The Naval Criminal Investigation Service's Office of Special Projects takes on the undercover work and the hard to crack cases in LA. Key agents are G. Callen and Sam Hanna, streets kids risen through the ranks.
The show follows a crime, usually adapted from current headlines, from two separate vantage points. The first half of the show concentrates on the investigation of the crime by the police, the second half follows the prosecution of the crime in court.
S. Epatha Merkerson,
Jesse L. Martin
An infamous 'psychic' abandons his public persona, outing himself as a fake, to focus on his work as a consultant for the California Bureau of Investigation in order to find "Red John," the madman who killed his wife and daughter.
Dr. Cal Lightman teaches a course in body language and makes an honest fortune exploiting it. He's employed by various public authorities in various investigations, doing more when the ... See full summary »
Holly Gribbs has just joined the night shift. A murder appears to be a suicide with very little evidence. A drunk is shot to death in his own home. After a man picks up his girlfriend, she drugs him. Written by
In the nearly ten years of the series, the opening credits' (pilot epsiode) scene of Grissom's experiment dummy-being bludgeoned in the back of the head-has always been shown. See more »
When Grissom goes into the bathroom of a suspect, the toilet seat is down when viewed from the door, but as Grissom approaches, the seat is up, then when he goes to inspect the toilet he raises the seat. See more »
Forget about your promotion Warrick, forget about making a hundred, forget about the husband, these things will only confuse you. Concentrate on what cannot lie: the evidence.
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The start of something Big...........Welcome to Vegas!
This is where it all began. The first episode of the highest rated series, (in the world I think). I think this was well written, directed, and performed. It was Gripping, it left it on a cliffhanger, which is the best thing a pilot can end with.
It starts with a few short cases, (the first one won't really be significant till later on in the series, and in season 2) a suicide (apparently), Warrick investigates a shooting, Holly Gribbs Struggles as the new CSI, which later leads to the cliffhanger when a suspect returns to a crime scene and shoots her. Warrick gets the blame for not supervising her. Will she live? Will she die? (She does, Yay! No offense to her, but if she didn't there'd be no Sara to replace her, way more interesting character. and she opens a whole new storyline throughout the seasons with Grissom) It introduced us to the main characters, briefly. Having read some of the books first, I found myself wondering, "Where is Sara?!?" and "why isn't grissom in charge?!?", but it was that episode that got me hooked on the series itself. I actually bought season 1 on DVD when Season 6 was on TV, now season 7 is nearly over, and I'm still trying to watch it all in chronological order, stuck on season 3 until I save up and buy the next season, I don't watch season 7. It's the story lines of the CSIs which will bring you to watch this week after week. That, and of course the evidence, Which takes you into worlds unknown to you. If you want thought the cops did solved the cases, think again. If you want to watch the best Murder mystery/crime solving drama ever made, you have to start here to understand.
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