Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Stars: Daniel Brühl, Dakota Fanning, Luke Evans
No, this is not about aliens.
At the start of every episode this comes up: “In the 19th century, people suffering from mental illness were thought to be alienated from their own true natures”. So the alienist is the one who studies these alienated minds trying to figure out what makes them tick.
As for the series, a big thumbs up. This mystery novel follows the lead of an intelligent detective who tries to capture a delusional and allegedly mentally ill serial killer who has no connection to his victims. Imagine trying to capture a murderer who kills at random! Oh and no technology, not in 19th century London… only a few rich snobs, a corrupted police force and a whole town of anarchy! Expect a lot of memorable villains and twisted outcomes. I devoured this 10 h season in only 2 days and really enjoyed how the cast combo worked out as well!
Highly Recommend but be warned there are some shocking scenes….