Criminal Minds

There are too many to mention, and still more to be discovered. That’s the extraordinary thing about crime fiction. One foot planted firmly in the traditions of the genre, the other foot swinging out unexpectedly to kick you upside the head and rattle any preconceived notions of what makes a mystery. CRIMINAL MINDS is one of a kind.
CRIMINAL MINDS is an American crime drama series, this show is a procedural drama, that premiered on September 22, 2005 on CBS. The show is produced by The Mark Gordon Company in association with ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television. The show follows the adventures of a team of profilers from the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) at Quantico, Virginia. It revolves around an elite team of FBI profilers who analyze the country’s most twisted criminal minds, they focus mainly on serial killers, anticipating their next moves in hopes of stopping it before they strike again.

Criminal Minds Plot

The Behavioral Analysis Unit’s most prominent agent is David Rossi (Joe Mantegna), a founding member of the BAU, who returns to help the team solve new cases, while pursuing some unfinished business of his own. The team is led by Special Agent Aaron Hotchner (Thomas Gibson), a family man who is able to gain people’s trust and unlock their secrets. Also on the team are Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster), the daughter of high-powered diplomats who recently joined the team and must prove her worth to Hotchner; Special Agent Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore), an expert on obsessional crimes; Special Agent Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler), a classically misunderstood genius whose social IQ is as low as his intellectual IQ is high; Jennifer “JJ” Jareau (A.J. Cook), a confident young agent who acts as the unit liaison for the team, and Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), a computer wizard who helps research the cases.
Each member brings his or her own area of expertise to the table as they pinpoint predators’ motivations and identify their emotional triggers in the attempt to stop them. Together they travel all over the country in an FBI jet, putting together the pieces of the puzzle until the perpetrator is caught. Criminal Minds differs from many criminal system procedural dramas by focusing on the criminal rather than the crime itself.

Criminal Minds Season 3

The series’ third season, which premiered on September 26, 2007, was interrupted in late 2007 by the industry-wide WGA strike. It aired its last pre-strike episode on January 23, 2008. Following the resolution of the strike, the show returned to air on April 2, 2008. On May 14, 2008, Criminal Minds was renewed for a fourth season, which premiered on September 24, 2008. The show was officially renewed for a fifth season on May 20, 2009. CBS has announced that season 5 will begin on Wednesday, September 23, 2009 at 9:00PM.
“Criminal Minds” so far is the procedural that no only has treated profiling as a real science but has gotten it as close to the reality, and deals with the stress and “burnout” of “the job” as any of John Douglas true crime page turners.
The news papers also like the show. There have been some very positive reviews from some large papers across the country.