I am sitting in my chair watching in the proper sequence all the original CSI Vegas seasons with Grissom and crew. OK. I lied. That was not actually a parallel universe. That was a bulk DVD order from Amazon. But the point is the same. The point is that, because I am as familiar with the originals as if I were just watching them yesterday -- WHICH I WAS! -- I can do a solid compare & contrast. And this new series does not come close. The original not only had top-drawer production values, sure, but the personal dynamics were the glue. If memory serves, a survey done at the time found that, if Americans had been able to pick their ideal boss, it would have been Grissom. That was the magic. And the magic is gone.
A big leap in the right direction. Definitely better than shows like La Brea.
I hope Petersen makes big money for this. It looks like the show has over a dozen executive producers. The new cast is crap. I stopped watching when Fishburne took over. Ted Danson was all wrong for the part and made the show worse.
The major problem with this is that the actress they have chosen to play the lead is just a lead actress. She was ok in castle when she played a supporting actress but just isn't up to carry a show like CSI. Needs to be recast.
Where did they find the lead actress, Paula Newsome. She is horrific and detracts from the reboot. The woman cannot act. And where is George Eads and the wonderful Marg Helgenberger. They need to be back. The rest of the cast is ok, but not thrilled with the British girl either. Show needs some casting changes, but I will give it a few more weeks.
Only watched half of the first episode and so far I am not impressed. Sthg is missing to make the case interesting. Will give it a chance as the original was fantastic.
If in 2021 you can't make a CSI show accurate then there's a problem. I don't care to see the cast perfectly all made up , are they going to a fashion show or investigate a murder? That's why I prefer British tv shows, at least they are wearing the full gear and make things interesting. The writing is very poor, this show used to be great, what have they done?
Horrible casting. Horrible. Too wo.ke. They deliberately cast every ethnicity known to man, just for that sake. Because of that, you have dull, drab, boring, uninteresting, blah characters. But they have diversity, that's all that matters to CBS.
CBS said they were going to make sure every show had a minority, LGBT, or whatever regardless. When you hire people because of their race or whatever instead of who is best for qualified for the part this is what you get. Horrible!!! Do yourself a favor and watch the original, this is garbage. There is nothing on the 4 major networks worth watching, even Shark Tank is getting unwatchable.
I'm just not feeling it yet but I'll give it another episode or two. I also haven't been able to understand one word Mandeep has said. Does she speak mumblenglish?