I saw this recently on Showbiz Cheat Sheet recently – ‘Criminal Minds’: Spencer Reid Wears Glasses Because of Matthew Gray Gubler’s Allergy: https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/criminal-minds-why-spencer-reid-wears-glasses-matthew-gray-gubler.html/. Decided it was an interesting addition to this week’s Weirdness Wednesday post. Slightly longer article, but here’s a short synopsis.
As someone who suffers from a few allergies, I highlighted it for this week’s Weirdness Wednesdays as allergies should be taken seriously, a point I hope to get across with this post. Some of my Weirdness Wednesdays posts are silly, but I also like to highlight important issues like this as well. It’s something that many people without serious allergies don’t think about. Before I developed my allergies, I wouldn’t have thought about the issue. Once I had my first allergy, I took it seriously. I am glad he recognized the issue and figured a way around it safely.
Zack Willis March 23, 2021
While Criminal Minds was an ensemble series through and through, nobody was there longer than Matthew Gray Gubler. As Dr. Spencer Reid, Gubler started as a young 20-something with a whole life in front of him and journeyed into midlife thanks to his uncanny ability to get to the bottom of cases. However, near the series’ beginning, Reid’s journey took an unexpected twist, not because of writing but because of Gubler’s real-life medical issues.
Matthew Gray Gubler played Spencer in ‘Criminal Minds’
Criminal Minds is a series about the lives of the FBI’s Behavioral Analysis Unit. Despite a cast of agents, doctors, profilers, and other staples of the genre, the series focused on events through the alleged criminals’ eyes behind the investigations. This take gave it a fresh take on a tried and true genre.
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