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One of my favorite show is Criminal Minds. I could not wait for this spin-off show. I was so disappointed in the spin-off. The acting was horrible. I especially disliked Whitaker in his role. My husband and I watched the show three times.
I blame the director & his writers.
I think what they should do is have Hotch mentioned how unfortunate it was that Cooper accidently unloaded a full clip on Beth thinking she was the unsub and it would most surely be closed-casket. Afterwards, Cooper would lose his job and then his mind over the entire incident and jump off an overpass killing himself. Then the rest of the team would get disbanded. Mick Rawlins dying in the line of duty because he fell 50 stories through a roof while setting up in a sniper's position while working on another case. Agent Gina Lasalle being hit by a train while chasing an unsub in a car chase...her body never being recognized due to the fact her body was obliterated from the explosion. And finally Prophet...he quits and starts working on a sanitation/garbage truck...only to accidently fall off the truck and get hit by oncoming traffic: an 18-wheeler, a city bus and last; but not least, a Ford F250(all named vehicle doing a least 70 miles and hour mind you). Prophet however does survive th
Everytime I would watch the show it caused me to have an extreme bowel movement due to the show just be garbage. It even made my escrement smell worse than 10 day old garbage due to the stress the show put me through.
I've just started watching the show here in Ireland and I came across this review when I googled the show to find out who was who.
I'm a massive CM fan and was so disappointed with CM:SB. I agree totally with everything you've said...except that part about the "guy with the Irish accent" ...but only because that's not an Irish accent, it's Welsh ;)
I agree that the characters needed more developing, that's what makes a show, especially a spin off. Usually I don't mind cliff hangers, but now that I know that the show is canceled I almost wonder if this was just a desperate attempt to get another season. Honestly, though, I hope they didn't kill off Beth. Out of all the female characters from crime shows, I think she stands out from the pack. She's one of the few females that I can actually believe to be a real FBI agent. Mick was also a favorite of mine, I thought his sniper persona was very interesting. The other characters gave me nothing to be impressed with. Perhaps the writers were too focused on making the cases different compared to Criminal Minds' cases to worry about developing the characters. If that is true, then they made a huge mistake. Cases make for the drama, but the characters are what causes the viewers to come back next week. When I tell others that this shwo was canceled. All the responses were, "I'm not surpri
I didn't mind the show too much. I love the original Criminal Minds, and never saw Suspect Behavior as more then just a quirky spin-off.
I had hoped it lasted a little longer, but in overall I'm not heartbroken over its disappearance. Criminal Minds will be back with another season, and I'm very glad with just that.
However, of course, there's -is- the fact that they ended on a huge cliffhanger. I don't know if TV networks understand this but ending like that is pure torture for the viewer. At the VERY least release some script pages where is explained what happens.
I don't know about the rest of you, but I can't even stretch how often I've been afraid of getting 'into' a show out of fear that they just might cancel on a huge cliffhanger.
It was the same with Flash Forward, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Caprica. Either finish or wrap up your damn shows, geez.
FYI - "the guy with the Irish accent" is British, not Irish
I agree with the critic; the character development was too weak. However, much more of a problem is that it was too much like its parent show so the plots were not distinctive enough to wow me as individual enough to be a new show. I did follow it and would have continued; hoping that the development and story line improved. But my biggest complaint is the total lack of artistic integrity by the money people. Too many really good shows are cut and leaving the viewer with no ending; worse yet, often on a cliff hanger. This is like playing a piece of music and leaving off the last note that gives resolution to the melody and harmony! There should always be a stipulation in contract that any show has to have at least an ending special to complete the story. Would you like to follow a story week after week in a journal only to have them drop the story without printing the ending???
I think that TV Fantic's review on the series, Criminal Minds, Suspect Behaviour, was absolutely correct on many levels, although, having said that, I would like to share my thoughts, from a viewer prospective that may seem fairly unimportant, however, I know it is what stopped me from watching. I was so excited to see this spin off, as I truly am a Criminal Minds fanatic, and could not be more disappointed, after the 1st show. I like, many others, probably gave it a second and third or more chance to engage us to the point of wanting to watch it again......While all the actors are probably great in the right roles, I feel, almost none of these actors fit the roles they were playing. There were two actors, that were incredibly difficult to either hear or understand what they were saying, and I would lose monologue. The actors did not have the style, finesse, and attitude needed to effectively pull off these roles, they were just not believable.....Some other minor things I noticed, tha
CBS didn't give CM-SB a chance. I thought it was an excellent series along with the rest of CBS's crime shows. Please bring it back. You could have at least let it run another season. That last cliff hanger had me looking foward to next season. To bad it won't happen. :-(
I loved this show. They definitely didn't give it a chance. To me, it's much better than the show it spun off from. I loved the cast.
I have lived in Dallas for 4 years and anyone who knows me knows I really can't stand it here - so I'm not saying this because I'm "Texan". I have lived from Alaska to DC to Nashville and everywhere in between....But one of my biggest pet peeves is when TV shows and movies do not do their homework and make huge location/geographical errors. "24" drove my husband crazy because he lived in LA and he knew you could never get anywhere in 10 minutes like they portrayed (...but then again, Bauer could do anything...)
