5.0 out of 5 stars Two Thumbs Up Almost as good as CSI Las Vegas
I enjoyed it alot. Took me awhile to adapt to the different Miami characters as opposed to the Las Vegas team, but I really enjoyed the series. Almost as good as the regular CSI.
Published on July 13 2004 by Mrs. M
Published on Jun 30 2004 by Nick Rocco
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5.0 out of 5 stars Two Thumbs Up Almost as good as CSI Las Vegas,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)I enjoyed it alot. Took me awhile to adapt to the different Miami characters as opposed to the Las Vegas team, but I really enjoyed the series. Almost as good as the regular CSI.
5.0 out of 5 stars I just love C.S.I . Miami,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)does anyone knows if this DVD come with subtitles in english?
5.0 out of 5 stars I was the number one skeptic about this series,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)Being a CSI las Vegas fan, I wasn't happy when they made CSI Miami. I picked this up due to the summer break of CSI, I needed something.. and this was my choice! I can honestly say that it was a worthwhile purchase after having watched all of the episodes. True David Caruso is no Gil Grissom, but would you want him to be? The feel of the series is very different with the set being in Miami. The cast is on par with the Las vegas cast. Las Vegas has a more personal feel to it, as many times the originals bring their personal lives into the story (i.e. Catherine being a stripper, Warrick being a Gambler), and you don't find that as much in Miami. The focus seems to stay more to the storyline.
Kim Delaney was a welcome cast-off in my opinion. She dragged the series down with her poor attitude, and had no chemistry with David Caruso. She came across as an uptight investigator who had no interest in getting along with her fellow CSIs, or have any passion in getting the truth. I was very glad when she finally left.
Another difference between Las Vegas and Miami that is striking is how each CSI is an expert in their certain field. Callegh is the "Bullet Girl", Speedle is the AV expert, Delco is the Diving tech who speaks russian, and spanish, acts as the go between the Cuban community and the MDPD. Alexx talks to her patients as they were still alive, and in general is friendlier then Al Robbins of Las Vegas.
In conclusion, try it, the two CSIs are comparable, like the many Law and Order spinoffs, you can choose your favorite, but in my opinion each one is strong, and holds its own. You can enjoy either, but take a vacation from Las Vegas to Miami.
5.0 out of 5 stars CSI Miami is one of the best,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)I love CSI Miami, David Caruso who plays Horatio Caine, does a wonderful acting job. He makes you believe in the CSI and that they are there to help and solve cases. He has a certain charisma that he portrays and that makes him very believable. This being a spin off CSI, i feel that this show does things better. It's location and the types of crime scenes that they have, are so much more better and make it more enjoyable to watch. If you haven't seen any episodes before think about buying the DVD, cuz u'll probably end up loving the show. I don't really like other shows like Law and Order and CSI for much, but the cast and type of crimes in this series make me love it alot.
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good! Liked IT!,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)Liked David Caruso! Very good spin off.
1.0 out of 5 stars Sunglasses of Doom,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)Aside from Cochrane who gets an occasional good scene in, this show is nothing like the original. Instead of justice seekers, most of the main characters in the episodes come off as morality cops indirectly implying that each victim's lifestyle led to his/her demise. Also, the ideas of 'due process' and 'Miranda rights' appear to not be relevant when questioning suspects.
1.0 out of 5 stars My Mom and I have bonded,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)Every monday night, my mother and I speak on the phone at 9:03 to laugh at the poor delivery of David Caruso's pre-credit line.
"So our good Samritan...(takes off glasses)...is now...a murderer."
And it's the same every week.William Petersen has so much more charisma and I expect we'll find that Gary Sinese will out-act Caruso as well.
I wouldn't buy this DVD set if you paid me to do it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great show!!! My personal favorite!!! :),
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)I have preferred this show to CSI from the start...it appeals to me more. I find the characters more likable and more compassionate. I also feel there is great chemistry with all of them. With one exception...and this applies to season one only...I never felt Kim Delaney's character fit in and was glad when she left. I never really understood why she was added...it was obvious, to me, that when the CSI:Miami cast was introduced in "Crossing Jurisdictions" they all fit perfectly the way they were. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it". I also prefer the Miami location...it's mostly bright and sunny...which is more appealing to me.
I'm really glad to see this finally coming out on DVD...and I hope season two will not take as long to be put on DVD.
A side note: I have no ill feelings towards Kim Delaney...I think she is good actress and have watched her since her soap days...this show was just not for her.
4.0 out of 5 stars CSI Miami - getting better and better,
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This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)Most first seasons struggle. The original CSI had problems but sorted them out quickly and became a massive hit.
The First season of CSI Miami starts with more confidence that its Vegas sibling and gets better and better, with the only major fault being too much focus on Caruso's character (but as his protrayal of the empathic Horatio Caine is such a pleasure to watch this is understandable).
CSI Miami is a spin-off, one of those things that fans can either love or hate and will always compare to the original. People who unfavourably compare the fully fleshed out Vegas people to the fledgling Miami cast should remember that it took us a while to get used to Sarah, Warwick and the rest of the crew so we should give Speed, Calleigh and Co. some time to grow on us (and they come on in leaps and bounds in season two). As for Caine vs Grissom - I can enjoy watching either.
The fact that some of the stories stray from bread and butter CSI work to other points of view make CSI Miami more distinct from the Vegas series and, in my opinion, more watchable.
A good show, getting better and better
3.0 out of 5 stars Not Like the Original,
This review is from: CSI: Miami: The Complete First Season [Import] (DVD)"CSI: Miami" is a good show with a lot of problems that could and should be easily solved.
First of all, the characters are never really as defined as the ones on "CSI."
Secondly, the show occasionally veers away from the mystery/whodunnit format of "CSI" and becomes a cop show with a dab of science thrown in.
Another standard, un-"CSI"-like plot line has Horatio Caine disliking a suspect and spending the rest of the show finding evidence to convict him/her. When there's a twist and a 2nd suspect emerges that Caine doesn't like, I find myself not liking Caine.
A third problem is David Caruso and his character. Horatio Caine is someone trying to be cool but isn't. His brooding is excessive, and his constant staring off into space is predictable.
Then there's David Caruso's inability to find a place for his hands. He's constantly putting them on his hips or putting on/taking off his sunglasses. After about 5 episodes, this gets alternately annoying and hilarious.
Another aspect of Horatio Caine is his repetitious dialogue. There are shows where his lines are exactly the same as in last week's show. For example, he's constantly saying, "OK, this is what we're going to do."
As for the episodes on these disks, there are additional problems.
Beautiful Emily Procter is a little too made up.
The shows on these disks include the episodes with Kim Delaney, who didn't fit in and was totally unconvincing as a crime scene investigator. The show improved immensely when she left.
I don't mind these problems when "CSI: Miami" can present you with a good plot twist, poignant story, or last-minute piece of esoteric evidence. But when it fails to deliver, which, during the 1st season, was about every 3rd or 4th episode, the problems become obvious, and the show becomes uninteresting and campy.
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