CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Season 8
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You'd figure that for a show going on it's eighth season (a season shortened by the WGA strike to boot) that things would get a bit stale to say the least, especially considering the horde of network TV imitators to pop up since it's original inception. Fear not, C.S.I. still manages to keep going strong, and it picks up by grabbing the viewer by the throat and not letting go either. Grissom (William L. Petersen) and his team race against time to find and save Sara (Jorja Fox) as her life hangs in the balance, which eventually leads up to her departure from Vegas, as well as a heartbroken Grissom. Things don't get much better for the crew as Catherine (Marg Helgenberger) receives a threat, and Warrick's (Gary Dourdan) life begins to spin out of control, leading him to be charged for murder, and concludes in the explosive season finale which only promises more changes to come. While some moments may come off as a bit hackneyed, C.S.I. manages to still be spectacular thanks to the depth that the principal characters get in this eighth season. Even lab-man Hodges (Wallace Langham) gets an episode to shine as he and the lab techs play some "murder games" in the inventive episode "You Kill Me". There's also a crossover with Without a Trace, as Grissom and FBI Agent Jack Malone (Anthony LaPaglia) team up to solve a murder and kidnapping. All in all, C.S.I. still manages to wonderfully deliver the goods even in it's eighth season, and still remains the best prime time, network TV crime drama on the air today.
In the first episode, Dead Doll, the team race against the clock to find Sara who has been left for dead in the heat of the desert. That was one of the best episodes. My next favourite episode was A La Carte where they investigate a beheaded teen from a go-cart accident. Then in Cockroaches and Lying Down With Dogs, we start to see Warrick in a whole different light - drugs and alcohol and he's framed for a murder in these two episodes. The final show for this season is called For Gedda in which Warrick is accused of murdering a famous Vegas gangster and even he is uncertain of his guilt or innocence. What happens at the end of this episode will leave every fan in shock (even though you've probably read about it or seen it already). I was devastated.
This season gives us a real good look into more of the characters personal lives. The story lines always remain fresh and there seems to be no shortage of material and ideas for keeping us fans loyal. It remains my absolute favourite show and as usual, I cannot wait for it's release. I only hope that for a change, they'll put a synopsis on the dvd cover of each episode. Sometimes you go to look for a particular episode and don't know the name of it - only the storyline - which makes searching for it a little tricky, but despite this, it's always a good buy and I thoroughly enjoy re-watching these all. I hope you'll enjoy it too.
beans so I won't be specific but there is some changes here in the cast; one in particular who I have become very fond of. Also a
significant death of one of the CSI persons. I was not particularly fond of this person, but he/she did not deserve what happened to
them. Grissom finally falls for someone but after a serious murder attempt on her life, the relationship falters a bit. There is a very
vile murderer who makes miniature models of the crime scenes even before the killings happen. And the models are incredibly
accurate. I still haven't made up my mind if I like Cate Willows; sometimes she seems like she really hates men. sometimes not.
But she appears arrogant in much of what she does. And doesn't anyone in L.V. stay married? While I love the show, I don't think
I want to visit there; Detroit has safer streets!! There seems to be whores all over the place; not my favorite type of women.
And there is the crossdressing Carp. The quality of the productions continue to be outstanding; a superb cast and terrific musical
accompanying backdrops. Good background and theme music is extremely important to me in TV and motion pictures. Some of
the murders are so gruesomely realistic I almost have to turn away....almost anyhow! I have 13 seasons to date, but won't get
the 14th until the price comes down a bit. Still,I get them all from Amazon. And of all the shows I watch, only two bad castings
that I judge: Jar Jar Binn & Dr. Sweets, although I suppose we could include Martha from CASTLE. I believe that this wonderful
CSI series is the best crime series on the telly; I am including ALL CSI series of course. Enjoy!!
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