History YMMV / CriminalMinds

11th Mar '17 8:31:17 AM nombretomado
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** Averted with Billy Flynn. Why is this aversion notable? Because he's played by [[Creator/TimCurry a man]] who once made a DracoInLeatherPants out of an ''[[FernGully amorphous smog cloud]]''.

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** Averted with Billy Flynn. Why is this aversion notable? Because he's played by [[Creator/TimCurry a man]] who once made a DracoInLeatherPants out of an ''[[FernGully ''[[WesternAnimation/FernGullyTheLastRainforest amorphous smog cloud]]''.
18th Feb '17 12:48:42 AM JediVulcan
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** And the Unsub from "Broken Mirror" is now the Reverse Flash, Eobard Thawne, on ''Series/TheFlash2014''.
8th Feb '17 6:19:04 PM SCPIhpkmn
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** In Season 4's ''Amplification'', the UnSub is killing with a highly modified form of Anthrax. Among other errors, the most egregious of these is Morgan and Prentiss walking around the park where the bacterium was released without any protection, with the assurance that the hot zone was non-existant. Anthrax can survive for literally ''decades''. An entire island off the coast of England had to be quarantined from the 1940s to the 1980s after having Anthrax bombs tested on it during WWII, and was only declared decontaminated after having been sprayed with formaldehyde. Almost nobody wears a hazmat suit, and those that do don't keep the face masks on.
31st Jan '17 9:33:57 PM TCF01
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* BrokenBase: Now that "What Happens at Home" has finally aired, the reception of Ashley Seaver is very mixed with fans taking these two positions: a good, distinct, different, and fleshed-out character in her own right (despite the physical similarities to JJ) or a Scrappy Mary Sue copycat replacement with a ham-fisted background.

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Now that "What Happens at Home" has finally aired, the reception of Ashley Seaver is very mixed with fans taking these two positions: a good, distinct, different, and fleshed-out character in her own right (despite the physical similarities to JJ) or a Scrappy Mary Sue copycat replacement with a ham-fisted background.background.
** Fans have become split about Thomas Gibson's sacking during Season 12. A good number have voiced their outrage, saying he was fired over an arguably minor incident and that episode writer Virgil Williams (the other party in said incident) should have been fired instead; they have even launched a boycott movement over it. However, others have said that the firing was justified, as Gibson had assaulted another crew member a few years prior, and that workplace violence was unjustified no matter what led up to it.



** The UnSub's first kill scene in "The Night Watch". The opera music in the background, the oversized mousetrap with the giant foam cheese, the grunt as the giant mousetrap swings shut…it all adds up to something ridiculous.

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** The UnSub's first kill scene in "The Night Watch". The opera music in the background, the oversized mousetrap with the giant foam cheese, the grunt as the giant mousetrap swings shut…it shut...it all adds up to something ridiculous.



* NauseaFuel: Antonia Slade throwing up in Reid's hand in the episode "Devil's Backbone".

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* NauseaFuel: Antonia Slade throwing spitting ''chewed up food'' in Reid's hand in the episode "Devil's Backbone".



** Hey, remember Frank and all of his kills along highway routes? [[http://www.fbi.gov/page2/april09/highwayserialkillings_040609.html Yeah, there've been about 500 murders along major US highways.]] The majority of them are unsolved, and there's about 200 suspects currently. This just over the past 30 years. Who's up for a roadtrip?

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** Hey, remember Frank and all of his kills along highway routes? [[http://www.fbi.gov/page2/april09/highwayserialkillings_040609.html Yeah, there've there have been about 500 murders along major US highways.]] The majority of them are unsolved, and there's about 200 suspects currently. This just over the past 30 years. Who's up for a roadtrip?



** The [=UnSub=] who [[spoiler:could hack into an airplane and crash it by remote control.]]



* SeasonalRot: A large portion of the fanbase thinks that Criminal Minds' sixth season went through this, considering the uneven quality control.

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A large portion of the fanbase thinks that Criminal Minds' sixth season went through this, considering the uneven quality control.



** Following Thomas Gibson's firing, a number of the fanbase has accused the twelfth season of this.



** Sometimes the show uses this to its advantage. For example, in "Hostage" the (real) kidnapper is caught relatively early ([[VillainBall and easily]]), and the challenge becomes [[DefusingTheTykeBomb defusing his main victim]] and finding two others, instead.

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** Sometimes the show uses this to its advantage. For example, in "Hostage" "Hostage", the (real) unsub (a serial kidnapper who rapes and brainwashes his victims) is caught relatively early ([[VillainBall and easily]]), and the challenge becomes [[DefusingTheTykeBomb defusing his main victim]] and finding two others, others instead.



* StoicWoobie: Hotch has been almost ''blown up'', suffered prolonged hearing loss and ear trauma from it, shot at, and [[spoiler: stabbed nine times by the Reaper]], and the ''most'' he ever does is wince and/or collapse. He barely even raises his voice.
** Emily, too: [[spoiler: It isn't until about halfway through season seven that there is any mention about her dealing with being almost killed by Doyle and faking her own death, and Hotch practically has to (gently) force her to talk to him about it.]].

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* StoicWoobie: Hotch has been almost ''blown up'', suffered prolonged hearing loss and ear trauma from it, shot at, and [[spoiler: stabbed nine times by the Reaper]], and [[spoiler: {{Mind Rape}}d]], and the ''most'' he usually ever does is wince and/or collapse. He barely even raises Even after the latter incident, which clearly affected him, Hotch is shown, by the end of the episode, returning to his voice.
stoic demeanor almost effortlessly, as if it had never happened to him.
** Emily, too: [[spoiler: It isn't until about halfway through season seven that there is any mention about her dealing with being almost killed by Doyle and faking her own death, and Hotch practically has to (gently) force her to talk to him about it.]].]]
28th Dec '16 1:20:55 PM UltraLad
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*** There's actually a good 20 or so actors that played recognizable roles on Supernatural who have also been in Criminal Minds (off the top of my head, I can also think of Nicki Aycox as the unsub in The Perfect Storm and Rachel Miner as a victim in Today I Do. They play Meg 1.0 and Meg 2.0 in Supernatural, respectively.). A full list can be found [[http://www.supernaturalwiki.com/index.php?title=Weren%27t_You_On_Another_TV_Show%3F here]], including almost double the amount of actors who played one-off characters in both series.



