The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (review)

The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (review)
The Alienist: Angel of Darkness (review)
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This second season follows the same core trio as they take on a new case of kidnapped babies in 1897 New York. Daniel Brühl has the title role, the closest thing they had to shrinks at the time. Dakota Fanning plays the stern, plucky woman who’s graduated from police officer to her own detective agency. Luke Evans is the society writer/artist. The series showcases new police techniques and “modern” physiological methods to solve the crime. On a more surface level, the show delights in the wealth, poverty and criminal elements of the time, while showing off attractive period settings and costumes. The performers are all earnest and the mood is continually somber. This dark series takes itself very seriously and is sometimes a bit gruesome, but it’s acceptably entertaining. (8 one-hour episodes)

 

3.5 out of 5 stars (3.5 / 5)

 

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