• Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Feb 16, 2011
  • Season #: 1
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Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 22
  2. Negative: 9 out of 22

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  1. Mar 21, 2011
    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior falls short of the mark. After watching the original, its like a Criminal Minds wan-ta be. The characters have no charisma. Its like they don't know exactly what to do next.
    I hope its gets better. (Put the Breakout Kings characters on the new Criminal Minds:Suspect Behavior and you might have a good show)
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    As a long-time watcher of Criminal Minds, I was really excited about the spin-off. I really like Whitaker and Jeanine G. But, this show is just awful! I've watched 2.5 episodes and am all done. I agree with most posters here about the flat acting and poor chemistry, but am willing to forgive it, hoping for improvement as the show goes on. Wanted to give them time to "gel" with each other.

    It's the crazy leaping of logic that makes it hard to watch. They go from A to B too glibly and too quickly to be realistic. Last night's episode had a cashier vaguely describe the unsub, with behavior characteristics that did NOT match the characteristics the team created and yet the whole story moved forward as if this random guy, who happened to be in the same store as the unsub and who was described differently than the profile was absolutely positively the unsub with zero discussion or doubt. Just a stupid, stupid show. May as well be watching Monk for all the lack of suspense and intrigue.
    It's too linear, it's too flat and the flashback sequences are too choppy, short and usually unrelated to the profiling.
    If you are looking for a thinking person's show like Criminal Minds, this is not it.

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 24
  2. Negative: 7 out of 24
  1. Reviewed by: Dorothy Rabinowitz
    Mar 4, 2011
    Less successful in the spinoff is what comes in between--the texture and character parts, the scripts heavy with pronouncements of the obvious and with horror plots whose strained premises are so elaborate they undercut the impact of all the gore and terror.
  2. Reviewed by: Jethro Nededog
    Feb 18, 2011
    We think if you are a fan of this franchise, then "Suspect Behavior" should please you.
  3. Reviewed by: Mary McNamara
    Feb 16, 2011
    Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior has the same rapid pace of the original, a narrative tool that both amps up the action and keeps the viewer from dwelling too much on the gargantuan leaps of imagination that pass for police work. It also works against the show, preventing it from fully making the insightful points it does have.