** If you haven’t watched this weeks Criminal Minds Season Premiere, you may want to wait on reading this. Though I won’t mention really any specifics, I will make references of things I enjoyed and such and that could ruin your viewing. **
So I sat down tonight and watched the Season Premiere from last night’s Criminal Minds. Admittedly, though I love the show (been a loyal fan/show watcher since the very beginning), I was hesitant to the change of Paget Brewster’s exit and Jeanne Tripplehorn’s entry. As Penelope Garcia said on the episode, I don’t like change…. for me it’s especially true when they mess with my favorite shows!
I’ll say that I did appreciate how the mentioned the Emily Prentiss character as still included in the BAU “family” by having Morgan and Garcia just arriving back from the UK and visiting her. That was a nice touch and did help me at least, with the sting of that character’s absence. As for the new Alex Blake character only time will tell. I admit that I have never been a Jeanne Tripplehorn fan and perhaps it’s because she has never had a character I really liked that I’ve come across. Perhaps it’s something else. With that said, I do love Criminal Minds and the whole team. It’s the team and the team dynamic of the characters that keep me so interested in this show. So, I’ll definitely be sticking around and sure hope I get to like this new character.
The season opener case was good and as usual the team was amazing. I also appreciated how the show’s writers worked in the awkwardness of missing a former team member and gaining a new one. I appreciate that the writers are having some of the team mimic basically the ambiguity that the audience is feeling right now (well, at least I am) about this new team member. We will just have to wait and see.
As for the amazingly talented Paget Brewster, I also watched tonight her Law & Order:SVU episode and she great. The episode was great. Admittedly, I was not thrilled how her character ended; yet, I did suspect it. Excellent job though. And yes, it was nice to see Paget Brewster in something else. However, if you really want to see her in something fabulous and you’re in Los Angeles, check out The Thrilling Adventure Hour (http://thrillingadventurehour.com/) That show is awesome, with some unbelievably talented people and Paget Brewster is incredibly funny.
Thanks for reading!