Fans of the very popular CBS crime drama CRIMINAL MINDS seem to be absolutely livid that Canadian-born actress A J Cook won't have her contract renewed. After an avalanche of fan mail, producers of the FBI crime drama will include the actress in two episodes to wind-up her characters role in the show. Likely, producers of the show plan some new character to fill in the role. But fans of the show could not be less happy about any changes, and have warmed to the present cast, thank you.
Part of the appeal of CRIMINAL MINDS is that the series involves some of the most bizarre and outrageous crime stories of any TV show. Sometimes the criminals seem as outrageous as any found in twisted horror films such as the SAW series. And the audience seems to enjoy the various niche roles that each character fills. Both A J Cook and Matthew Gray Gubler seem to be popular actors among younger viewers of the show and give the show some measure of youth appeal. Given this fact it seems difficult to understand why the contract of actress A J Cook isn't being renewed.
CRIMINAL MINDS is popular because it really pushes the edge in terms of crime show content. It will no doubt continue the way. But actress A J Cook will be sorely missed. For many TV viewers one of their favorite crime show babes is A J Cook. Her fresh and young look almost seems to appear much younger than her 31 years of age. And she's a decent enough actress that she's made a real impact on many fans of the series.