It’s kind of frustrating how some tacky true crime achieve astronomical records on platforms that guarantee a long future, but nonetheless, Blackleg quality scans of the killer’s mind and his pursuit as ‘Mindhunter’ have been cancelled. True, his following was not that massive, but it is terrible that he has not even given a successor with the same success and similar tone.
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The closest thing that comes to mind is also on Netflix, albeit for a limited time. The remarkable ‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ had a certain impact on the platform and, although at a lesser level, had a certain elegance in its investigative thriller and the hunt for the murderer who could be called a worthy heir. It now has an expiration date. December 11and maybe it’s time to get with her.
The series introduces us to the FBI’s pursuit of the famous terrorist known as the “Unabomber”, Ted Kaczynski, who made an extreme criticism of post-industrial society and sought a return to the essence, even if it was through murder. Everything to deliver a manifesto that, eventually, was the key to capture himsince one of the agents decided that linguistic science could help in the investigation.
This way of showing scientific experiments and unconventional branches in the police method connects with David Fincher’s series in an elemental way, but it also does so emotionally by reflecting the obsession with arresting a dangerous criminal. Like a good police thriller, spend time exploring the wear and tear that comes with a job like this.
It also offers us a fabulous glimpse into the mind of Kaczynski, a complex and explosive personality in more ways than one. Having an interpreter like Paul Bettany helps enormously to make a meticulous and nuanced portrait, without therefore ceasing to have distance so as not to put it in a position that does not correspond to it. It doesn’t look excessively attractive or glorify it, it studies it.
The good reception resulted in a second season in anthology format, ‘Manhunt: Deadly Games’, which went much more unnoticed. Clearly it was difficult to reach the remarkable level that this installment of the “Unabomber” achieves. A series that hooks you throughout its little more than five hours of duration that will not make you blush at their ambitions.