Profiling Criminal Minds takes an in-depth look at the most successful serial killer-themed television show of all time. Each week Sheila and Dan watch a trio of episodes and dig deep into everything from plot to direction to Spencer Reid’s fascinating tendency towards self-endangerment. In addition to this exhaustive look at Criminal Minds, the hosts also compare, contrast, and contextualize other serial killer-themed fiction, from Manhunter through UnSub to The Inside and beyond! Join them on their journey through one of the most interesting explorations of the heart of darkness ever aired.
Wire in the Blood 202: The Darkness of Light
Dr. Redmond is befuddled at times, Dan explains, and the "witch" is dead.
Wire in the Blood 201 - Still She Cries
A very disturbing episode. Tony's graduate student melts down, Maggie finds a paperclip and the epilogue is sad.
Wire in the Blood 103 - Justice Painted Blind
Gut instinct or evidence? Be surprised at the answer this episode give us!
Bonus Episode - Better Call Saul Season 6 Part 2
We just couldn't wait. We just had to discuss these first 2 episodes!!
Wire in the Blood Episode 102 - Shadows Rising
So different from the first episode but the journey is just beginning.
Wire in the Blood Episode 101: The Mermaids Singing
Meet Tony Hill - Dan's #10 for the scale of 1-10 in "Did profiling help in solving the case?" on his Castle Vardulon blogs about Criminal Minds.
There are a lot of parts of this show I really like, the witty commentary, and the biting analysis. However I think they really misunderstood Spencer Reid on a really deep level and the reason is really upsetting considering the way neurodivergent people are often dismissed by psychologists who almost never understand autistic and neurodivergent people. They minimize his issues all down to trauma with his mother, which is certainly part of it but Reid is also very very clearly autistic. Things like his toleration of bullying most autistic watchers of the show see as a manifestation of our experiences. Many autistic people including myself are very vulnerable to certain types of bullying because we don’t realize we’re being bullied, this is something I see in spades with Spencer. His difficulty or avoidance of romance could be because of social awkwardness, trauma, and other factors related to his neurodivergence, or he could simply be on the demisexual to asexual spectrum. He stims a great deal, and this is often something he’s teased for, and it’s something you don’t really mention. I’m very surprised that even in episodes like Coda you’re very dismissive of the idea that Reid is autistic, or don’t mention it at all, even though this is mentioned in the show and is a very common reading of Spencer particular by autistic fans.
I don’t if this is going to come as petty or not but it kind of annoyed me because when you guys talked about the bridge crossing to Canada you were definitely not talking about the right bridge (in the To Hell and Back podcast). The bridge that the vet attempts to cross and crashed into the toll booth in is the Blue Water Bridge and is not in Detroit (it’s in a town about an hour north) and it is clearly stated in the ep that it’s a different city
Why would anyone want to sit here and listen to these to arrogant jerks trash a successful TV show? This podcast is pointless and juvenile. Save your battery and listen to some paint dry instead.