Mindhunter (Season 1)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 4/5

 

PROS –
1) Similar to The Night Of (2016) – it’s a show without destination, just enjoy the journey
2) Somewhere between Seinfeld & True Detective – A Show About Nothing.
3) Rhoda Griffis as DA Esther Mayweather – Small but impactful role.
4) Cameron Britton as Edmund Kemper – menacingly huge.
5) Feet-tickler subplot.

 

CONS –
1) Nothing worth nail-biting. David Fincher remains the primary reason to watch the show.

 

QUOTE –
DA Mayweather: “I’m an elected official. Here in Georgia, death is the will of the people.”

The Nice Guys (2016)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR –1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 5/5

 
PROS –
1) Old school detective story
2) “The Big Lebowski” in “Chinatown” with Rick Ford
3) Strong character development
4) Ryan Gosling as Holland March – Cult character
5) Sequel possibility
6) Matt Bomer as John Boy

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
Judith Kuttner: My name is Judith Kuttner. I work for the Department of Justice.
Holland March: Okay. Well, that explains basically nothing.