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Five stars for the team of actors, two stars for the story writters
on April 9, 2014
I loved this series and watched it for years. However, the roles and the dialog has become mechanical with a dialog written to fit the expected personality of characters played by great actors. This is downgrading the great team of actors, and is mainly due to the episodes writers. Their creativity appears to be drying out...The earlier Seasons' episodes did communicate to the spectator excitement by offering new discovery of nuances of the agents personalities, and interaction among them, under unexpected events of the story. This essential ingredient of the story, appears to have gone away...The success of the NCIS was based not as much on the events, inside the episode's story, as it was based on the dynamics between the characters of the agents. Criminal Minds actors should be given better stories with emphasis on the play between the personalities of the agents, and their professional mastery in solving the cases. The "normal" spectator does not identifies himself/herself with the criminal, nor needs the spectacle of the grotesque/sick actions of the criminals' upon the victim...The spectator identifies with the agents' characters, their professionalism and their struggles in facing criminal minds and actions while struggling to solve the case... If the writers cannot do better then there will be no future to this great series....