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A decade or so ago, CSI was one of the highest-rated TV shows on network television. It spawned two spin-offs -- CSI: NY and CSI: Miami -- and each had long runs before being cancelled. Will CSI: Cyber also find ratings success? Will it be cancelled or renewed for a second season? Stay tuned.
On CSI: Cyber, Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI. It's a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. This crime drama also features the talents of James Van Der Beek, Hayley Kiyoko, Charley Koontz, Shad Moss, and Peter MacNicol.
The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's likelihood of staying on the air. The higher the ratings (particularly the 18-49 demo), the better the chances for »
Recently, CBS delivered the new,official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "CSI: Cyber" episode 3 of season 1. The episode is entitled, "Killer En Route," and it turns out that we're going to see some pretty intriguing stuff go down as some hacked car service software, prompts the Cyber unit to run a thorough investigation, and more. In the new, 3rd episode press release: The Cyber team is going to investigate when a car service company's dispatch software is hacked in order to target certain passengers. Press release number 2: The cyber team will investigate when a car service company's dispatch software is hacked in order to target certain passengers, It stars: Patricia Arquette (Agent Avery Ryan), James Van Der Beek (Agent Elijah Mundo), Peter MacNicol (Asst. Dep. Dir. Simon Sifter), Charley Koontz (Agent Daniel Krumitz), Shad Moss (Brody Nelson) and Hayley Kiyoko (Raven Ramirez). Guest stars feature: Tripp Pickell (Richard Davis »
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: March 4, 2015 -- Tbd
Series status: Has not been cancelled
TV show description:
Another TV series in the CSI franchise, this crime drama is inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken.
Special Agent Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette) heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI at Quantico, Virginia. It's a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. She knows firsthand how today's technology allows people to hide in the shadows of the Internet and commit serious crimes of global proportion.
Avery's second-in-command »
No realistic critic could fairly expect “CSI: Cyber” to reinvent the wheel. Yet even with the modest expectations evoked by a brand extension — one designed, in essence, to give a high-tech sheen to the same old formula — this feels like a particularly tired exercise, one that Patricia Arquette probably would have passed on had she known “Boyhood” would add “Oscar winner” to her resume. As is, there are some talented people here cast adrift in an utterly tired setting, of which little positive can be said except, “Hey, it’s slightly less nasty than ‘Stalker.’”
Like any crime procedural worth its salt, the premiere tries to dig deep into the psyche of female viewers and come up with the most emotionally manipulative nightmare possible. And voila: A ripped-from-the-headlines plot about kids being stolen from their homes after being observed by perps hacking baby monitors. Good luck sleeping tonight, moms!
Arquette plays the D. »
- Brian Lowry
Perhaps to distract from tired dialogue and convenient plot holes, or simply in attempt to suck as much entertainment from the world as possible, the latest iteration of the timeworn CSI franchise wastes no time in trying to scare the audience. Yes, from baby kidnapping to murderous car services to dysfunctional roller coasters and subways, CSI: Cyber will try and unnerve. That is, however, only if you buy into the more ridiculous elements of this CBS drama that deals with a ‘new type of criminal” dabbling in nefarious, murderous acts that can happen to anyone, even you.
Add in what we’ve come to expect from CSI – an attractive, diverse group of agents, lots of quick cuts, impeccable (and unreal) timing, and of course a song by The Who – and you’ve basically got Cyber. However, the third spinoff of what truly is a remarkable franchise is different from the »
- Anthony Marcusa
The news of an all-female Ghostbusters reboot has been met with decidedly mixed reactions in certain corners of the internet. But whether they're for or against Feig's proposed reboot, nobody has a good word to say about the original film's sequel, Ghostbusters II (1989), and this, frankly, will not stand. Though perceived as a failure, the sequel is a far, far better film than its reputation suggests.
Five years on from the phenomenal success of the original, Ghostbusters II reassembles all the same creative elements - scripting by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, Ivan Reitman as director, the entire cast reprising their roles. The key players were famously reluctant, but the film had made a ridiculous amount of money and spawned the hugely successful spin-off cartoon The Real Ghostbusters, so the follow-up was inevitable.
Despite a briefly record-breaking opening weekend of $29 million, Ghostbusters II went on to make a mere $112 million at the Us box office, »
6 items from 2015
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