Mindhunter: Season 1 (2017)

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

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Episodes

Air date: Oct 13, 2017

It's 1977, and Holden Ford, a discouraged hostage mediator for the FBI, forms a surprising bond with seasoned agent Bill Tench as he examines a new breed of murderers.

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After Holden examines Ed Kemper, a bizarrely intelligible killer, the Bureau has an unfavorable response to his probing.

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Holden and Tench's first victory in the form of an arrest comes after the addition of Dr. Wendy Carr.

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Holden and Bill discuss with Dr. Carr and begin categorizing their research subjects. The team is shocked by a new development.

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After Holden examines Ed Kemper, a bizarrely intelligible killer, the Bureau has an unfavorable response to his probing.

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Wendy contemplates a tempting offer. Bill and Holden find it hard to explain their research findings in the perplexing Altoona case to the authorities.

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Wendy takes a chance and moves to join Bill and Holden full time. The team struggles to handle the emotional severity of their work.

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Wendy and Bill meet with a potential addition to the team. After hearing reports of a school principal with a peculiar habit, Holden is enticed to investigate.

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During a troubling interview with serial killer Richard Speck, Holden's approach causes a rift among the team and sparks an internal FBI investigation.

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A stressful in-house scrutiny gets the best of the team. Holden's brash manner brings out a confession but endangers his relationships, health, and career.

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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.

Cast & Crew

Jonathan Groff
Holden Ford
Holt McCallany
Bill Tench
Anna Torv
Wendy
Hannah Gross
Debbie Mitford
Cotter Smith
Robert Shepard
Sonny Valicenti
ADT Serviceman
Marc Kudisch
Rager Wade
Joseph Cross
Benjamin Barnwright
Happy Anderson
Jerry Burdos
Jesse C. Boyd
Frank Janderman
Ben Cain
Prison Officer 1
Ashley Smith
Businessman
Joe Tuttle
Gregg Smith
Duke Lafoon
Detective Chambers
Stacey Roca
Nancy Tench
Michael Park
Peter Dean
Peter Murnik
Detective Carver
Zachary Scott Ross
Brian Tench
David Fincher
Executive Producer
Joshua Donen
Executive Producer
Charlize Theron
Executive Producer
Ceán Chaffin
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for Mindhunter Season 1

All Critics (101) | Top Critics (43)

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

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

The show's at its most absorbing when it's spending time with monsters...

Oct 13, 2017 | 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…

Mindhunter, like Ford, is an odd duck, but oddness is its virtue.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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…

... Mindhunter is plodding at times but promising in the main.

Oct 12, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Jonathan Groff anchors the show with his riveting performance as the cerebral Agent Holden Ford, an earnest, confident and socially awkward innovator.

May 22, 2020 | Full Review…

It is a series about the FBI and serial killers. The beginning of the intertwining of the two.

Mar 2, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | 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…

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…

Audience Reviews for Mindhunter: Season 1

  • May 15, 2021
    This is a tough one to rate because the story, the styling and most of the acting is great... BUT Jonathan Groff is cringeworthy. He is so awkward and seems so uncomfortable in his own skin it shows through with bad acting. Everything from his breathy voice, odd body movements, the way he stands, walks, his timing, odd looks at odd times for no apparent reason, all come off as creepy. He's unbelievable as an FBI agent and completely unbelievable as a straight guy--zero chemistry between him and the actress who plays his girlfriend. They should have either re-cast the part, or purpose wrote the part to suit him that would be believable--like spectrum, super genius or something. He's very distracting but the other actors more than make up for him.
  • May 07, 2021
    Possibly the greatest show ever. Fincher please give us another season (or two)!
  • May 06, 2021
    Rubbish! Over talkative with a load of psycho babble. Very poor entertainment with only the music in the opening credits it's saving grace!
  • Apr 22, 2021
    This show is AWESOME! It is sure not full of actions and it's a bit slow, but the format is so different and awesome. It is rare a TV show that makes you have chills just by two special agents interviewing criminals. The interview are so good to watch, the music is really good, the 70's atmosphere is great and the intrigue is there. I can't find a bad thing about this show except the fact that it is not for everyone because it talks about psychology of killers and there is some terrifying images... Another little positive point is the introduction, wow!
  • Mar 30, 2021
    Mindhunter comes in hard with its amazing soundtrack, great writing, and excellent cast, knowing just how to play with our curiosity of the unknown and terrifying. This show blew my mind, and I just couldn't get enough! I was very interested in these characters and It held me in tight with the story. Also, because of the story being true (based off of the life of John E. Douglas), I was amazed. The cast was also perfect, each playing their part well, really making some scenes hit hard with the combined effort of the fantastic soundtrack and creepy camera shots. So, if you have an interest in the mind of serial killers, or just enjoy true crime, you will enjoy this amazing show.
  • Mar 28, 2021
    Awesome! Love this series. I watched it in one night. It was so interesting. The actors/crew are great! Can't wait until Season 2! 🔥❤🔥
  • Feb 07, 2021
    Terryfing and realistic, excellent cinematography
  • Jan 30, 2021
    Simplesmente incrível, ainda na esperança de uma terceira temporada.
  • Jan 26, 2021
    This is the best show ever! I hope season 3 comes out!
  • Oct 29, 2020
    totaly amazing! cant wait for the next season.

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