The Season 10 premiere of CSI airs tonight with some major story lines to work out. The department is still dealing with last season's departure of Gil Grissom (William Petersen), which left the crime lab fragmented and fans disappointed about the direction the show might take.
CBS' CSI is one of television's surprise success stories. The show, at its core, is simple: self-contained episodes that aren't overly demanding where the good guy gets the bad guy in the end. So why would a perfectly good television show be rumored to get a movie makeover?
Are you ready for more CSI? I mean, there's original CSI, CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, NCIS(which isn't part of the franchise, but has the letters), plus all these shows are in reruns and now, William Petersen is ready for a big screen CSI.
He's downright positive about it, even though he himself exited the TV show last December. I don't know if a movie version of CSI is really necessary, but to hear Petersen talk, there are some valid reasons.
For his point of view, some stories couldn't be shown on TV because of the graphic or sexual content. He'd like to see a movie version go where no TV CSI has gone before.
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.moreless