Trailer Alert: Mindhunter
“How do we get ahead of crazy if we don’t know how crazy thinks?”. That’s the final line in the trailer for Mindhunter, the crime thriller premiering on Netflix on October 13th. It’ll be 11 episodes long, and looks to continue the streaming platforms dominance in the era of prestige TV. The series focuses on Holden Ford, an agent in the FBI’s Elite Serial Crimes Unit, as he tries to get inside the minds of the most sadistic & unstable members of our society: serial killers & rapists. Anytime a show or movie tackles this subject matter, I’m always reminded of the Nietzsche quote – “Be careful when you fight the monsters, lest you become one.”
It’s even more jarring when you remember that actual people have these kind of jobs, because surrounding yourself with these kinds of people and trying to figure out why they are the way they are can easily make you mad. The journey that Holden goes on in Mindhunter is going to lead him to some dark places, and I can’t wait to watch it unfold. Netflix, you’ve hooked me again.