Each episode of this series holds a new mystery for the team to unravel. With some seasons listed on Netflix’s streaming platform, it’s perfect for binge-watching. However, not every episode of Criminal Minds is available on this subscription service.
Here’s what we know about the original drama series, Criminal Minds, and how to watch it, both on live television and on subscription services.
‘Criminal Minds’ ran for 15 seasons
Running for several years, the drama series, Criminal Minds, introduced the world to several characters who worked for the FBI. For 11 seasons, Thomas Gibson played BAU unit chief Aaron “Hotch” Hotchner on Criminal Minds.
Other returning characters included the genius Dr. Spencer Reid, portrayed by Matthew Gray Gubler, and the always empathetic Jennifer “JJ” Jareau, played by A. J. Cook.
Together with the other members of the BAU, these FBI agents created UnSub profiles for their cases, oftentimes catching the murderers they’re looking for, other times learning more about themselves.
The series even included appearances from celebrities like Frankie Muniz, Jane Lynch, Cameron Monaghan, and Elle Fanning. After running for 15 seasons, Criminal Minds premiered its last episode.
“I love Criminal Minds and have put my heart and soul into it for the last twelve years. I had hoped to see it through to the end, but that won’t be possible now. I would just like to say thank you to the writers, producers, actors, our amazing crew, and, most importantly, the best fans that a show could ever hope to have,” Gibson said in a statement following his removal from the drama series.
‘Criminal Minds’ is available for streaming on Netflix
This series first premiered on television but has since made the switch to the streaming platform, Netflix. Now, 12 seasons of Criminal Minds, each holding about 20 episodes, are available for binge-watching on any device, thanks to the subscription service.
The 12 seasons do not make up the show’s entire run on television. However, most seasons are listed in the streaming library. Because of the partnership with Netflix, this series isn’t available on rival subscription services like HBO MAX, Disney+, and Hulu.
There are other ways to watch this drama series
Without a subscription to Netflix, there are a few other ways to watch this series. Episodes play on the television network Sundance. Criminal Minds is also available on CBS All Access, a platform that allows subscribers to view already released television shows and movies, as well as live television.
Fans can also purchase digital and physical copies of this series and select seasons, thanks to online retailers like Amazon and eBay. Walmart has Criminal Minds: The Complete Series on DVD available for purchase, although it’ll cost fans over $100. DVDs of complete seasons also are available via Walmart, costing fans about $10 each.