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30 January 2011 @ 10:46 pm
387 A TV Review: Criminal Minds  

First up, HELLO HOLIDAYS! Currently on my Chinese New Year holiday break, WOOHOO! Of course, with holidays, there must always be homework D: Ugh, too lazy to even start on them, but hopefully I’ll get there soon enough.

So main purpose of this blog post! :D As you can see above, CRIMINAL MINDS! I can happily say that this show has been added into my super long list of TV shows addiction as of now. I can still remember that around this time LAST YEAR, I was so hooked to NCIS. I had my crazy NCIS marathon last year in January which I ended up watching all 7 seasons of it :D

Anyway, I seriously have a thing for criminology shows. But Criminal Minds is definitely something interesting for me (and I must applaud CBS for creating amazing crime shows including NCIS of course!). Not gonna lie, at first, I was definitely sceptical about the idea of this show, I had watched a few episodes few years back and while I DID find it intriguing, I never stayed long enough on the show to know how it progressed.

Fortunately enough, thanks to FOX Channel on Astro, I’ve managed to start watching a few more episodes and I thought “Hey, this isn’t so bad after all!”. Also, added with Wei Kin dumping Season 5 episodes into my external harddrive, THE TEMPTATION TO WATCH HAS PRESENTED ITSELF :O Seriously, during the December holidays, the current shows were all on hiatus and I had nothing else to watch, so knowing me being a TV addict....I had to watch SOMETHING.

And next thing you know, I was completely hooked to it. Like I’m talking hard-core watching, non-stop marathon. Definitely a thumbs-up in my books of crime shows :D

Pros: Incredibly unique cases, enough said. If you think trying to catch a killer by studying how they think is intriguing, the cases in every episode is even more intriguing. I would have to applaud the screenwriters for coming up with so many different types of scenarios which is all unique in every episode. I mean, you might have wonder, “Isn’t it all like serial killers, rapists, kidnappers etc? How much different can it be?” . And THAT is where Criminal Minds owns it all. I’m baffled at every episode they aired, covering various grounds in so many different ways; each different from the previous episodes.

And most importantly, team dynamics. Nothing describes a show better than the team in charge. I’m just gonna put it out there and say, DAMNNNN. AARON HOTCH MAKES A GOOD TEAM LEADER. He’s so ridiculously calm in every situation that it scares me, LOL! And I love Reid, the geek of the show (oh, how I love when there is always a geek in the show :D). And with the rest; Morgan, Garcia, Prentiss, Rossi; all of them just form this awesome team which kickass. I was really sad that JJ left the show, a grave mistake by the producers, seriously!


Cons: The only drawback to this show is how GORY, SCARY, DISTURBING IT CAN BE. Some of the episodes are literally like horror movies squeezed into 40 mins episodes! There are times where I had to shut my eyes in scenes that were too disturbing for me. Definitely not meant for the weak hearted.

AND THIS IS A RIDICULOUS LONG POST ON A TV SHOW. I tend to get really lengthy when talking about TV shows, so yeah.

And oh, Wei Kin takes full blame for this ridiculous long post since he kept bugging me to write about it :P It’s either he wants me to publicize this show OR because he used to tell me how epic it is & I never believed him, and this is probably him saying “HAH I TOLD YOU SO!”. Hahaha! But anyway, some well deserved credit shall go to him, because he contributed to the fact that I started watching it due to the endless nagging of him telling me to do so and dumping Season 5 & 6 episodes into my external EVEN WHEN HE WASN'T PERMITTED TO DO SO! Ass :P So yes, I shall admit wrong this ONE time, haha! In return, YOU SHOULD REALLY START WATCHING NCIS. Both are awesome shows :)  

But for what it’s worth, a great addition to your TV shows list if you’re looking for something new on criminology AND you do not mind the gore which comes along with it! :D
i'm feeling: accomplishedaccomplished
eevy8eevy8 on January 30th, 2011 05:15 pm (UTC)
Wow. Criminal minds seems nice. Might give it a chance. :)
Jasmine Kokjasminekpk on January 30th, 2011 05:24 pm (UTC)

Hahaha, if you have nothing else to watch, you should watch! If you don't, Wei Kin will probably hunt you down and make you watch XD

Oh btw, will pass you Secret Garden after CNY! :D :D
*~Kristen*~: Misc - TV Buffaries11 on January 30th, 2011 10:53 pm (UTC)
I've been watching "Criminal Minds" from time to time for almost a year now. I don't think I'm really a "fan", so to speak, but it's better than I thought it would be. It's kind of become a guilty pleasure show for me.
Jasmine Kok: cityjasminekpk on February 1st, 2011 11:57 am (UTC)
YAY! I definitely haven't had the time to explore new shows in the past year after getting hooked to NCIS last year, but Criminal Minds is something I found myself hooked to after watching a few eps :)

Hope you're well, Kristen!
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Jasmine Kok: starbucks 2jasminekpk on February 1st, 2011 11:59 am (UTC)
YES IT IS AWESOME! I can't decide if I love it more because of the unique cases or because of the team, haha! But the team is SO AWESOME! I love each of them especially Hotch and Reid :D Definitely hope to see this show running for many more seasons to come :)
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deleleft on April 15th, 2011 07:18 pm (UTC)
Great read! I wish you could follow up to this topic