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New York, 1896. Police commissioner Theodore Roosevelt brings together criminal psychologist Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, newspaper illustrator John Moore and secretary Sara Howard to investigate several murders of male prostitutes.

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Status Returning Series

First Air Date 2018-01-22

Last Air Date 2020-08-09

Seasons 2

Episodes 18


TMDB 7.7


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heather_stevens shared a tip "Love this series!"

desiree_zuniga shared a tip "So entertaining! I love shows like criminal minds and mindhunter and i love shows set in olden times so this was great!"

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blake_iverson shared a tip "Highly recommend this."

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duck-duck_is_my_dog shared a tip "Seasons 2 is just out now. 87 popcorns! True crime drama"

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minerva_owl shared a tip "Strong character development and plot! Recommended."

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loida_milian-gonczarow shared a tip "This is old detective work. Theodore Roosevelt comes up with fingerprinting and how to use it. I loved the series."

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mirandaleighbee shared a tip "I LOVE THIS SHOW!!"

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twiggyluvsyou shared a tip "If you love true crime this is a great fictionalized look at its origins."

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sav.3liz shared a tip "So good!"

nikki_cureton shared a tip "The books are really good, and the series is an excellent adaptation."

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gillian_strahlendorf shared a tip "So addictive. A crime thriller based in 1896 NYC."

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tulio_martinez shared a tip "The second season is even better"

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amanda_long_6724 shared a tip "If you like history and crime. Also, Dakota Fanning."

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dee_fletch shared a tip "It’s very slow. I was very bored watching this."

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savannah_ray shared a tip "Thriller, mystery, seemingly period accurate. Worth a watch, 1st season is on HBOMax."

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taylor_scott_2972 shared a tip "I just started the second season and I believe it will be my favourite!"

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ocane_fantinel shared a tip "So intriguing! I love it"

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arleisha_strauder shared a tip "Incredible!!!"

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dina_fehler shared a tip "Really addictive. Well written characters and story line!"

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diane_morello shared a tip "Read the book first"

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gourmand_chic shared a tip "Gripping! I couldn’t stop"

marie_9517 shared a tip "Strong female caracter, interesting plot !"

kristina_schihl shared a tip "I did! Just finished the whole season. So good! Have you?"

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shalynn_89 shared a tip "Please renew this for more seasons, this was a great period piece, I enjoyed every episode"

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rachxnicole shared a tip "so worth the watch! a new twist on crime, very interesting and gripping series!"

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christy_martin-ford shared a tip "Serial killer psychology + period drama/romance."

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cindy_cain shared a tip "I loved it! It doesn't seem like there will be another season. So sad!"

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dianavies shared a tip "Amazing show!"

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cornelia_schaller shared a tip "The main characters are enigmas one their own. A psychological thriller within a psychological thriller."

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cornelia_schaller shared a tip "The characters are enigmatic themselves. This is a psychological thriller within a psychological thriller."

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walter_croft shared a tip "Freud is an awesomely similar show"

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anna_banana_3396 shared a tip "Favorite character? That would probably be Sara Howard (Dakota Fanning). What about yours?"

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morgan_sharp_9630 shared a tip "Very well done. Brava Dakota Fanning. Great show for true crime junkies."

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robyn_lanoue shared a tip "Love the mystery!"

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elizabeth_nelson_4442 shared a tip "Suspenseful, dark, twists, & quirky characters."

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deborah_core shared a tip "Great mystery. Actors chosen are awesome."

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renee_taylor_1234 shared a tip "Loved this series!"

lisa_rodriguez_6491 shared a tip "Loved the book too"

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stephanie_hernandez_2809 shared a tip "Read the books. Enjoyed the show."

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mary_ann_brennan shared a tip "I loved the books and the series was very close to the books!"

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corinne_stevens shared a tip "I really enjoyed the first season. The second was less entertaining. FYI, shoe has some graphic crime content."

amy_wells_4061 shared a tip "This is a seriously good show!"

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