The cases of the F.B.I. Behavioral Analysis Unit (B.A.U.), an elite group of profilers who analyze the nation's most dangerous serial killers and individual heinous crimes in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.
Matthew Gray Gubler,
A spin-off of NCIS (2003) about the local field office of NCIS that investigates criminal cases involving military personnel in The Big Easy, a city known for its music, entertainment and decadence. This colorful city that harbors a dark side is a magnet for service personnel on leave, and when overindulgence is followed by trouble, Special Agent Dwayne Pride's team is at its best.
The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
We've got Gary 'Ironing board' Sinise, yep that guy whose wooden acting skills helped sink CSI:NY, and a team of mixed ethnicity experts, that fly around in a plane rescuing hapless Americans that have found themselves dire situations in foreign lands. Foreign = scary.
The cargo plane they fly in is a 737-400 that seems the same size inside as a Hercules, but with a 1st class executive lounge in it too. Did they borrow it from Dr Who?
In the cargo plane they bring a bunch of Shiny vehicles that are registered to the place they are going to? Eh? So they stockpile foreign plated vehicles in the USA and fly them to other countries? How effective! You'd never rent or use diplomatic vehicles at your destination would you? All the Thai police spoke fluent English, as though they actually lived in the USA, and one of the FBI team even spoke fluentish poorly pronounced Thai. Also the other Thais seemed overjoyed that the international FBI team are in their country hand hand over their police station, to work under the FBI, with barely the slightest complaint! It's not as if Asians would get annoyed by being bossed around by American special agents in their own country. The locations look like they were mostly filmed a Californian Orange grove, kind of like Sons of Anarchy, but with a few Thais wondering around to give it authenticity.
The best thing about the original series was the psychological and intellectual analysis, this was lacking too, the bad guy 'felt bad'? He wasn't a heavily depressed, suicidal, mentally unstable narcissistic sociopath? Would long words confuse the TV audience? If they believe anything like this TV programming could be real, then probably, yes.
The whole idea is so incredibly unlikely and poorly conceived that I cannot even suspend my belief enough to even tolerate watching this crap again.
As with the 2nd grade CSIs, this money grabber spin-off will likely weaken the whole franchise and see it end earlier. Surely they could have come up with something better than this?
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