The show follows FBI agents Holden Ford and Bill Tench as they attempt to understand and catch serial killers by studying their damaged psyches. Along the way, the agents pioneer the development of modern serial-killer profiling.
This season, amongst other things, has focused heavily on the Charles Manson Family who were responsible for the death of actor Sharon Tate, as well as a few others, which also seems to be one of the driving plots of Quentin Tarantino’s Once upon a Time in Hollywood.
David Berkowitz, aka the Son of Sam, also showed up as well as the BTK Killer. Along with that, Ford and Tench dissected the Atlanta Child Murders, where 28 people – most of whom were black children – were killed in Atlanta from 1979-1981.
The show has been as popular as we would have all anticipated, with the almost worrying lust for true crime shining through, albeit not as a documentary this time.
With that, despite being relatively new, season two has already amassed 100% on Rotten Tomatoes so, you know, not that I at all understand the rating system on that site, but it certainly sounds good.
Genuinely the use of a percentage to rate something is totally lost on me. I don’t get it. It’s obvious 100% is a good thing, don’t get me wrong, so well done Netflix.
Speaking on The Treatment podcast, producer and director for some of the episodes, David Fincher, said:
“We really wanted to drive a stake through the heart of the idea of the serial killer as this glorified comic book super villain.”
I’ve got to say, they do that pretty perfectly. The tone of a Spider-Man film would be entirely different if he was coming up against Charles Manson.
Interestingly, Fincher also opened up to Billboard about the music choices for the second season, stating:
“We’re looking at the Atlanta child murders, so we’ll have a lot more African-American music which will be nice.
The music will evolve. It’s intended to support what’s happening with the show and for the show to evolve radically between seasons.“
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