karaokegal (karaokegal) wrote,

30 Days of Television-Day 11

Ganked from sandrine

Master list HERE

Day 11 - A show that disappointed you

I'm going to interpret this as being the companion to the previous question. So rather than a show I once loved that has nearly completely self-destructed *House MD cough cough*, a show that I expected to enjoy and didn't.

Let's go with:

I was already into CSI from the reruns on Spike and fully expected to enjoy another Forensics Procedural in another "glamorous" location.

We got the DVD's and almost immediately it just didn't work for me. Aside from David Caruso, who just does NOTHING for me, there's a nasty right-wing tinge to whole thing that I find very off-putting. I never warmed up to the characters, not even Ainsley Hayes from West Wing, and I felt like forensics were always being subjugated to either the politics, the personal story or both. The exact minute I gave up was the episode where Horatio had the fetus picture aged so he could torture some poor bastard, who if I recall correctly wasn't technically guilty of the murder or had gotten off on a pure technicality. Can't remember which, but I know I ended up rooting for him because Horatio et al were pissing me off so much.

And the funny thing is, I don't know what Caruso's politics are, whereas Gary Sinese is a fairly out-spoken conservative and I'm fine with CSI-NY because there doesn't seem to be political slant to it and when there is, I feel like it's still on the progressive side.

(I have problems with the recent seasons of CSI-NY, but not political ones.)
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