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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2004
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10
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  • Starring: Eddie Cahill, Gary Sinise, Melina Kanakaredes
  • Summary: The third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people mayThe third edition of the "CSI" franchise sets up shop in the Big Apple, where taciturn Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise) and his partner, Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), lead a crime-solving team. Like his counterparts in Las Vegas and Miami, Taylor knows that people may lie, but the evidence rarely does. In the city that never sleeps, CSI: NY never rests. Expand
  • Genre(s): Drama, Suspense
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Preston Turegano
    Jul 17, 2013
    80
    By delving into a principal character so deeply from the get-go, the newest "CSI" brilliantly one-ups its predecessors. [21 Sep 2004]
  2. Reviewed by: Robert Bianco
    Jul 17, 2013
    75
    Aside from the decided lack of humor and the distinctive talents of the stars, there are some other fairly significant differences between NY and the other CSI installments. Mac and Stella work more as equals than Miami's team, and are less competitive than CSI's. We're also given more information about their personal lives. [22 Sep 2004]
  3. Reviewed by: Korey Karnes
    Jul 17, 2013
    75
    "CSI: NY" is just as good as the original "CSI" and its first spin-off "CSI: Miami." ... Yes, the writing is a little weak, but the atypical crimes and the fascinating technology make the show extremely addictive. [24 Sep 2004]
  4. It is a relentlessly grim (and rather gruesome) episode with none of the bits of humor that mark the other "CSI" shows. [22 Sep 2004]
  5. Reviewed by: Michael Speier
    Jul 17, 2013
    60
    What's missing is some reality; comparatively, "NYPD Blue," "Homicide" and so many other cop skeins offered more authenticity, while this comes off as something made to please a focus group. [22 Sep 2004]
  6. Reviewed by: Adam Buckman
    Jul 17, 2013
    50
    The new "NY" shares with its "CSI" antecedents a predilection for dim laboratories and grim facial expressions. [22 Sep 2004]
  7. Reviewed by: Matthew Gilbert
    Jul 17, 2013
    30
    "CSI: NY" is a big disappointment, even if you're a diehard fan of the "CSI" formula. It's a groggy, overly atmospheric, and grim series that works much too hard to evoke "the city that never sleeps." [22 Sep 2004]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Feb 12, 2013
    9
    CSI: NY is simply awesome! I mean even here in Hong Kong it is very popular. The actors are excellent and the storylines are brilliant. MuchCSI: NY is simply awesome! I mean even here in Hong Kong it is very popular. The actors are excellent and the storylines are brilliant. Much better than Castle or CSI Miami. The place of shooting is so professional and all stories make complete sense. It is very impressing indeed! Expand
  2. Mar 12, 2011
    8
    CSI:NY Is the best csi version on tv currently. It doesn't have that cheese that miami has or that ultra-seriousness las vegas has. CSI NY hasCSI:NY Is the best csi version on tv currently. It doesn't have that cheese that miami has or that ultra-seriousness las vegas has. CSI NY has stellar acting by gary sinise, jo danville, melina Kanakaredes, carmine giovinazzo, hill harper, robert joy, vanessa ferlito. The only thing that makes this show bad is anna belknap, who replaced the wonderful vanessa ferlito. Because of her, i give the show an 8 but still

    CSI NY ROCKS!
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  3. Mar 29, 2013
    4
    It's my least favourite of the CSI franchise. I'm still annoyed at CBS for cancelling CSI: Miami in favour of this show. It was okay for aIt's my least favourite of the CSI franchise. I'm still annoyed at CBS for cancelling CSI: Miami in favour of this show. It was okay for a while but now we're in season 10 it just bores me and at best, I'm indifferent to the characters. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2011
    0
    After watching 3 episodes, I will not waste any more time on it. The entire CSI franchise is cheesy, low witted rubbish, whose box sets shouldAfter watching 3 episodes, I will not waste any more time on it. The entire CSI franchise is cheesy, low witted rubbish, whose box sets should be recycled to make other products. The quicker the better. Expand