CSI and I
I have to say that almost from the get-go I have been a huge fan of the TV show CSI. It is enthralling, at least to me. I have never been a huge fan of the spin-off shows, rather I stick to the good 'ol Las Vegas crew. This show actually inspired me to seriously consider forensics at one point in my life, and that dream has not been fully abandoned. This show has almost everything you could ask for, and then some.
One thing the show seems to grasp, is great characters. Gil Grissom is the introvert leader of the crew, he is rather cold and un-leader like, but you still seem to love the character. Others, like Nick and Warrick make you want to be as cool as they, and Greg adds a youthful charm to the show. Sarah and Catherine make you wonder about women in Las Vegas, both tend to be snarky and self-righteous. Yet as I said you love them all, you feel for them. The next thing the show got right was plot lines. I have heard it said that the show is boring because it all the same thing. But I beg to differ, each show finds a new way to show the dark and seedy parts of life. Yet in the end you seem to see the normality of the CSI crew juxtaposed to that of the underworld. Some shows even contain messages about social issues and what not. It is a deep show.
Some of the negative aspects of the show are, well showing the dark side of humanity. Also the blood and guts used to show various wounds and injuries. And the show is super unrealistic, these people solve crimes in days, that would normally take months. Yet on that last note it is for the sake of a one hour TV show, forgivable.
I have since invested in the first four seasons of the show on DVD and am hoping for season five for my birthday. It is a great show, and if you have no idea what I was talking about above, I recommend that you check it out, and get back to me.