The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), 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.
Matthew Gray Gubler,
A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
I think just being a spin off can't possible give it any boost. I watched it because Criminal Minds have a special place in my heart, the characters are amazing, the stories are full of heart and I always root for them to save the day.
My first take for Beyond Borders is that I don't really care about the characters. They try to show chemistry immediately with one another but it just isn't there. They would have been better off starting as a new team who doesn't knew each other and develop it from there, rather than having preexisting relationships that we are just supposed to immediately believe. That is why the inside jokes don't fly, because we don't care.
It's also such a bad idea to make this global. Somewhere along the line, this is going to become offensive. I'm already offended. So only Americans can solve crime, only Americans can save the day? That big country has no intelligence, no education to do their own profiling and figure out their own crimes. Now we need the Americans to fly all the way down to save just normal American folk? They should not fly home, because I think at any minute, another American might just be in trouble in that same big country. Why waste 20 hours of flight home when the next day you might have to fly there again? I think I'll stick with the original Criminal Minds. It's more thought provoking and way smarter.
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