This show is fantastic. It takes quite a bit for me to like a show. Mindhunter didn't really grow on me quickly and I actually found it a bit off in the beginning. Can't really explain why, but I think like all shows it takes a while for things to pick up and get into motion so maybe that was it.
One thing that lets me know I enjoyed a show/film a lot is the feeling of wanting to rewatch it right after finishing. And I definitely felt that with Mindhunter. In addition to that I'd also want to give it a second go to find any details or dialogue I missed on my first run.
For example, I found out from this sub that the man seen in the beginning and end of almost every episode is infamous serial killer Dennis Rader. I'm not much informed on famous criminal cases so i was very intrigued by who this individual we kept seeing was.
While Jonathan Groff (Ford) did have some cringe-inducing and/or awkward moments/scenes, I found him to be quite a good actor for a protagonist. He kind of gave me some Wentworth Miller (Prison Break, The Flash) vibes and, in my opinion, sounded like him at times when Ford was acting confident or self-assured.
McCallany (Tench) and Torv (Dr. Carr) both played their roles well too. It sucked seeing Tench's situation at home with his son and wife. Loved when Wendy just up and left during that dinner scene.
I honestly don't hate Debbie's character as much as this sub seems to aside from her cheating on Holden. From there my respect(?) for her of course lessened. Without her though, we wouldn't be able to see how Holden's job affects him in his personal life as much as we'd have seen were she not present. I have the supermarket and lingerie scene in mind.
Cameron Britton as Ed Kemper...wow. Such a captivating performance and I'm glad for his Emmy nomination. Can't say whether he should win not having seen the other nominees' respective shows, but he'd definitely earn it were he to.
I hated Shepard more than people seem to hate Debbie. Though I understand at the time he had an image to uphold for the FBI and Ford's actions were unorthodox. His hatred for Holden was just too apparent at times.
Knowing Fincher had directed Zodiac I was hoping for more of that or something similar to it and he did not disappoint. I loved the mood of this show, all the actors that portrayed each killer that was interviewed, and just the overall time and effort put into this.
Will be thrilled to anticipate the second season with you guys and soon enough discuss future episodes!
What are your general thoughts on Mindhunter that you'd like to share with everyone? I'd love to hear from y'all.
I don't expect the emmys to know what good television is, but to only get one nomination is stil disapointing. I don't watch much of the other stuff nominated to compare, but this show, at least I think so, was incredible to watch. If it was more popular like Stranger Things it would be harder to deny but I guess that proves that its a popularity contest.
Thoughts on what awards Mindhunter could have been nominated for?
Can anyone tell me when season 2 is expected? I personally hope the show culminates with the hunt, capture, and interview of BTK. I was so happy to see his crimes teased all season. What’s your prediction on the tickler? Will he offend or was that just a complete red herring? Any word on Bundy? John Wayne Gacy? Dahmer? For future seasons, that’d be interesting.
I know the show focuses on serial killers. For one i think they should show an interview with susan atkins in the leadup to possibly manson. And even though she wasnt actually a killer (convicted anyways, lack of evidence), and failed her assassination attempt, squeaky fromme would be an interesting bit, especially since i believe she was tied to manson IIRC
Is when Holden began to understand how sexuality plays into his trust with Debbie. He also begins to understand bill has no sympathy for these men and in effect began having less trust in bill. When they get hit by the car I think it’s like a traumatic moment for Holden solidifying his mistrust in bill and everyone else.
This was a question I asked myself after the show, after thinking for a while I concluded no, I mostly believe his stories (I have read the real stuff too) and believe he wouldn't harm someone in that situation just for the hell of it. If I were a woman I would probably have different thoughts.
Since Kemper is now in a bad physical state let's imagine you are with him when he was 20 years younger.
I'm visiting Pittsburgh for my aunts funeral and I was driving to my other aunts house in a suburb called Mt. Lebanon. I noticed a sign that said MH with an arrow pointing down the street so I turned to see what was going on. There seemed to be a set at a church with black tarps over the windows and I thought it was interesting. I mentioned it to my aunt and she said she heard they were filming season 2 there.
I am going to go down there again tomorrow and try to take some pictures if they are still there.