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The Best Serial Killer Show On Netflix According To IMDb

Shows that surround and focus on serial killers are nothing new for television. Pop culture has been infatuated with the concept of horrifying serial killers since the term caught on in the mainstream in 1981 (via Refinery29). From slasher films like "Halloween" to psychological thrillers like "Se7en," fictional stories about serial killers have remained extremely popular among the general audience. This has translated well to television, where shows like "Criminal Minds" and "True Detective" have garnered recognition from audiences and critics alike.

It's no easy feat to pinpoint which show is objectively the best one centering around serial killers. One could easily look at critical reception or the number of viewers, but it's not an exact science because the landscape has changed, and it will likely continue to evolve as more and more fictional serial killer pop culture is released. Still, when using subjective methods and a popular streaming network, we can at least get a general idea of what viewers love the most when it comes to these crime series.

With that in mind, here is the best serial killer show on Netflix — at least according to the user ratings on IMDb.

Mindhunter is the best serial killer show on Netflix

According to the user ratings on IMDb, "Mindhunter" has an impressive 8.6 score, making it the best serial killer show on Netflix. The series focuses on the founding of the FBI's Behavioral Science Unit and their study of serial killers. The show garnered critical and fan acclaim (via Rotten Tomatoes) throughout its two seasons for its tension and character development. The series takes a slow burn serialized approach to the genre and explores the origins of the study of serial killers in general.

This is an approach that fans and critics clearly enjoyed, given its high ratings. Unfortunately, "Mindhunter" Season 3 is very much up in the air right now. One of the great minds behind the show — acclaimed filmmaker David Fincher — has expressed his desire to step away from the series. While he wants to revisit "Mindhunter" eventually, fans are likely going to be waiting for a while. For a show that's as carefully crafted as "Mindhunter," perhaps it's not a bad thing to wait for the best possible follow-up season.