It's Thursday night; it's almost 8:00 p.m. Lock the doors, take the phone off the hook, disable the door bell, and turn the cell phone off. The show's about to start; "Who are you, who-who, who-who? Who are you, who-who, who-who? I really want to know, Come on tell who are you, you, you, are you!"
That is the theme song for my favorite show, CSI Las Vegas. I can sit and watch that show for hours on end trying to figure out who killed him, who raped her, or who kidnapped the little boy. I love how they almost always are able to catch the bad guy by using all of their high-tech devices that they have, like the Tecan Freedom EVO 150 liquid handling workstation, which computerizes the removal of DNA or the gas chromatographs which separate mixtures of chemicals so they can tell what the mixture is made of. There are hundreds of gadgets that they use on the show, all of which are real (all of which were either bought or donated to the show by other crime labs across the United States).
The cast, in my opinion, could not have been picked any better. Gil and Greg are two of the best characters in the show. I like Gil because during each episode he continues to show just how smart he actually is. He continuously thinks outside the box to solve the toughest cases, and he really thinks things through before anything ever comes out of his mouth. Greg is my favorite character in CSI because he makes his work fun, especially in the first couple seasons that he was on the show. He is always telling jokes, dancing to his music, or trying to make light of any situation that he is in.
The cast has had almost all of the same people since the first season, and the show has been on the air for eight full seasons; I have seen every one of those episodes while it was on television, and as soon as they came out as a season boxed set, I bought them so I could watch them again. Having them on hand gives me something to do when I am not able to do anything else. For example, I got my wisdom teeth out this summer and the doctor said that I wasn't supposed to do anything for at least a week so I sat on the couch and watched a full season while I was on bed rest.
CSI is the best show on television not only in my view, but in the eyes of millions of viewers across the United States. The show has been ranked in the top five for most watched show in eight of nine seasons; so far this year, it is the most watched show on television. CSI has also won four Emmy's to this date and has been nominated for almost thirty. Very few shows on television even come close to CSI.