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CSI: Miami - Come As You Are

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 28th 2006 10:16AM

Alexx autopsies a dead soldier.(S05E10) Did this episode seem weird to anyone else? Weird as in something that shouldn't have even been tackled by Horatio and his team? One character even pointed it out during his interrogation: "Isn't Iraq a little bit out of your jurisdiction?" My thoughts exactly. Maybe it's just me, but damn near everything in this episode seemed like a bit of a stretch.

If anything, I appreciated that the writers for this show were willing to take on a tough subject like the war in Iraq but I think they handled it the wrong way. The episode had a clear negative view on the war (which was great) but I didn't agree 100% with the way they negatively portrayed the Marines and their recruiters. They made everyone seem so devious and two-faced which came across as disrespectful if you ask me. Although it is only one interpretation of what's going on and as I said, you have to at least give them a pat on the back for going near the topic.

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Why Horatio Caine gives me the creeps - VIDEO

by Anna Johns, posted Nov 22nd 2006 10:07AM
horatio caineDavid Caruso is so over the top as Horatio Caine and I'm not the only one who thinks so. Someone has edited Horatio one liners in a seven-minute long video clip and posted it on YouTube. It's a compilation of all the super-cool lines he has before the opening credits of CSI: Miami. And each one ends with the opening note of the theme song. By the way, you don't need to watch the whole seven minutes to understand that Horatio Caine is the master of the ellipsis (...). And, he uses his sunglasses as a prop way too much.

Video is after the jump:

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CSI: Miami - Darkroom

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 14th 2006 12:17AM

Tripp and Wolfe(S05E08) After last week's episode, I read a decent chunk of comments about how viewers weren't too excited about Boa Vista and all the screen time she's been getting as the newest member of the team. As one commenter put it, "It seems the producers are trying to get us to like the Boa Vista character by making her the center of Season 5."

Well, I don't think most people realized it (unless they read it somewhere beforehand as I did), but this episode was based partly on a true story. Eva LaRue, who plays Natalia, went through a similar ordeal in real life with her sister Nikka. So I think in this case we can cut Boa Vista some slack.

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CSI: Miami - High Octane

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Nov 7th 2006 7:04AM

Boa Vista and Wolfe examine a car.(S05E07) This show is so bad and that's why I love it. It's a full hour of garbage every week and I can't help but watch it. I love that about CSI: Miami.

So imagine my surprise after this episode. It was actually so bad, that it was, well... bad. First episode all season that I didn't like and I've got a whole laundry list of reasons that began with the very first scene. Underground car racing? Really? Haven't we had enough of this Fast and the Furious junk? Sure the first film wasn't that bad, although I liked it better the first time I saw it when it was called Point Break. Second one wasn't necessary, then they went to Tokyo, and now it's invading my beloved CSI: Miami. Damn you Vin Diesel.

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CSI: Miami - Curse of the Coffin

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 24th 2006 10:49AM
Horatio Caine(S05E06) Has CSI: Miami ever had a Halloween themed episode before? I don't think they have. Good for us because they saved all the cheesy stuff for this one. What a great episode. Sort of creepy, completely laughable and it was chock full of hilarious lines. Take that picture to the right? Anyone else remember what Horatio mumbled as he was casually strolling away from the exploding car? "Burn baby, burn." Stuff like that? Another reason to love this show.

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CSI: Miami - Death Eminent

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 17th 2006 10:06AM

Horatio Caine with a gun pointed at him.

(S05E05) This was an interesting episode. It wasn't great... just interesting. The use of eminent domain as the focus for the primary case was an odd choice I thought. Not because it isn't a big issue in Florida. It is. I just thought the way they adapted it to this particular episode was a little self-serving and far-fetched. I mean, the city of Miami snatching up a whole neighborhood near the water to make strip-malls or whatever? Of course, it was all the result of dirty politics. All good reasons for Horatio to cock his head and say something brilliant.

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CSI: Miami - If Looks Could Kill

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 10th 2006 11:37AM
CSI: Miami(S05E04) People love to badmouth this show! "It's cheesy!" "It's so campy!" "A corpse could act better than David Caruso!" All of that may be true, but if people are badmouthing CSI: Miami, that means something else too. We're all watching it! That's got to count for something. Well I still think it's good, and despite the slow start to this episode, I think it turned into one of the best Miami eps yet.

