Writing Can Be Murder

November 26, 2007

“Oh” and Criminal Minds

Filed under: Uncategorized — jenniferelbaum @ 9:34 am

We watch Criminal Minds (which is far from the best show on TV, but it is about serial killers so I’ve got to watch).

 So this past Wednesday, just before it came on, I went off on a rant that went something like this:

“This season the computer geek girl’s been shot. Last season the Genius Geek guy who weighs less than any of the women on show was kidnapped and tortured. Before that the woman who was replaced by Spunky Brewster was shot. Why isn’t Tackle Man ever shot? If anyone should be shot it’s him, or maybe the dour dud. The writers of this show are sexist…and macho…and it pisses me off.”

DH’s eloquent reply? “Oh.”

Smart man my hubby.

Now the reason I think Tackle Man (Derek Morgan/Shemar Moore) should be shot, is not because I think his pretty face should be marred (no head wounds for him please!) but because he’s the muscle of the team. He’s the first one in the door. He tackles suspects left and right, and yet, I don’t remember him ever getting hurt. Same thing goes for the leader of the team Dour Dud (Aaron Hotchner/Thomas Gibson) who probably needs to be shot in order to wake up from the coma he seems to be in.

So anyway, I go off on this rant and then the writers actually managed to surprise me by giving the Pretty PR Chick (JJ/A.J. Cook) something to do besides make nice to the local cops and look worried.

This means they’re partially redeemed in my book, but I swear, if they have Spunky Brewster (Emily Prentiss/Paget Brewster — I call her Spunky because I can’t ever remember Paget and I know she’s not Punky Brewster) shot or kidnapped during May Sweeps (which come to think of it probably won’t air because of the Writer’s Strike) well then, I’m going to have to do some serious ranting!

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1 Comment »

  1. I don’t watch Criminal Minds, but I share your frustration. Maybe viewers should go on strike once in a while to wake up the networks and force them to expect a little bit of logic now and then. I’m already planning a Smallville rant.

    Comment by bgardner — November 26, 2007 @ 12:45 pm


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