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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 09:04 PM

...to all three of the 'CSI' shows as well as 'Criminal Minds'.

With syndication, it seems like at least one of these four shows is always on at some point in a given day.

Can't get into any of the 'Law and Order' shows the same way. Objectively speaking, they're quality shows. I just don't enjoy them that much.

Other fans of forensic science and behavioral analysis?

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:23 AM

I haven't watched much network TV in a few years. There are a couple shows I schedule on the DVR and watch- Shark Tank, Justified, Top Chef- while zipping through the commercials.

I watched the CSI with David Caruso a few times, but found the formula to be pretty repetitive after seeing half a dozen shows. The shows do have an impact on society in that everyone seems to believe CSI will show up and solve every crime and definitively find us the culprit. The usual American way- everything figured out and wrapped up in a nice little package, no assembly required.

Case in point was the Kasey Anthony trial. Basically the girl walked because the jury set common sense aside and waited for the undeniable evidence to show up out of the blue and convict her so they wouldn't be burdened with the decision and wouldn't have to take responsibility for the decision.

Law and Order was much the same way I guess. I never watched any of those, but someone once told me not everyone who went to trial got convicted, which may be a first in and of itself.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 06:37 AM

I can't watch any major network shows. The cable shows are just so much better.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:28 AM

My wife is addicted to the ID channel, with the real-life murders and stuff. There was a "wives with knives" marathon a while back. Maybe I should be concerned...:eek:

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 08:42 AM

blech. Not for me.

Wife loves them, though.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:06 PM

I like the real life stuff...48 Hours, Dateline etc.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:23 PM

I like the real life stuff...48 Hours, Dateline etc.


Have watched a few of those, but just not as interested as the dramatized versions, I guess.

You'd think given the formula that I'd like "The Following", but after watching the first few episodes I just couldn't get into it. No particular reason. Thought it was a well-done show but it just didn't hold my interest.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

I watched some of those when they first came out then they got boring and repetitive.

There are only a few network shows I watch now... Smash, Chicago Fire, Rookie Blue...

Everything else is either on AMC or FX.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:26 PM

I haven't watched much network TV in a few years. There are a couple shows I schedule on the DVR and watch- Shark Tank, Justified, Top Chef- while zipping through the commercials.

I watched the CSI with David Caruso a few times, but found the formula to be pretty repetitive after seeing half a dozen shows. The shows do have an impact on society in that everyone seems to believe CSI will show up and solve every crime and definitively find us the culprit. The usual American way- everything figured out and wrapped up in a nice little package, no assembly required.

Case in point was the Kasey Anthony trial. Basically the girl walked because the jury set common sense aside and waited for the undeniable evidence to show up out of the blue and convict her so they wouldn't be burdened with the decision and wouldn't have to take responsibility for the decision.

Law and Order was much the same way I guess. I never watched any of those, but someone once told me not everyone who went to trial got convicted, which may be a first in and of itself.


Actually CSI Miami left its fair share of cases unsolved, and probably had more examples of its characters making very human mistakes than some others.

That's actually one of the things I liked about the CSI franchise in general. Their characters were definitely flawed (Criminal Minds too) and there was plenty of "office politic" type conflict.

I don't watch much network TV either, but these shows are among my favorite.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 12:36 PM

I like Rookie Blue and the one I can't remember right now...Selleck, NYPD, Reagan family!!!

the real life ones interest me more is all!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:12 PM

I like Rookie Blue and the one I can't remember right now...Selleck, NYPD, Reagan family!!!

the real life ones interest me more is all!


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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:13 PM

yes...thanks!!

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:18 PM

No problem.

I will admit it's more difficult to watch the original CSI with a white-haired Ted Danson in charge. Not that he does a bad job, mind you. It's just difficult to see him in that kind of role.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

CSI got way too damned dramatic for me....CSI Miami...I'd like to punch him in the throat a couple of times.


Criminal Minds is good.

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Posted 20 February 2013 - 01:24 PM

CSI got way too damned dramatic for me....CSI Miami...I'd like to punch him in the throat a couple of times.


Criminal Minds is good.


Criminal Minds lost me when they started involving the main characters in the stories instead of just letting them solve crimes.


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