Mindhunter, Season 2 DVD (Pre-order for 2020)
Mindhunter¡¯s second season has two endings. The first is the conclusion to Holden Ford and Bill Tench¡¯s investigation of the Atlanta child murders, and the other is a clip of Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, fantasizing in a hotel room about his victims. The scenes are completely disconnected, and their position next to one another as the closing moments of the season feels deliberately disjointed.
But the two endings are circling the same idea, underlining the same uneasiness Mindhunter tries to mine in its own premise. They are both waving red flags of uncertainty, creating purposely frustrating, unsatisfying conclusions to undercut the show¡¯s crime-solving genre, a type of story that often relies on satisfying endings and easy answers. The problem is that while one of these endings achieves the sense of dread and apprehension it¡¯s trying to create, the second ending falls flat.
Actors: David Fincher, Charlize Theron, Josh Donen
Format: Color, Dolby, Widescreen, PAL
Region: Region 4 for Australia
Number of discs: 3
DVD Release in: 2020