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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 23, 2002
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
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  • Starring: Kim Delaney, Khandi Alexander, Emily Procter
  • Summary: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation took television by storm in 2000 with its innovative and cutting-edge updating of a standard series concept – in this case, the cop show. Suddenly, instead of simply whodunit, solving crimes was a matter of howdunit, and with what size shoe, and whether anyone left behind traces of evidence that the blue ALS light could pick up. Now that gritty approach to crime known as forensic science makes its way from Las Vegas to the streets of Florida in CSI: Miami. A whole new team of crime scene investigators is on hand to probe the seamy underside of what some refer to as Cuba North and others call Georgia South. Consider it a tropical blend of people, culture, nightlife and, of course, the occasional killing or two. Just as you do in Vegas, come for the crime, stick around for the clues. And there's always a clue.

    The Team

    Horatio Caine is the lead criminologist, sort of the Grissom of the spin-off. But he's got a dangerous edge and a "blind allegiance to justice." Tim Speedle was a young, well-educated criminalist who did his job in honor of his high school friend, who died two years after he was paralyzed in a snowmobile accident. He died on duty when he was shot in a jewelry store while investigating a murder. Eric Delko is a funny and lovable character, now working as a CSI, specializing in underwater recovery. Alexx Woods is a young coroner. Alexx has the education that has earned her the nickname "knowologist," and she often challenges the other CSIs. She is known to talk to the victims. Calleigh Duquesne is the team's ballistics expert, sometimes known as the "bullet girl." Ryan Wolfe is the newest member of the team. He is young and often thinks outside the box to help solve cases.
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 30
  2. Negative: 1 out of 30
  1. Reviewed by: Ann Hodges
    Jul 17, 2013
    91
    With a little TLC, the clone could turn out to be better than the original. [23 Sep 2002]
  2. Reviewed by: Ed Bark
    Jul 17, 2013
    83
    Flexing the foolproof formula and first-rate production values of its predecessor, this spinoff quickly proves to be a turn-on. [23 Sep 2002]
  3. Reviewed by: Glenn Garvin
    Jul 17, 2013
    80
    A very watchable hour of TV. [23 Sep 2002]
  4. Reviewed by: Rob Owen
    Jul 17, 2013
    70
    "CSI: Miami" is a carbon copy, for sure, but it's a copy of an efficient show millions of people enjoy watching. [23 Sep 2002]
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Speier
    Jul 17, 2013
    70
    Taut and tense, show boasts the twists, turns, gadgets and gimmicks made famous by its Las Vegas-set progenitor. It could, however, use a dash of personality --- everybody is relentlessly dour. [20 Sep 2002]
  6. Reviewed by: John Levesque
    Jul 17, 2013
    60
    If you can accept the dramatic license, the dearth of Hispanic characters and Caruso's tendency to mumble, "CSI: Miami" is certainly as good as its competition. [16 Sep 2002]
  7. Reviewed by: Linda Stasi
    Jul 17, 2013
    0
    While everything on the original "CSI" works - the concept, the actors, the script, the direction, the characters - nothing (did I mention nothing?) works on "CSI: Miami." [23 Sep 2002]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Jan 23, 2012
    10
    best show ever keep on going csi miami you are the best show i ever seen
    i love horatio cain they better not cancelled this show i got the
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  2. Mar 29, 2013
    10
    I'm so sad that this got cancelled. The team had great chemistry and I genuinely cared about all of them despite Wolfe getting on my nerves sometimes. Still, they had a great dynamic. I loved that Horatio's one liners brought a comedy aspect to some really dark plot lines and investigations. Even though the last season wasn't as good as the others, it still managed to hold my interest. Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2013
    0
    Are you ever watching CSI, and then you say to yourself, "I wish there was more unique and original programing on TV like this. And I wish there were more PALM TREES!"
    I don't how, but somehow you are one of a billion people who seem to feel this way and get exactly what they want on TV every night.
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