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The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« on: February 02, 2007, 01:08:17 AM »
For years our brains have been bombarded by scenes of autopsies, methods of DNA collection and lukewarm dialogue and stories. CSI started off as a great show that was actually interesting... then a few years later it became your run of the mill AAS (Awful Acronym Show). So Jerry Bruckheimer, noting that his series was going into the crapper but still inexplicably earning excellent ratings demanded that two more shows be made... New York and Miami. The interest factor simply has never been there, the characters aren't entertaining, compelling or interesting. Worst of all, NONE of them in any of the series have chemistry anymore, they sit there talking blandly about their insistence on performing a "Rhubard decomflibobulator roflaxamine jingwindu test" while people stand around doing tests and inane music plays for 2 whole minutes with no dialogue. Honestly, CSI needs to die, big time. If you want good acronym shows, I highly recommend NCIS and JAG.


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2007, 03:05:10 AM »
THANK YOU!  I thought I was the only one who hated those shows!  The audience must consist chiefly of meth addicts, because there's no other way I can imagine finding these unoriginal pieces of rubbish entertaining.  Seriously, I tried watching it while I was huffing paint and I still had to change the channel.  Then again, I feel the exact same way about CBS in general.  Booooooring. ::)
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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2007, 06:10:15 AM »
I only liked the original CSI because William L. Petersen.  I think he's really good in the part of Grissom but he's gone now (I read somewhere it was because he thought the spinoffs were crap too but I'm not sure where or how true that is).  Now that he's gone, there's no reason to watch.

I have a friend who thinks David Caruso is just as good in Miami.  I think not.  I have watched CSI New York because Gary Sinise is, in theory, a great actor but my interest just isn't there.
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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #3 on: February 02, 2007, 06:13:35 AM »
I only liked the original CSI because William L. Petersen.  I think he's really good in the part of Grissom but he's gone now (I read somewhere it was because he thought the spinoffs were crap too but I'm not sure where or how true that is).  Now that he's gone, there's no reason to watch.

I think he's coming back, it's just a break.  I still quite like CSI, but it's insistence of the "two cases solved per week" leaves little room for characterization.  I watched Miami for a while but realised that apart from Emily Proctor, I hated all of the characters involved.  New York has a good cast, but suffers in comparison to the original. 


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #4 on: February 02, 2007, 10:09:53 AM »
I still like the original, but it's not appointment viewing. I catch it when I can.

I loathe the David Caruso character from Miami with the intensity of a thousand suns. That smug asshole just HAS to save the day in EVERY SINGLE EPISODE! The show couldn't be more transparent if they had him walk on water or heal some lepers. My wife and I actively watched it for the first two seasons just to openly loathe him.

I've only seen a couple of the NY episodes, but nothing there made me eager to come back for more.


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2007, 12:20:26 PM »
what people forget is that its a serious show about a serious JOB.  And like any job it gets boring.  :)


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #6 on: February 02, 2007, 12:29:03 PM »
I only liked the original CSI because William L. Petersen.  I think he's really good in the part of Grissom but he's gone now
Well said, yes he is a great actor. But even his fine acting cannot save the show, especially since as you just pointed out he has left the show, and now that he has I think it's more than enough cause to cancel the show. As for Gary Sinise... I mean he's cool but he's got no character anomalies that make him the least bit compelling. He's no lieutenant Dan.


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #7 on: February 02, 2007, 01:35:58 PM »
heheh..you can thank Dick Wolf for starting the ball rolling with the 50 different law & order's.

love the original. love william peterson..didn't even know he's gone because i watch everything on dvd.

miami-can't stand david caruso. how he has a job as an actor is beyond me. still like some of the stories

NY-love gary sinise. love the gritty NY look of the show...but...something's just missing. it's not as 'punchy' as the other ones.


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #8 on: February 02, 2007, 01:49:26 PM »
what people forget is that its a serious show about a serious JOB.  And like any job it gets boring.  :)

When I was in undergrad, I got to shadow a real "CSI" for a week.  It got much more boring much more quickly than the shows.  In real life, it's a lot less cowboying and a lot more mass spec and graphs.
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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #9 on: February 02, 2007, 01:56:56 PM »
thats why i think these shows are so funny, its like cops would be boring if they showed all the paperwork that went with every arrest.  Or those silly cops scariest car chase shows.  My dad is a cop and on wedsday he had a car chase that involved pulling a gun and punching in a windsheild, he literally didnt finish the paperwork until his friday shift was over.  and this had nothing do with him being new, he knows his job well lol


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2007, 01:58:00 PM »
I'm tired of dramas in general, be they cop drama, medical drama, political drama... Serious isn't what entertainment is all about. Maybe it's just me. I just wonder why there aren't more FUN shows on the major networks these days.


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2007, 02:32:05 PM »
CSI I never got.... "Without a Trace" = FAR better show.... FAR better. I /always/ liked it mroe and thank goodness it's finally ahead in the ratings.

Aside from that, I like almost any Law and Order (so sue me!!!)

But I totally understand when people go "Why is CSI so popular?" I'm like..."I don't know...."

In fact, similar to my list in the Rachel Ray thread, I could easily make a list of my top ten least-liked TV personalities, and right next to Carson Daly would be whoever the heck it is that plays Horatio in CSI Miami.
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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2007, 03:38:00 PM »
heheh..you can thank Dick Wolf for starting the ball rolling with the 50 different law & order's.

Now Law and Order I used to REALLY love... up until Michael Moriarty left the show, he was
the real driving force behind the drama. As for the spin-offs... SUV is a fine vehicle, but it
consumes a lot of gas and... oh i mean SVU. Anyways it's a good show... it is occassionally
banal and boring but I am clearly biased towards the show because I find Mariska Hargitay
super-super hot. You gotta also love the interactions between Ice-T and Richard Belzar's
characters on the show... when they show them. I'm afraid SVU also suffers from the monotany
that affects many, MANY shows.


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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2007, 05:25:50 PM »
I never watch it, but my little bro showed me this once and it seems to speak volumes about Mr. Caruso's character:

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Re: The CSI trilogy of terror/Acronym shows.
« Reply #14 on: February 02, 2007, 05:36:56 PM »
I don't use the word 'hate' very often in regards to things as meaningless as television and/or movies, but sweet shit on shinola, I fucking hate David Caruso in CSI: Miami.