I have very high hopes for S-8. I like the look and sound of Jeanne Tripplehorn already - she appears to be a good fit and I'm excited that she has a relationship with Reid. Sounds like a WAY more plausible fit than AS ever was. And as a Reid, luvr, I am thrilled that he may have a love interest, albeit PT or temp, brief, whatever. It is time our boy gets some of the love he so deserves.Don't drop the ball, now, guys, you got us going, now give us the quality show we know and love!
I agree with gubegirl, if we can't have Prentiss, the Alex character might be a good fit. Tripplehorn is a good actress, I believe she'll handle a well-written character.Looking at the year recap video, though, made me sag with disappointment. Where the HELL is Reid? Will had more attention than Reid did. It just goes to prove how little he was used last year. I hope that won't happen this year, but I also hope there won't be bad, off-character writing for MGG. The Reid character is about as essential to CM as a character can be. Please do him justice this season.If I had my druthers, I would tone JJ down, have her reclaim her supportive and nutrturing role a bit, and stop having her tell Reid to shut up. Tiresome. More Hotch and Ross, tooi!
I will surely miss Prentiss and I'm curious how this Reid romance will be written into the show. I disagree with romance in these shows and I am extremely with Hotch and Beth. Season 7 I think pulled the show out of the ashes like the Phoenix rises after the disaster of Season 6. Season 8 sounds exciting already and I hope the rest of the cast signs up to continue for Season 9 onward. Again, I disagree with Hotch's love interest and I really hope that they drop the Beth character and leave Hotch free.
I would have preferred that CM not add another team member and just used the profilers already on the team but at least the new addition is more believable then the past replacements chosen.I'm willing to give the show one more season to see if they actually use Reid's character as it was originally designed. The only reason I started to watch CM was because of Reid. I hope we can see some actual profiling and not this fluffy romance stuff. The relationship angles would be fine if it brief shots and not the focus of the episode. Bring back Reid and profiling of the criminals. Leave the fluff for soap operas.
@Gubegirl-- Whoa there. I may have totally gone off to lala land here. Are you saying that Jeanne and Matthew have a good relationship, or that their characters are more in that? If we're talking about Reid's love interests, what ever happened to Lila? Is that completely over? A romantic kiss, him being her hero, and now they've thrown it all away? It makes me slightly sad. If they're going to get Reid into another relationship, I would like to see Reid sputter, or something like that. But I love Reid too, don't get me wrong; I just think that his character has plenty of potential to get in awkward situations with girls. :) And then when that's all over, it'd make a working relationship that much better imo.
I will miss Prentiss dearly - I loved her relationship with the team, that family quality. I just hope that "Alex" will fit in as well. As for Alex and Reid's possible romance? I can't say that I'm not jealous, but it is about time that Reid got a little bit of loving of his own!So excited for S8. Looking forward to being introduced to the new BAU member!
I wish prentiss would just stay... It will definitely take time for me to get used to the new profiler. As for Alex and Reid having a relationship, I don't think it will be very good. Reid definitely deserves love and attention from someone he can relate to and trust, but Alex just looks too old for Reid and the thought of them having a relationship doesnt sit right with me. But on the other hand... I LOVE all the other relationships (jj and will, hotch and Beth, and Morgan and garcia's flirting!) can't wait for season 8! Bring on the profileing!!
I don't know where these ideas about a romance between Alex and Reid come from!! We already know Alex is in a long distance relationship with someone working for Doctors without Frontiers. We also already know that Reid meets a girl in 8.04 over a mutual love of an author and there is no news yet of the casting. I don't mind a little believable romance here and there but they should focus on the profiling and give Reid more to do and show off his unique intelligence. Hopefully they make a better job of Reid's new love interest than they did with Hotch and Beth.
I'm not a fan of the new cast addition. Not saying I think she is a bad actress, but I think the BAU/show was fine without a replacement. Of course she'll never feel like part of the family as Prentiss did but maybe she'll bring something new to the table.
zenzan: NO NO NO about JT and Reid! They have a prev PROFESSIONAL relationship! I think that will be cool and he will work well with her. (See Anon just above Jazzmine.) No, he is s'posed to get a GF early on this season - no promises as to who, how serious, how long, etc. Will just be cool to see Reid having some sense of normalcy in his life, like getting a little much deserved attn:)
I am excited for a new season of criminal Minds and i have a GREAT idea for at least one episode.. I'd really like to see Elle Greenway return and have her be the unsub! I mean after all she has been gone 6 years and she did kill a man in cold blood. it'd be fun seeing the BAU profiling her and finding out it his her. I heard they are going to have a unsub for a season long arc and they said it would be the first time they did something like that... but actually it would be the second if you count The Reaper. I am just rambling on but that is because I am super excited for the upcoming season!
