The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.
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 Horatio Caine (232 episodes, 2002-2012)
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 Calleigh Duquesne (232 episodes, 2002-2012)
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 Eric Delko (221 episodes, 2002-2012)
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 Frank Tripp (187 episodes, 2003-2012)
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 Ryan Wolfe (182 episodes, 2004-2012)
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 Natalia Boa Vista (153 episodes, 2005-2012)
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 Alexx Woods (145 episodes, 2002-2009)
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Horatio Caine, a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy, tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. His team includes Calleigh Duquesne, a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics; Tim Speedle, a cocky yet disarming investigator who is well connected on the street, and Eric Delko, an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways. Rounding out the team is Alexx Woods, the no-nonsense, know-it-all coroner. And, after Speedle is killed in Action, Former Patrolman Ryan Wolfe joins the team. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to vindicate those who often cannot speak for themselves -- the victims. Written by Anonymous

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"I'm Horatio Caine, and this much I know. At CSI Miami we never Close." (UK tagline) See more »


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Horatio was named after the Victorian era "rags to riches" novelist Horatio Alger. See more »

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[arresting a criminal]
Horatio Caine: Justice is not yours to dispense, and now you're going to pay for it.
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With the exceptions of Omar Miller, Sofia Milos, Rex Linn, Eva LaRue and Megalyn Echikunwoke all the actors names morph out of equations: * 4y-1=3b[Nh] becomes "David Caruso" * 3a1-X=[A9Xy] becomes "Emily Procter" * [7b]=6m+[3h] becomes "Jonathan Togo" * 3b+N=7bn1[6A] becomes "Adam Rodriguez" * 2b+4a=[7h]3 becomes "Eddie Cibrian" * [3h]+[7b]=6m becomes "Rory Cochrane" * A1b+B2c=R4 becomes "Kim Delaney" * 2b+4a=[7h]3XyNh becomes "Khandi Alexander" See more »

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Verdict; Stick to CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
25 January 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After "discovering" the original CSI television show, hearing great things about this spin-off, seeing its high ranking in the weekly ratings, and enjoying the pilot episode (the second season CSI episode, "Cross-Jurisdictions"), I was really looking forward to seeing CSI: Miami. Upon viewing the first season, I found it to be pretty unfulfilling, and it left me with no desire to watch the second season. However, I decided to give it another shot and watched the second season, which I enjoyed much more than the first. While I still thought the case stories were poor, the second season was where the main characters' personal lives began to take up some of the episodes, which I found to be the best thing the series had going for it (especially the subplot of Horatio's brother and his possible corrupt ways, as well as Horatio's feelings for Yelena). But upon starting to watch the first eight episodes of the third and fourth season, I found myself getting the same bitter taste in my mouth.

I believe that the way the CSI writing team works is, they save all of the very talented writers who have new, fresh, and great ideas to the original CSI show, while they assign their writers with not as much flair, but the ability to turn out a script every week for the spin-off shows. The sad thing was I really wanted to like this show, and I keep going back to it, trying to give it another chance, however each time it fails to win me over. The unfulfilling and often predictable cases (the original show's cases are almost never predictable, even if there is a formula that all three shows follow), the corny one-liners that Horatio spits out before every episode's opening credits (usually spoken while putting on his sunglasses to make him look "cool"), and the lack of flair that made the original show so good, keeps this one from making the grade. I like the character of Horatio, but David Caruso (and/or the writers) take his character a bit too far with his constant threats to suspects and caring for victims. The show focuses too much on having Horatio get into a gunfight and trying too hard to make Caruso seem like the new Rick Hunter rather than show how the science solves a case. Notice that in this show, the Miami CSI's are always the first to enter a house with their guns drawn, whereas in the original show, they always have Brass and a few uniformed officers clear the scene before they enter. The idea of using a tsunami and hurricane as the backdrop for stories were good, but they were just wasted. The only episode that I can think of which even comes near to the greatness of the original show is the first season episode "Broken," about the child killer. That episode possessed some of the same shocking and original content that made the original show so great. I'll even so far to say that the sloppy handling of this show impairs my love for the original CSI. When the fifth season of CSI was released on DVD, I found myself unexcited to watch it, having just previously spent so much time giving CSI: Miami another chance. That was until I had gotten two episodes into it, and was quickly reminded just how great the original series is.

It's really too bad that I can't get into this show like so many others have, but I can't say I didn't give it a real hard try. And after my dislike for this show and my being unimpressed with its pilot episode, I think I'll pass on CSI: NY.

My personal verdict: stick to the original.


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