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I love this show sooo much and I love "Derek Morgan"
Please explain to me what Seaver "brings to the table". Incompetence? An obvious and utter lack of experience? The chance to dumb down the show to insulting levels? An undermining of one of the show's principal conceits: that being a BAU profiler is an elite position one must earn? Also, I don't equate disobeying a direct order and stealing evidence so you can dump your personal issues all over people you think are the grieving family members of a murder victim with "spunk" - immaturity and idiocy, sure, but not "spunk".
This character is useless and awful. She needs to go NOW.
I hate Seaver. She has no point to the show and is still a cadet. And she looks just like JJ. When i started watching it, I didn;t get a good look at her and got really excited because I thought they brought JJ back. why would they replace her with someone who looks just like her?
And does anyone else think that they seem to be reducing the girls screen time on the show?
I thought the introduction was heavy handed with the back story, too much at once. The writers piled on a melodramatic, Mary-Sue-style back-story without us seeing the actual character yet. Also its hugely annoying she looks exactly like JJ, although I do like the actress. I would have preferred to hear more about JJs sisters death, and as they chopped Prentis's screentime to save money, it's also annoying they added a new character.
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I cannot stand the character of seaver...she is a pain and for a cadet just out of the academy she acts like she knows everything....she needs to go and go NOW!!!!!!!
I am guessing they hoped that she would bring more viewers but i don't get it they dropped a.j cook because they said financial. Not that the character of jj was my favorite it wasn't i just find her pointless. She is a dry actress in anything she does if they needed to bring someone in at least bring someone that is good not boring. I don't like her here and i didn't like her on alias i hope she does get somethig else and opts to leave. If an episode focus on her i probably won't watch but since she is just there i just wait till her scene passes
I think Seaver should leave. She is so pointless. I'm not all upset because JJ left, frankly she was not my favourite character on the show, but for the fact that she is a useless character. What does Seaver bring to the table? Nothing! She has no experience, is still a Cadet, and has no prolific experience. I mean come on producers, couldn't think of anything else? Honestly I will stop watching the show if she becomes a regular and Prentiss leaves. I mean I like the show to be tough and exciting and somewhat educational on psychology not about some stupid blonde whose to sensitive to be even near a crime scene let alone in the FBI. Get a hold of reality and cut her off soon. I like this show also not to be all lovey dovey in the BAU team, which I mean to say, I don't want her and Reid to fall in love. Cliche much? I mean CBS tried with JJ and it failed, now a new blonde comes so you try to see how Reid fits with her. I mean that is just really bad plot writing. All in all, Seaver got
Go CBS! its ur lost anyway.. Just a Bad Luck for more episodes rating to come!
Sorry to say I have to say 'Thumbs down' on the new character. I don't doubt the actress did her best, but the character is so formulaic that Kate Hepburn would have difficulty making her credible. As someone else pointed out, a cadet joining an "elite" unit? Please. That's like having a Boy Scout seconded to the Green Berets. Having a father who was a serial killer gives you so unique a perspective you require little training and less experience in order to profile any and all types of rapists, pedophiles, kidnappers, murderers and their assorted disorders -- to limit the list very severely? Was her father a psychiatrist who gave her classes between murders?
All those plot holes aside, the 'young genius/near-genius rebel disobeys orders/finds murderer/displays unbelievable nerve/airs details from childhood trauma/displays understanding of Unsub more acute even than God's/isn't disciplined or fired because she's demonstrated how right she was and how wrong everyone else was' scenario
I am not sure if CBS thinks that CM viewers are dumb, but I am starting to believe so. I was on vacation and thus didn't get a chance to watch the latest two episodes. Usually, I would say thatis a bad thing, but after the last two episodes (and some other episodes before thesetwo, but nothing as badas the last two), I'd say I am glad I wasn't home to watch these episodes when they aired. All this Seaver character brings to the show is melodrama, distraction, and annoyance. Seriously, i s this all they could cook up after they let go of AJ Cook andplayed to no end with Paget Brewster. Oh, and before anyone says it, no, I am not bitter over AJ's firing. Do I like it, no. Do Ithink it was stupid, yes, but that is the way of Hollywood and quite frankly I am tired of people pushing the "AJ" card anytime something negative is said about this character. The fact that this character as a whole stinks has nothing to do with whether AJ got canned or not, so instead of jumping to conclusions, I
JJ is irreplaceble and i am very disappointed with agent Seaver. Her reactions are emotionless and her voice is very monotone!!! She just looks like JJ...
