The cases of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.


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Series cast summary:
 Dr. Spencer Reid (258 episodes, 2005-2016)
 Penelope Garcia (256 episodes, 2005-2016)
 Aaron Hotchner (256 episodes, 2005-2016)
 Derek Morgan (250 episodes, 2005-2016)
 Jennifer Jareau (237 episodes, 2005-2016)
 David Rossi (210 episodes, 2007-2016)
 Emily Prentiss (132 episodes, 2006-2016)


Based in Quantico, Virginia, the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) is a subsection of the FBI. Called in by local police departments to assist in solving crimes of a serial and/or extremely violent nature where the perpetrator is unknown (referred to by the Unit as the unknown subject or unsub for short), the BAU uses the controversial scientific art of profiling to track and apprehend the unsub. Profiling entails coming up with basic characteristics of the unsub and the victims (referred to as the victimology), using evidence from the case and matching that information to historic precedents and psychological analyses as a means to solve the case. Because of the nature of the work conducted by the BAU - the work being time consuming and psychologically demanding - its members are fiercely loyal to the Unit and to its other members. Also because of the work's overall demanding nature, not many members of the BAU have been able to maintain a happy or stable family life. Written by Huggo

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A good show which got way less than what it deserved
24 September 2015 | by (Dubai,United Arab Emirates) – See all my reviews

I do not need to go on about how the show is - you contributors with your excellent analysis have all shed light on various aspects of the show. The three main things which I like are 1) the way they deal with violence and gore 2) the way each team member has its own special talents and use them to piece a part of the big crime puzzle 3) The way they look out for each other and act as one cohesive unit. I don't know why this show has not received the media attention , limelight, reviews and attention it deserves. I mean there are no outtakes, no behind the scenes, bloopers, nothing (zilch). Maybe it is because of money problems that the show keeps running into time and again, as pointed out by other contributors. But the reason the show gets renewed season after season every year is a testament to its substance and the talent of its cast.

This show deserves more, even more than shows like Castle, Mentalist CSI and all that jazz.

Shout to all the cast members. God bless you guys.

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