Criminal Minds Review: "Dislocation Boogie"

Tonight's episode loped right past disturbing and dove straight into the dark pond of torture porn.  To say that it's difficult to ignore the image of the girl getting her arm sockets deliberately dislocated by the sadistic UnSub - while processing the rest of the episode - is an understatement.

We're used to seeing the writers of Criminal Minds allude to cruel treatment of victims without overtly displaying much of it.  We would see the axe begin to fall before the scene abruptly changed, and that would be enough.  The writers left it up to our imagination to fill in the blanks.  This scene was a departure from the norm, and was tough to watch. Read More...


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Dec 27, 2012 11:34PM EST

I’m not sure that a departure from the norm is such a bad thing this is show. There is always a lead in to a horrific crime, but never the actual crime. I know my imagination is definitely more vicious than a TV show, which has to be edited anyway. Criminal Minds has always captured me on a mental level, so I look forward to seeing a little more of the physical part of the crime. Unfortunately, I missed Dislocation Boogie on Wednesday, since I work nights at DISH, but my DISH Hopper prevents me from missing the show entirely. It’s set to auto-record the big 4 networks during prime time hours using PrimeTime Anytime giving me a chance to catch up on any show, especially Criminal Minds.

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