Criminal Minds: 15 Interesting Facts (Part 1)

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Criminal Minds started in 2005 and features a prestigious squad of government agents who analyze the darkest of criminal psychology. We are here to tell you a little more about this show. Be sure to come back for part two.

Number Fifteen: Every Character Has a Personal Trauma

The show’s creators did this intentionally. They feel as though the personal story of the agent has to have the same intensity or dramatic weight as the case they are working on.

Number Fourteen: Criminal Minds Features Symbolic Imagery

Fans may remember the scene where Rossi shot the dock the first time he appeared in the show. This was meant to symbolize a farewell to the character he was taking the place of, who enjoyed bird watching.

Number Thirteen: Dr. Reid is ‘Technophobic’

I didn’t even know this existed, but apparently it’s possible to be afraid of technology. This man won’t touch computers or a smart phone, and would rather use an abacus than a calculator. Pretty old fashioned.

Number Twelve: The Producer Played a Corpse

In Season 4, the writer of the show appeared briefly as a dead body. He actually begged for this role because he is an avid Star Trek fan and it gave him a chance to work with Wesley Crusher.

Number Eleven: Unrealistic Story Qualities

Some of the characters are portrayed living lives that don’t add up in real life. For example, one of the characters went to law school, worked as a lawyer, joined the FBI, and worked his way to a high position in his career, all while barely aging at all.

Number Ten: Dr. Reid has an MIT degree, Accidentally

Frazier, the writer of Season Seven’s episode, “Painless” confused MIT with another school, and the goof was noticed by no one. This was lucky for him!

Number Nine: “Presenting the Profile” Doesn’t Really Happen

The show portrays certain things about this career, such as “presenting the profile”, which isn’t a real thing. On the show, the agents present their material in front of people who take notes. This is not how it actually goes down, and the real thing is quite a bit less formal or exciting. We hope you enjoyed part one of this list. Part two is coming soon.

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