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August 30 2013 5:42 PM ET
5. DVD: Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season
We’ll go to the ends of the earth to watch queer actress Kirsten Vangsness as Criminal Minds tech guru Penelope Garcia, which is why rumors that she may not return next season are all the more distressing. But we’ll console ourselves with the new DVD set Criminal Minds: The Eighth Season, which hits stores Tuesday. First, there’s the hottest team fighting crime on TV (in addition to Vangsness, the cast includes — in order of sexiness — Shemar Moore, A.J. Cook, Matthew Gray Gubler, Joe Mantegna, Thomas Gibson, and Jeanne Tripplehorn) as well as the strangest criminals (just Google “the Replicator”). In addition to all 23 episodes of the eighth season, the six-disc DVD collection boasts 10 exclusive featurettes, including a look back at the last season and the Replicator arc (which Vangsness and Cook host), several Profiler’s Handbooks (vignettes where guest stars such as Mackenzie Phillips and Meshach Taylor, series stars, filmmakers, and experts weigh in on particular issues, crimes, or killers), and more.