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CSI: Miami: Collateral Damage - open thread

by Bob Sassone, posted May 5th 2009 11:33AM
CSI: MiamiDid you see the commercials for this episode? They showed the first bomb going off and said something along the lines of "the first blast with stun you." Then they showed the grenade falling down off the coroner table and said something about that plot twist. You know what CSI: Miami? If you show us all the plot twists, it's impossible for them to "stun" us. Remember the days when TV shows (and movies) actually didn't show the important parts of an episode?

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The actors should work on there acting skills.



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May 27 2009 at 4:33 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

This show had long ago gotten completely stupid, but when I am bored I put it on. I was not disappointed, this one is the dumbest in a long time.

The guy throws 2 grenades into the restaurant and it erupts into this huge, roiling fireball. A firebomb, maybe, but a grenade would just explode with a bang and a flash, causing major damage but no fireball like that. And although the man lost a foot, the victims looked pretty good for a grenade at their feet.

Then, in the morgue, the second grenade goes off... with a much smaller fireball and much less damage. Please.

Then there's identifying the camera and brand of lens from the images. I know a lot of these CSI-like shows have "magic" technology, but please! And the flash as the fuse in the home-made grenade -- "a 1976 whatever flash". What database is that in, the database of camera strobes of the past 35 years?

And also, this photographer dude makes grenades? Why not a simple pipe bomb, or dynamite, or a molotov? Has to be easier and probably more deadly. And, for that matter, if his goal was to kill the kid, was there not an easier way that making home-made hand grenades and throwing them in broad daylight outside a crowded restaurant? Absurd.

Not to mention the acting has gotten worse. Calleigh reads her lines like a zombie. Actually, all of them do now. Does Caruso force them to? There is no acting worth watching and the stories are atrocious.

I wouldn't mind the show being awful if they played up the camp angle more. But it takes itself too seriously.

May 06 2009 at 4:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Was the mother in this show Olivia the president's daughter in "24"?

May 05 2009 at 2:52 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
1 reply to cathy's comment

yes, Sprague Grayden, who played the waitress with the young children, played Olivia in "24".

To Brian, CSI Miami and Caruso are less offensive than gimmicks used on other shows. How many lab techs do you know who sleep in a coffin? Or bosses who insist on head bashing their employees? Or computer whizzes who look like Drew Carey rejects? Or have boy geniuses on staff?

May 06 2009 at 1:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I'm totally amazed at how many people actually watch this awful show. It's so bad, it's campy, just not a good way.

I started watching this in season 3 or 4, and stopped after about 10-20 episodes because I just couldn't take the acting. It's not even Horacio (David Caruso) who is eternally bad, but the rest of the cast is worse, because they seem to actually be trying!!!

Still, if I see David Caruso do his patented, Turn, touch hips, speak, turn and look sideways, touch hips, speak again, turn and put on glasses and say something as if it's the most important thing in the world again, I'm going to throw something at my TV.

May 05 2009 at 12:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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