CSI: Las Vegas, CSI: Miami, or CSI: New York
Some people watch CSI: Las Vegas. Some people watch CSI: Miami. Some people watch CSI: New York. And then there are some people like me who watch all three shows. Among the three, some may have a favorite for different reasons.
Even though all three Crime Scene Investigation shows are centered around forensics, the shows have different characters with their own methods of solving crimes.
As you watch any or all three of the shows on a regular basis, you can't help but get to know the characters as if you knew them in real life. When one leaves the show, you miss them for a while until you establish a rapport with the replacements.
Several people have left all three shows. Grissom and Warwick left CSI: Las Vegas. Several people left CSI: Miami and recently Stella left CSI: New York.
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (also known as CSI: Las Vegas) was the first of the three shows. This crime drama television series premiered on CBS on October 6, 2000. The show was created by Anthony E. Zuiker and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
The Las Vegas criminalists use physical evidence to solve murders. Two other spin-offs are CSI: Miami and CSI: New York.
Don't think because the show is about Las Vegas that the location is actually Las Vegas because most of the episodes are shot on location in Santa Clarita Studios in California. Santa Clarita was originally chosen for its similarity to the outskirts of Las Vegas.
One would think Ray Langston replaced Gil Grissom as the head of the team, but the team leader is Catherine Willows.
CSI is in its eleventh season, and has been recognized as the most popular dramatic series internationally. CSI's worldwide audience is estimated to be well over 73.8 millionviewers.
CSI airs on CBS on Thursdays at 9:00 p.m.
CSI: Miami (Crime Scene Investigation: Miami) is in its ninth season. It premiered on September 23, 2002. It is a police procedural television series that uses forensics just as the veteran series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation in Las Vegas.
It is interesting that even though the show's action does not take place in Miami. The indoor shots take place at Raleigh Manhattan Studios in Manhattan Beach, California. The majority of the outdoor scenes are filmed in Long Beach, California, Manhattan Beach and Redondo Beach giving the pretense that the show is taking place in Miami-Dade, Florida.
CSi: Miami is a little different from CSI: Las Vegas because the Miami CSI team consists also of police officers as well as forensic investigators. Like CSI: Las Vegas, all the characters have their own specialty. For instance, Horatio Caine (affectionately known as "H") heads the team. Second in command Calleigh Duquesne who knows her guns and bullets.
CSI: Miami airs on CBS on Sundays at 10:00 p.m.
CSI: New York
CSI: NY (Crime Scene Investigation: New York) came on board four years after CSI: Las Vegas and two years after CSI: Miami, CSI: New York premiered on September 22,2004 on CBS. It, too, is a spin off of the veteran show CSI: Las Vegas.
CSI: New York is a little different from the other two shows because it follows the investigations of a team of the New York Police Department forensic scientists and police officers. They investigate and solve crimes behind mysterious and unusual deaths as well as other crimes.
The CSI: New York team is headed by Detective Mac Taylor and his newest partner Detective Jo Danville, an experienced investigator who shows empathy for the victim.
CSI now in its seven season airs on Fridays at 9:00 p.m. on CBS.
All three CSI shows intertwined
It was so interesting that last season there was a three-part episode that started out in CSI: Las Vegas, then the team combined with the CSI: Miami team and it ended with the CSI: New York team. It was good seeing all three teams working together. I would like to see that happen again.
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