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By Carolina
September 26, 2005 - 5:52 PM

Hello World!

Well, premiere week has come and gone (except for CSI: New York -- for shame, CBS) and honestly I'm very meh about the whole thing. It seems there's only three types of shows left on television: procedural dramas, ghost busters, and Inconceivable. The first I'm tired of, the second I can't stop laughing at, and the third... I can't possibly conceive an explanation as to why someone out there thought this would make a good show.

It seems to me that if your show is compared to CSI, called a, "procedural drama," or dubbed, "CSI-like," by the critics, it's going to tank. There's only so much science my brain can take in one night. And while I love puzzles as much as the next person, I think it's finally time for this trend to go away forever.

That being said, I kinda enjoyed the premiere of Bones, but only because the show doesn't take itself seriously at all. So I don't sit there the whole time trying to gauge my eyes out every time they make a technical mistake. Josh Berman's Killer Instinct did good, apparently, but it's Friday night. I'm home alone. Watching television. And then there's a bunch of women getting killed in front of me. Probably women who stay home on Friday night to watch television. It really doesn't bring the happy, does it?

As for sitcoms, well, does it get any funnier than Inconceivable?

Talk CSI Files threads

Below are some of the topics currently being discussed at Talk CSI:

- Before the writers reveal what actually makes Grissom tick on CSI, fans are taking the lead in the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation forum.

- He seemed to disappear in a New York minute, but fans would no doubt like to see him again. Talk about Dr. Giles in the CSI: New York forum.

- Ask and learn everything you need to know about insects in the Forensic Science board.

More topics can be found at the Talk CSI!

CSI Files Two Years Ago

Here's what was happening back in September of 2003:

  • Zuiker, Petersen React To PTC Comments
    Anthony Zuiker and William Petersen (Gil Grissom) reacted to the Parents Television Council's comments that CSI is of the least family friendly shows on television. "Parents have to decide. I would wish that it was a 10 o'clock show and on at 9 o'clock in the midwest and 10 o'clock on the coasts. But the network has decided that, because that's when they put it, they've decided that's where they're gonna leave it. But I can understand when parents' councils are a little concerned about it. 'Cause it's a show that people wanna watch, so the kids are gonna watch it," said Petersen.

  • 'Miami' Cast Turn Up The Heat On 'Early Show'
    The best acting training couldn't get the cast of Miami prepared for the merciless Miami heat. Emily Procter (Calleigh Duquesne) said, "I realised that if North Carolina is a B plus on the scale for humidity and temperature, then Miami is like an A plus, plus extra credit because it's just hot." David Caruso (Horatio Caine), however, said he's already used to it. "I am a Florida resident, so I don't mind the heat. I'd rather be here than in the cold."

  • Petersen Honored By ASCP
    The American Society for Clinical Pathology gave William Petersen its Special Recognition Award for his performance on CSI and the show's increased public awareness portrayal of forensic and investigative sciences. "I've won a few awards from acting over the years and they always give you some glass paperweight that you toss in the closet," Petersen said in his acceptance speech. "This is going right in the front hall when you come in the door."
For more interesting stories from that week, check out our news archives.

Poll Results

Below are the results of the most recent CSI Files poll:


How would you rate the season premiere episode of 'CSI' 'Bodies in Motion?'
9-10 54.9% - (369 Votes)
7-8 22.8% - (153 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it. 8.7% - (59 Votes)
5-6 6.4% - (43 Votes)
1-2 2.9% - (20 Votes)
3-4 2.3% - (16 Votes)
Didn't want to see it. 1.6% - (11 Votes)

Total Votes: 671

,Thanks to everyone who voted. Come back tonight after the new episode of Miami to let us know what you thought of it,

Happy Birthday!

Sofia Milos (Yelina Salas) will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow, September 27th. Happy birthday from everyone at CSI Files!

Television Listings

  • Tonight at 10:00pm, CBS will show the brand new episode of CSI: Miami "Blood In The Water." Here's what’s happening in the second episode of the season:

    "When a rich family is trapped on a burning yacht in shark-infested waters, the CSIs must investigate how this happened. The daughter is killed during the tragedy, and as the CSIs investigate, they discover a web of lies within the family. Now, as the team delves into the world of outrageously wealthy yacht club members, they find that not everyone is who they appear to be. Meanwhile, Calleigh clashes with her replacement in the ballistics lab."

  • CSI: New York premieres on Wednesday night at 10 p.m. with the episode "Summer In The City." CBS describes the season premiere as follows:

    "The CSI's offices have relocated to a Manhattan high rise which includes new labs, a staff break room and new office equipment with state-of-the-art technology. Also, after expressing his interest in moving out of the coroner's office, Dr. Hawkes joins the team in the field and his first case has him working with Mac on the death of a skyscraper climber who plunged to his death while scaling the Empire State Building. Although hundreds of witnesses were on hand to see the climber fall, the team suspects foul play and believes someone may have caused his death -- and the key to the case may be the CSI's smallest witness ever -- a mosquito. Meanwhile, Stella and Danny investigate the murder of a New York fashion designer killed while wearing an eight million dollar diamond bra from his own collection."

  • Lastly, on Thursday at 9:00pm, CSI’s second episode "Room Service" is set to air. This is what you can expect from it:

    "The CSI team delves into the suspicious murder of an up and coming young movie star who is found dead after a night of partying in his hotel suite with his entourage of groupies. Meanwhile, downstairs at the same hotel, the team discovers that the immigrant kitchen workers may have turned against each other and committed murder."

  • And on Saturday night at 8:00pm, CBS will show a rerun of the CSI:Miami episode "Room Service". Here’s how the network described it:

    "Someone uses a laser light to blind a pilot and bring down a jet, which carries over one billion dollars in checks to be delivered to banks on the eastern seaboard. The crime scene evidence reveals a victim, a young fundraising socialite, who was inside the plane but killed prior to the crash. Now, although the team has little to work with since the victim's wealthy family is opposing an autopsy, Horatio must follow the money trail. Meanwhile, Calleigh works on a case with her ex-boyfriend, Det. Hagen, and their romantic history could cause problems for both of them."

In addition to the above episodes on CBS, cable channel SpikeTV will of course continue its daily CSI repeats.

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