CSI:…Mi…ami 5

I’m not sure if anyone reading this has watched any episodes of CSI: Miami. I’ve pretty much only started watching it since I got TiVo, mostly to see why people like the CSI shows so damn much.

If you have seen it though, have you noticed that David Caruso seems to have spent the time between when he quit NYPD Blue and started this show attending the William Shatner School of Acting?

At first I thought it was a joke, because his delivery is so…terribly stutter-spaced….and….delayed….that he almost sounds…like Kirk.

I don’t know, maybe this isn’t new. I wasn’t allowed to watch NYPD Blue for the sole season he was on it, and he hasn’t been in any movies I’ve bothered seeing.

Is this a new thing for him? Or am I just making this up in my punch-drunk state of mind?

5 thoughts on “CSI:…Mi…ami

  1. Reply Other Ellen Nov 11,2003 5:32 pm

    Oh no, you arent making that up. My mother is addicted to both CSI shows (and I honestly enjoy the first one) so when I’m home I get to enjoy wanting to gouge out my eyes to distract myself from the pain of listening to him.

    But that’s just me.

  2. Reply Laz Nov 11,2003 6:17 pm

    I saw CSI Miami for the first time last week when I was staying at my parents’ house. My mom loves the show, but all I could talk about was how horrid David Caruso’s ridiculous accent-thing was. It’s the smarmiest, silliest voice I’ve ever heard. Just unlistenable.

    Also, those Law and Order shows aren’t my cup of tea. They’re entertaining and occasionally really good, but they’re almost always the same. There’s no real overarching plotline that carries the series. There’s very little character development. It’s just a self-contained, formulaic hour, pretty much the polar opposite of a brilliant character-driven show such as Six Feet Under. Crime happens, they solve it. Every time. You can miss seven episodes and not skip a beat. Yawn. I want a show that forces me to watch every week, for fear I miss a major development or subtle character shift. CSI ain’t one of them.

    But Ainslee Hayes in the show! Woo!

  3. Reply Mark Nov 12,2003 6:02 am

    That’s what makes “24” such an amazing innovation in TV–you must watch every episode to stay in the loop. It’s by far the best show on TV.

  4. Reply Ellen Nov 12,2003 9:05 am

    24 also has a convenient excuse to bail on character development, though. “what, how much can a person really develop in one day?”

    i actually think part of the appeal of the Law and Order/CSI shows and their ilk is that you don’t have to be invested and watch every show, because you’re not really going to miss anything if you have to go to the chiropractor or little Jimmy’s soccer practice runs late.

    an exception to the lack of fleshed-out characters was Homicide, and frankly i think that’s part of why it failed. it was too much of a cop show for the character drama fans and too involved in the character drama for the cop show fans. it’s true that you can’t please all the people all the time, but apparently there’s not a whole lot of crossover between fans of stand-alone epsiode cop shows and well-developed character dramas.

  5. Reply Nate Nov 12,2003 4:13 pm

    I started watching CSI: MIami before I started watching the first CSI, mainly because they are in Miami and Liz is from Miami. Now that I think of it I think I like the first one best, but I like them both ok. Except when they go to commercial on some sort of revelation or assertion. You know what I’m talking about “Yes… but first he’ll have to find it!” (Cue whoosh/sucking sound) Cut to black. I think that’s pretty lame.

    Law and Order is also on the TV quite frequently as well in my house, but thats because it’s mostly a good show and it’s on 24 hours a day. I swear to god, you can find Law and Order any time you want it.

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