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Mindhunter 

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In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.

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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 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 of two men, two agents, a new criminal field and does so through story lines of visiting the sociopathic mind. Written by sasisami

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Disappointing and dull
19 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

It takes a special kind of committee to take a story about serial killers, match it with a great director like Fincher and still turn out this tedious, forgettable show.

The main character, Holden Ford, is a straight-up bore: He's too pretty to be a real agent and just smart enough to be annoying. His hostile, self-centered, know-it-all girlfriend, Debbie, is a classic example of the one- dimensional "strong woman" character written by script writers who probably don't know any strong women. Their entire relationship seems to exist only to provide the audience with soft-core sex scenes and manufactured "tension" around their various petty arguments. They're insufferable.

More complex and nuanced characters include Agent Tench and Dr. Carr (as well as the various serial killers they interview, notably the terrifying Edmund Kemper) but even they aren't enough to carry the show when Ford's lack of charisma sucks the thrill out of every room he enters.

Also, for a show that spends a fortune on location shoots filled with classic 1970s-era cars, why not spend some money on authentic wardrobe and hair? Most of these characters from 1977 look like they just walked out of a Banana Republic.

I love "Zodiac" and was eagerly anticipating the premiere of Mind Hunter. But even Fincher's beautiful, dark directing doesn't save this slow, lukewarm cop drama.


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