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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The original title for Criminal Minds was Quantico, and the pilot was filmed in Vancouver. In the Quantico script, Jason Gideon was named Jason Donovan. See more »

Goofs

The black SUVs used by the team frequently have US Government "G" plates. However, the plates are usually incorrect for the type of vehicle they are on. Plates with prefixes of G12 and G14 have been seen. G12 is a compact sedan and G14 indicates a large sedan, and would be incorrect for use on an SUV. The correct plate prefixes would either be G41 for a 2 wheel drive or G61 for a 4 wheel drive 1/2 ton vehicle. See more »

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Special Agent Jason Gideon: Confucius once said, "Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves."
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Unbelievable Ripoff of NCIS
4 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had never seen an episode of this series before using it as a night light several weeks ago. I was going through a bout of insomnia and had one ear open for the audio. It became clear within the first minute of the show that the writers had attempted to imitate the classic-movie references in NCIS by having the narrator/star quote lines from poetry, and later in the episode lines from some novel. Then, as I couldn't help getting up and watching as well as listening to the horrid scenes, the ripoff was even more evident as there was the blond incarnation of NCIS' lab genius -- comic hair, makeup, and clothing and manner of speech and attraction to the lead male character and more! After that shock, I simply had to watch for a few minutes to try to understand how this less than poorly- written and cast and directed series could have lasted more than five seasons. There is no humanly logical reason! The characters never crack a smile, they speak in monotonic reading style, with not even time for a breath between characters' dialogue. First there is a question as to what happened in a crime scene, then, without pause to ponder, another character comes up with the solution, and, again without pause, another character adds (with conviction) other details to the solution, and on and on.

It must be tiring for the lead male actor to be so boring and so solemn throughout taping. Then there is the character who is supposed to have multiple doctorates in courses no one has ever heard of. Why, for pity's sake, would anyone who is not addicted to the classroom ever want so many degrees? Study many subjects, yes; but get degrees? And to top that, work for a government agency? Truly unbelievable. I guess that was a ripoff of NUMBERS.

Can't stand even to listen to this show in my sleep! Guess I will have to tune to some all-night commercials; but if I ever again hear that spooky blond woman, who pretends to be a bombshell, that governmental agency will have to come get me and take me to a loony bin!


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