Netflix True Crime Series Compared To Dahmer Has 97% Score On Rotten Tomatoes

Jeffrey Dahmer Mindhunter: Viewers are discovering Mindhunter, which is another crime drama about serial killers.
Credit: Netflix

Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story viewers are recommending another Netflix true crime series that boasts a near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score.

Mindhunter, which has a 97% rating on the review-aggregation website, is about FBI agents Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff) and Bill Trench (Holt McCallany).

It follows the founding of the Behavioral Science Unit in the late 1970s and the beginning of criminal profiling.

The show was produced by actress Charlize Theron and director David Fincher, who is known for directing crime films like Seven, Zodiac, and Gone Girl.

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Even though the show was a fictionalised drama, it was based on true events as both Ford and Trench were real-life FBI agents and the serial killers that they pursued existed in real life too.

Their targets included Charles Manson, Ed Kemper, and Wayne Williams.

Despite coming out a few years ago, the show still has a solid fanbase which has been growing after the recent success of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story.

The limited series is currently Number 1 on Netflix’s Top 10 TV programmes. 

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Fans are calling Mindhunter better than Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story. Credit: Netflix

Fans of Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story have been watching Mindhunter after they finished the series starring Evan Peters and they’ve been reacting on social media.

One person commented: “Excellent true story and the characters that play the roles of famous serial killers are amazing watching now 3rd time yes highly recommended.”

“Absolutely brilliant show, just can’t get my head around why there’s not another series or more,” shared another fan.

A third viewer believed it was better than Monster, as they posted: “[Mindhunter is] Much better than Dahmer in my opinion.”

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“Amazing series, there has been chatter over the last couple of months so it’s possible for a Season 3,” shared someone else.

A fifth fan expressed: “If you liked Dahmer – watch Mindhunter! Cannot recommend it enough. Only two seasons but will leave you wanting more and more views means more chance of getting a third season.”

The show first premiered on Netflix in 2017 and ran for two seasons before being cancelled in 2020, despite its positive reviews, with season 2 scoring an impressive 99% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Fincher has previously stated that the show got cancelled as it was not making enough money to justify a third season.

While he promoting his film Mank, he told Variety in 2020: “I don’t know if it makes sense to continue.

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Evan Peters stars as Jeffrey Dahmer in the new Netflix series. Credit: Netflix

“It was an expensive show. It had a very passionate audience, but we never got the numbers that justified the cost.”

Fincher then mentioned how he needed a hiatus away from Mindhunter and believes his break from the show could ignite a passion for a third season, giving fans a glimmer of hope.

He continued: “At some point, I’d love to revisit it. 

“The hope was to get all the way up to the late ’90s, early 2000s, hopefully, get all the way up to people knocking on the door at Dennis Rader’s (another real-life serial killer) house.”

Seasons 1 & 2 of Mindhunter are available on Netflix. Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story is also streaming on the platform.

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Written by Rosario Monachino

Rosario is a content editor at IGV who specialises in film, TV and entertainment news. He has a degree in English and Film from the University of Salford and a masters in Journalism from Liverpool John Moores University.