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He's been on what? 4 episodes? How can you like him over Gideon been on the show for 2 seasons? So far he hasn't done any memorable scenes or done anything particularly "good" to prove himself to be a good leader! or a character for that matter. Can someone explain why the ""majority" likes him?
Well, there are two big factors for it.
First of all, Rossi is completely different from Gideon. He takes charge (isn't that what the senior people anywhere are supposed to do?), he is as grounded and solid mentally as a person can be - Gideon was almost always on the verge of a mental breakdown himself, and it almost felt (looking back) the team had to handle him with silk gloves for fear they'd have another mental case on their hands. That really doesn't fit the profile of a top-flight profiler, does it? Now don't get me wrong - there are a few times where you want an unusually nasty unsub to get under the skin of the profilers and have them show emotion, just not every episode. Change is the spice of life, and Rossi certainly brings some entertaining spice.
Secondly, there are still a lot of hurt feelings out there. Let's face it, Mr. Patinkin essentially abandoned the show, and by extension, it's fans. It's hard to remain completely unbiased towards his character after that (rightly or wrongly). People feel how they feel - and feelings just aren't something you can say you're wrong, how you feel is wrong and how I feel is right. Feelings just are.
I'm sure no one here is throwing out their season one and two dvds or anything to that ilk. The first two years were very good, and yes, Mr. Patinkin's character was a large part of that. But, it's time to move on and embrace the new team and storylines.
Can someone explain why the ""majority" likes him?
Oh, that's an easy one. Reading all the posts on this forum, and I guess by saying the majority, it meant the majority here
I include myself.
But as it has been said, it's a matter of liking or liking better, and that is a matter of taste. Difficult to discuss taste
I think it is all quite sad when the only way to get their points across is to strike, I thought we were supposed to be reasonable people in this day and age?
I hope things get settled soon so that everyone can get back to work before it is too late - my fear is that it is already forcing new TV shows off the air because they haven't finished writing things for the first season. I just hope that they don't start losing the actors to anything else that might come along.
I just wanted to acknowledge Atsregs 1st posting by saying welcome & you made a good comment. I hadn't thought of the fact that you don't become an expert overnight. My Dad started out as a patrolman, then the Burglary Division & finally a 1st Class Manhattan Homicide Detective. From patrolman to homicide took many years so it is very conceivable that Rossi too worked many years before becoming the founder of the BAU. The timeline Rossi stated could indeed be acurate. We're just getting piece meal bits of info about him at this point so anything is possible.
Also, I'm not saying, at this point, that I even like Rossi. I can say though that there are reasons why I'm not missing Mandy Patankin. !st, I'm old, 48, closer to his age than I guess most of you and I didn't find him particulary attractive. 2ndly, I found him to be rather stoic, meaning he showed little or no emotion as stated by previous posts. Season 1, epsidode 1 featured him returning after having had a mental breakdown so his apathy may have been his defense against another breakdown. Still, I didn't find his character to be very relatable. And finally, the way he left the show was just selfish & inconsiderate to his fellow actors & to the fans of the show. A very self centered individual in real life. Who needs that?
Happy New Years to all. Looking forward to 1/9 when 3rd Life will be shown! Unfortunately, I think we'll have to write off season 3 at this point & hope for an uninterrupted Season 4!!
How many more episodes can we reasonably expect???? If we only get to see two more episode I´m going to be so depressed!!!!
I´m really keeping my fingers crossed. Any more news on the strike????? I´m out of the country on vacation so I don´t have access to a computer as often asI´d like. I´m comingback on the 8th...so I´ll get to see the new episode the next day!!!!!!
It's not how many episodes can they do, but the quality of the episodes. I don't think they can extend the filming season (I would expect many of the actors and filmmakers would probably have previous commitments during their summer break).
I would rather see the season end now (no matter when the strike ends), and let everyone involved with the show get an early start on next season (on the writing and other behind the scenes work) rather than see a few hastily thrown-together episodes 'just for the sake of having more new episodes and competing in their timeslot.'
If I remember correctly tho, we still have yet to see 3rd Life, and I believe one more new episode (after that) this season?