What’s up everyone! I’ve been meaning to write something about the Netflix show Mindhunter which is by far one of the most intriguing and fascinating show that I have watched recently. It is set in the 1970’s and it’s about an FBI agent Holden Ford who is part of the Behavioral Science unit, who talks to serial killers to understand their behavior and pattern, they document it and believe it will help the authorities to solve future crimes or even stop it from happening.
But this is not me discussing the story of it, this is me sharing what I got from watching it and it’s not tips for murdering people or is it? lol.
I just have this habit with watching films or even reading books, I always reflect on it. I always try to find something that I learned from it, I always try to find the moral of the story. That’s why for me it’s always hard to move on after watching a certain film or TV show and if it’s even possible I try to re-watch it just to make sure that I really understand the film. I even research some theories or explanations about it, or if I get an idea I’ll search it online to see if someone has the same understanding as I did (yes, I can get a little too crazy). But isn’t that the purpose of these films to make you think? To make you socially aware? Besides the entertainment I think taking something from it that makes you the person that you are today is important too (I don’t know, I’m being too analytical again).
So, what did I get from the Mindhunter? Simple, a parent has the biggest effect on a child’s upbringing or what type of person they are today. Most of the criminals that Agent Ford interviewed had a rough childhood, either physically and emotionally abused by their mother or they have an absent father. Speaking from my experience, I grew up in a broken home. My aunt raised me and she really took care of me like her own daughter. It is true when you grew up without your parents, you somehow feel lost even if you grew up in a great environment. So, what more for these children that were abused and all they ever known was pain. While I was watching I can’t help but sympathize with them for a bit even though they’ve done horrible things, understanding what they’ve gone through I somehow got the thinking that criminals aren’t born they are made. There are no bad people at birth, society creates them. Their environment affects how they function, imagine if these people had someone outside of their family that showed them kindness maybe they may have turned out differently. This is where I think about how kindness goes along way, you never know what a person is dealing with. I don’t know why but this show made me feel bad for these criminals, I’m just thinking what if someone just treated them nicely, maybe it would be different for them. Maybe they would become a better person and not be known for what they did.
Well, if you are curious about the show stream it on Netflix, this show features real serial killers and the resemblance of the actors from the real killers is very uncanny.