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Old 13-10-2017, 15:18   #1
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[Netflix] Mindhunter - David Fincher's criminal psychology thriller



I've seen the first two episodes and am pleasantly surprised by this. Of course, having David Fincher's name attached generally ensure a certain level of quality, but I went into this expecting a traditional dark story about stopping a serial killer along the lines of Se7en or Zodiac. I'm delighted to find that it's something quite different, with a strong focus on the educational side of criminal psychology.

Television is getting closer and closer to film quality in terms of visuals, and this is joining the ranks of Stranger Things and Star Trek: Discovery in terms of cinematography.

Holden is an interesting and appealing characters immediately. He's such an outsider, almost oblivious to how out-of-place he is. He also seems somewhat fearless and more than slightly obsessive about his work, so right now it's hard to figure him out. I just know that I like him.

I'm also sensing a potential for some humourous moments with the pairing up of Ford and Tench, who obviously have very different perspectives on what they're doing. This could almost be compared to a modern retelling of The X-Files, just with horrific murders in place of supernatural events.
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Old 13-10-2017, 15:59   #2
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With Zodiac being one of the greatest films ever made, Fincher going back into that arena will always be worth a watch.

He only does the first 2 though doesn't he?

Does that mean he’s kind of show runner for the rest?
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He also directs the final two episodes. Very much looking forward to this!
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With Zodiac being one of the greatest films ever made, Fincher going back into that arena will always be worth a watch.

He only does the first 2 though doesn't he?

Does that mean he’s kind of show runner for the rest?
Thanks for this. Added Zodiac onto the To-Watch list and will watch the 1st 2 of this..
Fincher also did Unabomber as well recently which was quite good.
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Old 14-10-2017, 11:11   #5
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Just watched first ep of this. V good

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Looks good, thanks for the post.
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Saw the first ep...v good, but did find it overly ponderous. Bad news if I'm trying to convince my other half to sit through hours of it.
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Only had time to watch the first episode but very impressed. Impeccably directed by Fincher, looks great & well acted all round. Especially enjoyed the relationship between the lead & his new "girlfriend". Also found all the murder psychology fascinating, the hour flew by...
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Finished this now, it's phenomenal. The main character, Holden, becomes difficult to get to grips with as the story continues but by the end we also understand a lot more about how he thinks (or just as importantly, HASN'T been thinking). There's some really dark comedy in here, too.

The story doesn't move in a traditional way and the hints of what's going on in the background didn't emerge as I expect, but given how it ended I'm so happy that season 2 is already confirmed.

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Began watching this last night, and despite being late when finishing the first episode, we ploughed on with the second (tired today).

Very good show, glad to hear it has a second season.
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Finished watching this last night....perfection!
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Finished it early this week - fantastic series.

Fincher did a Q&A at the BFI last week, my friend hosted it - audio here:

https://thefincheranalyst.com/2017/1...-pierce-audio/
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Watched episode 1 and great so far, these Netflix shows have some strange running times. Ep6 is only 34 mins and yet ep2 is 56 mins.
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Watched episode 1 and great so far, these Netflix shows have some strange running times. Ep6 is only 34 mins and yet ep2 is 56 mins.
Fincher talked about that on the link above - he said with netflix you don't have to worry about filling tv slots with adverts. unless of course some have been syndicated like Star Trek Discovery, Better Call Saul etc.
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Finished this last night despite trying to my hardest not to rush through it.
I think this is possibly in my top 5 shows of all time, It had me totally hooked.

Zodiac is a favourite of mine and this feels like 10 hours of that and then some.
Its gripping, intense, uncomfortable at times and also surprisingly funny.

The cast although largely unfamiliar to me is perfect, really like the 70's setting and then the music just tops of what a belter of a show this really is.
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Watched the first episode, completely enthralled. Gonna be great.
End of the first episode it kind of goes sideways taking to that detective about that case. Didn't understand that.. anyone know what happened? Thought they were discussing and the detective got angry...

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I really enjoyed the prologues of this series. Hardly anything said but much alluded. And defiantly not tied up at the last episode.

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Really disliked the first episode. What utterly unbelievable and annoying characters.

Struggling to find the enthusiasm to watch more of it.
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Highlight of the whole season for me (as in just my favourite single moment) was that shot of the three of them in the lift
Just loved that shot.

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Really disliked the first episode. What utterly unbelievable and annoying characters.

Struggling to find the enthusiasm to watch more of it.
Yeah Jonathan Groff isn't a particularly good actor and he just seems so off and wooden at first, but it's a bit like Jim Caviezel and his "robotic" performance as John Reese in Person of Interest, after a few episodes you sort of "get" it. I think once Groff and Holt McCallany team up the series starts to get motoring proper, but most of that first episode was a chore for me too. Once they start getting into interviewing and dealing with serial killers in episode two it definitely jumps up a gear.

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