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CSI decisions

Discussion in 'TV Show Talk' started by seern, May 13, 2012.

  1. MysteryMan

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    You are correct. That building is the Administrative Headquarters for the F.A.A. Federal Credit Union.
     
  2. RunnerFL

    RunnerFL Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's even worse than seeing hills and mountains. :lol:
     
  3. Alan Gordon

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    Never having been to Miami or Los Angeles, I've never been too distracted by the differences...


    A co-worker of mine who lived in Miami for many years however... LOL!!

    ~Alan
     
  4. Cholly

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    Some of the cast on Miami was actually engaging. Caruso, on the other hand, has always been a comic book cop: both on CSI Miami and NYPD Blue.
     
  5. Alan Gordon

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    BTW... today may be the last day, but for those CSI fans out there, iTunes has the pilot episodes of all three series (and more shows) for free...

    ~Alan
     
  6. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I gave up on CSI: Miami & NY a couple of seasons ago, but still watch the original.

    As for NCIS, I really enjoy LA, but couldn't make it through the first season of the original.
     
  7. TBoneit

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    Fair enough. I like them both and they seem different enough to me. I suspect that someone pitched an idea and the network said we want to leverage the name NCIS and use a few cameos to get things rolling.

    What I hate is when they start a 2 parter in one show and finish it in a another show.

    Or the last two NCIS shows where there was no indication it would be 2 parts leading into a third part that looks like it will be a cliffhanger finale. Yuck
     
  8. RunnerFL

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    Yes, yes, yes. I definitely hate that. I haven't watched Hawaii 5-0 in 3 weeks because they did that thing with NCIS: LA. I don't watch NCIS: LA so I can't watch the 2nd part.
     
  9. Alan Gordon

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    While the two shows were definitely connected, they were SORTA contained, so I don't think you NEEDED to watch NCIS:LA to enjoy 5-0. That being said, given the amount of promotion CBS had for it, I'm surprised you didn't record NCIS:LA just for the second part...

    I personally enjoyed the crossover. The two shows made sense together given their connections/similarities...

    ~Alan
     
  10. RunnerFL

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    Good, maybe I'll watch it.

    I have DVR's, I don't watch commercials. I had no idea it was a cross series thing until a week had already passed and someone at work told me about it.
     
  11. Alan Gordon

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    You won't get the WHOLE story, but you'll get part of it... and the second part has a considerable amount of history related to LA...

    I always fast forward through commercials instead of skipping, so I saw it a million times... not that it mattered since I watch both series.

    ~Alan
     
  12. Drucifer

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    Not a big fan of the two CSI spinoffs.
     
  13. spartanstew

    spartanstew Dry as a bone

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    I watch them both and had no idea they were doing the cross promotional thing and accidentally watched NCIS:LA first. I kept thinking I was missing something, then watched H5O and figured everything out.
     
  14. zimm7778

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    I quit watching CSI Miami a few years back. I've tried to watch since but I couldn't get into it again. I like CSI NY but the problem is the way it's been written. Last season everyone involved thought it was done. They wrote the perfect finale for the show. Then, it came back. This season has felt like it was going through the motions just plodding to the end when they could try to write another finale. They did so, it wasn't near as good as last but was sufficient. Now it's back again. I wish CBS with these shows that have a long history and loyal audiences they'd announce it's status in enough time for an appropriate ending to be written.
     
  15. TBoneit

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    I think that is the point of the Dishnetwork Hopper with PTAT. If only a week had passed you could have watched it since it reportedly saves 8 days of prime time. Or reportedly you could have marked it save and it would have stayed until deleted.

    For that reason alone I would junk everything and get two Hoppers & a Joey. If I could convince someone to learn a new remote and Interface etc. I could get along with one Hopper & 2 Joeys except the other way gives redundancy.

    To me that is a killer feature. With two tuner DVRs I'd need three in one location plus two more at other locations to get the same results, or a HR34 with 3 DVRs. That would be to record all four prime time networks and two National channels in one location.

    Now that they have added autoskip to PTAT I want it even more.

    YMMV
     
  16. RunnerFL

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    One big problem with that though. That's DISH...
     
  17. TBoneit

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    Not a problem. I have no bias for either. I've had both and cable at the same time too. Based on posts here from users that have compared both on the same HDTV I see no problems with the picture on either.

    Since the only sports I watch are on both at the same expense to me that is no biggie.

    Those that switched either way seem happy overall.

    From my recollection DirecTV doesn't do innovative things.
    Dishnetwork had the first integrated satellite DVR (Dishplayer), Which Microsoft did the software and then later they reworked it for DirecTV (UltimateTV), I believe Dishnetwork rolled out Mpeg4 first, definitely the first for HD & SD with their Eastern Arc. I believe this gives them the lead in switching to only Mpeg4.

    I wonder when DirecTv will start doing that rather than launching new satellites to get more bandwidth. In the long run switching could be a better option. As a start they need to stop distributing any receivers or DVRs that can't do mpeg4.
     
  18. Carolina

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    I was a fan of the first CSI until Williiam Petersen left the show. I watched it some after that, but to me it was never the same without him :( I finally just stopped watching it altogether.
     

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