As a big fan of crime dramas and shows like Dexter, I seriously look forward to any new crime series that makes its way to Netflix. Earlier this year I fell in love with Mindhunter and its twisted take on serial killer profiling. Then yesterday I found Manhunt: Unabomber and OMG it's so addicting.
The series looks a lot like Mindhunter on a few fronts: the story is set in the past much like it is with Mindhunter (although its in the 90's and not the 70's), and it focuses on an FBI newbie tasked with trying to crack the case on a high profile terrorists (the Unabomber).
Most fascinating of all though, is that the series is based on a true story. An investigation actually took place in the U.S. during the late 70's to the 90's in search of Ted Kaczynski, the Unabomber. Kaczynski was responsible for killing 3 people, and injuring 23 others, in a nationwide bombing campaign targeting those involved with modern technology.
According to executive producer John Goldwyn says via email to Bustle, "Manhunt: Unabomber is factually accurate, with the notable exception of the encounters between Fitz and Ted Kaczynski."
The Discovery Channel series, aired on Netflix in mid-December, and is being deemed as a psychological thriller. So if guts action and blood are thing, then you'll definitely be disappointed with Manhunt. But if you've liked shows like Fortier and Mindhunter , you'll love this!
PS: You'll totally see Mr. Big of Sex And The City as the FBI boss! And doesn't that just make the show even more epic?
And if you're still not sold, Manhunt: Unabomber scored 92% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Adapted From: Narcity Quebec