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The Alienist: Crime reporter, John Moore, meets with psychologist, Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, to investigate a serial killer in New York during the late 19th century.

  • Currently 4.11/5
(57 votes)
Ratings: IMDB: N/A Metascore: N/A RT: N/A
Released: January 22, 2018
Runtime: 60 mins
Genres: Drama Mystery
Countries: USA
Director: NA
Actors: Dakota Fanning Daniel Brühl Luke Evans Matt Lintz

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Posted by MarisaCole70 3 weeks ago ( Edited 3 weeks ago )
+22 | +22 / -0

Boring. Its kind of like a bunch of modern day liberals living in the 19th century. Absolutely nothing but the costumes matches to the period.AGAIN. The show deals with how immigrants are mistreated, cops are dirty, religious people are bad, its perfectly natural for boys to wear dresses, blah, blah, blah...and whatever else. Can Hollywood EVER just tell a story, or a good mystery, or romance, without killing it with liberal talking points? Just once? Eventually people will just refuse to watch anything they make.

Posted by karloff_ 1 month ago
+14 | +14 / -0

wish i had not read the book so i did not know darth vader kills the shark in the end.

Posted by ddoggcure 1 month ago
+13 | +13 / -0

A difficult undertaking, turning Caleb Carr's gory Victorian-era novel into a watchable series was expertly handled by TNT. I loved the book and am relieved to see it translated to the screen in a sophisticated way. I really think this pilot surpasses the likes of Penny Dreadful in its refinement and subdued gloom.

Posted by thunderbolito 1 month ago
+9 | +9 / -0

I liked this episode, the casting is top notch, the wardrobe matches the era as well as the roughness of its times, so far it has a lot appeal and keeps the audience watching, I can see this getting better with time.

Posted by TX2Guns 1 month ago
+8 | +8 / -0

I stopped watching American Crime TV a long time ago and switched to Foreign Crime Series, mostly because of the unimaginative writing and bad acting but every once in a while the writers and directors surprise you and make a real gem. Right from the start the mood and atmosphere of the series reels you in...no better time period for a murder mystery than turn of the Century New York, no? I have already ordered Carr's first three books and cannot wait for more episodes! 5/5

Posted by arw115611 1 month ago
+8 | +8 / -0

It took me 10 minutes watching this before I realized that I had read the book like 20 years ago. Very good start to the series.

Posted by jbls 3 weeks ago
+6 | +6 / -0

So far-so good, even though it's hard for me to see Dakota Fanning grown up and in a role like this. If anyone's interested, take a look at the Clive Owen two season series THE KNICK. As good if not better. And, as it turns out, the hefty and heavily Irish accented ambulance driver in the series happens to be the gentle and loving Toby in THIS IS US.

Posted by SmittShow 2 weeks ago
+4 | +4 / -0

I love serial killer shows but this show is so utterly boring I can't do it, gave it a fair shot with two episodes I can't bring myself to try and sit through the third one. Obviously, everyone likes different things but this is too dry for my tastes if you enjoy a good snooze fest this is the one for you.

Posted by ateras360 1 month ago ( Edited 3 weeks ago )
+4 | +4 / -0

Posted by dashybl 2 days ago
+2 | +2 / -0

Very good. A mixture between Penny Dreadful and Sherlock Holmes...meaning, if you like fast paced, modern shows with lots of shooting and car chases-this is not a show for you.

Posted by FrillyBits 1 week ago
+2 | +2 / -0

The critics seem to like it so I kept watching to see why but half way through episode 4 I gave up. Nice buildings but I am bored with the conversations, characters and plot. There is some great tv at the moment so I will move on from this

Posted by Alexandriaa 1 week ago
+2 | +2 / -0

Despite the mixed reviews , i'm going to give this a go. The trailer was promising. p;s I havent read the book , so excited to judge it as a show alone.

Posted by ateras360 3 weeks ago ( Edited 3 weeks ago )
+2 | +2 / -0

Posted by shelaar 2 weeks ago
+1 | +1 / -0

I find that I am enjoying the evolution of forensics and what has become modern day profiling presented here. I'm also enjoying the 'slow burn' as they try to unravel the why rather than the what as the main character describes his goal. Though there are "shades" of Red Dragon (part of the Hannibal story line) when it comes to the killer, I could (hopefully) be wrong on that score. Even if I'm correct it is still very interesting to follow the process in a well rendered past era of policing and the development of the tools of the trade to see how they come to a resolve. As others have noted, the depiction of this era, the people that lived during it and the actors portraying them are all very well done. Enjoy!

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