Why Criminal Minds Is The Best Crime Show On Television

Why Criminal Minds Is The Best Crime Show On Television


For those who don't know what the show Criminal Minds is, it is based on a team of FBI BAU (Behavioral Analysis Unit) profilers in Quantico Virginia who profile the un-sub (unknown subject) rather than the crimes themselves. It's their job to find out why this person or group is doing the things they do, what the signature stands for that they leave on the body or the crime scene, what their patterns are like, and the all-around behavior of the un-sub.

There are so many great things about this show that I could talk about it all day. However, the most important factor is the characters. You can't help but to fall in love with every single one. They are like one big happy family.

Penelope Garcia:

She's the stylish, flirty, tech-savvy computer geek who helps the BAU gather the information they need to track down the perpetrator(s). She's the only one in the gang who isn't a profiler. She's very bubbly and optimistic (also may have a thing for Derek), and those are only a few reasons why she's so loved.

Jennifer (JJ) Jareau:

JJ first joined the team as their Media Liaison Officer, the person who went out into press conferences and dealt with the press/media. She later became a special agent profiler like the rest of the crew. She is married to Will, a cop, and they have a son named Henry.

David Rossi:

Rossi was a former U.S. Marine, then was recruited into the FBI for his specialty in hostage negotiations, which led him to creating the BAU. After he retired, Rossi returned 10 years later to settle some unfinished business.

Aaron Hotchner (Hotch):

Hotchner is the unit chief of the BAU. He has a rough exterior, but every once in a while he will crack a joke or give a small smile that makes his tough act melt away. Even though he's a little older, he still has the ladies swooning.

Derek Morgan:

Ah, Derek. He's the flirtatious, buff, intelligent profiler who specializes in obsessional and explosive crimes. He holds the FBI self-defense training courses, and he calls Garcia "Baby Girl" — their relationship is one of the cutest friendships I've ever witnessed.

Dr. Spencer Reid:

Where do I start? He's the adorable, socially awkward genius who steals everyone's heart (mine included). He is considered a genius for the following reasons: he graduated high school at 12 years old, he has an eidetic memory, has his PhD in Mathematics, Engineering, and Chemistry...seriously, the list goes on.

When people ask you who your favorite character is, you can't give them an answer. As of right now, these are the main characters of the show. You may have asked, "Where's Gideon or Prentiss?" but I'm just going from the newer seasons and the people who have stuck around (although, Jason Gideon and Emily Prentiss are both amazing as well).

Some people don't want to watch the show because they believe it's "too real" and it's scary. Even though that's somewhat true, I think that in itself is a good enough reason to watch the show. It provides real-life scenarios, and if you ever catch yourself in a scary situation, you might learn what you have to do to protect you or someone else. The episodes involving college students really grab my attention. It's hard to think about, but these things could happen if you're not careful. Always, and I mean always, lock your doors and use the buddy system!

All in all, this is not only my favorite crime show, but my favorite television show ever. If this piqued your interest at all, give this show a try. You may be surprised at how much you like it.

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10 Things Someone Who Grew Up In A Private School Knows

The 10 things that every private school-goer knows all too well.


1. Uniforms

Plaid. The one thing that every private school-goer knows all too well. It was made into jumpers, skirts, shorts, scouts, hair ties, basically anything you could imagine, the school plaid was made into. You had many different options on what to wear on a normal day, but you always dreaded dress uniform day because of skirts and ballet flats. But it made waking up late for school a whole lot easier.

2. New people were a big deal

New people weren't a big thing. Maybe one or two a year to a grade, but after freshman year no one new really showed up, making the new kid a big deal.

3. You've been to school with most of your class since Kindergarten

Most of your graduating class has been together since Kindergarten, maybe even preschool, if your school has it. They've become part of your family, and you can honestly say you've grown up with your best friends.

4. You've had the same teachers over and over

Having the same teacher two or three years in a row isn't a real surprise. They know what you are capable of and push you to do your best.

