CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CBS (ended 2015)



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CSI is an innovative, new type of crime drama because the characters use cutting-edge forensic tools to examine the evidence to solve the case. Rather than a 'whodunnit' cop show (investigating witnesses/suspects), CSI explores the 'howdunnit'. CSI has been the number one scripted series in the Neilsen ratings for four years running. In 2007 nearly 84 million people watched CSI, making it the most watched show in the world.

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  • Thank you, CSI, for the fond memories

    It was great fun to get most of the original cast members for the final hurrah. I just wish Zuiker could have given us a better script because the plot line was weak, and full of holes. Still don't know why Jerry Bruckheimer would insist having LH back. Greatly disappointed they didn't show flashbacks to bring some of our beloved characters back: Archie, Moreno, Vartann, Jacqui, Wendy, Mia, Mandy and Bobby. I will miss CSI. The finale could have been done differently and better, but at least Grissom got to be reunited with the woman he ever loved. So, smooth sailing, Bugman.moreless
  • For 15 years

    I was entertained with my favorite show. I will miss it. Whenever I see Petersen I think gruesome Grissom and smile. The show had "real life" people with their quirks, humor, etc. It had real plots to it instead of the "write a few words, insert cuss words here, and make everything about sex every other paragraph.

    My favorite episode was the guy that got shot, he was bit by a rattle snake, drowned etc. I intend to watch it again. I am close to dumping TV and going with all access cbs. CBS creates programming that is entertaining, not insulting and good plots. CBS respects their viewers.moreless
  • At the Las Vegas Police Department a group of highly skilled forensic scientists work to assist police in solving the departments toughest cases.

    When "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" first premiered I did not have any real interest in watching it. Then one night, a few episodes into the inaugural season, I watched an episode by chance and became instantly drawn in. I stayed with the show for it's entire unprecedented fifteen year run. "CSI" is not just a great show, it is in my opinion the greatest crime drama in television history. There are many reasons why this is so. The first is it's new take on the genre. Up until the series' premiered on television it was not very well known how much of a part science plays in police work. "CSI" did what very few series did which is focus primarily on that aspect and give viewers a look into that world. It had never been done before, at least not on such a scale, which is what makes the show unique. The second reason is the series great cast. There is no better cast member than William Peterson. He was excellent as team leader Gil Grissom one of the truly iconic characters of television. It was always amazing seeing Grissom work the science in any case he was involved in. He was also great at finding out the truth from just about any suspect. He alone made this series great. Over the course of the shows run there were many cast changes, but the people sho stepped in did well enough to keep the show entertaining. Some were better than others however. I think the best replacement cast member was veteran actor Ted Danson. He was equally as excellent as Diebenkorn "DB" Russell. If not for him I am sure the series would have ended sooner than it did. Not very often does such a truly great and memorable television series that will be remembered for years to come emerge. On such series did come along in the fall of 2000. It was titled "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation".moreless
  • more authoritarian tripe

    yet another show glorifying the worst of the worst in our country

    the COPS, the GOVT. the fbi the nsa

    I wonder which agency is paying to have this tripe produced
  • I like it

    I wish that I had gotten into this series sooner. Let's face it, the more it went on, the more the plots seemed to stray in the way of absurd to just plan crazy. And yet, the show seemed to always retain interesting people and cases. I wish that it wasn't so violent, but that's what you can expect from TV nowadays. At least a movie will wrap things up after the lackluster finale. The show is still good, even though there are various things wrong with it every so often. It's still a very good show.moreless
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    Drama, Suspense


    flashbacks, Crime, cool gadgets, Murder & Mayhem, tech heavy