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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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Well made, but psychologically shallow, not very involving characters
23 November 2017 | by See all my reviews

Mindhunter is the single most overrated series in years. Why is it that people are euphoric about it? Have the standards fallen that much? Neither me nor my wife have, at any point, been truly gripped by the stories. Let's try to rationalize why. Technically, in terms of 'production value', Mindhunter offers everything you could ask for. It all looks perfectly seventies (with one BIG exception: the people), the camera work is top of the bill. But that's not why you watch a series. Then what is it? Is it Holden Fords boring (Hannah Gross) girlfriend Debbie, an aloof, left-wing graduate student, who has no business at all to be in the series? Is it Holden Ford himself, with this increasingly irritating, innocent and slightly surprised, boyish look on his face, who shows little if any emotion at any time? Is it the neurotic 'I'm all ratio and have no emotions or maybe I am just oppressing them'- Dr. Wendy who spews out her lines like a robot and has an instant explanation for literally everything, a caricature of a psychologist. My favorite line was her answer as to why the murderer ironed his victim's hair: 'That's how he shows his dominance'.

It's certainly not his partner Bill Tench, who is the only one (props for Holt McCallany here) who brings some humanity in this environment of AI cyborgs. Who I like the most are the actors that play the inmates. Boy, they are awesome. I couldn't care much for most of the rest. The stories, what to say about them? Just okay. Pretty much run-of-the-mill crime stories with gory details we've seen many times. But the plot is seldom the reason why you get gripped or not by a movie. The greatest movies in history have the simplest stories. It is the emotions, the psychological depth, the intensity, or just good fun, the characters have to offer. Thats where Mindhunters falls painfully short.


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