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Series is really starting to circle the drain
on March 23, 2015
Other than an entertaining opening and closing episode the series is really starting to take a dive. The intro episode, while creatively showing the 12 year flashback was interesting, but you knew the real purpose of the episode was to introduce characters who would appear in this season (and they did, including Jesse, the new CSI who, while a better actor than some of the others in this series, still reminds me more of a wooden weatherman than a CSI). Of all of the epiosdes of this series the 'Cougar' episode was hands-down one of the worst episodes of anything I've ever seen, with a horribly implausible plot and ridiculous murder device (underground lightning wiring? Seriously?) and unbelievably bad character dialog. This wasn't just bad for CSI: Miami, but was epic bad in terms of all television ever. The astronaut episode just seemed to show that the writers have more or less given up: so a body falls from the sky directly on a car-jacking - I mean, what are the odds? Silly, contrived scenarios like this just shatter any and all illusion and just have you shaking your head at how goofy this series has become.
Another observation is that the Ryan/Calleigh "romantic" sub-plot is just creepy and uncomfortable. She looks more like his mom than his romantic partner and the scenes with them together are just icky and completely unconvincing (And a side-note: how many times are the two of these characters going to wind up in the hospital? And how did Ryan's head injury manage to completely heal up? Wasn't there a bullet entry scar on the back of his head? Does hair just grow over bullet injuries like grass on a bald spot on the lawn?) The silliest episode of the series was the Calleigh "sixth sense" episode that took some might huge liberties copying from the Bruce Willis film, including Ryan talking out loud to himself to Calleigh while her ghost or whatever was standing there. Oh come on writers, come on!
The "All fall down" exit cliffhanger wasn't bad, but it was also plenty cheesy - approproiate for this series. I fear what remains ahead...