This show has always been one that's sometimes hard to
watch, but it's also hard not to watch, once you start. It
delves into the depths of the human psyche - the violent and
crazy parts of it, anyway.
There have been many cast changes over the years, but
this year, the show lost Shemar Moore (Derek Morgan).
He's the reason many of us started or stayed watching, so
it'll be interesting to see how the show handles that in the
12th season, or how it'll affect the ratings. Even though
the producers think that the show is popular because of its
stories, not the actors....that's not necessarily true.
The show has also lost its main hero, Hotch, played by
Thomas Gibson. He apparently assaulted one of the
writers/producers, and they're saying that this is not a
one-time thing, so they fired him. They've filmed a few
episodes of the next season already, so we'll just have to
wait and see how they handle his leaving, too. The two
actors leave a huge hole that will be difficult to fill. I
wish they could bring back Mandy Patinkin!
Aisha Tyler joins the cast as Dr. Tyler Lewis. I don't
love her haircut (she looks like an escaped mental patient
if you ask me), but she's an amazing actress who always does
a fabulous job, so I'm glad to see her on the show. Oh,
yeah, that also have the thrilled Dirty Dozen season arc
storyline. I don't know how they keep coming up with these
exciting (but loathsome) stories after all these years!
Besides the great cast, the gruesome and grisly stories
are always good, and they have some outstanding guest stars.
This 11th season we see Tim Kang ("The Mentalist"), Joel
Gretsch, Taylor Spreitler, Wilson Bethel ("Hart of Dixie"),
Bill Withers, Joe Walsh, Sheryl Lee Ralph and more as
the various victims and killers.
There are many great Special Features, which all CBS Home
Video sets seem to have. They include: "Criminology," "To
Derek With Love" (my favorite!)," "The Dirty Eleven," "The
Good Doctor" as well as commentaries, deleted scenes and a
gag reel! You don't want to miss this show this season!
Minds: The Eleventh Season
Coming to DVD
Release Date: August 30
One of the most-watched shows on broadcast TV,
the 11th Season of Criminal
Minds, will soon be
available! In the wake of Kate Callahan's
departure from the BAU, the team interviews a
batch of BAU applicants in hopes of finding a
new addition to the team, including an
impressive forensic anthropologist, Dr. Tara
Lewis (Aisha Tyler) who is eager to help them on
their cases. Meanwhile, the team continues to
travel from major cities, to small towns and
even to a community inhabited completely by
sexual predators, in pursuit of deranged serial
killers, homicidal scorned hearts, and obsessive
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