I watched this over the last couple of days.
It is absolutely fantastic!
Mindhunters tells the story of the origins of the FBI’s Behavioural Science Unit, the BSU. The Unit has become “famous” mostly due to the Silence of the Lambs movie, with Hannibal Lecter. The movie itself was based on a book called The Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris. He spent a long time interviewing FBI profilers and investigating the FBI’s BSU. The Behavioural Science Unit investigates more extreme forms of criminal behaviour. The series begins with two FBI agents who meet on the road, while they travel the entire United States speaking to various police departments teaching them new insights about criminal behaviour. As part of their developing a knowledge base they begin to interview and study some of the more gruesome “sequence killers” currently locked up in various jails around the country.
They learn a tremendous amount and with the help of a University Forensic Psychiatrist, they slowly begin to develop the actual behavioural science.
As psychology becomes more accepted as a forensic science, they slowly form the BSU.
It takes place in the ’70 and ’80s. Gorgeous scenery, terrific dialogue. Great acting. It’s a bit slow-paced but contains plenty of suspense and character development. There are no gruesome murders, there is no heavy action. Series was partly produced and directed by David Fincher, of Se7en and Zodiac Fame.
There is a poster here.
There is a trailer here.
And you can watch the entire thing here, in full HD.