The Best of Criminal Minds

I recently became an avid watcher of the series Criminal Minds, and have been hooked since the very beginning. I’ve always been a fan of crime shows, but CM brings a new element to the crime table: behavioral analysis. The inner mechanisms of the human brain have always fascinated me, and although the show is fictional, I still feel a connection to the behavioral aspect of the show. At times, the show can be pretty intense with the occasional blood spatter (okay that’s an understatement, but you should still check it out for yourself).

I tend to couple crime shows with light-hearted comedies to keep a balance, so in the daytime, I’ll watch Criminal Minds and at night before bed, I watch Friends (my absolute favorite!) Each one of the characters bring a certain aspect to the show that makes them all loveable, but my favorite is the insanely intelligent Dr. Spencer Reid. At the beginning and end of each show, one of the characters reads a quote from a wide range of people while the agents are either on their way to a crime scene or are leaving one, so here are some of my favorites from Seasons 1-4:

“The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living” –Marcus Cicero (Season 3)

“Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls. The massive characters are seared with scars.” –Khalil Gibran (Season 2)

“Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” –Helen Keller (Season 2)

“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.” –Albert Einstein (Season 1)

“In order to learn the most important lessons in life, one must each day surmount a fear.”   

–Ralph Waldo Emerson (Season 2)

“The strength of a family, like the strength of an army, in in its loyalty to each other.” –Mario Puzo (Season 4)

If you’ve never watched this show and you like a good crime show, give this one a chance. I can bet you won’t be disappointed.