Love the show haven't missed an episode. I guess I am a stickler for detail but so many times if they pan out the background looks like California with mountains and palm trees; yes I know it is filmed there. One episode was supposed to be taking place in New Jersey and we have mountains and palm trees again, I don't think so. Another episode was in farm land Indiana and the homes were made of stucco with red clay tile roofing, I don't think so. Glad they are bringing JJ back, missed her. Now if they can knock off sourpuss Rossi we would be in great shape.
Criminal minds is a wonderful show. I have never missed one. The actors show such love towards one another, that is how you get the job done. Each character has such importance. I love it! Hope it continues.
One of TV's biggest jobs is to stay fresh; to make the audience want to carry on watching the program, to entice them with each and every episode. 'Criminal Minds' does exactly this.
'Criminal Minds' is a show about a group of 7 elite profilers that are a part of the FBI's Behavioural Analysis Unit in the US. They analyse the most dangerous criminals in the country in an effort to prevent them from committing further crimes. In my opinion the best thing about 'CM' is that we (as the audience) get involved into the program so much, that by watching just a few episodes, you find yourself profiling the criminals as well, just because you can't help yourself.
There is a character for every viewer- from Dr Spencer Reid- the genius-, and handsome SA Derek Morgan to the heart-warming, slightly crazy, Technical Analyst Penelope Garcia. These characters, together as a team, prove it takes wit to beat the bad guys. In shows as famous as 'Law & Order' and 'CSI' the detective characters are basically the same and in 'Criminal Minds' it is the characters differences, and the way in which they play off each other, that keeps the show interesting.
Each consecutive episode has a different storyline- focusing on either all of the characters working together or more heavily on just one, so it is a very easy program to pick up/watch. For regular viewers there are extra 'goodies' where the writers delve deep into the characters lives to help us relate more to them- knowing they are human people not just profilers.
Each episode starts out with the gripping suspense of a murder/kidnapping. Leading onto the 'BAU team' helping the viewer understand exactly what makes the bad guy tick. They dig deep into the 'unsubs' (unknown subjects) lives- right back to their childhood- to try and fathom what their next move is and how to prevent it. Following a highly intelligent break through is usually an extremely suspense-filled chase to catch the killer before they strike again.
To bring an episode to a close, one of the characters states a famous quote that reflects that episode. This is a clever little way of putting across a moral and letting the audience know the show has a purpose. For example 'Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime' was at the end of the episode 'Mayhem'- which was related to a terrorist bombing.
To conclude, in my opinion the acting is excellent, the stories are fantastically intriguing and the show never fails to be entertaining.
I LOVE, Love last nite's season's ender!!! It was, yet, one of my very few favorites since I became a 'Criminal Minds' avid fan. I arranged my wednesdays just so I won't miss any new episodes.
HIT. RUN is well scripted--KUDOS to the great writing crew. The twist&turns of how the storyline develop was Awesome. I enjoyed the suspension thrill!
To each one of the CASTS (Rossi, Hotch, Morgan, Prentiss, JJ , Dr. Reid & Garcia)--very convincing acting and best suited for @ particular character. I think Emily Prentiss has become my fave character, as she's very analytical, speaks different languages and yet compassionate to all of her team members. Of course Reid has always been my 'baby doll'!!!
I am looking forward to ANY one of these casts to be nominated for Emmy together with the Producton categories. It's about time, right?
Also, I would 'die' to see couple real good episodes for JGideon's (Mandy Patinkin) cameo. I think it was so poignant how his character left the show and millions of us would like to revisit what had happened to his Respite from the Bureau.
To the Executive Producers, please KEEP all the characters together. They just have this familial 'bond' that is so passionate shown in their 'eyes'. It's really what makes this show deeply profound inspite of the 'violence & darkness' it has to portray.
