Fifth about The Seventh

Mindhunter – Season 1

Mindhunter – Season 1: this series, created by
Joe Penhall (and likely given aesthetic shape by director and producer  David Fincher, who handled nearly a handful of episodes) is a methodical, slow-burn character study. The opening credits perfectly represent the show: mostly we see the cold procedure of the characters, with only brief glimpses of the creepy and violent, and that makes it that much more unsettling. Acting is very fine: Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany are very interesting as the main characters; Hannah Gross is given a bit of a thankless role, but manages to come out well; Anna Torv is a bit stiff, but that’s part of her character as well. It is, however, Cameron Britton who comes out on top with a creepy supporting role, in a memorable performance. The series look is mostly cold and dark, with a steady, observant camera (the few exceptions are fully justified); the art direction and costume design are spot on. Jason Hill’s original musical intensifies the eerie creepiness of the show, and the songs that play are all well-chosen.

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