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If You’re A Crime Drama Fan, You Need To Get Into "Mindhunter" Now

“How do we get ahead of crazies if we don’t know how crazies think?” – Bill Tench

 

If you’ve ever wondered why serial killers do what they do, then you need to watch this series.

Mindhunter  takes you back to the 70s where two FBI agents, Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), are working with psychologist Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), looking at more than just the surface motive of killers to justify their heinous crimes. They started the process of digging deeper into the criminal mind through psychology and sociology to be able, first, to understand the ‘why’ in order to get them to the ‘who’.

 

Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) and Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff)

 

Wendy Carr (Anna Torv)

 

The characters are based on real people. Bill Tench is based on Robert Kessler, the FBI agent often credited for coining the term ‘serial killer.’ Holden Ford is based on John Douglas, one of the first criminal profilers in the US. Psychologist Wendy Car is based on Dr. Ann Wolbort Burgess, a professor in Boston College. Even the criminals are based on real serial killers with some dialogues taken from prison interviews.

Mindhunter has a score of 96% in Rotten Tomatoes’ Tomatometer and received a 94% for general audience rating. That’s pretty high considering RT is a tough crowd.

 

 

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