix!


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