This week at the Water Cooler, we’re looking at David Fincher’s newest Netflix property, Mindhunter. Based on the novel Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, Mindhunter details the early days of FBI criminal profiling. We talk about the merits of the series and whether or not the pilot truly represents what the bulk of the series offers. And yes, I realize I interchangeably refer to Mindhunter as “Manhunter.” My apologies to Mr. Fincher and crew.
In TV Tidbits, Joey and I kick things off with a conversation about the most recent episode of American Horror Story: Cult. Does a controversial performance by Lena Dunham and some revisionist history make this one for the ages? Then, we’re just under two months from the Golden Globe nominations. Who do we think the Hollywood Foreign Press Association will favor in the television categories? Finally, in movie news, the Gotham Awards recently announced their picks for the 2017 film season. What will this say about the Oscar race?
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
Next week, join us as Our Favorite Movies: Volume 2 kicks off with Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece Vertigo. Thanks for listening and thank you, in advance, for subscribing and rating us on iTunes!
5:01 – TV Tidbits
51:21 – Mindhunter
1:16:10 – Flash Forward