Written by my friend Roosevelt Spence
New York satellite tv often shows repeats of Criminal Minds. It is a drama that follows a team of profilers from the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit at Quantico Virginia. The show focuses on thinking like the criminals and hunting them down. Mandy Patinkin will be seen as the head of the team in some of the repeats. His character was very smart and often pushed his team. Thomas Gibson plays Unit Chief Aaron Hotchner. He struggles with having a family and working a demanding job. Joe Mantenga joined the show after Patinkin left and became the FBI BAU Supervisor. Another character is Supervisory Special Agent Derek Morgan, played by Shemar Moore. His temper usually gets the better of him but he is very confident. Probably the smartest and youngest member of the team is Dr. Spencer Reid (Matthew Gray Gubler). He has many BAs and Doctorates and remembers everything. Another character is JJ, played by AJ Cook. She is the team's liaison with local police agencies and the media. The team's Technical Analyst is portrayed by Kirsten Vangsness. She can access any computer account and is very quirky. Another Special Agent is portrayed by Paget Brewster. She can speak several foreign languages and tried to undermine Hotchner. The show can be very dark and definitely gets into the minds of how killers think and act.