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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a fast-paced drama about a passionate team of forensic investigators trained to solve crimes the old-fashioned way – by examining the evidence. CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is on the case 24-7, scouring the scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that will solve the mystery.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
What can I say about CSI in its thirteenth season? The science is plausible and clearly layed out. The acting is deliberately low key with few outbursts of anger. Practically nobody sobs. The victims’ relatives are treated dispassionately. There is little of the wisecracking cynicism that is found in “Law and Order.” The home life of the investigators is practically nonexistent, as it should be if a program is not to lose its focus. Of course these decisions mean less melodrama and more of an intellectual puzzle, which is okay by me.
I am not a big fan of Mr. Danson in anything other than “Cheers” and “Creepshow”, but he does okay in this show. He just doesn’t seem like that police type actor. Additionally, I would prefer he had a smaller part, but if they want to call it, ‘CSI:Ted Danson’, then that is fine. I pick on Mr. Danson only in jest. This is a very good show which has experienced some serious changes. Some of these changes I would have thought as knock-out blows. Sadly the holes made in this cast and the damage caused, cannot be quickly repaired with band aids and bailing wire. Don’t get me wrong, I am very happy to see the producers and directors are not afraid to take gambles – and Mr. Danson is one. He is a very talented gentleman whose persona demands center stage.
The DVD comes with featurettes, CSI NY bonus episode, music video, deleted scenes and commentaries as the special features. The A/V Quality is strong with a supportive transfer and a Dolby 5.1 audio track. The Dolby track doesn’t get much back channel action outside of the few major action scenes. In the end, I’d recommend a purchase to fans.
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