Category Archives: Behavioral Analysis Unit

‘Criminal Minds’ season 13 spoiler: Shemar Moore returns …

Shemar Moore returns as Derek Morgan in “Criminal Minds” season 13Facebook/CriminalMinds

Fan favorite Derek Morgan (Shemar Moore) will return as a guest star on action series “Criminal Minds” season 13.

Morgan will be back for the season’s fifth episode titled “Lucky Strikes” to assist a Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) member who is very close to his heart. In the episode airing on Oct, 25, Penelope Garcia (Kirsten Vangsness), who Morgan fondly called “Baby Girl” in the series, will have to deal with a case that needs Morgan’s expertise. Of course, he would not be able to resist.

Morgan, who was a member of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s BAU from 2005 to 2016, was last seen during the season 12 finale. It was the first time he returned after a narrow escape from kidnappers, which pushed him to leave the bureau to keep

Read more at: https://www.christiantoday.com/article/criminal.minds.season.13.spoiler.shemar.moore.returns/116104.htm

Mindhunter Review: An Appealingly Repulsing Serial Killer Study

CBS’s long-running procedural Criminal Minds chronicles the grim exploits of the F.B.I.’s Behavioral Analysis Unit, giving us a gruesome murder a week (well, it’s usually a murder—and sometimes it’s not just one) as highly skilled agents craft a psychological profile of the unknown subject—an “unsub”—to crack the case. The show, being a CBS procedural, is often witless and goofy, unrelentingly dark as it is. (The writing team has to come up with more and more elaborate ways for a person to die with each new episode—a pile of bodies now stacked up 13 seasons high.) A lot of its whizzing technical talk—the credulous way these profilers rely on what seem like a lot of broad inferences and guesswork—gives Criminal Minds a strong whiff of make-believe. Wouldn’t it be nice if these techniques were applicable in real-world crime-solving?

Actually, they kind of are. Clunky as Criminal Minds may be, it is based,

Read more at: https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2017/10/mindhunter-netflix-review

Scoop: CRIMINAL MINDS on CBS – Wednesday, November 1, 2017

BWW Review: GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL 2 is a Hilarious, ‘Small’ Story

I settled into a screening of VOL. 2, it was with a twinge of nervousness that the sequel would not …

Read more at: https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwtv/article/Scoop-CRIMINAL-MINDS-on-CBS-Wednesday-November-1-2017-20171017

Netflix’s ‘Mindhunter’: All the Real Serial Killers, From Ed Kemper to BTK

Netflix’s Mindhunter is loosely based on the non-fiction book Mindhunter by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker, former FBI agents who coined many of the terms we use to describe serious criminals today. Douglas and Olshaker invented criminal profiling, especially with serial killers, as part of a large trend. They analyzed the behaviors and private lives of American history’s worst offenders, from Jeffrey Dahmer to Ted Bundy.

If David Fincher’s Mindhunter feels a bit like Silence of the Lambs, that’s because Douglas was the real-life inspiration for fictional FBI Special Agent Jack Crawford, the protagonist in Thomas Harris’s Hannibal Lecter novels. In fact, many of the characters in Mindhunter are based on real people, including the murderers that Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), the character based on Douglas, and his partner Bill Tench (Holt McCallany) interview and discuss. Below is a full explanation of who’s real, who’s imaginary, and how the local news described each string of killings.

Serial killers who appear in Mindhunter

Read more at: http://www.newsweek.com/mindhunter-serial-killers-ed-kemper-dennis-raider-btk-686399

Mindhunter S01 Review – A compelling look at the history of modern criminal profiling

Mindhunter is Netflix’s new series based on the history of criminal profiling in the FBI. If the name was familiar to you before the series, you’ve probably already guessed that it’s based on the work of former FBI profiler John Douglas.

In the series, Douglas is reimagined as Holden Ford (Jonathan Groff), a Quantico instructor who’s so earnest it makes my teeth hurt. A chance meeting with sociology postgrad student Debbie (Hannah Gross) piques his curiosity about what academia knows about criminology that the Bureau doesn’t. He attends some classes at UVA, but still doesn’t feel like he’s cracked the criminal mind. He’s then invited to shadow veteran agent Bill Tench (Holt McCallany), a character based on  former agent Robert Ressler. Tench travels around the country, teaching police departments the latest in FBI know-how. But as Ford is figuring

Read more at: https://www.cultofwhatever.com/2017/10/mindhunter-s01-review-a-compelling-look-at-the-history-of-modern-criminal-profiling/

The Alienist Trailer, Release Date for Luke Evans and Daniel Bruhl Crime Drama

TNT’s television adaptation of Caleb Carr’s quasi-historical 1994 crime novel The Alienist represents an intriguing peak television offering. Showcasing its two high-profile primary stars in Daniel Bruhl and Luke Evans, the upcoming historically-themed crime series has released its debut trailer, showing the duo in 1896 New York, each bringing distinctive skill sets to solve a sting of murders.

