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Topkent

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Mind hunters on Netflix, it's about how they invented Criminal Profiling at the FBI by interviewing serial killers and then interview are the real transcripts from the real interviews conducted. The cases are also real cases they are investigating.

Pretty wild.
 

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Mind hunters on Netflix, it's about how they invented Criminal Profiling at the FBI by interviewing serial killers and then interview are the real transcripts from the real interviews conducted. The cases are also real cases they are investigating.

Pretty wild.
I didn’t mind series 1. Started series 2 recently and lost focus after just a couple of episodes. The story has kind of lost coherence and the performances aren’t convincing enough to override the problem. I might have another go though, it could improve or maybe I was in a shit mood.
 

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I didn’t mind series 1. Started series 2 recently and lost focus after just a couple of episodes. The story has kind of lost coherence and the performances aren’t convincing enough to override the problem. I might have another go though, it could improve or maybe I was in a shit mood.
The back half of the series where they really focus in on the killing of the black children is crazy. I completely forgot it was a real story
 

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The back half of the series where they really focus in on the killing of the black children is crazy. I completely forgot it was a real story
I wouldn’t want to calculate how much of my viewing time is devoted to serial crimes and murders more generally. Fictional or true crimes both fine. If I do decide a killing spree is in order, I would now be knowledgeable enough to do a half decent job for a while.

I do like the current trend of using real past cases to lend some authenticity to a drama. So much bizarre shit has actually happened that it’s difficult to make up a more compelling story then some real events anyway.

Unbelievable is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. I’d be interested to see what you make of it. Another dramatisation of a true story. It’s being described as feminist by reviewers, but I didn’t personally get a particularly preachy vibe from it. Though a lot of the later episodes are more character driven than event driven (which is sometimes said to be more likely to appeal to women viewers than men) but I thought it was done well. It’s just the one short series about a serial rape investigation across two states. Good actors which helps. Elevated by the young girl (never seen her before) who plays the first victim. Worth a watch anyway.
 

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I wouldn’t want to calculate how much of my viewing time is devoted to serial crimes and murders more generally. Fictional or true crimes both fine. If I do decide a killing spree is in order, I would now be knowledgeable enough to do a half decent job for a while.

I do like the current trend of using real past cases to lend some authenticity to a drama. So much bizarre shit has actually happened that it’s difficult to make up a more compelling story then some real events anyway.

Unbelievable is worth a watch if you haven’t seen it. I’d be interested to see what you make of it. Another dramatisation of a true story. It’s being described as feminist by reviewers, but I didn’t personally get a particularly preachy vibe from it. Though a lot of the later episodes are more character driven than event driven (which is sometimes said to be more likely to appeal to women viewers than men) but I thought it was done well. It’s just the one short series about a serial rape investigation across two states. Good actors which helps. Elevated by the young girl (never seen her before) who plays the first victim. Worth a watch anyway.
I was astonished at the story in Mind Hunters, there was 30 something black children killed in like 2 years before anyone was caught .. you couldn't even imagine it now. No spoilers either but fu** is it a crazy ending.
 

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I’m trying to watch the Crown. Slick production, quite good acting but not enough story to make it interesting.

I thought that Mindhunter season 2 was better than 1 because it stopped focusing so much on that little shit who looks like Cary Elwes Jr. Unbelievable was also really good.
 

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I'm so bummed about how shit the new star wars will be. I was reading the expanded universe stuff as a little kid and have loved the universe my whole life but after being underwhelmed by TFA I straight up walked out of TLJ and am struggling to push myself to see Rise of Skywalker this December. Disney really did take the franchise and completely destroy it :(
yeah agree, they've really stuffed it up, especially TLJ, which was completely dog shit enough to remind me of the prequel trilogy. ive also given up on the last one being any good either.
but i'm holding out that the new tv series the Mandalorian will help restore my faith. from the trailers it looks more old school original SW and with some new characters, instead of just rehashing the old ones.
the only problem being i'll have to sign up for Disney+ to watch it.
 

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yeah agree, they've really stuffed it up, especially TLJ, which was completely dog shit enough to remind me of the prequel trilogy. ive also given up on the last one being any good either.
but i'm holding out that the new tv series the Mandalorian will help restore my faith. from the trailers it looks more old school original SW and with some new characters, instead of just rehashing the old ones.
the only problem being i'll have to sign up for Disney+ to watch it.
I've tried to watch TLJ twice and haven't managed to stay awake through it. Probably won't try again.
 

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