Criminal Minds is a television series based on a branch of the F.B.I known as the B.A.U ( Behavioural Analysis Unit) .
It follows the personal stories of all the characters in the show, as well as solving cases on a weekly basis. It has been very successful in producing both a crime programme and a personal programme, allowing the viewer to immerse themselves in the personal lives of the agents, as well as the criminal side of the show.
However it is also full of little known facts that I have discovered and wanted to share with yourselves.
So lets begin with number 1.....
1) The B.A.U does not have a jet.
Despite being shown on almost every episode of the show, the real life B.A.U does not have a private jet on standby. The F.B.I has stated categorically that this is not true and that the government does provide this.
2) Matthew Gray Gubler hurt his knee in real life
During filming of Criminal Minds, Matthew Gray Gubler hurt his knee in the real world . This lead to multiple issues including having to walk with a cane, have multiple surgeries , excruciating pain and many other things. However due to filming , it was written into the script that Grubler's on screen character would be injured and this would explain the necessity to walk with a cane etc.
3) Mandy Patinkin-who played Jason Gideon- hated it!
Now I was shocked when I read this. I always thought that he liked the show- at the very least. In 2012 , Patinkin told New York Magazine that:
"The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do Criminal Minds in the first place. I thought it was something very different. I never thought that they were going to kill and rape all these women every night, every day, week after week, year after year. It was very destructive to my soul and my personality."
He went on to state that this role was partially the reason that he took his role on Homeland, which is a very good character as well so it looks like everyone benefitted from his departure.
4) Matthew Gray Gubler Is ordained!
In 2014 , Matthew Gray Gubler became an official ordained minister and performed the wedding of former Criminal Minds co-star Paget Brewster and his best friend Steve Damstra in November 2014.
5)Presenting the Profile-doesn't happen.
We often see the Criminal Minds gang stand in front of the cops giving a profile of the unsub. However in real life this is not the way it works. All dynamics give their input and it is often changed in the field, or even just by agents sat round a desk discussing it. Who knew?
Well that's 5 facts for this time, I shall find out more facts and let you guys know what I find. However in the mean time if you have and Criminal Minds facts that you would like to share, then please feel free to do so in the comments section!
Until next time folks-Ciao!