Two FBI agents, fighting the departmental stigma of backroom boys - those who try to complicate the status quo of simple Means, Motive, Opportunity (MMO) of crime-solving with academics - work to develop an innovative investigative field incorporating psychology, anthropology and sociology as a method to reveal the motive. They acknowledge classic crime-solving - MMO - as no longer sufficient because criminality is becoming more complicated as Motive graduates from need and greed to inexplicable and irrational reasons. They theorize applying deeper psychological evaluation will posit new questions. Simply, asking Why will lead to the Who. This series focuses on the development by two men, two agents, of a new criminal field and does so through story lines of visiting the sociopathic mind.
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Did You Know?
At the end of Season 1 Episode 6, Mindhunter: Episode #1.6
(2017), the show closes with The Boomtown Rats
' song, "I Don't Like Mondays" which was written by Bob Geldof
after the 1979 mass shooting by 16-year-old Brenda Ann Spencer at Grover Cleveland Elementary in San Diego, CA. The song's title is attributed to Spencer's quoted reason for the shooting: "I don't like Mondays." See more
There is a scene where Tench is sitting at a table drinking whiskey. Whilst the label is pointing away from the camera, it is possible to tell from the embossing on the side of the glass bottle that it is a bottle of Bushmills Northern Irish whisky. This specific 'embossed' bottle type was first introduced to market in 2010. And was certainly not around in the 70's when this show is set. See more
Referenced in Talking Dead: Some Guy