* WTHCostumingDepartment: Whoever was behind Reid's ''reverse-mullet'' '''THING''' of a haircut in season 9 needs to be sent back to cosmetology college. It's like they decided he was too much of an EnsembleDarkhorse and were ''trying'' to kill his appeal.
** This troper loves that hairstyle, but regardless, it's not actually the Criminal Minds costumers who did that. That haircut was done for a short film he filmed during a hiatus.

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* WTHCostumingDepartment: Whoever was behind Reid's ''reverse-mullet'' '''THING''' of a haircut in season 9 needs to be sent back to cosmetology college. It's like they decided he was too much of an EnsembleDarkhorse and were ''trying'' to kill his appeal.
** This troper loves that hairstyle, but regardless, it's not actually the Criminal Minds costumers who did that. That haircut was done for a short film he filmed during a hiatus.
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10th Dec '16 11:14:09 AM IuraCivium
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** Averted, interestingly, with Will. Fanfics that focus on the popular pairing of JJ/Reid usually just [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend Will never existed]], rather than turning him into a {{Jerkass}} or killing him off. Probably a testament to the writers' and actor's sympathetic portrayal in-Universe.

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** Averted, interestingly, with Will. Fanfics that focus on the popular pairing of JJ/Reid usually just [[FanonDiscontinuity pretend Will never existed]], rather than turning him into a {{Jerkass}} or killing him off. Probably a testament to the writers' and actor's sympathetic portrayal in-Universe.in-Cinematic Universe.



* {{Narm}}: Frank Breitkopf's first kill scene, filmed from the victim's POV, is supposed to be horrific (the guy is a serial killer that gets off vivisecting people [[NightmareFuel that are paralyzed, but awake the whole time]]), but since there's no blood it comes as goofy. Frank's practically dancing with the scalpel and smiling like a child in Christmas.

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Frank Breitkopf's first kill scene, filmed from the victim's POV, is supposed to be horrific (the guy is a serial killer that gets off vivisecting people [[NightmareFuel that are paralyzed, but awake the whole time]]), but since there's no blood it comes as goofy. Frank's practically dancing with the scalpel and smiling like a child in Christmas.



** The UnSub's first kill scene in "The Night Watch". The opera music in the background, the oversized mousetrap with the giant foam cheese, the grunt as the giant mousetrap swings shut…it all adds up to something ridiculous.



** "Machismo" could have been about a rough-looking female Mexican serial killer that gets away longer with her crimes in part because the police is occupied looking for a transvestite male and is not willing to admit - because of their ''machismo'' - that a woman is capable of such violence. In fact, this was ''exactly what happened'' in the real case that inspired the episode, the murders of Juana Barraza. Instead, we get an actual transvestite serial killer and the police failing to catch him simply because [[IdiotPlot they refuse to believe that serial killers can exist in Mexico]]. It seems neither Barraza nor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_serial_killers_by_country#Mexico any of these others]] ever got caught in the ''Criminal Minds'' universe.

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** "Machismo" could have been about a rough-looking female Mexican serial killer that gets away longer with her crimes in part because the police is occupied looking for a transvestite male and is not willing to admit - because of their ''machismo'' - that a woman is capable of such violence. In fact, this was ''exactly what happened'' in the real case that inspired the episode, the murders of Juana Barraza. Instead, we get an actual transvestite serial killer and the police failing to catch him simply because [[IdiotPlot they refuse to believe that serial killers can exist in Mexico]]. It seems neither Barraza nor [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_serial_killers_by_country#Mexico any of these others]] ever got caught in the ''Criminal Minds'' cinematic universe.
23rd Nov '16 8:47:42 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* NeverLiveItDown: No matter what she will do, the label of "JJ's (Inferior) Replacement" will haunt Seaver for the rest of her run.

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No matter what she will do, the label of "JJ's (Inferior) Replacement" will haunt Seaver for the rest of her run.
6th Nov '16 10:48:13 AM YankeeJohn
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** In "Inner Beauty", Rossi is playing baseball with his grandson, who throws the baseball, calling it a "perfect strike." "The cubs win! The cubs win! Yay!" A little over six months after the episode aired, the Chicago Cubs won the World Series for the first time in 108 years.
31st Oct '16 5:23:16 PM nombretomado
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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: All the time; see PlayingAgainstType, below. Special mention goes to [[DawsonsCreek Dawson]], who somehow manages to [[spoiler:go between three vastly different personalities - a scared young man, a tyrannical fundamentalist father, and a dispassionate, wrathful angel -- with vastly different body languages multiple times in the space of ''seconds''.]]

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* SugarWiki/HeReallyCanAct: All the time; see PlayingAgainstType, below. Special mention goes to [[DawsonsCreek [[Series/DawsonsCreek Dawson]], who somehow manages to [[spoiler:go between three vastly different personalities - a scared young man, a tyrannical fundamentalist father, and a dispassionate, wrathful angel -- with vastly different body languages multiple times in the space of ''seconds''.]]
4th Sep '16 1:19:31 AM lucis1331
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** This troper loves that hairstyle, but regardless, it's not actually the Criminal Minds costumers who did that. That haircut was done for a short film he filmed during a hiatus.
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