Mindhunter: Season 2 (2019)


Season 2

Critics Consensus

Mindhunter expands its narrative horizons without losing sight of the details that made its first season so rich, crafting a chilling second season that is as unsettling as it is utterly absorbing.



Critic Ratings: 52


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User Ratings: 1116
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Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019
Air date: Aug 16, 2019

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The Behavioral Science Unit's killer instincts move from theory into action when the FBI joins in a high-profile hunt for a serial child murderer.

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Critic Reviews for Mindhunter Season 2

All Critics (52) | Top Critics (12)

It's all very, very dark, which for me is very, very intriguing.

Aug 29, 2019 | Full Review…

If you are going to spend your weekend guiltily luxuriating in a show about the depths of human depravity, you might as well make it a stylish one.

Aug 20, 2019 | Full Review…

"Mindhunter" is deeper, richer, and more affecting this go round, even as it steers away from studying proven killers.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

Mindhunter's most impressive accomplishment, though, is to weave an engrossing mystery without trivialising these real-life killers and their atrocious crimes. The series fascinates rather than unsettles.

Aug 18, 2019 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The long-awaited second season of David Fincher's Mindhunter affirms the program as Netflix's strongest drama.

Aug 17, 2019 | Full Review…

One of [Netflix's] most notable series. [Full review in Spanish]

Oct 16, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The analysis does not go deeper. It just takes another turn as the realism is considered as motive. [Full review in Spanish].

Oct 7, 2019 | Full Review…

All in all, season 2 ups the ante and improves upon the already brilliant 1st season replete with strong performances across the board. If you haven't yet seen this latest Netflix venture you really ought to. It will not disappoint.

Sep 20, 2019 | Full Review…

I wasn't as turned on by the new season of Mindhunter, but it continues to be a provocative vehicle for raising questions about workplace ethics, and gender, sexual and racial politics.

Sep 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Excellent performances. [Full review in Spanish]

Sep 4, 2019 | Full Review…

Mindhunter stumbles by linking the intimate lives of its protagonists with those of the psychopaths they interview and stalk. [Full Review in Spanish]

Aug 30, 2019 | Full Review…

It's all wonderfully rich material that the creative team, headed by David Fincher, makes the most of. And there's plenty of movement plot-wise, too.

Sep 9, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mindhunter: Season 2

  • 2d ago
    One of the few TV shows that actually managed to get better in season 2. This program is superbly executed in every way. Well worth watching.
  • 4d ago
    wow, this went downhill fast from first season. that's all I can say. story of stupid detectives.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    This season was a strong follow-up to the first, but there were a few minor things that bothered me. I felt like they made Ford's character a little too annoying overall this season, and I felt like there were far too many scenes where either the girl from the hotel or the mothers of the missing children were lecturing Ford about the case, it felt repetitive. I also felt like Bill's wife was hard to watch sometimes. However, this show still has some incredible production value, and Damon Herriman as Charles Manson was perfect.
  • Oct 08, 2019
    I love this show. It not only shows the real side of catching a killer, but it shows how the BSU got its start. Please more seasons!!
  • Oct 08, 2019
    The second season of Mindhunters, about the FBI Behavioral Unit during the 70's, continues to be a dark but interesting look into criminal profiling. There are a lot of complaints online about the pacing of this. Personally, I didn't feel that. You still got a lot of what made the first season work: interviews with famous killers and a look at the process of profiling and how it works. I found the many hindrances, both political and otherwise, that comes with hunting a serial killer to be rather interesting. The three leads remain strong. Holt McCallany as Bill Tench stands out as the every-man of the group. He gets the strongest personal story this season. Joe Tuttle appears more as newer member Greg Smith. The character brings a certain understated humor to the role being both well-meaning but also a little over-his-head. Frozen's Jonathan Groff remains interesting in his role of earnest, odd Holden Ford. However, I did find that in the first episode he acted a little too naively, considering that he got accepted into the FBI, to be believable. The actors playing the new batch of serial killers being interviewed remain a highlight as they all do a good job. Overall, if you're into crime dramas, I recommend this.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Loved it, Can't wait for Season 3
  • Oct 07, 2019
    Great second season. Holden's meltdown with his old boss is brilliant. His warts show in more relief this time around. Bill is center stage a lot, dealing with the situation with his son. Situations arise on the job that remind him of it. He doesn't say anything, but the writer/audience/Bill connection on these is great. Attention to detail. Bill lights his cigarettes with a Zippo lighter. Given his generation and background, that is an "of course," but could easily have been missed by the writers/directors.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    i love this show. I hope they keep filming and not leave us hanging for multiple years like a lot of other shows do.
  • Oct 06, 2019
    Season 2 just as good as Season 1.. Hope there is more...
  • Oct 04, 2019
    An absolute masterpiece!

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