I LOVE this show. We'll never get tired of watching it's reruns ocz it just gets better the 2nd time around((:
HI NEW HERE, LOVE IT , REASON FOR ME BEING HERE IS MY FRIEND TOLD ME JUST NOW THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO AIR CR. MINDS FOR SEVERAL MONTHS. HAS ANYONE ELSE HEARD THIS TOO? LET IT BE NOT TRUE, NEED MY CRIMAL MIND FIX!@
Hi. We just posted an all new red carpet interview with Matthew Gray Gubler, from Criminal Minds. He dished on what he was like in college and what methods of travel he uses to get around New York. You might be surprised to find out what compulsive behavior he has and what kind of car he's driving. You can check out the full interview on our YouTube channel (Starcam Celebrities) or just follow the link. http://youtu.be/fd0sA1RjHKU
Criminal Minds is one of my favorite shows ever! I was only in high school when it came out and didn't start watching it until a little over a year ago. I found both my parents watching it, which is odd because they rarely agree on shows, and after sitting in on one episode I was hooked. I watched a few seasons online and then bought the entire series on DVD. I have since watched every episode at least twice and my favorites an embarrassing number of times. I love the main characters and their relationship as a team, the guest stars are almost always amazingly talented, and the psychological aspect of the show is intriguing. As a psyche major the idea of delving into the minds of criminals to predict their actions is really interesting to me. I love Reid, Garcia and Prentiss the most but in truth all the main characters are precious. The only problem I have is lately the show has been too focused on the actions of the unsubs and consequently we don't see enough of the main characters and their efforts to catch the bad guys. I always liked the mystery involved when the unsub was barely shown and the focus was on the process of finding him/her/them. Now it seems like the majority of the episodes are spent with the unsubs instead of our heroes and that kinda sucks.
Another exploitation of a modern mania. Paranoia, or rather a unique sort of officially-dependent misanthropy is deliberately proliferated by this program by means of some serious wikipedia copying and pasting (of the 'Big Bang Theory' variety). The majority of the show's content can be categorized into two segments: the first is the 'look on and be amazed by the unlimited abundance of information our characters can flawlessly summon forth!' effect. This effect emphasizes the authority of the characters for the purpose of optimizing the impact of the second segment; the 'judgement'. These implied defamations of basic stereotypical models usually take the form of contemporary slang ('scumbag'). This casual format works to bring the average viewer, who was before somewhat alienated by all that sciency mumbo jumbo, into cahoots with the super-investigators, so that now the viewer feels that he/she is not some ignorant couch accessory, but a respected apprentice whose knowledge and experience is such that one needs not speak down to them. Now that the laymen have been established as empowered (also ego-vested/complacent) passengers of the Mystery Mobile, they are ready to face and demask all those ghouls and goblins of the world. What before was a boogey man hidden beneathe the bed, is now seen to be but a sad little pedaphile who, himself, was molested by his grandfather, oh, and on christmas, oh yeah and in front of his whole family... who were laughing, and, and they all molested him too! And then they all commited suicide, while laughing and molesting him. See, that right there is Criminal Mind GOLD! But no need to worry. Our faithful team of government employees is here to help protect us innocent PTA members from that writhing mass of terror scratching constantly at our windows. On a serious note, however, I must say that I believe this show and many other forms of media sharing in its business ethics and philosophy are, even now, proving greatly detrimental to the state of mental health in our society. You think that is a little overboard, but I would encourage you to look at the ratings these shows get. Every bit of stimuli the human mind receives is a drop in the bucket, and modern media has devoted itself to concentrating its drops as much as possible. If ever you are in wonder about the causes of the epidemic of antipathy and contempt we now see manifesting itself via physical violence (in the physically minded) or by suicide (in the introvert), perhaps you might then look into the impact stimuli like these massively broadcast messages can have.
An expert combination of casting, writing and directing makes Criminal Minds the best show on television today. The actors chosen for the close BAU team, and the characters that make up that team, are very appealing. Yes, they’re all “pretty,” but even more than that, the characters and their relationship with each other draw us in – they make us care. The best plotted story will fall flat if the character interactions seem forced or unrealistic. That doesn’t happen on CM. The show’s engineer, Ed Bernero, knew what he was doing when he conceived of this team as a family – mother, father, sisters, brothers, even a crazy aunt who hangs around on the edges. And he gave them puzzles to solve and dragons to fight and a round table around which to discuss their cases. Brilliant!
