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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Series cast summary:
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 Derek Morgan (206 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Dr. Spencer Reid (206 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Aaron Hotchner (206 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Penelope Garcia (204 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 Jennifer Jareau (185 episodes, 2005-2014)
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 David Rossi (156 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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For these FBI agents, danger lurks inside. See more »


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Mandy Patinkin's characters in both this show and Dead Like Me (2003) have many similar interests. They are both shown to be capable and enthusiastic chefs, and both have an affinity for art. See more »

Goofs

In "Identity" (Season 3 Ep 7), Rossi mentions in 2007 that his age is 52, indicating that he was born in 1954 or 55, but in "The Fallen" (S 8 Ep 7) we see him in flashbacks as a Marine infantry private in Vietnam in 1969, which would have made him 14 or 15 at the time, at least 2 years too young to enlist. See more »

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Michael Russo: Look, I don't speak smartass.
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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #8.132 (2010) See more »

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Great Crime Drama
24 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Criminal Minds shows the viewers that it takes wits to beat the bad guys. The common link between CM & CSI is that the question of "How?" is always more interesting.

The only difference: CSI centers around physical evidence gathering & collecting the pieces to solve a puzzle.

Criminal Minds involves more psychology & sociology. We, as viewers, want to know what makes someone tick as a way to prevent crimes from occurring again.

Another reason why I enjoy this showed so much is how the characters put their expertise in play to solve some of the most twisted people around.

As casting is concerned: Patinkin is perfect as Jason Gideon. If you think about it, he's more like a professor citing famous lines from Einstein, Faulkner, etc.

When I first read those lines, it didn't make sense at first, but as you watch each episode , the lines that Gideon cites has more meaning to it.

For example: Einstein: "Imagination is more important than knowledge.Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." Gideon is saying that the human mind is the deadliest weapon of all, & we are capable of anything & everything of achieving all kinds of possibilities.

In conclusion, Criminal Minds is the kind the of show that anyone can enjoy.


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