5. Everyone knows everybody. Especially everyone's business.

Your graduating class doesn't exceed 150. You know everyone in your grade and most likely everyone in the high school. Because of this, gossip spreads like wildfire. So everyone knows what's going on 10 minutes after it happens.

6. Your hair color was a big deal

If it's not a natural hair color, then forget about it. No dyeing your hair hot pink or blue or you could expect a phone call to your parents saying you have to get rid of it ASAP.

7. Your school isn't like "Gossip Girl"

There is no eating off campus for lunch or casually using your cell phone in class. Teachers are more strict and you can't skip class or just walk right off of campus.

8. Sports are a big deal

Your school is the best of the best at most sports. The teams normally go to the state championships. The rest of the school that doesn't play sports attends the games to cheer on the teams.

9. Boys had to be clean-shaven, and hair had to be cut

If you came to school and your hair was not cut or your beard was not shaved, you were written up and made to go in the bathroom and shave or have the head of discipline cut your hair. Basically, if you know you're getting written up for hair, it's best just to check out and go get a hair cut.

10. Free dress days were like a fashion show

Wearing a school uniform every day can really drive you mad. That free dress day once a month is what you lived for. It was basically a fashion show for everyone, except for those upperclassmen who were over everything and just wore sweat pants.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged - A legend returns

One of the top 100 games of the century makes a comeback in an epic way.


17 years ago, the legion invaded the realm of Azeroth, forcing the different races of Humans, Orcs, Night elves, and Undead to make the most unlikely of alliances. There were those who fought for the light while the others wished to banish it. Night and day, the furnaces of Lordaeron burnt bright as the loyal dwarves of Khaz Modan hammer away the swords and shields that would aid the fight ahead.

17 years ago, the young orc warchief Thrall foresaw the fate of his people as meteors of green flames crash upon his lands. He saw the upcoming demise of his clanand ordered a mass evacuation towards a new continent where they shall be safe for generations to come. 17 years ago, the night elves felt a corruption within the Tree of Life, causing them to split into opposing factions: one fought in the name of the Goddess, while the other fought in the name of personal hatred. 17 years ago, a legion of undead came upon the shores of Lordaeron, plaguing the land and defiling the life force of the realm. That was the story of Warcraft, one that spanned continents and races only to join them together for a crucial battle of their history.

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Warcraft was a monument to an entire gaming generation, ranked 2nd best game of all time by German games magazine "GameStar." Its fate, however, was ultimately sealed as computing technology became better and overshadowed the old giant. Plus, with the rise of gaming consoles and handheld gaming devices, PC gaming lost its appeal slowly, and games like Starcraft or Warcraft eventually faded into oblivion.

But over on the horizon, Blizzard Entertainment came to the rescue. Following the success of their previous release of Starcraft: Remastered, they decided to come forth with their next great project: remastering Warcraft 3.

Using a new and revamped engine built over the foundations of the old one, they have rebuilt the world we once loved. Adding to that are new, high definition voices and sound effects that they recorded just for this old game. For the blurry characters of old, the team decided to upscale and remodel all present units to give them the 2019 high-def treatment they deserved. For the old user interface (UI), the development team settled on one that resembled the "Starcraft: Remastered" interface, offering more room for players to look at the gorgeous 4K character models. Also, to fit the new continuity from World of Warcraft, Blizzard opted to alter the story by a small margin, showing promising changes to the revived game.

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However, not everyone was hyped when the game was announced. Many gamers expressed disappointment at Blizzard's move of remastering old games instead of developing new ones. Many, feeling uncomfortable at the company's decision, took to the internet and into forums. Some fans expressed concerns over Blizzard's decision to retcon a game they hold dear Some are unhappy with the graphics not being consistent with characters: unit models look too detailed while buildings look cartoonish.

Despite all this, the general population loved the announcement at Blizzcon. As the game slowly reaches its release date of December 31, 2019, the hype can only go up from here. For those of us who can't hold their excitement, here's a video of the crowd's insane reaction to the announcement:

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