And the cases – wow – taken directly from life too often to be entirely comfortable. Real criminals really do these kinds of things to people just like us. And there are real BAU Agents out there figuring it all out to try to keep us safe. These stories aren’t about the fibers and the fingerprints, these guys collect emotions, personalities and delusions, and give us fascinating insight into the rationales of these dark minds. And they do it without making these “skeevy pervs,” as Garcia would say, into some kind of rock stars. Our heroes are clearly the heroes, here, and in a day of too much gray blurring into my black and white, that is refreshing indeed.
But, even while saying that, our heroes are not one dimensional, white-hatted, paper-doll champions who always save the day, save the child and walk away with their happy families into the sunset. They are just flawed enough, just damaged enough, and just inadequate enough to seem real. Sometimes they make mistakes. Sometimes they are shallow, and selfish, and slow on the uptake, just like real people would be. And their jobs take a bite out of their personal lives, but the viewers aren’t hit over the head with it in every single episode.
The ensemble cast, the powerful writing and the excellent innovative concept make this show original and satisfying. As long as it continues along this path, this show could be around for a long time. (I hope!)
This is the only crime show I love. The writing's good, the characters are 3 dimensional, and it keeps you in suspense. My favourite character is Spencer Reid, he's smart, brave, caring, handsome. I had (and still a liitle) a huge crush on him back in middle school.
I am OBSESSED with this show, and I mean obsessed.... I watch ever episode on tv even if it makes me stay up all night. I LOVE the new episodes even better than the previous seasons! They make me... My life is basically revoloved around this show, and pathetic that sounds... I will try to watch every episode that is on that night. I am a sports freak, so I don't always get to watch them. This show is amazing, and I hope that CBS NEVER gets rid of it, or I will be VERY upset! Derek Morgan is my teenage cruch, and I love him! J.J is just sooo pretty, along with Emily and Garcia. I love ALL of the actors and producers! They are just amazing! The producers make a spine chilling show, but it isn't too overwhelming! Overall, just amazing!
I've watched CM since it started airing in Sweden, but I was 16 (four yrs ago) when I first watched the whole first season. I got addicted immediately, the show has it all! Crime, relationships, drama (been crying my eyes out to more than one ep!) and humour (we all remember the epic Reid quote; "This is calm, and it's doctor"), and some horror! I find the series both entertaining and informative and I've gotten into a lot of real cases in crime-history... Dr Reid is my teenage crush and Garcia is the cutest.
regarding the review posted by kiwiagogo ... what time warp is this person in ... "agogo" ... doesn't that date back to the 1960s ... must be watching "dragnet" on "retro tv" as a point of comparison with "criminal minds" ... ah well, intelligence does elude some ...
i started watching this show cause my friend was taking about the episode: the fight, with the dude fighting and killing homeless dudes or his daughter dies. I was so interested so i checked it out, and i love it. the characters are awesome, another thing is that almost all shows have some love story which annoys me a lot and criminal minds does not focus on that, so watch it!!! =]
Criminal Minds is one of the most interesting, inspiring shows on modern television. It follows an FBI BAU team as they travel cross country to assist in a series of beautifully thought out and poignantly executed crimes.
Criminal Minds was one of the first shows to really interest and amaze me. Through its seven season it has managed to create characters who are both deeply developed and incredibly real. Each episode revolves around a different crime, with each aspect being thoroughly fleshed out through the investigation of the shows leads. The plots are rarely rehashed and the episodes hardly ever uninteresting, with even the most mundane crimes having brilliant cinematic execution. This is not to say that there are no underwhelming episodes, but as with any good show, the good greatly out weighs the bad. Criminal Minds is a show worth watching if there ever was one.
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