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  1. Zugzwang is a frustrating episode in many ways, but it made me think that Matthew Gray Gubler and Michelle Trachtenberg would make good leads/couple in some Gothic horror-thriller. Especially if it was made (visually) in the 90s grunge style, like The Crow. I know most would suggest Aubrey Plaza, but we already saw her and Matthew play off each other on Criminal Minds (more often, closer to that way, unlike with Diane Turner), and they also both starred in Life After Beth.
  2. With all the political turmoil and controversies happening in the US recently, I wonder could some of it serve as an inspiration for a Criminal Minds episode. A protest turns into a riot, several people get killed, the forensic evidence and witness statements are inconclusive because there were so many people there, so BAU is called in to interview the suspects and witnesses and figure out who committed the murders and why (and were they premeditated or a heat of the moment thing). I don't want them to push any specific ideological message, of course (talk about cringey), just to look at the e
  3. Very well said and I agree. I've been watching the early seasons and even the clothing/fashion looks much better. Everything in new seasons looks so dull, joyless and repetitive, including the characters' clothing and locations. But maybe that is just modern fashion in general, not specific to Criminal Minds. Maybe the 2000s really were the last heyday.
  4. I still can't believe the headcanon is (according to the characters themselves and the Criminal Minds Wiki) that The Replicator was the one who called Reid at the phone booth and said "Zugzwang". It implies that a) The Replicator either stalked Maeve too, witnessed her get abducted and decided to call Reid (and if he did, he wouldn't have known where Reid was, because even if Reid and Maeve only talked at specific times of day, Reid used different phone booths), or b) that The Replicator just happened to call Reid right after Maeve got abducted by a completely unrelated unsub. And that call
  5. I'm surprised that Criminal Minds never did an episode based on/inspired by the movie Switchback. In addition to the plot, even the movie's format kind of fits an average Criminal Minds episode.
  6. Teenage waiter is found brutally murdered in an alleyway near his workplace, having been stabbed multiple times in the face, chest, arms and genitals. The M.E. notes the injuries on his knuckles; the victim fought back. His watch, wallet and phone are intact, and so is the cash register, so the robbery obviously wasn't the movie. Forensics recover skin cells under his fingernails, as well as two long, blonde hairs clutched in his hand. They decide to take multiple blood swabs, in case the killer cut himself; or herself. They also find several bloody shoe prints; most of them partial, some of
  7. I know that SVU is the only Law & Order on the air right now, so they have to find a way to incorporate any possible L&O plot into it, but they've really been pushing the definition of a "sex crime" lately. And by "lately", I mean the last ten seasons and more. "Victim got killed by a mail bomb. One of the shrapnels hit him in the groin. Could be a sex crime, better call in the SVU." On more than one occasion, they have mentioned how overworked they are, how they have to investigate multiple cases at the same time, how sex crimes are underprosecuted etc. You'd think they would be
  8. They should revive Criminal Minds a few years from now, with the original cast, and just pretend that everything past season nine finale never happened.
  9. Medium finale had the same problem/plot hole. And it was also horrible (for many reasons other than that one, obviously).
  10. Yeah, none of those were really snuff films. By definition, snuff film is a recording of murder specifically made and distributed for profit and/or entertainment purposes. Also, happy (belated) Halloween to everyone!
  11. I recently rewatched 3x1 "Doubt". Some fans finds that episode hard to watch, because it is pretty much Gideon's last (he appeared in "Scared to Death", but only briefly, at the end). But it really reminded me of what was so great about Criminal Minds, what made it work, and why later episodes suck so bad. 1) The case, albeit interesting, was fairly straightforward and grounded in reality. The basic plot was explained during the opening scene in a few short lines (college girls being stabbed to death on campus), and the show built it up from there. 2) The team actually used profiling, ra
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