Hmm.. I dont mind the new cast and the reason I stay watch Criminal Mind is because there are no love interest between the team and they solely focus in catching Psycho Criminal. So with this new Lady Cadet in, I hope this show will not stoop to a level where there are relationship between the character in the same Unit like Grissom & Sara in CSI, or that whoisit & Montana Girl in CSI:NY or Tony & Ziva in NCIS... It's so predictable....
I really loved J.J/A.J cook and i didnt want her to leave but i have to admit i really liked what agent seaver brought to the show and i think the writers did a great job , i like the chemistry between spencer reid and her and i hope the relationship grows and can the people who are saying they wont watch the show anymore SHUT UP its because of you that shows get canceled and i love this show , so can you please just watch it because you might end up loving her like we all love emily prentis/paget brewsetr now .
omg, i really hope they dont make agent Seaver a regular member of the BAU team... it will jst ruin the whole show for me. it feels like they got rid of JJ just so they could stick this newbie in. lame.
To be honest, i really liked her! I though i was going to hate her bause J.J was so amazing, but i t hought her character was really well done. And it was nce to see the connection she had wth Reid.
I don't like her. I can't see where they're going with this character and I don't like how they tailored the episode specifically for her, because it wasn't even that good! I find it unrealistic that the BAU would accept and FBI *cadet* into their ranks. From what Criminal Minds fans have been led to believe, the BAU is an elite group of profilers that not just anyone can get into. And yet, just because her father was a serial killer, that makes her *special* enough.
Now just for a moment, I'm going to compare her arrival to that of Emily Prentiss. When Agent Prentiss was introduced, she was only in the beginning and end of the episode. Hotch made it clear that he wasn't so sure about letting an FBI agent skip from a desk job all the way to the BAU. And yet, now we're supposed to believe that he would be perfectly fine, even supportive, of an FBI *cadet* joining the BAU? Also, the episode after that, managed to showcase Emily Prentiss's abilities as a porfiler and how she earned her s
Goober's right; the Super-Cadet belongs in therapy. I honestly didn't like Seaver; she reminded me too much of Clarice Starling, except she was nowhere near as good of a character. I've read Criminal Minds fanfics that have better characters than her, and I really doubt that I will be watching this show once Paget is written out.
I loved her personally. I didnt like JJ leaving but theres nothing anyone can do about it so I went to watch this episode with an open mind. I LOVE the fact that Reid and Ashley might have a connection, it might be nice to see that side of Spencer. All in all I think this series will do fine with this new character.
I like Ashley Seaver, she is really interesting character. I liked JJ too, but she isn't coming back in anyway. So I really hope Rachel will be a new regular.
Did not like the actress or the character at all. I really hope they don't make Seaver a permanent cast. A grossly unsatisfactory replacement for JJ.
I don't know if you were trying to be objective in your analysis of the episode, but your review came off to me as more than a little biased and more than a little loose with the facts. It seemed more of an attempt to make things fit with your theory that JJ is possibly being replaced with a hotshot cadet.
First of all it was Rossi who went to the academy to scout out Seaver. Granted it was at Hotch's behest. But it's a factual error. Second, Agent Seaver didn't go wandering off to do some investigation on her own. She stated she was looking for personal closure through, what she thought, was a victim's family. Third, the 'breakthrough' did not come because she mentioned that the killer's family will be sorry, but because the team figured out that the killer was inadvertently excluded from the original list of suspects.
If I didn't see the episode, from your analysis I would have thought that Agent Seaver was brash and overconfident as opposed to thoughtful and naive. Overall you
Nichols was excellent. I wasn't familiar with her past acting chops. Didn't think CM would survive after Mandy (Gideon) departed but the writers are pretty adept at changing things up. Right now, I'd have to say none of the cast is expendable if the level of excellence, guest stars and writing remains sharp.
Although, I don't think the show could surive losing Hotch and Shemar in one fell swoop.
Felt that criminal minds is losing its substance, something that seperates it from pathetic, flashy crime show like the CSI trilogy. To be honest, they need a media liaison. They really need one otherwise the story wouldnt fit. To be honest, I am sad that JJ is leaving but i felt that Rachel could have been cast as a media liaison instead, so that we may finally have a closure after JJ
Aw man. Yea, just add another blond, CBS, we won't notice the difference. I didn't dislike this new actor, but I didn't like her enough to think she should be a recurring character. There was a lot about the introduction of Seaver's character that I felt was just plain nonsensical. Yes, the seasoned FBI profilers must turn to Super-Cadet (whose daddy was crazy), so that she can profile victim's families in a sloppy, and albeit unprofessional teary-eyed way. Yea right.
I think she's a dipstick for wandering off and not telling Prentiss- or anyone- where she was going. And I hope she isn't going to cry during every case because its too personal for her. I think she belongs in therapy, not the BAU, and shame on Dave for dragging her along.
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