History YMMV / CriminalMinds

24th Jun '16 5:47:40 AM jormis29
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* Wangst: While Reid had a rough life, it wasn't particularly rougher than any other BAU members... yet he proves to be the most angsty character, many times for reasons could present themselves as Wangst (perfect example: feeling betrayed that Hotch and JJ didn't tell him Emily was alive when they literally ''couldn't''). This is totally subjective, though, and he's still a great character.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: ''Somewhat'' averted in the episode "Hashtag." While it does overdose on internet trends like Selfies and Ice Bucket Challenge, it shows a deal of research on internet culture that other shows gloss over and references more prominent YouTube figures and more obscure internet phenomena like Creepypastas.

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* Wangst: {{Wangst}}: While Reid had a rough life, it wasn't particularly rougher than any other BAU members... yet he proves to be the most angsty character, many times for reasons could present themselves as Wangst (perfect example: feeling betrayed that Hotch and JJ didn't tell him Emily was alive when they literally ''couldn't''). This is totally subjective, though, and he's still a great character.
* WereStillRelevantDammit: ''Somewhat'' averted in the episode "Hashtag." While it does overdose on internet trends like Selfies and Ice Bucket Challenge, it shows a deal of research on internet culture that other shows gloss over and references more prominent YouTube figures and more obscure internet phenomena like Creepypastas.{{Creepy Pasta}}s.
23rd Jun '16 6:23:40 PM nombretomado
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** Averted with Billy Flynn. Why is this aversion notable? Because he's played by [[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 [[TimCurry [[Creator/TimCurry a man]] who once made a DracoInLeatherPants out of an ''[[FernGully amorphous smog cloud]]''.
23rd Jun '16 6:23:35 PM nombretomado
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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Combined with NightmareFuel, in "The Longest Night", with Leonard Cohen playing over flashbacks of the [=UnSub=] (played by TimCurry) as a child with his mother. His teeth turn into those of Tim Curry's character in the present. It's reprised a few more times with "Dance Me to the End of Love", "Sisters of Mercy" and more flashbacks.

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* BigLippedAlligatorMoment: Combined with NightmareFuel, in "The Longest Night", with Leonard Cohen playing over flashbacks of the [=UnSub=] (played by TimCurry) Creator/TimCurry) as a child with his mother. His teeth turn into those of Tim Curry's character in the present. It's reprised a few more times with "Dance Me to the End of Love", "Sisters of Mercy" and more flashbacks.
26th May '16 10:13:42 AM Andreus
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** The entire near-death hallucination with Hayley and the Boston Reaper in "Route 66."
5th May '16 6:36:00 PM CanzetTheCoyote
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*NauseaFuel: Antonia Slade throwing up in Reid's hand in the episode "Devil's Backbone".
22nd Apr '16 12:07:01 PM VenomLancerHae
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* {{Anvilicious}} / SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:

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20th Apr '16 9:22:09 PM DesignatedNPC
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** "North Mammon" focuses heavily on the evils of small town life, complete with homophobia, sexism and terrible attitudes towards mental illness.

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** "North Mammon" focuses heavily on the evils of small town small-town life, complete with homophobia, sexism and terrible attitudes towards mental illness.



** "House on Fire": Small town gossip and bullying are really, really bad things.

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** "House on Fire": Small town Small-town gossip and bullying are really, really bad things.bad.



** "The Slave of Duty": ''We get it'', the guy that forces himself into richer, more powerful brunettes' lives and makes them treat him as their boyfriend, all while fancying himself the perfect lover, is a piece of shit! Who thought Prentiss tackling him to the ground and lecturing him, at gunpoint, about how he is going to get buttraped in prison was necessary?

