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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
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8.2

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  • Starring: Shemar Moore, Thomas Gibson, Lola Glaudini
  • Summary: Surprise! It's another police procedural on CBS. This one follows an elite team of FBI psychological profilers who solve grisly crimes with smarts. Or something like that.
  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Suspense
  • Creator: Jeff Davis (I)
  • Show Type: In Season
  • Season 1 premiere date: Sep 22, 2005
  • Episode Length: 60
  • Air Time: 10:00 PM
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. From the evidence of the first few episodes, "Criminal Minds" may be a hit, and deservedly.
  2. Viewers certainly like this sort of thing. CBS has become the No. 1 network with an incessant stream of it, and Criminal Minds is as well-made as any of them.
  3. 40
    It's not a cool-science show, but its crimes blur together with what we already see on the ''CSI" series, and its supporting cast is indistinct.
  4. 40
    The problem with "Criminal Minds" is its many confusing maladies, applied to too many characters. As a result, the cast seems like a spilled trunk of broken toys, with which the audience - and perhaps the creators - may quickly become bored.
  5. Patinkin looks especially unnatural in these scenes — just give that man a song to sing, I say, and let him do what he was born to.
  6. Reviewed by: Diane Werts
    10
    The whole project feels salaciously sleazy, unless you're enjoying the proceedings, in which case it's juicily depraved.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 96
  2. Negative: 14 out of 96
  1. Nov 20, 2011
    10
    A crime show with an outstanding cast, well written plot and amazing facts displayed in every episode. Some may be a bit visual, but you love seeing your favorite FBI agents profile those jerks to a tee. They all have such amazing chemistry with each other. Paget Brewster is amazing, with A.J. Cook's likability and with Kristen Vangsness,you just want to take her home! Expand
  2. MatthewM
    Aug 17, 2006
    10
    Good show, is very interesting.
  3. ScottM
    Nov 2, 2005
    10
    All you need to show is that I go out of my way to be home 9pm on Wednesdays to catch this in HD. I can't record HD programs (only SD) and this NEEDS to be seen in hi-def. After the unbelievably great 11/2 show, this is officially my favorite show on TV. Expand
  4. Aug 13, 2010
    10
    This show is the best all these people give it bad reviews on the characters for being wooden or overall bad and i dont know what theyre talking about the characters are perfecly created for a show like this and the cases keep anyone entertained from beginning to end GO CRIMINAL MINDS!!! Expand
  5. RobertC
    Oct 19, 2005
    9
    I like the how they reverse engineer the crime scene without evidence but psychology. I also love the quotes pertaining to the cases.
  6. LaurieF.
    Oct 10, 2007
    9
    I miss Gideon. But, I'll still watch hoping he'll be back somehow.
  7. ProVice
    Feb 7, 2007
    0
    Such ignorantly manufactured socialist junk should be deceased straight to the trash bin and forgotten. Watching this propatainment should be a crime, and, indeed, is so, morally and intellectually. Expand

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