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CSI/CSI: Miami/CSI: New York Comparison

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I love CSI. The original. The one set in Las Vegas. And I get very indignant when people call it "CSI: Las Vegas".


It's not CSI ANYTHING, it's just plain CSI.    =)

I've seen CSI: Miami and CSI: New York episodes. I hate CSI: Miami (can't stand Horatio). I will watch CSI:NY to be with my Husband (he likes CSI:NY).

Part of the reason I like CSI is the teamwork, in character and among the actors themselves. No one is "the star" there. They were all relative unknowns... well, unknown to me, before I saw them on the series. They all do important things on their cases. They all work together on different pieces. Gil Grissom is the boss, but he isn't single-handedly The Show every time. He isn't everywhere at once, he doesn't have all the answers, he relies on his staff. It's much more of a team environment than the other series.

That's what annoys me about CSI:Miami. Horatio is "The It". I haven't seen this series for a long time though, so this might have changed.

It's less so with CSI:NY, but still a bit irritating. Maybe it's just my preconceived notions of Gary Sinise (whom I really like and think is a very talented actor in many ways), but I think both the plot of each episode and the continuing storyline revolve around Mac Taylor too much.

It could be that CSI:NY just needs more time, but I get the impression that by the time I'd seen this many episodes of CSI, I knew all of the characters better.



Dec. 13th, 2004 12:21 pm (UTC)
I watch CSI:Miami... I admit it. BUT I watch it because it's so bad. It's like Caruso is trying to do an impression of a real cop... not acting, but parodying. I mean, seriously, what crime lab has a silver Hummer as the crew car?

Where on CSI I find it odd that the supervisor has to say "Bag this and run DNA on the blood" and otherwise micro-manage his team, I find it HILARIOUS when Caruso and his team talk things out "Hmmm.. a bullet, and it appears to have been fired recently, from a weapon. We should try to find the weapon. The weapon that fired it. Check this door for fingerprints, and type that blood. We're looking for a dangerrous individual here, and we can't miss any clue, people."

It's like a 45 minute long haiku of pointless exposition. I watch commercial-free versions of Miami only... I lose interest in the show after 30-60 seconds otherwise.

The interaction between characters is awful, and the acting across the board is pathetic. The writing is poor, and I can only assume that the scripts originate in a room filled with interns and crazy people.

Dec. 13th, 2004 12:49 pm (UTC)
They should make Horatio say "Hark, yonder lies A HOUSE". =D


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