Criminal Minds (2005– )

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The cases of the BAU an elite group of profilers that analyze the nation's most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.

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 Derek Morgan (219 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Dr. Spencer Reid (219 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Aaron Hotchner (219 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Penelope Garcia (217 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Jennifer Jareau (198 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 David Rossi (169 episodes, 2007-2014)
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 Emily Prentiss (126 episodes, 2006-2014)
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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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Staying one step ahead of a killer takes a Criminal Mind. See more »


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Trivia

When David Rossi (Joe Mantegna) joins the team, he makes a comment that their offices are better than "that bunker" the BAU used to work out of. The comment isn't metaphorical. The actual BAU (in its many earlier incarnations and titles) used to operate out of a bunker former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover had built below FBI headquarters in Quantico, VA. See more »

Goofs

While the show has used different model GulfStreams,they always have the same interior. There have been minor changes in the interior over the seasons. The size of the cabin shown is most likely the G450 or G550 which have similar interiors. A G100 or G200 is a much smaller cabin, narrower and not as much headroom when walking in aisle. See more »

Quotes

Penelope Garcia: You've got a problem. Deadbolt's the number one password crack-resistant software out there. You're gonna have to get inside this guy's head to get the password.
Derek Morgan: I thought I was calling the office of Supreme Genius.
Penelope Garcia: Well, gorgeous, you've been re-routed to the office of Too Frickin' Bad.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.84 (2010) See more »

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Predictable and melodramatic
10 April 2013 | by See all my reviews

I'm a fan of police procedurals when they're done well.

Criminal Minds is OK. It's average. The characters aren't compelling, the Scooby Doo monster- per-episode formula is dull, the dialogue isn't interesting and the acting is hammy. Also, the way they discuss the killers just feels like somebody who has read a few books on Dahmer etc. and keeps squeezing references in to appear legitimate.

However, it's easy to watch, is probably a little step up from the god-awful C.S.I. Miami, and they structure the episodes well.

I feel like the main disappointment is that it had the potential to be so much better. Morbid curiosity is what attracts us to these kind of shows, but it could have set itself apart from the rest of the forgettable police procedurals the US churns out. Instead it used the serial killer angle as a gimmick and shuffled comfortably alongside the 'rest of them'.


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