In the last CM:SB episode, "Cowboys Stadium" was pinned on a map - at it's old location as Texas Stadium in Irving. It was demolished over a year ago, and the new Cowboys Stadium (20 miles away) opened in Arlington in 2009. But what I found to be an even more humorous mistake was that in the final minutes, when Whitaker (see, I cant even remember who is who) is walking looking for the street fair - in the background we see a good old California mountain (hill?)! Ha! Love it!
No one gave this show a chance, I believe given time initial problems would have ironed themselves out. Thought the cast were great, loved the plots. Can't believe its been cancelled without good reason. Should at least get to know what happened to tie it up.Very disappointed in decision to cancel, but not first time a potentially great show been cancelled without reason i.e Killer Instinct
dark dreary sets , costumes could not decipher from brown background . hard to watch extremely disappointed as I have watched criminal mind repeats aleast 3 times
I happened to like the show, it had potential to be really good. Yes it had its flaws, but the was the writers not the actors fault. Just like a movie a show is only as good as the script written for it. I have seen so many spin-off shows its not even funny and the first spin-off always takes a minimum of one to two season for the characters to meld and the writers to get it right. CM was not that great its first season either, I can't stand watching those episodes. There has only been one spin-off that that characters really worked well together and the writers got it right and that was NCIS:LA. Take a look at other spin-offs before you go bashing one that didn't work its first season and might find that its true of all of them.
Cannot stand the cast… it was worse than a B rated movie… nothing went together … especially the characters. The main character mumbled and had weird habits… and the short dark haired person was so bad, I was hoping she would not make it through one of the programs I saw just passing through. Now of the episodes were "note worthy"… bad, bad program
Do CSI Houston . We always have drama. A seaport . A nearby beach. Space center. What more do u want? Dallas has none of that.
This review is genius; it's like you read my mind! What were they thinking? I couldn't care less what happens to the characters,and i'm a girl who is really sad about things like that. I was Mortified when they killed Kate in NCIS (seriously?!) and am generally a massive fan of US crime drama. It just didn't work...but bring on CSI Dallas!
Suspect Behaviour wasn’t even given a chance to develop, as a show because the controversy of Criminal Minds and the sacking of AJ and Paget always overshadowed it. Nina Tassler should be ashamed of herself and the way she dealt with the whole situation. Just to bring two characters back into Criminal Minds a whole show had to be axed.
KB Unlike everyone else, I really liked a lot of things about this show. I do agree that the cliffhanger sucks. However, I also think that a show like this one, where it takes time to know the characters, would have been better served by giving us a longer season to see where it was going. I really doing agree with the offense of comments about Jeanne Garafalo's body; I think she's a good actress who deserves more respect than has been given her in some postings here. Looking back, I think the plots could've been tighter as well as the pacing. I really don't think it's essential to have overly young actresses, who don't look more like beach bunnies than profilers on every show on television. However, I'm a Canadian and I lived in the UK for the last four years. I'm an enormous fan of "Spooks"(M1-5) and the pacing of that show kept you on the edge of your seat. In the end, then it really comes down to better writing I guess.
As an adoring fan of all thing crime drama, I was *so* excited for this series. I can't get enough of them, specially Criminal Minds. I love the suspense, the creativity. I love seeing if I can guess the ending. I especially love watching the characters grow and change over the years. That being said, the ONLY character name from suspect behavior I can remember are Cooper and Beth. And probably only because I literally just finished the finale 15 minutes ago. That is exactly why I am not surprised it's canceled.
Cheap shot on the ending though. I hope they at least reference it in the original series so as not to keep us hanging forever.
TL;DR I watched the entire season of Suspect Behavior and can only remember the names of Cooper and Beth--even after just finishing the series finale.
That fat,gross,lefty Jeanne Garafalo is a turn off and it's a joke even casting her,complete with the white trash tats, as a member of law enforcement,particularly an elite unit like the FBI's BAU,which requires an IQ above 100. Sorry Jeanne, you missed the cut on that requirment.
Too bad Air America went bankrupt, it was populated by your ilk and IQ level, Franken,Schultze,Baldwin, what about those HS dropouts that AA looked for to give expert advice, Sean Penn and Sheen?
Rest of cast not bad, Garafalo and her fat behind sinks the ship.
Was it a requirement for the actresses including the guest actresses to have unattractive face lifts? Not one of the characters deserved empathy. Did Forest W. have say in the dreadful casting? If not, he should have.
Bad characters. Boring stories (or maybe the bad characters made the stories seem boring). The characters specialized in inarticulate speed talking. Don't care about any of the characters or their personal or professional lives. And don't care that it ended in a cliff-hanger. Really don't care who shot who. If it should return next season, I won't be tuning in to find the answer.
The original CM team operates like a well oiled machine. The characters are likable and work well together. I've been tuning in since day 1 and still enjoying it.
Think CBS said bring me anything and we'll tell people it's a CM spin-off and we'll have another hit.
Even though I love Garcia, why didn't they use her boyfriend as the red cell computer geek? It would have made more sense and also utilize actor Nicholas Brendan. Just saying.
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