Thursday, October 25, 2007
CRIMINAL MINDS: TURNS OUT THERE IS NO VOID.
Criminal Minds: For many Criminal Minds fans there was a fear that the loss of the character of Jason Gideon, played by Mandy Patinkin, would leave a hole in the show and diminish the quality we had become used to enjoying. That has proven not to be the case for me. Mandy Patinkin's departure from Criminal Minds over the summer turned out to be nothing more than a fandom being dragged through hell for no reason. The six remaining actors have not only picked up the slack his void left but they have reached new heights in excellence. I stand in grateful awe of the wonderful work they are doing. Criminal Minds has never been better. Kudos to Kirsten Vangsness, Paget Brewster, A.J. Cook, Shemar Moore, Matthew Gray Gubler and Thomas Gibson.
The writers obviously were going to have a hard time rewriting so many episodes but I never doubted their ability to shine. They have always proven that when it comes down to the art of writing scripts that will entertain and captivate that they are the best in their business. We expect nothing less that magic from them and they never disappoint (well of course there was that one episode that the entire fandom disliked but I believe we all agreed to pretend it never happened. lol)and they always remind me of why I watch the show. It's all about the writing. Kudos galore to the entire writing staff of Criminal Minds. The show would be nothing if not for you.