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19 September 2006 @ 09:12 am
Chapter 17: In which I part ways with CSI: Miami  
Since I'd already seen the first episode of "Studio 60 from the Sunset Strip," I watched the season opener of "CSI: Miami" last night instead.

I know, I know, everybody hates David Caruso's delivery, but I like it. There's something very pulp hero about it. Doc Savage could talk like that.

Anyway, last season ended great. With Horatio's wife being killed by a gangster. At the very end, Horatio turns to her brother (Delko) and says "We're GOING to BRAZIL." So, things were all set for a really great episode. Plus, Miles from "Surface" was guest starring (who seemed super lonely without Nim).

But it was a dud. I figured they'd be in Brazil for at least a couple episodes, instead it was less than a half an hour. And except for countless shots of the gigantic Jesus statue, you didn't see much of Rio de Janeiro (let alone the rest of Brazil). They weren't even all that slowed down by being completely out of their jurisdiction. There should have been some more drama from that. But worst of all, there wasn't any good "We're not in Miami anymore, Horatio. You can't me arrest me here!" "Oh, I'M not HERE to ARREST you..." BANG BANG BANG!

No, instead, it was just sort of limp, child-in-danger, clear cut black-and-white morality with no gray area. Blah, it's for the best I guess. Now I'll have no misgivings about giving my monday 10:00 hour to Aaron Sorkin.

Although I will miss Khandi Alexander.

Listening to: Robyn Hitchcock - "English Girl"
...wyndebreaker on September 19th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)
Crap. I forgot to watch CSI last night.

Oh well, that's what BitTorrent is for.

Caruso's delivery take a while to get used to. He's come a long way from playing a wimpy small town cop in Rambo.
Diary of an Ass Monkeyassmonkeydiary on September 19th, 2006 01:55 pm (UTC)
God bless the torrents of bit.
xterminal on September 19th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
I know, I know, everybody hates David Caruso's delivery,

Part of what makes Session 9 one of the best horror movies of this decade is the interplay between Caruso's deadpan and Peter Mullan's barely-controlled hysteria. I lurves me some Caruso, I do.

(I could never get into CSI: Miami because I never found that the characters are as well-developed, and as well-differentiated, as they are in the original series. There's Horatio, and there's... the rest of the team. And I watched it religiously for a season and a half. I still can't remember anyone else's names.)
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on September 19th, 2006 03:11 pm (UTC)
I totally agree about the characters being better in the original. But even with shoddy writing on the show, there have still been some good actors doing quite a lot with very little (especially Caruso, Khandi Alexander, and my boy Rory Cochrane... RIP Speedle!).
everybody hates a tourist.: bettie.dynamine on September 19th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
i love her top! i love her arse!! i loved speedle!!!

all that exclamated, merely to say that i rather enjoyed 'studio 60' last night. it was a solid start to what i hope is a good time.
Pallaspallasathene8 on September 19th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
I, on the other hand, prefered CSI: Miami solely becuase of Horatio.
micahlaerm on September 20th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
never watched csi: anywhere…

…but didn't studio 60 kick ass? as it ended, i wanted next monday to be, oh, today.