New On Netflix - Stranger Things 2 and Mindhunter (Interviews)

Holt McAllany and Jonathan Groff star in MINDHUNTER

Holt McAllany and Jonathan Groff star in MINDHUNTER

There's NEVER a shortage of great  movies and shows to watch on Netflix. New to the streaming channel are two great series that you need to see (if you haven't already).

MINDHUNTER

This new series which debuted on October 13th is mind blowing!  Mindhunter is an American crime drama created by Joe Penhall, based on the true crime book Mind Hunter: Inside the FBI's Elite Serial Crime Unit written by John E. Douglas and Mark Olshaker. The series is produced by David Fincher and Charlize Theron and stars Jonathan Groff (Looking, Glee) and Fincher favourite Holt McAllany (Fight Club). 

Set in 1977 – in the early days of criminal psychology and criminal profiling at the Federal Bureau of Investigation – Mindhunter revolves around FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), who interview imprisoned serial killers in order to understand how such criminals think and apply this knowledge to solving ongoing cases.

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While Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany play  the  FBI agents inspired by these profilers, the show features several serial killers who are based on real-life figures including the murderer and necrophiliac Edmund Kemper (played by Cameron Britton) who ended up aiding the FBI in ways they could never have imagined, his insight helping these 'mindhunters' profile the traits of other serial killers.

The show is riveting from beginning to end and is hard not to binge watch.  It  was just compulsively watchable, at least for me. It also stars Australian actress Anna Torv as as Wendy Carr, a psychology professor working towards tenure at a Boston university. 

I spoke with MINDHUNTER stars Jonathan Groff, Holt McAllany and Anna Torv about the show and why it is so darn compelling!  (CLICK BELOW for our interview) 

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STRANGER THINGS - SEASON 2

It's been a long wait but Season 2 of the hit streaming series Stranger Things is finally here! 

Set in Hawkins in the fall of 1984, the story continues as supernatural forces  once again begin to affect the town. While the season services the first season's core cast and characters first and foremost  several new characters are introduced: tomboy Max  and her older step-brother Billy (Dacre Montgomery) a woman named Kali connected to Hawkins, Radio Shack manager Bob Newby ( played by Sean Astin)  Department of Energy agent Dr. Owens and disgraced journalist-turned-conspiracy theorist Murray Bauman. 

I loved this second season and experienced a few jumps and tears along the way, but the show continues to balance human emotions and laughs throughout the series. 

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What can you expect without giving away ANY real spoilers? Will's visions of the Upside Down may be real, or could be a result of post-traumatic stress disorder. Hopper (David Harbour) will  to keep the events of the previous year covered up in order to protect the kids and Joyce. Nancy and Mike will be mourning the loss of their friends, Barb and Eleven. Max will befriend the boys and attract the romantic interest of Dustin and Lucas, while her step-brother, Billy, is one mean S.O.B. Dustin also bonds with a polliwog-like creature that's "not from this planet or this dimension" and finds himself in a unique friendship with one of the older kids. 

I spoke with three of the teenage stars in Los Angeles, Natalia Dyer ( Nancy) Joe Keery ( Steve) and newcomer to the show Dacre Montgomery who plays Billy.  CLICK BELOW for the interview.