Criminal Minds (2005– )

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The cases of the BAU, an elite group of profilers who 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 (232 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Dr. Spencer Reid (232 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Aaron Hotchner (232 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Penelope Garcia (230 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 Jennifer Jareau (211 episodes, 2005-2015)
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 David Rossi (182 episodes, 2007-2015)
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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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To catch a criminal, you have to think like one. See more »


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JJ's son is played by A.J. Cook's actual son, Mekhai Andersen. Thomas Gibson's son, Travis Gibson, appeared in an episode that he directed. Joe Mantegna's daughter, Gia Mantegna, made a guest appearance in season 3. See more »

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Even though the BAU's office is located in Quantico, VA, most of the team members live in or around Washington, DC. This is very unusual. DC is a high cost of living area, but Quantico is less so. Quantico is also 35 miles south of DC. It'd make more sense for the team, who often need to respond quickly, to live in the Quantico area. See more »

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Penelope Garcia: All hail the goddess of information.
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Spin-off Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders (2016) See more »

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Diving into minds of lunatics and psychopaths has never been more entertaining!
10 April 2006 | by (Malaysia) – See all my reviews

Truly a great series worthy of praise. Many may say that this is a 'rip-off' of CSI but I've watched CSI and it caught me on for a bit, but after a while it just seemed to closed. Where CSI guides you through the story and gives a picture perfect ending and how you're supposed to perceive it, Criminal Minds lets you explore and judge for yourself. It doesn't preach too much and the stories are engaging and suspenseful! Excellent writing and great performances from the stars. It may begin cliché, but if you stay long enough it is a rewarding and entertaining view, and I don't feel it's going to let down any time soon. Give it a chance, or just watch episode 7 'The Fox'. It shows the best writing and acting in the show so far, in my opinion. Diving into minds of lunatics and psychopaths has never been more entertaining! Fantastic!


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