CSI: NY : Season 1

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 22, 2004
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Metascore
61

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22

Where To Watch

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Critic Reviews

  1. San Diego Union-Tribune
    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. Seattle Post-Intelligencer
    Reviewed by: Melanie McFarland
    Jul 17, 2013
    80
    "CSI: NY" is at least as good as its counterparts, and everything you expect it to be. [22 Sep 2004]
  3. Boston Herald
    Reviewed by: Sarah Rodman
    Jul 17, 2013
    75
    Serves up spine-tingling chills with its moody, noirish visuals and grimly efficient leads. [22 Sep 2004]
  4. Houston Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Mike McDaniel
    Jul 17, 2013
    75
    Visually, the show is too dark and blue - a distraction. But the story and the acting trump all. [22 Sep 2004]
  5. RedEye
    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]
  6. San Francisco Chronicle
    Reviewed by: Tim Goodman
    Jul 17, 2013
    75
    More emotional, equally gripping, "CSI: N.Y." proves that with care you can successfully copy yourself across the TV schedule. [21 Sep 2004]
  7. USA Today
    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]
  8. Chicago Tribune
    Reviewed by: Sid Smith
    Jul 17, 2013
    70
    Your tolerance for all this may depend on how many crime procedurals you need on your calendar. For some, this one may prove one too many. [22 Sep 2004]
  9. Cleveland Plain Dealer
    Reviewed by: Mark Dawidziak
    Jul 17, 2013
    70
    America doesn’t exactly need another urban crime drama, but this one demands and deserves attention. [22 Sep 2004]
  10. Newsday
    Reviewed by: Noel Holston
    Jul 17, 2013
    70
    For all its redundancy, however, the latest "CSI" is stronger than "Miami" and could eventually rival the original. Credit the two primary stars, Sinise and the city. [22 Sep 2004]
  11. New York Daily News
    Reviewed by: David Bianculli
    Jul 17, 2013
    63
    "CSI: NY" looks good, and Sinise carries the show effortlessly. But the show needs work, and it needs time. [22 Sep 2004]
  12. San Jose Mercury News/Contra Costa Times
    Reviewed by: Charlie McCollum
    Jul 17, 2013
    63
    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]
  13. Reviewed by: Terry Kelleher
    Jun 28, 2013
    63
    Fortunately CSI: NY has something in common with its predecessors besides a taste for the distasteful: a solid lead performance.
  14. Variety
    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]
  15. Orlando Sentinel
    Reviewed by: Hal Boedeker
    Feb 20, 2013
    60
    The script doesn't give Gary Sinise a lot of room to maneuver as the glum head investigator. The welcome flashes of lightness in this dark show come from Melina Kanakaredes as Sinise's humane partner. [22 Sept 2004, p.E1]
  16. Detroit Free Press
    Reviewed by: Mike Duffy
    Jul 17, 2013
    50
    Like Zuiker's first two installments of the series, "CSI: NY" is well made and well cast. But there's also something coldly understated and ordinary about it as well. [22 Sep 2004]
  17. New York Post
    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]
  18. Washington Post
    Reviewed by: Tom Shales
    Jul 17, 2013
    50
    The show is almost drowning in detail, minute detail, so that the basic plot line and its resolution are a chore to follow and figure out. [22 Sep 2004]
  19. Dallas Morning News
    Reviewed by: Manuel Mendoza
    Jul 17, 2013
    42
    Whether intended or not, this emphasis on serial killers and other antisocial freaks indulges a morbid fascination with sicko behavior at least as much as it celebrates smart and dedicated crime fighters. [22 Sep 2004]
  20. Reviewed by: Gillian Flynn
    Jun 18, 2013
    42
    In NY, the lack of inspiration is palpable.
  21. Reviewed by: Robert Lloyd
    Jul 17, 2013
    40
    Sinise, a real movie star and the co-founder of Chicago's famed Steppenwolf Theatre, is a fine actor, and so are they all, all fine actors. But none has much to do here -- the dialogue makes "Dragnet" seem positively chatty.
  22. Boston Globe
    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]
User Score
5.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User 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! Full Review »
  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. Full Review »