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** "The Slave of Duty": ''We get it'', the guy that forces himself into richer, more powerful brunettes' lives and makes them treat him as their boyfriend, all while fancying himself the perfect lover, is a piece of shit! Who thought Did we need Prentiss tackling him to the ground and lecturing him, him at gunpoint, gunpoint about how he is he's going to get buttraped [[PrisonRape buttraped]] in prison was necessary?to drive it home?
20th Apr '16 7:53:40 PM DesignatedNPC
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* {{Anvilicious}} (though some could say SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped):

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* {{Anvilicious}} (though some could say SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped): / SomeAnvilsNeedToBeDropped:



** "The Slave of Duty": ''We get it'', the guy that forces himself into richer, more powerful brunettes' lives and makes them treat him as their boyfriend, all while fancying himself the perfect lover, is a piece of shit! Who thought Prentiss tackling him to the ground and lecturing him, at gunpoint, about how he is going to get buttraped in prison, was necessary?

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** "The Slave of Duty": ''We get it'', the guy that forces himself into richer, more powerful brunettes' lives and makes them treat him as their boyfriend, all while fancying himself the perfect lover, is a piece of shit! Who thought Prentiss tackling him to the ground and lecturing him, at gunpoint, about how he is going to get buttraped in prison, prison was necessary?



** Averted, however, with Billy Flynn. Why is this aversion notable? Because he's played by [[TimCurry a man]] who once made a DracoInLeatherPants out of an ''[[FernGully amorphous smog cloud]]''.

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** Averted, however, Averted with Billy Flynn. Why is this aversion notable? Because he's played by [[TimCurry a man]] who once made a DracoInLeatherPants out of an ''[[FernGully amorphous smog cloud]]''.



** Considering how often this happens in real life, this may be a (slight) exaggeration of what many women fear daily.



** The great remarks made about JJ in Season 4 after her maternity leave (Jordan: "Don't take her for granted" "You're a family"; Hotch: "We've missed you.") now seem hollow because while the show greatly appreciates JJ, CBS [[ExecutiveMeddling DID take her for granted]] and cut her out without regard for the "family". Her final episode "JJ" reflects this very strongly.
*** There is a certain amount of satisfaction the fans can gain now they've watched CBS realizing what a huge mistake they made and backpedaling as hard as they possibly can to put JJ back in the BAU. It's a nice mixture of happiness that we're getting JJ back, and a feeling of smug superiority [[LaserGuidedKarma watching the executives squirm]].

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** The great remarks made about JJ in Season 4 after her maternity leave (Jordan: "Don't take her for granted" "You're a family"; Hotch: "We've missed you.") now seem hollow because while the show ''show'' greatly appreciates JJ, CBS [[ExecutiveMeddling DID take her for granted]] and cut her out without regard for the "family". Her final episode "JJ" reflects this very strongly.
*** There is a certain amount of satisfaction the fans can gain now they've watched that CBS realizing what a huge mistake they made and backpedaling as has backpedaled hard as they possibly can to put JJ back in the BAU. It's a nice mixture of happiness that we're at getting JJ back, back and a feeling of smug superiority at [[LaserGuidedKarma watching the executives squirm]].



** The season 9 finale toyed with this. [[spoiler: Even before the finale aired, rumors were circulating that Gubler was leaving the show at the end of the season, and these rumors were not helped by the fact that Reid is shot in the neck at the end of part 1, and the teasers for part 2 promised that the BAU was losing a member "forever". However, in the end Reid survives, and the leaving member turns out to be Blake.]]

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** The season 9 finale toyed with this. [[spoiler: Even before the finale aired, rumors were circulating that Gubler was leaving the show at the end of the season, and these rumors were not helped by the fact that Reid is shot in the neck at the end of part 1, and the teasers for part 2 promised that the BAU was losing a member "forever". However, in the end Reid survives, and the leaving member turns out to be Blake.]]



* {{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 are no blood or guts on sight it comes as something goofy. Frank's practically dancing with the scalpel and smiling like a child in Christmas.
** In the opening of "Anonymous", Garcia hands Rossi a call that turns out to be news of the death of an old friend. He's clearly shocked and distraught, Garcia, concerned, asks if she can help, and it's an emotional and well-acted scene that's undercut by the fact that she's still wearing pink kitty ears on her head.

