Mindhunter: Season 1 (2017)


Season 1

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Mindhunter distinguishes itself in a crowded genre with ambitiously cinematic visuals and a meticulous attention to character development.



Critic Ratings: 97


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User Ratings: 3774
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Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017
Air date: Oct 13, 2017

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Tv Season Info

In the late 1970s two FBI agents expand criminal science by delving into the psychology of murder and getting uneasily close to all-too-real monsters.


Jonathan Groff
as Holden Ford
Holt McCallany
as Bill Tench
Anna Torv
as Wendy
Hannah Gross
as Debbie Mitford
Cameron Britton
as Edmund Kemper

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Critic Reviews for Mindhunter Season 1

All Critics (97) | Top Critics (33)

It's talk heavy, slick, Fincher crime adapted awesomely for the small screen.

Feb 9, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Most TV crime dramas are whodunits. Columbo famously reversed things by starting with the murder, and making it a "How'd he get him?" Mindhunter, in contrast to both those approaches, is all about motive. It's a "Whydunit."

Oct 12, 2017 | Full Review…
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Mindhunter, like Ford, is an odd duck, but oddness is its virtue.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
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Sometimes it's funny. Often it's chilling. But however you take it, at least "Mindhunter" is working a fresh angle.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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... Mindhunter is plodding at times but promising in the main.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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The show's at its most absorbing when it's spending time with monsters...

Oct 13, 2017 | Full Review…

This show has not just entertained me for an hour at a time, but instead has peaked my interest far beyond that.

Jan 14, 2019 | Full Review…

David Fincher has made two great episodes, leaving his mark but without cannibalizing the proposal. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 8, 2019 | Full Review…

There has never been a more timely release date for a show about why men do the terrible things they do, or a better time to watch men work backwards, trying to figure each other out, saying what women already know.

Jul 2, 2019 | Full Review…

Mindhunter is one of the most addictive Netflix series so far. [Full review in Spanish]

Nov 21, 2017 | Full Review…

Mindhunter is a mesmerizing and haunting tale as we watch engaging characters get inside the heads of serial killers.

May 16, 2019 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Mindhunter expertly satirizes a now well-worn crime genre, in which the solver of crimes takes center stage, rather than the crimes themselves, or their victims.

Aug 31, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mindhunter: Season 1

  • 2d ago
    Hands Down favourite show. The dialogue, the pacing, the character, everything!!! Fincher outdid himself please watch this and if he ever sees this please make the 3rd season this is sosososo good.
  • Feb 10, 2020
    One of the best shows I've seen since breaking bad. Beautifully filmed, sensational acting and intense and well driven story.
  • Feb 03, 2020
    I had not even heard of this show until a co-worker recommended it. I am so glad he did. This show is really smart and insightful look into how the FBI began profiling serial killers. Also, it has the looks and sounds of the late 70's nailed!
  • Jan 07, 2020
    Must see. Absolute gem by Netflix.
  • Dec 30, 2019
    Beautifully done. No more to be said
  • Dec 29, 2019
    I feel like the name of the show is just a little misleading, in a sense that, when you hear "mindhunter" you'd imagine series of criminal events taking place where there are lots of intelligence involved in order to solve that 'mystery/crime'. It's not quite like that. The storyline is slow, in fact, it's almost like a life-story of an fbi agent. Regardless, it's decent show. I am excited for season 2, as most people agreed to be better than the first season.
  • Dec 26, 2019
    I love this show. Great picture, good acting, great, great, great.
  • Dec 19, 2019
    Mindhunter Season 1 9.7/10 This week I got sick, so I did what all self-respecting Americans do- go to work, slog through the work day, then get home and nestle in to watch some Netflix the rest of the time. I've had friends telling me to watch this show for literally over a year, and boy am I happy that I finally listened to them and did. First of all, it is so extremely odd to see Jonathan Groff of Glee and musical fame to be playing a main character on a dark crime drama, but he absolutely kills it in his role as Special Agent Holden Ford of the FBI and is excellent. This show is loosely based on the Behavior Science unit of the FBI in the late 1970s that started to interview serial killers in order to compile data and profiling to prevent and solve these types of crimes. Holt McCallany does a good job as Ford's partner Bill Tench, and Anna Torv is the secret weapon of the show as Dr. Wendy Carr. The intelligence level of this show is off the charts, it could possibly be the intellectually smartest show out right now. The sophisticated, sleek style of the exploration of the human mind is the anchor of the show. Imdb defines the show as, "They acknowledge classic crime-solving - MMO - as no longer sufficient because criminality is becoming more complicated as Motive graduates from need and greed to inexplicable and irrational reasons. They theorize applying deeper psychological evaluation through visiting of the sociopathic mind will posit new questions." I would wholeheartedly lean with this definition. Now look, this is not for the weak of heart. Some of the discussions with serial killers are psychologically bending, and the descriptions of crimes/pictures of crimes/crime scenes are quite nasty. All in all, if you can stomach the nastiness, the genius of this show is consistently on full display and I'm excited to watch Season 2!
  • Dec 13, 2019
    Riveting look at serial killers.
  • Dec 11, 2019
    Love this show, Fincher is amazing

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