TV

The Alienist – season 1

The Alienist is an American period drama television series …

… an ad hoc team assembled in mid-1890s New York City to investigate a serial killer who is murdering street children.

The series incorporates fact with fiction by including the characters that are historical figures, such as Theodore Roosevelt, who held the post of police commissioner from 1895 to 1897. …

Dakota Fanning is good as Sara Howard, Roosevelt’s secretary and first woman employed by the NYPD.

The cast is believable aside from Luke Evans as John Schuyler Moore.

The plot didn’t work for me.

But I loved the setting and seeing technology of that day.

In fact, an Alienist in NY City in that era is what we’d today call a psychiatrist.

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