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CSI: Miami - Death Pool 100

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Oct 3rd 2006 10:16AM

Delko puts his diving expertise to use in CSI: Miami's 100th episode.

(S05E03) 100 episodes... quite the milestone for any show. And how does CSI: Miami celebrate? By having Omar Gooding guest star. If that doesn't say milestone, I don't know what does.

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CSI: Miami - Going Under

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Sep 26th 2006 11:23AM

Calleigh takes down one of the bikers.(S05E02) One of the things I always found interesting about CSI: Miami was that out of the three shows in the franchise, Miami is the only one that really played up the specialties of it's cast. You know what I'm talking about. Delko is an expert recovery diver, Calleigh has expertise in firearms and ballistics, and Speedle (great character) had a skill too but I forget what. Not sure what Wolfe does but I think Boa Vista is good with DNA or something like that.

Anyway, my whole point here is that the show is unique because it does that. It's like some sort of super team and it looks like we're finally going to get some backstory this season on where everyone honed their skills. First up? Calleigh.

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CSI: Miami - Rio (season premiere)

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Sep 19th 2006 12:06AM

Horatio and Delko in Brazil.

(S05E01) I love this show and I'm thoroughly excited that it's back. I still think it's the best in the CSI franchise and after last year's cliffhanger, this is the one premiere that I've honestly been looking forward to. We pick up right where we left off, with Horatio and Delko in pursuit of Antonio Riaz, the drug kingpin responsible for the death of Horatio's wife (and Delko's sister) Marisol. Riaz has fled the country thanks to the deal he cut with the Feds. Next stop? Brazil.

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CSI: Miami - Rampage

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 16th 2006 9:13AM

CSI; Miami; CBS; Horatio Caine; Marisol Delko(S04E24) What a great way to tie this whole season together. With only one episode left, the Male Noche gang from way back in the season premiere has returned and they want Horatio dead. Recall that H shut down a lot of the gang's Miami operations so it makes sense that they'd be holding a grudge.

Last week's cliffhanger didn't really lead to anything. The only purpose it served was to let us know that someone wanted to hit H. But no one was shot at his wedding (to Marisol) and I'm guessing this episode takes place about a week later. The Noches are finally on trial (that took a while...) but the courtroom proceedings don't go very smoothly. While on the stand, one of the Noche leaders grabs a gun from the prosecutor (it was evidence), tosses it to his buddy in the crowd, who then locks in a magazine and starts firing. Two of the Noche leaders got away, but only later do we find out why.

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CSI: Miami - Shock

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 9th 2006 11:03AM

CSI: Miami; CBS(S04E23) I can't say that I was a big fan of this episode. It had one hell of a cliffhanger ending, but it came out of nowhere! Which I suppose is why they call it a cliffhanger, but still... it made no sense to me.

Horatio and Marisol moved pretty fast on the wedding plans. It only took them a couple of days to get something set up with a Justice of the Peace. I didn't get why no one from the lab was going though. Delko was initially against it and Calleigh and Wolfe only picthed in on a bottle of champagne. Natalia and Alexx didn't go either. I can understand why they wanted to have a small ceremony, but it wouldn't hurt to have a couple of co-workers present? Whatever. On to the cases.

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CSI: Miami - Open Water

by Jonathan Toomey, posted May 2nd 2006 11:20AM

CSI: Miami; CBS(S04E22) Did anyone else find it incredibly funny that almost every commercial break during this episode had a preview for that new movie Poseidon? We kept going from Horatio and his team having a grand ol' time investigating murders on a cruise ship to another ship sinking and burning while Richard Dreyfuss ran around screaming like a girl. I laughed every time.

Of course, it didn't help that I found the episode itself a tad funny. It was a bit of a cheesy installment. Don't get me wrong though. I love the idea of an evil cruise ship captain who strangles people with the neck strap from a pair of binoculars.

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CSI: Miami - Dead Air

by Jonathan Toomey, posted Apr 25th 2006 12:50PM

CSI: Miami; CBS(S04E21) Five episodes to go until the season finale and it's all coming together. Storylines are starting to show some answers and the tension that's existed between Delko and Wolfe all season is reaching it's boiling point.

The opening for the episode was a little cheesy. They ripped it right from that film Cellular. Some kidnapped woman gets a hold of a phone and dials a random number when she meant to call her husband. Fortunately, the person who did get the call happened to be standing about 30 feet from Horatio. That was convenient.

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