CSI : Season 9

  • Network: CBS
  • Series Premiere Date: Oct 6, 2000
Season #: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16
Metascore
74

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    100
    CSI is not looking for a facsimile, so fans can rest assured that Fishburne will evolve into a unique and valued lead on his own.
  2. I'll miss Grissom, but welcome Langston's brusque authority: lotsa possibilities for friction with the prickly CSI crew.
  3. 75
    If you were worried about your favorite show's favorite character's replacement, rest assured that Fishburne's Langston is different enough to walk easily in Grissom's paper lab shoes.
  4. Fishburne doesn't show up until halfway through the episode and mostly stays in the background once he does, letting the intellectual chess match between Grissom and DJK be the focus. And that feels right.
  5. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    70
    While toying with chemistry is always dicey--especially when somebody as prominent as Grissom is involved--the storytelling remains the star, a fact neatly underscored by the casual nature the Petersen-Fishburne baton pass plays at least within this fast-paced hour.
  6. Fishburne, however, has done some terrific acting, and Langston is a character who's strong enough (though a nontraditional one for police shows) to firmly take Grissom's place at the table. Just in a different seat.
  7. 60
    The particulars of the transition involve the usual melodrama, as each regular cast member has a chance to express his or her feelings about Grissom’s departure, however pissy or mundane.
User Score
6.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Sep 22, 2010
    8
    I really enjoy the new life that Fishburne brought into the show. Grissom was tired and was dragging the show into a parody of itself. SoI really enjoy the new life that Fishburne brought into the show. Grissom was tired and was dragging the show into a parody of itself. So glad that the show has gotten back to the crime as the main focus and not the inter-office love relations. Full Review »
  2. [Anonymous]
    May 9, 2009
    6
    It's just not the same without Grissom. I think the Fishburne character was worked in very nicely, I'm just not sure they could It's just not the same without Grissom. I think the Fishburne character was worked in very nicely, I'm just not sure they could ever afford to lose such a central character as he seemed to me to be the anchor of the show. But the fact that his departure so closely followed that of both Sarah's and Warrick's left such a dent in the shows foundation, I doubt it can ever be fixed. A whole new CSI: has been created and in my opinion it falls short of it's predecessor. Full Review »
  3. ZackS.
    Jan 20, 2009
    6
    I have nothing against Fishburne and im sure the show will still do well... But Grissom leaves? Really? Grissom IS CSI. How would you feel if I have nothing against Fishburne and im sure the show will still do well... But Grissom leaves? Really? Grissom IS CSI. How would you feel if luke skywalker got killed of at the begining of the second movie? How would you feel if Frodo Died at the start of the 1st movie. How would you feel if Neo was killed off in the first and then everone was like were fked and it ended there. Grissom is CSI and in my opinion the show has ended. I still wish everone luck with the show but i cant watch it anymore.... Full Review »