Metaphors turn up where you least expect them. Netflix—the most prolific originator
of quality television drama in the US—recently launched a cop series about serial killers.
The clue is in the title Mindhunter. This whodunit is actually a howdunit. Or should that
be whydunit? Episode by intriguing episode it explores the minds and motivations of
murderers with a particular taste for exotic killing. And the protagonists of the drama
rapidly become drawn into the operational processes of the police involved in tracking
down these killers. Produced and directed in parts by David Fincher, this drama, however,
has higher ambitions.