12.19.2006

Ode to CSI:Miami

One of the guiltiest of television's guilty pleasures is surely "CSI: Miami," the flashy and slightly cheesy younger brother of the original "CSI." Just as William Petersen's grim professionalism sets the tone for the original series, David Caruso's ridiculously dead-pan and humorless determination sets the tone for "CSI:Miami." He's Sergeant Joe Friday taken to extremes. A very clever someone has posted to YouTube a compilation of Caruso's hard-boiled one-liners. Stringing them together only underscores the absurdity of both the show's so-bad-it's-good dialogue and Caruso's stone-faced, robotic delivery. That Caruso is so in love with his cool-guy sunglasses prop is icing on the cake.

1 comment:

  1. That, is unbelievable. Why, wait, how can people watch that? How must the writers feel commiting such tripe to the page to fit the formula? Ugh. Glad I missed that band wagon.

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