one person, one word: HOTCH!Hotch embodies so much, and I've found his character's development to be fascinating. Strength, integrity, leadership, not to mention his good looks. Love him, and love CM! Kirst
...the writing is of a quality you don't see very much anymore. The people who work on this show don't assume their audience is too stupid to understand the themes and ideas they are trying to get across...The actors have a chemistry with each other that makes it a pleasure to watch the show week after week...I could go on and on...-ztivokreb
I watch Criminal Minds because I think it is a well written show and it keeps you hooekd from the moment you start watching it..Not to mention that Shemar Moore is my best friend and I know he would want me to watch it.Valerie
Of HOTCH! I love his characterand what he stands for. He hascome along way since the showfirst began in 2005, and he justkeeps getting better and continues to grow. Not to mention his good looks, they are easy on the eyes! I also watch for the great story lines that the writers and producers put together for usCriminal Minds fanatics to watch every week. I was immediately drawn into and addicted tothis show immediately on itsfirst day of airing, and i haven't missed a show yet!Go Criminal Minds!
I started to watch the show because Mandy Patinkin was in it, and after the first episode, I was hooked because of the great writing, the view of crime fighting through profiling, the interesting stories, and the great cast.I stayed hooked because of all of the above, except the Mandy thing of course, lol, and because I found this blog, the CM Yahoo Group, and the CMF Website, and all of you.
I watch Criminal Minds because it is the best show on tv - past or present. It is smart and keeps you hooked.And, Hotch is the best character ever created - again, past or present. TG is awesome in bringing him to life for us.And, the team chemistry. Plus, everything else others have alreadys said above.
because I like skinny, awkward nerds. And it doesn't get much better than our dear Spencer Reid.
I watch Criminal Minds because it doesn't disappoint. From the writers to the actors, every episode is better than the last. And there's a bonus.... I get to see Shemar Moore :) It doesn't get better than that!!!
because thomas gibson/hotch is one fineeeee piece of man! :) haha, and lets not forget that this cast has some type of chemistry.. you just cant find it on any other show on tv. i'll have to admit, some of the episodes plotlines are sub-par, but the way the cast works together - and thomas gibson's face - always keeps me tuning in on wednesday nights. hooray for cm :)
I watch because it is always interesting and keeps me guessing. It has everything: drama, action and funny moments too! The writing is great and the actors and actresses are superb. I also must confess that I love the HOTCH character, TG does an incredible job!!!
All aspects of this show are pure perfection. The writing, acting, directing, stuntwork, EVERYTHING! How all of these work so well together is what keeps me coming back for more.....and I have to admit, I have a 'Lost' addiction, but I will watch 'CM' over 'Lost' at any given time. CM ROCKS!
For me it is the writing and the suspense. There is no other show that takes us into the minds of the criminal minds and also the profilers. I just think it is all very interesting. The show has been mixing things up this season and I like wondering what they are going to do next. The cast is terrific and my CM friends are the best!
I watch CM for many reasons, Hotch, great character, love, as Kirst said, his strenght, leadership, intergrity. TG does a great job playing Hotch. I also love the writing, always good if not outstanding. CM is an intelligent show that assume those who watch it are also intelligent.Another reason to watch, the cast, all good actors playing interesting characters.No way will I watch anything else on Wednesday at 9h00pm!Brigitte
Because it is a well written and the writers assume that thier audience is intelligent people and will pick up on the themes that they are writing about...Also because everyone involved in the show from top to bottom puts thier full effort into producing a wonderful show..And also because of the characters and how they have devolped over the course of the show..
of Matthew Gray Gubler!Well... he's a good part of it, but I love show anyway! I love that it's a procedural with a continuous story, with constantly developing dynamic characters, and I've really grown to love it because the producers/writers/directors/crew are interactive with us as fans!!! The cast is exceptional and the show is well done. :)
It's realistic. And because of Reid.
I saw the promo on german TV and thought, Oh Mandy ( the only one from the cast that i knew at this time), and so i begin to watch and now i could´t stop. I love this show so much. This show is so fantastic and the chemistry between the actors is great, also the stories and the profiling and the very interesting characters specially TG and JM. All the people did a great job to make this show so special.
because it is far and away the best show on TV today. I have always loved murder mysteries and real-life cop shows and this is a great combo of both.Not to mention a fabulous cast, who act just as well as they look-I won't go into how handsome these guys are-everyone has already said it-there's someone for everybody on this show - they are all beautiful in their own way (girls, too!) and work so incredibly well together -you can tell they have a great off-screen relationship as well as on.Every episode is fresh and different and just the right amount of scary and attention- getting and the little bits and pieces of the team's personal lives via backstories, etc., keep me going.CM rocks! and rolls, too! Let it roll forever!
I was bullied into watching my first episode but I am so glad that I did. I like shows that make me think and don't pander to the lowest common denominator. CM makes you think. You can't just half watch an episode or you will miss something. And I love being part of a great group like the fanatics!