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* {{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 are there's no blood or guts on sight it comes as something goofy. Frank's practically dancing with the scalpel and smiling like a child in Christmas.
** In the opening of "Anonymous", Garcia hands Rossi a call that turns out to be news of the death of an old friend. He's clearly shocked and distraught, distraught. Garcia, concerned, asks if she can help, and it's an emotional and well-acted scene that's undercut by the fact that she's still wearing pink kitty ears on her head.



* TheScrappy: Ashley Seaver. Dear god, Ashley Seaver. It cannot be emphasized how much she is hated by the fanbase.
** Elle Greenaway was not exactly a fan favorite either, although the hatred toward her character is nowhere near as intense as Seaver's.

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* TheScrappy: Ashley Seaver. Dear god, Ashley Seaver. It cannot be emphasized how much she is hated by the fanbase.
Seaver.
** Elle Greenaway was not exactly a fan favorite either, favorite, although the hatred toward her character is nowhere near as intense as Seaver's.



** Sometimes, the show is capable of using 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, Sometimes the show is capable of using 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.



* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Morgan seems to get this at the end of "Gatekeeper" when he [[spoiler:coldly refuses to let the [=UnSub=] at least see his child's birth before being taken away, despite knowing that said [=UnSub=] is driven by a family-related tragedy and a mental illness instead of evil and {{Sociopath}}y]]. It was likely intended to come across as a KickTheSonOfABitch moment, but that kind of falls flat and just becomes difficult to watch when the recipient is a clearly established SympatheticMurderer and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.

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* UnintentionallyUnsympathetic: Morgan seems to may get this at the end of "Gatekeeper" when he [[spoiler:coldly refuses [[spoiler:refuses to let the [=UnSub=] at least see his child's birth before being taken away, despite knowing that said [=UnSub=] is driven by a family-related tragedy and a mental illness instead of evil and or {{Sociopath}}y]]. It was likely intended to come across as a KickTheSonOfABitch moment, but that kind of falls flat and just becomes difficult to watch when the recipient is a clearly established SympatheticMurderer and WoobieDestroyerOfWorlds.as a SympatheticMurderer...



* WTHCostumingDepartment: Whoever was behind Reid's ''reverse-mullet'' '''THING''' of a haircut in season 9 needs to be sent back to cosmetology college. Or maybe grade school. Or pre-K. Seriously, he's supposed to be the "[[{{Bishounen}} pretty boy]]" of the group and they stole quite a bit of the cute factor with that hideous haircut; it's like they decided he was too much of an EnsembleDarkhorse and were ''trying'' to kill his appeal.

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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. Or maybe grade school. Or pre-K. Seriously, he's supposed to be the "[[{{Bishounen}} pretty boy]]" of the group and they stole quite a bit of the cute factor with that hideous haircut; it's It's like they decided he was too much of an EnsembleDarkhorse and were ''trying'' to kill his appeal.
19th Apr '16 8:12:38 AM Naram-Sin
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* SpoiledByTheFormat: Do not trust an episode in which the team catches or positively identifies an apparent UnSub by the 20 minute mark. This is particularly true of [[spoiler:the Season 10 premiere]].

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* SpoiledByTheFormat: Do not trust an episode in which the team catches or positively identifies an apparent UnSub [=UnSub=] by the 20 minute mark. This is particularly true of [[spoiler:the Season 10 premiere]].premiere]].
** Sometimes, the show is capable of using 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.
9th Apr '16 11:43:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Actually averted to a large degree; the show frequently has both special guest appearances and many HeyItsThatGuy character actors, and while they may occasionally be a suspect, they often are just there in a supporting, non-central role. When a well-known actor appears as the killer, they're usually introduced as such right from the beginning of the episode.

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* NarrowedItDownToTheGuyIRecognize: Actually averted to a large degree; the show frequently has both special guest appearances and many HeyItsThatGuy character actors, and while they may occasionally be a suspect, they often are just there in a supporting, non-central role. When a well-known actor appears as the killer, they're usually introduced as such right from the beginning of the episode.
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