'CSI' News Round-upBy Caillan
April 13, 2003 - 12:29 PM
As the 2002-2003 television season draws to a close, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation remains America's number one drama and CSI: Miami the most-watched freshman series. Want to find out what you're missing out on? Here's the latest round-up of news from our sister site, CSI Files:
- Viewers Flock To 'Movies'
It was a full house for Thursday night's CSI episode, "A Night At The Movies", which scored a 18.6 rating / 27 share. These overnight ratings place "Movies" in the position of the second most-watched CSI episode in 2003. With Survivor: Amazon and Without A Trace also on its team, CBS blitzed the competition, leaving second-place rival NBC waiting in the wings.
- CBS Releases 'Grave Young Men' Trailer
CBS premiered the promo for next week's first-run CSI: Miami episode, "Grave Young Men". In the episode, Horatio Caine is approached by a former criminal who asks the CSI to help find his son. While Caine, Delko and Calleigh work on that case, Tim Speedle has his hands full with a beautiful woman whose boyfriend died after a night of passion. A full transcript of the trailer is available at this page.
- News Bullets
The latest round-up of news bullets contains information on CSI airings in the US and Australia, details of Marg Helgenberger's (Catherine Willows) interview in Redbook magazine and updates to JorjaFox.net.
- Fox: 'CSI' Is Disgusting But Fun
Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) told Playboy she can't handle some of the "grossest cases", but her co-star Marg Helgenberger has no trouble at all with the gore. However, Fox doesn't mind some gross-out humour on occasion, even using "a remote-controlled farting device" to tease William Petersen (Gil Grissom). "That fart machine entertained us for an entire afternoon," she said.
- Review: Precious Metal
Resident CSI Files critic Patti Vickers wasn't terribly impressed with the latest CSI outing, writing that she "simply didn’t buy either storyline in the episode":
Brian, the engineering genius, couldn't figure out that the bot wasn't responding to his commands but to someone else's? I know people panic is stressful situations, but it just seemed a little ridiculous. Every engineer I know would have taken the thing apart themselves to figure out what went wrong. And the coins… I liked the fact that Greg involved himself in the case, that he showed Grissom his desire to head into more of a CSI role instead of remaining a lab tech, but again, I thought the story was weak.
Additionally, Vickers wrote that "Precious Metal" was filled with flashbacks to the point where this traditional CSI stylistic device overpowered the story. The complete analysis is available here.
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