Tuesday, November 17, 2015
CRIMINAL MINDS Season 11 - 1107. Target Rich - Review
What stood out to me in this episode wasn’t actually the main case - it was overall case of the week and nothing overly special occurred within it (I found it to be competent and by the numbers) -but rather the unique character beats.
Criminal Minds has always been the characters - they are why people come back week after week. The moments where JJ reaches up and hugs the typically stoic Hotch or where you see Garcia crying in the darkness, these are the ones we talk about, and dwell on. A mark of a good show - the reason this one is still on the air - is its ability to make you feel like you could be friends with a character or at least understand them if you were drinking beer with them; after all of these years, I feel like we have earned that familiarity entirely and this episode - even with a case that was very much Criminal Minds ordinary - gave me a lot of character meat to chew on.