Mindhorn (2016)
May 15, 2017 12:10 AM - Subscribe

Bruce P. Mindhorn (Julian Barratt) is a former secret who has a cybernetic eye he can use to see the truth. Now, he’s the best detective the Isle of Man has ever seen. WAIT, NO. (Record Scratch Sound) Richard Thorncroft (still Julian Barratt) is an abrasive, washed-up British actor who played Bruce P. Mindhorn in a two-season ‘80s sitcom. At the end of his rope, Thorncroft lucks into a bizarre, long-shot potential PR coup when crazed serial killer “The Kestrel” (Russell Tovey) demands to negotiate with Mindhorn, whom he believes to be a real cop.
posted by Going To Maine (9 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
This is, I think, essentially a more awkward version of Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa.

But it’s also better.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:11 AM on May 15

I'll basically watch anything Julian Barratt is in. I couldn't tell if Mindhorn was any good, but I could tell that I liked it.
posted by surlyben at 3:00 AM on May 15 [1 favorite]

Really looking forward to this. Saw the music video for You Can't Handcuff The Wind this morning, what a tune.
posted by EndsOfInvention at 4:19 AM on May 15 [3 favorites]

posted by Going To Maine at 1:05 PM on May 15

Also, I think it’s worth noting that The Sniffer is a Ukranian show that can be streamed on Netflix that essentially is Mindhorn, except with a nose instead of an eye.
posted by Going To Maine at 1:06 PM on May 15 [2 favorites]

OMG The Sniffer. I had to watch an episode of it just to actually....see it. I still can't come up with the words for that experience.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:16 PM on May 16

Another thing that I'd compare this to is Galaxy Quest, only this has more teeth.
posted by Halloween Jack at 8:21 PM on May 19 [1 favorite]

Another thing that I'd compare this to is Galaxy Quest, only this has more teeth.

Galaxy Quest was made by Trekkies. Mindhorn was made by people who hate '70s cop shows.
posted by Etrigan at 5:46 AM on June 9 [1 favorite]

Do you really think that they hate them, though? Because I felt like there was a lot of affection for them, and specifically for the Six Million Dollar Man/Knight Rider/Greatest American Hero science fiction/cop/secret agent crossover subgenre, what with the cheap merch and the obsessive fan and whatnot.
posted by Halloween Jack at 12:51 PM on June 9

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