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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation: Season 1 [Blu-ray]
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In some ways, as the precursor to some other high quality shows such as `Numbers' and `House, M.D', `CSI' has dealt and played the `Sherlock Holmes' card to the hilt, spicing their stories with whodunit puzzles which would have taxed even that most marvelous of scientific detectives. Both Holmes and `CSI' dealt not only with puzzles, but with puzzles solvable by scientific methods.
I am not sure if this is a source of the show's popularity, but I can attest, as a former analytical chemist, that virtually all of their scientific techniques, and the way they show them, are dead on accurate. Sometimes, there is a bit of sloppiness, as when one of the supporting scientists back at the lab is a bit too fast on the draw with an automatic micropipette, and mananges to draw up about as much air as they do sample, but otherwise, they push the envelope very little at the edge of modern forensic and chemical science.
I suspect that next to the interesting puzzles, the biggest interest in `CSI' lies in the accuracy of the relations between the CSI team members. In contrast, I offer the opinion that `NCIS', an almost direct copy of `CSI' is really a very weak shadow of it's paradigm in that the relations between the team members are comic book images of how real knowledge based law enforcement officers would act toward one another.
`NCIS' may offer the argument that they are much more action based than is `CSI'.Read more ›
William Petersen really makes his role as Gil Grissom convincing and draws us in with his infectious interest and love of the job that just doesn't seem to be there in the Miami C.S.I spinoff.. I got into the show about 2nd Season, got the Season One DVD with the desire to play catch-up and got my husband (who originally wasn't a fan) totally hooked watching it with me! I'm really looking forward to when the 2nd Season set becomes available.
If you're into C.S.I this is a fun,engaging show.. Great stories, great acting.. graphics that grab you and pull you right in.. Well worth it and a keeper..
Only downside, I found was that I wish there could have been some kind of director/producer commentary included. My husband's one complaint was that the C.S.I. profiles wasn't featured on the first disc instead of the last one. By the time you get to the last disc, you already know the characters and their foibles. Still, well worth it!
Crate 'n Burial
Plegding Mr. Johnson
Friends & Lovers
Who Are You?
Sex, Lies, and Larvae
To Halve and to Hold
Too Tough to Die
Sounds of Silence
Justice is Served
The Strip Strangler
These are the 23 episodes of the first season that will be included.
I have taped (on VHS) every single episode since the third episode of the series, but now i can watch them with much better quality. This is by far the best show on television!
What sets this first season apart was that aside from the weekly crimes, the show actually dealt with the personal lives of the characters, and most episodes had continuing plotlines which were separate from the "crimes-of-the-night": Catherine had her child custody issues with her ex, Nick had his complicated relationship with a hooker, Sara had to deal with being the new person on the team, Warrick had his gambling problem/corrupt judge subplot, and Grissom had his romance with "face lady", his rivalry with the daytime CSI team's chief, and his professional problems with the sheriff and the mayor.
Such subplots vanished in season two - Catherine suddenly appeared as if she had no family, Grissom became a complete eunuch, as did Nick, who never had another girlfriend. But the ratings improved, so I guess that's what people prefer - a more classic, completely episodic crime series without the continuing subplots that give it a soap-like quality.
But for me, I miss those subplots, which is why I think this first season of CSI is a must-have on DVD. It was CSI at its best.
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It came pretty quick the DVD box was a little bent but the DVDs had little to no scratches and played just finePublished 16 days ago by Dani vanhoozer
the best of the series - everyone is PROFESSIONAL and FRESH. Catherine Willows becomes more "Sexy" with each season -t he walk, the hair, the voice- all becomes "SUPER... Read morePublished 2 months ago by caledonia girl
Used this episode in my Forensics class. Alot of techniques we have been studying.Published 2 months ago by Mary E. Puia
I love this DVD since it came today for Halloween at my house it came at the right time I am loving it so far I watched it on tv and on my laptop and I am having a good time with... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Mom of Many
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Great Info to know! We're a multi-lingual household, and these important details don't always make it to the product info page. I'm buying based upon the posting indicating CC3 (spanish subtitles) are available.
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