The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, Now on DVD!

Warner Bros provided me with a copy of The Alienist: Angel of Darkness for the purpose of review, all opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links.

OK, I'm going to be super honest here.  

When I first got the email for The Alienist: Angel of Darkness, I thought, "Meh, I don't really like science fiction."  Aliens, alienists, it's all the same, right?  But maybe my husband or son might like it.

Wrong!  My daughter's bestie messaged me and said, "You have to watch The Alienist, Miss Shannon. It's not what you would think, it's about a psychiatrist tracking serial killers!"

Apparently, as my Google search taught me much later, an alienist is a precursor to the name "psychiatrist" back in Victorian times and that, my friends, is a game changer.  I adore a good crime show, a psychiatrist show, or serial killer show.  Put that all together and you've got The Alienist: Angel of Darkness.

It is June 1897. A year has passed since Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, a pioneer in forensic psychiatry, tracked down the brutal serial killer John Beecham with the help of a team of trusted companions and a revolutionary application of the principles of his discipline. 

Kreizler and his friends — high-living crime reporter John Moore; indomitable, derringer-toting Sara Howard; the brilliant (and bickering) detective brothers Marcus and Lucius Isaacson; powerful and compassionate Cyrus Montrose; and Stevie Taggert, the boy Kreizler saved from a life of street crime — have returned to their former pursuits and tried to forget the horror of the Beecham case. But when the distraught wife of a Spanish diplomat begs Sara's aid, the team reunites to help find her kidnapped infant daughter. It is a case fraught with danger, since Spain and the United States are on the verge of war.

The 8 one-hour episodes will be available on Blu-Ray and DVD, beginning May 18, 2021, including multiple extra features. 

Currently, you can order the DVD from Amazon for $18.29 or the Blu-Ray for $18.50.