Modern serial killers may go as far as the Ripper Jack, but that doesn’t mean the police have always had a name for them. “Mindhunter” investigates the FBI’s first attempt in the 1970s to investigate certain types of psychopaths who repeatedly kill in the same way over and over again, a notion that was strange at the time. The series follows FBI agents working together to interview incarcerated murderers: Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), a young agent in the Behavioral Sciences Unit, and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), the unit’s veteran director.
Holden is excited to meet the killers and reflect on their brains, but Bill opposes his approach and warns of what they might reveal. But as they continue to work with a psychologist, Dr. Wendy Carr (Anna Torv), they will also be able to investigate open cases and apply their newly developed theories in real time, for better or worse. David Fincher uses his steel control to create excitement throughout the series, giving a moving and fascinating look to the minds of serial killers that would make Dexter jealous. You can stream the entire series from Netflix.