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Criminal Minds 10 Seasons 2005

Season 1
4.6 out of 5 stars (152) IMDb 7.4/10

Jason Gideon works in an elite team of FBI profilers. Still recovering from a nervous breakdown, he's helped by a team who employ psychological and behavioural profiling to get inside the country's most warped criminal minds.

Starring:
Mandy Patinkin, Thomas Gibson

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Season 1

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1. Extreme Aggressor - Season Premiere

When a fourth woman goes missing in Seattle in four months, the team is brought in to profile and find her captor before he strikes again. Gideon, who has taken a six-month leave of absence since leading a case in Boston that ended in disaster, is asked back to help crack the case.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 39 minutes Release date: 1 January 2005
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2. Compulsion

The team investigates a series of fires set on a college campus. Since most of the evidence from the fires has been burned beyond recognition, Gideon and his team must rely on psychological analysis to identify the firestarter. Using their knowledge of serial arsonists, they set up a general profile.

AGES-15-AND-OVER Subtitles Runtime: 42 minutes Release date: 1 January 2005
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3. Won't Get Fooled Again

The Behavioural Analysis Unit is on the trail of a serial bomber who turns out to be a copycat of Adrian Bale, the bomber responsible for murdering Gideon's previous team of profilers in Boston several years prior. Gideon must confront his old nemesis face-to-face in order to get important information that could help them catch Bale's protégé.

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4. Plain Sight

The Behavioural Analysis Unit travels to San Diego to profile a rapist and murderer who commits his crimes in the middle of the day. The suspect attacks in the light of day, yet blends so seamlessly into the neighbourhoods he targets that local authorities have been unable to catch him.

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5. Broken Mirror

The BAU is called in when the daughter of a U.S. district attorney is kidnapped. The team quickly determines that the kidnapper isn't after money, he's after the victim's twin sister. Now, they must determine how to save the original victim without putting her twin in danger, which becomes even more complicated when it becomes obvious that the kidnapper is somehow always a step ahead of them.

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6. L.D.S.K.

The FBI profilers must track down a sniper who is preying on victims in the middle of the day. As the attacks begin to escalate, Hotchner and his team work with local law enforcement to recreate one of the shootings in an effort to stop the violence. However, a shocking turn of events leads the team to change their profile entirely.

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7. The Fox

The Behavioural Analysis Unit pieces together the profile of a serial killer who takes families hostage and lives with them as a father figure during what is supposed to be their family vacations. When another family is victimized, Hotchner and his team must act quickly to crack the case.

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8. Derailed

When a paranoid schizophrenic passenger has a delusional episode on board a train, Hotchner and Gideon must play into his fantasy in order to save the people he has taken hostage. To that end, they send in Dr. Reid who tries to convince the man that he agrees with his skewed view of the world in order to get Elle and the other passengers safely off the train.

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9. Natural Born Killer

Since a missing undercover cop was involved in a mob investigation, the police suspect the mob is to blame for his disappearance. However, Hotchner and his team believe a serial killer could be the culprit. Their investigation leads to surprising developments in several unsolved missing persons cases.

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10. The Popular Kids

Based on the crime scene evidence, the FBI profilers begin to believe that it's possible that someone other than a cult member may be responsible for the teenagers' deaths. The whole town turns out to help with the investigation, not knowing that the profilers suspect the killer may be one of their own.

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11. Blood Hungry

Gideon and Hotchner attempt to identify a killer whose delusional fantasies lead him to commit murder. The murders are disorganized and erratic, making it hard for the team to put together a pattern of intent. However, when Gideon uncovers similar evidence at more than one of the crime scenes, it gives the profilers the key element they need to help them understand the psyche of the killer.

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12. What Fresh Hell

When a young girl is abducted in broad daylight from a neighbourhood playground, the FBI profilers initially think that her father is responsible for her disappearance. However, when the girl's dad turns up later with a credible alibi, the team must turn their attention to the seemingly safe neighborhood in which the child lives to find clues as to who might be responsible for her kidnapping.

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13. Poison

The FBI profilers investigate a mass poisoning in a small town. After determining that the suspect used LSD and "roofies" to poison the town residents, the team must next identify what type of poisoner they are dealing with in order to ascertain his motive.

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14. Riding The Lightning

Gideon, Hotchner and their team interview a husband and wife pair of serial killers awaiting execution on death row. As the interviews progress, Gideon begins to suspect that the wife may be innocent of the crimes committed. Racing against the clock, the team sets out to prove she was one of her husband's victims, rather than his partner in crime, before it is too late.

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15. Unfinished Business

A serial killer resurfaces after 20 years of silence and contacts the Behavioral Analysis Unit with the promise that he will kill another victim in the next five days. As the team springs into action, Gideon enlists the help of a former colleague who worked on the original case.

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16. The Tribe

Gideon, Hotchner and their team believe that a group of killers, who are part of a dangerous cult, may be responsible for student deaths. They interview the residents of a nearby Indian reservation, as well as citizens of the surrounding community, in an attempt to track down the killers.

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17. A Real Rain

At first, the murders taking place in Manhattan seem random, but then the NYPD begins to fear that the serial killer is copying the infamous "Son of Sam". When the Behavioral Analysis Unit is brought in to help with the case, they discover a link between the victims that leads them to a vigilante taking revenge on criminals let go by the justice system.

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18. Somebody's Watching

When people surrounding a successful television actress start dying, Gideon and Dr. Reid call in the rest of the Behavioural Analysis Unit to assist with the case. As the team tracks down a stalker turned serial killer, Dr. Reid finds himself in danger as he grows closer to the actress in jeopardy.

