If you’re searching for something truly mind-blowing that isn’t as frightening as The Haunting of Hill House, you need to watch Mindhunter! What I love most about this crime-drama series is how surprisingly fascinating it is. The premise may seem basic, and we’ll get to that in a minute, but you really don’t know what you are in for just from the synopsis alone.
Mindhunter follows Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), two FBI agents who team up with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv) to investigate the minds of convicted serial killers. Their goal is to understand how these killers think, their personality traits, mannerism, and more, to be able to catch them before they strike again. Do serial killers have similar behavior? If so, this research could help narrow down the search for a potential serial killer.
Mindhunter is based on true events, Holden Ford is actually based on John E. Douglas, an agent who began to conduct these interviews. In the series, Holden becomes obsessed with serial killers and begins to break some of the rules and guidelines he and his partner initially agreed on.
Some of the serial killers you’ll meet in the series, includes the Zodiac Edmund Kemper, Richard Speck, Charles Manson, Son of Sam, The BTK Strangler, and more. The interviews and situations Holden gets himself into will stick with you long after watching.