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Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior

By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Dark, gritty crime procedural is disturbing ... and dull.

TV CBS Drama 2011
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age 18+

Dang busted

I love this show, and I don't think it's for kids. I think this is better than criminal minds. My husband and I have watched both shows and decided we love this one. Wish this had continued on Disney plus. That's a real shame taking it off Disney. Dang it!!!

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The primetime marketplace is so flooded with crime dramas and police procedurals that audiences certainly aren't clamoring for another, particularly if it's got nothing new to offer. But in the case of Criminal Minds: Suspect Behavior, the network's thought process might have been that, based on the success of Criminal Minds, the world wanted -- no, needed -- a spin-off.

Not so, if you look at the results. Despite the presence of Oscar winner Whitaker, who's already proven himself an acting powerhouse on both the big (The Last King of Scotland) and small screens (The Shield), Suspect Behavior feels hopelessly gray and flat. So much so that not even the ominous cloud of violence hanging over each episode -- or the show's reliance on cases with convoluted "twists" -- inspires you to set the DVR.

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