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19. Machismo

Gideon, Hotchner and their team head to Mexico to aid in the investigation of a serial killer who preys on the elderly.The BAU initially face resistance from local law enforcement officials, whose investigative techniques differ greatly from those used by the team in domestic cases.

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20. Charm and Harm

A quick-change artist on a killing spree takes Gideon, Hotchner and their team on a wild chase throughout the south. The killer changes his appearance like a chameleon in order to elude authorities and continue his killing spree. It is up to the Behavioral Analysis Unit to look beyond his multiple appearances and profile the man underneath in order to locate him before he takes his next victim.

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21. Secrets And Lies

The CIA takes over the FBI field office when Gideon and the team are called in to profile a CIA mole. The mole is leaking classified information from within the CIA, putting the lives of several operatives at risk. During the team's investigation, the CIA takes over the Behavioural Analysis Unit offices and computers in order to prevent any further security leaks.

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22. The Fisher King Part 1

Gideon, Hotchner and their team become pawns in the fantasy game of a psychopathic killer who challenges them to unravel a series of clues and riddles in order to save his next victim.

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Criminal Minds is filmed with the same slick, well-produced Hollywood-style gloss as CSI and Without A Trace, and features the same case-of-the-week format and a similar team of young, attractive specialists headed by a complex, tortured and brilliant older man. This always successful formula, teamed with a tight and often amusing script, some excellent acting and a lot of seriously gasp-out-loud scary climaxes, makes for a brilliant programme.

Mandy Patinkin plays Agent Gideon, an intense, quiet but very talented criminal profiler who puts together physical and psychological descriptions of criminals by examining the crime scene. Most episodes build their way up to a climax where Gideon and his team struggle to identify and find the criminal before he commits another murder/kidnapping/arson etc. It's often edge-of-the-seat stuff, although it can be very gruesome, so be warned. The final showdown with the criminal is often electric, especially if the team have to play into his psychological fantasies, essentially reading his mind, in order to catch him or get him to surrender (an episode where Elle is trapped on a train with a maniac is especially good in this regard!).

Patinkin is great in the role (though arguably not as fantastic as he is in Dead Like Me - check it out if you're a Patinkin fan) and is very ably backed up by his team, especially Matthew Gray Gubler who plays the somewhat socially inept but genius Dr Reed. The good thing about Criminal Minds is that the actors have a lot to work with as we get to understand a little of the characters' backstories and motivations in some episodes, more so than in similar shows like CSI.

If you like your criminal shows tense, unpredictable, and with an element of intelligence, you'll love this - definitely worth checking out.
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Being a huge fan of crime shows such as CSI and Without a Trace i'm always looking for new shows in the same vein and after recently finishing season 2 of dead like me I decided to give Criminal Minds a go partly so I could see more of the brilliant Mandy Patinkin. I certainly havent been disappointed. Where other shows sometimes rely too heavily on blood and gore for shock value, Criminal Minds is committed to showing the reasoning behind why individuals are compelled to commit such awful crimes in the first place. The fact that all of the episodes are based on real cases makes the show even more interesting to watch in a morbid kind of way. All in all, an exciting and brilliantly written series with a fantastic cast.
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This series has surpassed what we've seen to date in the CSI, NCIS, BONES and DEXTER series' - (all of which are worth watching). There appears to be a trend towards introducing eclectic characters - the genius with social ineptitude is seen in this series as well as in BONES - although in this series we're given more of a glimpse into the minds of the profilers and into their past, their struggle with what they see in their job and how they reconcile this with their personal lives. The acting is stellar throughout - the only character I was unsure of initially, was A.J.Cook as the liason agent - I felt she was too young for this role.

The series gives more depth to the criminal, tracing their path through life - what preceded and shaped them into what they are today - the psychology behind the crime - the patterns - how that fits in with the history of similar crimes.

Many of the episodes in this series excel; others are great; some are good. All, are worth watching.

The quotation at the start and end of each episode, gives a touch of class and provokes thought - often encompassing the episode and adding the perfect finishing touch!
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I bought this dvd season because I watch Medium and Bones etc and wanted something new to watch. When reading the reviews for Criminal Minds all I was seeing was words like 'Dark' 'Gruesome' and 'Depressing', and it put me off a bit, but I ordered it anyway to give it a try, and I have to admit - I LOVE it! I'm on Season 4 now and still do :) Yes, okay, it's a bit dark and dingy if you watch loads at once, of course it's going to be, it's about murder, but there's also bits of fun and humour in there aswell, and who can get depressed with Garcia there? She's a wonderful character and helps keep the programme funny and light-hearted, along with Agent Morgan. So, yes it's a bit dark, but give it a go, you might really enjoy it! :) Oh, and if you still feel it's a bit too dark and depressing for you, I recommend you try The Mentalist, it has a lot more humour and wit in it :) thankyou for reading!
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The show get's five stars, really terrific. However yesterday we sat down to watch an episode with no problem (Amazon prime) today we sat down again and the whole series is now charged. We bought into Amazon because of the value and a certain amount of brand loyalty. If Amazon is using big name series as bait and then switching over at a later date to enhance their revenue stream they may find the customer base shrinking.
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I avoided Criminal Minds as I was hooked on csi and the shield and didn't want to commit to a new series. I recently happened upon the first series box set while house-sitting and I am completely addicted.
I have always loved anything about profiling and this didn't disappoint. The cases are varied and interesting, the stories drag you in. I am watching series 2 and so far, none of the cases have been a bit silly as I feel some episodes of CSI have been.
The characters are interesting, likeable and the dynamics between them are something which other crime series have been missing. The acting is top notch and the cast well chosen.
I ended up watching 16 episodes in one weekend and am desperately waiting for my series 3 to arrive.
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