One of my all time favorite tv show is Criminal Minds, I’ve followed the show for years and was so disappointed when it ended. However, I was also incredibly excited when I learned there was a revival and we would get a new season. That first season recently concluded and I wanted to share my thoughts. So let’s jump in!
A group of criminal profilers who work for the FBI as members of its Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) using behavioral analysis and profiling to help investigate crimes and find the suspect known as the unsub.
This season was a bit different from what we are used to. Instead of a new unsub every week, we followed one for the whole season. And we find out who it is right away. The season has 10 episodes and can be streamed on Paramount+.
Most of our favorite characters are on the show, but not everyone returned unfortunately. I personally miss Reid the most but I still hope we might see him in a later season. Because yes, the show has been renewed for a second season!
The season starts after the Covid pandemic and the team isn’t exactly the same as we last left them. There have been personal developments you will learn about throughout the season but the work is also somewhat different. The pandemic left its mark but I loved seeing the team band together to do what they do! I know not everyone was a fan of some of the interactions (or lack of them) but overal I was definitely happy with what we got.
As I said, we follow one unsub throughout the season. I loved this storyline a lot! It definitely had some brutal moments but I wouldn’t expect anything less with a serial killer like this. They also managed to give us a couple of other killers and I enjoyed it all a lot. One other thing that was different was the cursing haha. Since this wasn’t produced for cable tv, they were allowed to curse. I wasn’t bothered by it at all and will admit I didn’t even realise right away but I know some people didn’t like it.
We are left with a bit of a cliffhanger at the end of the final episode. It’s not too bad where I need the next season this second but I’m definitely curious! I’m excited to learn more about the second season and I truly hope this has been the start of a long and prosperous revival.
Were you a Criminal Minds fan? Did you watch this new season yet? I would love to hear your thoughts! Did you enjoy is as much as I did? Let me know in the comments!