...because CM Rocks!! Everyone associated with the show gives it 100%. The cast has such great chemistry and the writing and production is top notch. I've liked TV shows before but I've never been addicted like this. So Thank You Thomas, Paget, AJ, Joe, Matthew, Shemar, Kirsten, the writers, directors and producers for making my Wednesday nights so enjoyable.
..because its good! and because of matthew.
I watch Criminal Minds because I love the whole package. The cast is absolutely wonderful and is able to bring so much to scripts that are well written. It is a show that allows the audience to be smart and doesn't dumb things down just to be convenient. I like being able to watch a show that respects their audience and allows their audience to pay attention to more than just the actors.
Kirsten, Thomas, Shemar, Paget, AJ, Joe, Matthew, the writers, Ed and his producers, and the crew create the best one hour a week on tv.
of the extremely high level of plot, characterization, and acting. Each episode embodies (tongue in cheek) all three elements. I can't remember ever being disappointed in a CM episode (although occasionally freaked out), and I know I'll always get high quality entertainment.
I don't want to go in withdrawl on thursdays! =)
Because Criminal Minds has such amazing writers that manage to balance the lives of their characters with the cases they investigate without focusing too much on gore (which, if you have good writing, you don't need). Hotch standing over a burn victim with compassion in his eyes means more than CSI style violence.
Because of the sheer professionalism of the show. Nearly every other series has its howlers, episodes you wish they'd never done, plot twists you wish they'd never pursued, but this one is consistently quality. The writing, acting, and directing are all solid. The mysteries remain intriguing amid a glut of crime procedurals on TV. One thing I prize especially, having been sorely let down by other series, is that the show has respect for its characters and their roles in the team. Some characters may be underdeveloped, but Hotchner, Garcia, and Reid are standouts for likeability and interest. It's an impressive track record.
If you're looking for a single word to complete that, you're asking for the impossible.I watch CM because it's a smart show. You can watch it like every other TV show, but if you look a little closer you see a lot of interesting themes, questions, ideas. Also, the characters are so very very human, and i love seeing their interactions with each other on screen. I think a good summary would be: I watch because it's a show with great writing and great actors, but that somehow feels like an understatement.
Shemar Franklin Moore
I want Criminal Minds because of the amazing cast and the amazing story that comes out of each episode. Each actor brings something special to their character, creating a story that could frighten but touch someone at the same time.
I watch Criminal Minds as I was looking for something to watch one night, came across CM, saw Reid and was hooked!
In a word- Reid.In two words- well writtenIn three words- CM rocks!!!!
I like how all the actors are on an even plane. I don't think of them as anything but a team.The cases are great. I just really enjoy Wednesday nights.
Why, the Gube! MGG's portrayal of Reid is incredible. Of course, I have come to love the other characters as well, but MGG is what visually pulls me....Then there is the writers, gifted beyond words. CM is my favorite show, the only show that grabs me and pulls me in. It is also the only show I feel I cannot miss. Finally, there is Ed, a real stand up guy who cares about the fans, and knows that we fans care about him and the rest of the CM family.Through ups and downs, he has communicated through here keeping us informed. A big thank you to the CM family for all you do, and thank you, Jill, for being the heart behind this site.
I've been watching from the beginning. It's so well written. It's a thinking person's drama. No mind candy here. Each week is different...after awhile crime dramas all look the same, but not CM. I am surprised each week with what the writers cook up for us. The acting is excellent. The actors just bring these characters to life so beautifully. For the hour that CM is on, I forget everything else. From every aspect, it's simply excellent television. Thanks so much to everyone associated with the show!
I watch Criminal Minds because........this show is so well written. Everything from the crimes that are commited to the cast members...they are AMAZING...It never Dissappoints every week.Everything about the show makes you want to be hooked on it for years...If I had to pick one Drama TV show that I can sit & watch for hours on end....I would pick CRIMINAL MINDS...I have all the DVDs & they are all so good everytime I watch them.Plus....my favourite character is Derek Morgan...the way he is on the team, it makes me love the show even more. & plus he is easy on the eyes & his smile is great.
...of Spencer Reid.
the writeing and the stars who are on this show.
I watch for AJ Cook, though I started because I'm interested in profiling as a science.
Thomas Gibson !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I watch Criminal Minds because it is the most best crime show i have ever watched! This is also one of the shows my friend introduced to me and i thank her alot for doing so. I started watching from s2 onwards and i just couldn't miss an episode of itAlso, my favourite character JJ has developed alot throughout the entire season and i can't wait for her comeback!!Rock on, CMinds!!
.....it sucked me in and I can't pull away!The very first full ep I saw was LDSK. Do I need to say more?
Because of the absolute perfect writing, directing, overall production added to the absolute phenomenal cast and the perfect chemistry between them. Also, the depth and realism brought to each and every episode by this outstanding cast and crew. Further, all of these wonderful folks have truly welcomed us to their world and they are connected to their audience in a way I have never seen; they have made us feel that we are an integral, important part of what they do.
