Actors Jonathan Groff and Holt McCallany preview David Fincher's serial killer series for Netflix, "MINDHUNTER." (Oct. 12) AP
When Iowans are searching for a good Netflix show, they must want to sit on the edge of their seats.
"Mindhunter," the thriller series about the nascent years of criminal profiling, was the show Iowans were most interested in streaming last year, according to data from HighSpeedInternet.com, a site that tracks Internet habits.
"Mindhunter" centers on two FBI agents and a psychologist who interview serial killers to learn how they think in attempt to help close unsolved cases. Based on the true crime book, “Mindhunter: Inside the FBI’s Elite Serial Crime Unit,” the show borrows liberally from actual interviews with convicted serial killers.
Interestingly, the first episode of “Mindhunter” features the two FBI agents traveling to Fairfield, Iowa, to assist local police with the case of Ada Jeffries, a young mother who was tortured and killed in her house just outside town limits.
“Mindhunter" was tops in just one other state, Oklahoma, according to the site.
To be clear: “Mindhunter” was not the most-watched Netflix show in Iowa — Netflix, an online streaming service, is notorious for not publishing ratings — but it was the most searched for series in 2017. Researchers used Google Trends data to determine which shows “garnered the most interest," a news release from HighSpeedInternet.com said.
Good job, Iowa (and Oklahoma), for being interested in a high-brow, critically acclaimed and just plain binge-worthy show.
Haven't seen "Mindhunter"? This is the perfect weather to curl up on a coach with a glass of wine and the glow of the TV screen … but maybe leave the light on for this show.
Other Netflix facts taken from HighSpeedInternet.com:
- "Orange is the New Black," which follows the goings-on at a fictionalized women's prison, was the most searched for show in 15 states. "American Vandal," a satire of the popular true crime genre, was tops in five states.
- Last year’s top show, "Scandal," was the most searched show in just 10 states.
- People in Alaska, Colorado and Oregon were searching for "Star Trek: Discovery," a show that isn’t available on Netflix in the U.S., but is available internationally.
- Absent from this year’s map are former hits "House of Cards" and "The Walking Dead."
- Arizona was the only state with the same favorite Netflix show in both 2016 and 2017. That show is "Orange Is the New Black."
Learn more about other state's habits at HighSpeedInternet.com.