I too am looking forward to the new season. I think it's important that the show get off on a good footing. The finale last spring was a strong one, showed promise, and indicated correction of some of the things many fans had been concerned about. I also would have preferred no replacement for Prentiss - at least not right away. Let things settle in a little. However, I do understand why a new cast member might have been added. Some promotional, of course, some team dynamic considerations, and some production considerations, I imagine. It can be handled. If the show doesn't try to be too clever or murky and returns to its roots as straight forward profiling, mystery solving, outwitting the bad guys, I think this could be a grand season. I bet some long time fans are hanging in teh balance. GB
booooooo i hate it when people leave a show before the show its completely done but hey i cant wait to find out what the new character's like. i miss paget brewster i think she was the best on the show next matthew and aj i hate that cbs wanted her off in season 6 and i hatae that she left ugh i think criminal minds is going to suck noe but thats my opinion.
Can't wait to see Morgan and Rossi
I'm excited for the upcoming season, but I'm really confused of why people don't care for the relationships starting to bloom. I mean really, the show may be about profiling killers but after so many seasons they need to spice it up with some character developement. Characters, like actual people, change. So I'm excited for the next season, we're going to see characters smiling more!
@gubegirlAh, lol that makes more sense. Sorry, it may have just been that I was tired and so I wasn't completely sure. The anonymous that came after my first post (right after Beth) gave a really good point. The age difference could make it a little awkward, but I wouldn't mind it too much if it was just playful flirting like Garcia and Morgan have. I think that they should make an episode where the victim gets rescued mostly by Reid, and then he becomes her hero and then sometime later in the season she develops this fantasy relationship and then kidnaps Reid? :O
thanks for sharing.
I won't be watching this new season. I watched "Criminal Minds" for Emily Prentiss and without that character it just doesn't hold any appeal to me.
My kids and i have been watching old re-runs as i cannot wait for season 8. i get withdrawal symptoms. Does anyone know when cs8 will air in UK?
I have lost all enthusiasm for S-8, for me, with my favorite Paget Brewster/Emily Prentiss gone it just won't be the same show, i was going to watch with the remaining cast members as i do like this line up and their was still hope Paget would do guest appearances, but with adding a new cast member first episode i won't, i would have preferred that they waited or did not replace her at all, as for Jeanne Tripplehorn i'm sure she is a lovely person, i'm just not a fan of her work, i just hope the amount they paid for this actress, that the other cast members don't suffer, especially with less screen time. CM is a great show and i wish them the best of luck, just miss Paget/Emily to much, to soon to watch.
Hold up, Reid is not going to have a romance with a 45 year old. Sorry.
Yes, something about Beth tells me that she will turn into an unsub at any given time.
Completely agree with you!
Funny thing happened yesterday in class--during role call, I found out I have a classmate named Spencer Reid! Well, it's actually "Reed" but when I spoke with him, he knows that he shares the same name with the good doctor and is a fan of CM as well.
My first post here on the forum! I hope to become a member of the community and post my thoughts after each new episode airs. Anyway, I am somewhat excited for season 8. I just hope the show gets back go its original formula with less UnSub and more focus on the team and profiling. I also miss seeing how each crime affected each member of the team, as shown in earlier seasons. That was what originally attracted me to the show. The fact of how real it was. And amazing characters and stories, of course. I don't really know what to say about Jeanne's new character. I don't think I'll like her. Her and Hotch seem a little too close in the promo IMO. Paget was definitely one of my favorite cast members and she will be missed dearly. I think it's stupid that CBS is forcing cm to get a new character so early on in the season, but there's nothing I can do about that. I guess I'll give her a chance. Besides, Emily wasn't and original character, but I dont have as much faith in the writers now than I did then. I am definitely excited for the upcoming Reid storyline but I am a little worried about the whole girlfriend thing. I don't know why they writers were talking about her not having a face.... And then Erica Messer mentioned that Reid's headaches are going to be addressed in episode four. Idk but I just hope that this girl is a right match for Reid. Thanks for reading my post. I'm really excited to join this community (and for September 26th!)
I am really looking forward to season 8, but not new relationships!!! Reid is still a kid who looks about 25, and Alex is pushing 40 and entirely too old for Spencer. Someone mentioned the little movie star, now she would be great. I will really miss Emily Prentiss, her character was really a glue between the 3 men all while holding off the evil Erin/director. I don't think that Hotch needs a woman either. He did not have time for the mother of his son FGS, how is he going to find time for this new relantionship. People that do the type of jobs that Criminal Minds, CSI, Law&Order SUV,and NCIS call for really don't make the best spouses. I was a nurse for many years and the last thing I wanted to do when I got home was to take care of someone, or always looking at someone like they were sick, checking for symptoms. LOL Anyhow, I hope the new season goes well, I look forward to many new episodes.
I agree. There's been a lot of talk about "relationships" this year. I'm really not sure what that means, but this is CM, not Oprah. Relationships that grow out of good solid story telling is one thing; but when the "relationships" began to drive the stories, many of us saw the old original familiar CM wavering and changing for the worse. I've got my fingers crossed. GB
Hey Jeanne/Alex is pushing 50, so Reid is safe.
Now that my favorite Emily is gone,i'm looking for reasons to keep watching, so my hopes for S-8 are, for great story lines, more profiling with the team, less unsub time and a lot less fluff, also a lot more of JJ Reid & Hotch, but no Will, i like Josh Stewart but not this character he portrays, sorry i don't mean to offend any Will fans. I love CM and hope S-8 is great.
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