Episodes: 10 (60 Minutes)
Genre: Psychological Crime Thriller
“Mindhunter” follows FBI Agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench across the country as they attempt to gain an understanding of serial killers. Ford is a soft-spoken, mild mannered, 29-year-old who is a believer in the modern forms of psychology. Ford believes there’s an explanation for everything and that it’s important to understand the minds of these killers. Tench is a grizzled veteran who prefers the more classical approach to psychology.
Ford and Tench travel across the country with two goals. Attempting to teach local police units about the psychology of a serial killer. And learning more about serial killers by talking to real ones in prison. Although, the two leads often bump heads. They have great chemistry, and work well off each other as characters. Often the highlights of the episodes are the intriguing, but perverted, conversations with convicts.
Partly directed by David Fincher, “Mindhunter” features many excellent scenes and visually pleasing cinematography. Often, I found myself feeling like I was in the scene and drawn in by an eerie score. Fincher had previously directed Zodiac, a thrilling movie about the Zodiac Killer. You can see many aspects of his previous experience in this show. Both the story and the visuals make the show an all-around masterpiece.
By the second episode, I was sucked in and went on a binge-watching tear. Although there’s a couple dry spots, it’s still one of the best shows of 2017. You should watch “Mindhunter” immediately so you can brag to your friends that you were the first one to watch it. It’s currently streaming on Netflix.