Remember that TV series, Profiler?
I watched the re-runs of it back in 2000-01 (and I'm going to be completely honest here -- I watched it because Julian McMahon was in it -- he was, at that time (2000-01) playing Phoebe's hot demon-boyfriend, Cole, on Charmed). Anyway, what brought this tv gem out from the recesses of my mind? I saw former Fratelli Brother, Robert Davi, (OMG please tell me you know who the Fratelli brothers are?!?!) on a Criminal Minds (my mother is addicted to that show and cannot go one night without watching it. Help!) ep last night. And you know when things just hit you? It hit me then and there, "Hey Nick, remember that that tv show, Profiler?"
Profiler centered on an FBI team who specialized in capturing serial killers. They were looking for one in particular, Jack-of-All-Trades, who was the nemesis of the FBI profiler Dr. Samantha Waters. Sam had the ability, as the Profiler, to look at things from Jack's point of view (I always thought this was a kind of second-sight thing, but I could be wrong there. Sometimes my imagination gets away from me and puts supernatural stuff everywhere ;-). In some ways it was a good precurser to Bones or Criminal Minds or even CSI -- you have a crime, and an FBI team who tries to catch the perp by the end of the episode or in some cases, series arc.
The only weird thing about Profiler is that its main character, Sam Waters, well -- she leaves after the first three seasons. Season 4 featured the same premise, but a new Profiler. Just weird to have a show centering on a Profiler who is then replaced, you know? Kind of like Hex, which started out with all the focus on Cassie, and then in the second season, we had a totally new protagonist. I mean, if you're going to make a show centering on a main character, and calling it after said main character... just sayin'
But overall, Profiler was a good show and the protagonist in it reminded me of the tough Vicki Nelson from the gone-but-not-forgotten TV show Blood Ties (sigh!).
Anyway, this was just a blast from the past of my memory banks and I thought, "What better place to talk about this than my blog?" Thanks for reading and check back tomorrow as it's not Writer's Wednesday, but Witches' Wednesday -- I'm inspired by Anne Rice's The Witching Hour that I'm currently reading to focus on the lovely ladies who've been so often misunderstood throughout time.
Which witch will be featured tomorrow? You'll have to stop by to find out!