The Alienist Release Date

TNT has finally announced the release date for The Alienist. The NYC-set Victorian-era crime drama is set to debut on TNT on Monday, January 22, 2018 at 9 p.m.

The Alienist Trailer

With the release date announcement, TNT also releases a new trailer for The Alienist, complementing the one we got back in May. This new clip delves further into the modus operandi of Daniel Bruhl’s Dr. Laszlo Kreizler, whose profession of an “alienist” has him attempting to synthesize concepts of forensics and psychology into a revolutionary (for the 1896,) approach

Read more at: http://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/the-alienist/260320/the-alienist-trailer-release-date-for-luke-evans-and-daniel-bruhl-crime-drama

‘Criminal Minds’ season 13 episode 4 spoilers: BAU hunts down drone-flying killer

Promotional poster for “Criminal Minds” on CBS.Facebook/ CriminalMinds

In the next episode of “Criminal Minds,” the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) led by Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) race against the clock to catch a stealthy killer who uses hi-tech drones to murder his victims.

The trailer for the upcoming installment titled “Killer App” was recently released and showed Prentiss telling an agent the seriousness of the case. “This unsub [unknown subject] has killed almost seven people,” she said chillingly. Apparently, the killer uses military drones in strikes to take down enemy targets. The murderer’s back is shown as he inspects and fixes his state-of-the-art killer drone. These devices prove to be stealthy as one is shown going downwards and looking inside the back of a car.

The case takes a turn for the worse when Prentiss accuses a manager for something that could turn the whole

Read more at: https://www.christiantoday.com/article/criminal.minds.season.13.episode.4.spoilers.bau.hunts.down.drone.flying.killer/116153.htm

‘Criminal Minds’ season 13 episode 4 spoilers: BAU on the chase for drone-flying killer

Promotional poster for “Criminal Minds” on CBS.Facebook/ CriminalMinds

In the next episode of “Criminal Minds,” the Behavioral Analysis Unit (BAU) led by Emily Prentiss (Paget Brewster) race against the clock to catch a stealthy killer who uses hi-tech drones to murder his victims.

The trailer for the upcoming installment titled “Killer App” was recently released and showed Prentiss telling an agent the seriousness of the case. “This unsub [unknown subject] has killed almost seven people,” she said chillingly. Apparently, the killer uses military drones in strikes to take down enemy targets. The murderer’s back is shown as he inspects and fixes his state-of-the-art killer drone. These devices prove to be stealthy as one is shown going downwards and looking inside the back of a car.

The case takes a turn for the worse when Prentiss accuses a manager for something that could turn the whole

Read more at: https://www.christiantoday.com/article/criminal.minds.season.13.episode.4.spoilers.bau.hunts.down.drone.flying.killer/116153.htm

SC: Malaysians should start planning and investing for the future

(From left) Bursa Malaysia chairman Tan Sri Amirsham A Aziz, Ranjit, Khairy, SC deputy chief executive Datuk Ahmad Fairuz Zainol Abidin, and SC chief regulatory officer Foo Lee Mei pose during the opening of InvestSmart Fest 2017.

KUALA LUMPUR: With the growing sophistication of the capital market, and the increasing number of financial and investment decisions, the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) urged Malaysians to be more mindful of their financial planning by improving their financial and investment literacy.

SC chairman Tan Sri Ranjit Ajit Singh highlighted this during the InvestSmart Fest 2017, which is an initiative by SC.

Officiated by Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia Khairy Jamaluddin at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, the three-day InvestSmart Fest aims to promote financial and investment literacy in order to enhance investor empowerment.

Themed ‘Invest For Your Future’, InvestSmart Fest 2017 is in line with

Read more at: http://www.theborneopost.com/2017/10/16/sc-malaysians-should-start-planning-and-investing-for-the-future/

The week in TV: Our Girl, Snowfall, Norskov, GameFace and more

Our Girl (BBC1) | iPlayer
Mindhunter (Netflix) | Netflix
Snowfall (BBC2) | iPlayer
Norskov (C4) | All 4
GameFace (E4) | All 4
Lucy Worsley’s Nights at the Opera (BBC2) | iPlayer
Australian Wilderness with Ray Mears (ITV) | ITV Hub

I’m possibly irrationally biased against Our Girl from the very start, though the first series had a few nice touches. I suspect it’s simply the title, with its reference to “our boys” and unthinking tabloid tub-thumps, still spaffing on about the Falklands. This third series looks to be trying to dishearten me even further.

The premise is that there is a feisty, outspoken, heart-of-gold army medical lass – in the first series it was EastEnders’s Lacey Turner, now it’s Michelle Keegan, ex-Corrie – out there amid the dirt and the danger and the bombs and the macho

Read more at: https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2017/oct/15/the-week-in-tv-our-girl-snowfall-norskov-game-face-lucy-worsley-ray-mears-review