...I always love it when Morgan tackles someone,when Garcia makes her naughty comments with Morgan,when Hotch is mad and starts to wisper (even I don't always understand what he means),when Reid screws up his startistic,when Rossi trys to protect Reid and gives advices to the team,when Prentiss is a super tough woman,when JJ is sweet to get an information from someone...I watch CM because it is not that boring stuff like CSI or something else.It's different.It's just amazing and it can always give me a heart attack.LOLJules
...the writing is so wonderful, there are so few shows that are written with such a combination of intelligence and subtle humour. I agree with Keren too - I enjoy shows that don't "dumb it down". I also watch as the subject matter is fascinating without being gimmicky. I like watching the different approaches of each of these very different people that eventually leads them down the same conclusions and watching the characters grow and change.
The show never fails to entertain me. I just really love that one hour a week.
It's a one of a kind show that delves into human behavior, not just the gory side of crime. It looks at what causes a person to behave the way they do and that is something very important in this day and age. I've become more of a fan since Joe Montegna joined the show and it became more of an ensemble series, rather than having Mandy Patinkin as the main focus. Each character gets the spotlight.And hot guys like Shemar Moore and Matthew Gray Gubler don't hurt either.
Because it is IMO the best crime drama of american production, outstanding between others, with great cast and crew, fantastic writers, who aren't satisfied with "poeple watch it", but who are searching for why do people watch it and what they like or dislike. And it is tresure to have filmmakers, that are always doing their best, not just "passable". I wish more poeple do the same.
AJ Cook!!!!!!!!!I watched an episode, in the middle of the 1st season, after seeing a pic of AJ in TV Guide. I was immediately hooked, Because AJ was so gorgeous, and the show was so awesome. I went back and watched all the 1st season episodes I had missed, and haven't missed a show since.Still love AJ!
The character development is great without being too dominant and melodramatic. The writing is fab. It's my escape on Wednesday nights!
... Reid is god lol well not god but he is so amazing and so hot this season. This weekend I was sick in bed so I watched season 2 and three then some of four I had dvrd and on you tube. He has grown so much and gotten hotter god I can't wait until nine lol
...because its a very interesting show and not only am I being entertained but I'm also learning some really interesting things at the same time. And I love Shemar Moore.
Truth is stranger and more interesting than fiction and CM bases most episodes on real incidents. The writers/producers do their research and are always trying to improve the accuracy of their stories. I was drawn to the show by the characters of Gideon and Reid but I wouldn’t have stuck around if the others characters didn’t meet my high standards lol...
of Spencer Reid. I watched the first episode because I was a fan of Mandy Patinkin but from that first episode the character of Spencer Reid and the marvelous portrayal of him by Matthew Gray Gubler had me hooked. It didn't even faze me when MP left. As long as MGG is there, I will be too.
...it has the best team (cast and characters) on television! That combined with the show's incomparable writers and amazing directors, producers, and special effects teams makes it totally unmissable! No other show out there quite measures up since I started watching it! I pretty much love everything about Criminal Minds!
......i love it heheok some reasons:1) crime show2) briliant storys3) great actorsand then some things that i like about it:- the chats with the writers and the rest of the crew- the cmf boardi could write other 100000 things but that are the most importantlilly
Dr.Spencer Reid..And the amazing story of corse
I love everything about it, the cast, the show, the stories..acting it's amazing overall.I really don't watch much of other shows which are about crimes but Criminal Minds is just different!!It's exciting yet it's always has a message to it.
I watch Criminal Minds because well at this point I'm hooked on the characters. I find the show illegent. It doesn't talk down to the fans or treat them like they have no imagination. When it comes to gore it gives you just enough to allow your own imagination to fill in the blanks. You can make it as horrific or tame as you the fan can handle. It's unpredictable, most of the time, and that makes the fans think as well as keeping them on the edge of their seats. The girls are pretty the guys are hot and when you throw smart into the mix you end up needing air conditioning in the dead of winter. I could keep going but I don't want to take up the whole page. P.S. Me love the Gube! <3
I love Spencer Reid and the way that people react to him. The other characters and their approach to crime solving helps too.
... it's by far the best and most profound crime show I've ever seen.
I originally watched because Shemar Moore is HOT! After one episode I became hooked. Shemar is still hot but now I love everyone on the show. :)
I watch because it is the best show ever! The only negative thing I have to say is I wish Gideon had not left...loved his character. Love the whole cast..they work well together and are quite believable. I watch the show every week and wish it was the next Wednesday as soon as the show ends. I refuse to Tivo it...9-10 on Wednesday night is my "Do not talk to me or bother me unless there is a fire or you have hurt yourselves) time of the week.And...the men are hot : )
...I love the profiling..love Hotch..love Reid..and above all, CM just complete my week.
I first got into Criminal Minds because of Mandy and Princess Bride. But I got hooked on the psychology of the show and because of Reid!! (I acutally didn't even like Hotch the first episode...) I thought the second Season wouldn't be as good without Gideon, but I absolutely love it! Prentice did a great job of fitting in! I watch it because it's just a great show!
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