Malgré un épisode pilote plutôt lent et peu charmeur dans le bassin des séries qui nous sont offertes aujourd'hui, Mindhunter est écrite avec une intelligence remarquable, tenue par des comédiens en pleine forme. Un récit différent, mature, mais pas pour les amateurs d'action et de rebondissements spectaculaires.
I think it succeeds largely through the casting of Groff. It's hard to imagine another actor being able to play this role without being creepy, and I think it has to do with the ambiguity that results from a gay actor playing straight. (Go ahead and call that out as potentially offensive. It's just a fact that it affects the performance.)
Fincher works his Zodiac-magic again. Quite a relief to finally see a decent series without the usual celebrities in a protagonist role. The predictable drama and change in storyline and behaviour of the characters, however, has made me not look forward to season 2. Also disappointing is the protagonist as a 'Sheldon Cooper meets Sherlock Holmes' type of guy, and the casting of the actor portraying him.
Watching MINDHUNTER is like attending criminology or psychology class for ± 10 hours. I think - it's easy for me to say that MINDHUNTER is one of the best TV series of the year. It's gripping, haunting, and I never get bored from start to finish. A compliment for Joe Penhall, David Fincher, & the rest of the crew. MINDHUNTER proved something: You don't need gore or action sequences to make such a thrilling story...
"Mindhunter" subverts the expectations for this kind of show by not showing you the victims, the killings or the crime scenes. Pretty much everything is left for the viewer to imagine, which can prove disappointing to some. However, I think that the characters, dialogues and production values make it very entertaining. Dr. Carr and Ed Kemper were standouts but the leading duo is also quite charming. Season 2, please.