Freud (Netflix Mystery Series)

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And now Freud hunts a serial killer.

Sigmund Freud is the subject of a new Netflix show released Monday.

The series features Freud in his younger years teaming up with a police inspector and a medium in 19th-century Vienna to hunt a serial killer.
Freud, the founder of psychoanalysis, is played by Austrian actor Robert Finster. Actress Ella Rumpf and Austrian actor Georg Friedrich also star. The series director, Marvin Kren. spoke to Variety about filming "Freud" in Prague.

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/23/entertainment/sigmund-freud-netflix-trnd/index.html
 

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There was another show called The Alienist, which featured a psychiatrist in the late 1800s chasing a serial killer. It was nothing special though.
 
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And there was Vienna Blood, a follower of Freud solving murders, assisting a police inspector. Indeed some of the material in Freud covers similar themes, bisexual army officers consorting with prostitutes, aforesaid prostitutes being murdered, seances,

Three episodes in though I'm taken by Freud. It handles the above topics in a more interesting fashion and also involves the Austrian Crown Prince (Grand Archduke) and scheming Hungarian aristocrats as well as a serial killer.
 

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Isn't it strange this new wave of soft porn, occultist, mystery dramas? It ticks so many "alternative" boxes.

Stick in a seance, some foggy alleyways and some buxom wenches and I'm all over it.
 
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Isn't it strange this new wave of soft porn, occultist, mystery dramas? It ticks so many "alternative" boxes.

Stick in a seance, some foggy alleyways and some buxom wenches and I'm all over it.
You'd probably enjoy the novels of Marek Krajewski, set in interwar Breslau. Ticks all those boxes, and more besides - and with an atmosphere and setting very much redolent of the stuff being discussed here.

I love them - and always thought they were crying out for a screen treatment.
 

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You'd probably enjoy the novels of Marek Krajewski, set in interwar Breslau. Ticks all those boxes, and more besides - and with an atmosphere and setting very much redolent of the stuff being discussed here.

I love them - and always thought they were crying out for a screen treatment.
I probably would. Any one you recommend in particular?
 
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I probably would. Any one you recommend in particular?
Death in Breslau is the first in the series. The ones I've read have been consistently good - and I've just realised, much to my delight, that I haven't read all of them yet.
 

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Death in Breslau is the first in the series. The ones I've read have been consistently good - and I've just realised, much to my delight, that I haven't read all of them yet.
I'll get on it. Thanks. We're going to give Freud a shot tonight.
 

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Watched the first episode last night. So far so good. Lots of small details to get nerdy and excited about. The only bugbear so far is the laziness of the hypnotic inductions and the scripting around them. They are based on real methods but presented very poorly.
 
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It gets even better again in in the final three episodes as the nature of the conspiracy is revealed. 9/10.
 
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