CSI head Detective Mac Taylor and his team solve crimes using forensic science in New York City.
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Series cast summary:
Gary Sinise ...  Mac Taylor 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Carmine Giovinazzo ...  Danny Messer 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Hill Harper ...  Sheldon Hawkes 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Eddie Cahill ...  Don Flack 197 episodes, 2004-2013
Anna Belknap ...  Lindsay Monroe 172 episodes, 2005-2013
Robert Joy ...  Sid Hammerback 165 episodes, 2005-2013
A.J. Buckley ...  Adam Ross 141 episodes, 2005-2013
Melina Kanakaredes ...  Stella Bonasera 140 episodes, 2004-2010
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CBS's successful CSI franchise gets transplanted to the Big Apple. Cases involving sewer rats as witnesses, a victim whose head was slammed in a pizzeria oven, and murders of commodities traders, and--of course--a Red Sox fan. CSI: NY is a bleaker, grimmer version of its Las Vegas and Miami cousins. The team is made up of a pleasantly New Yawk but indistinct cast of characters. The teams leader Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), is a former Marine from Chicago. Mac is a veteran of the NYPD who lost his wife on 9/11, and as such must work to rebuild his personal life while supervising his team. He is organized, efficient, dedicated, and very proper in his management style. His second in command for the first 6 seasons is Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), Stella is half-Greek, half-Italian, and entirely New York City. She helped Mac through the impact of his wife's death and has been by his side ever since. She is a savvy investigator, yet she often speaks before she ...

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In the city that never sleeps, CSI: NY never rests. See more »


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No obvious in story-universe reason, within the first episode of season two, is given for the radical change of location for the new look CSI:NY offices, or where most of the season one featured core CSI staff went since the events of season one. Or, how much time has passed within the story universe. See more »

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Throughout the series it is clear that the show is not filmed in New York as the same set is used for all the streets. See more »

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Danny Messer: You take the bottom; I'll take the top.
Aiden Burn: I like being on top.
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Referenced in The Town (2010) See more »

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Baba O'Riley
Written by Pete Townshend
Performed by The Who
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Nothing Soapy About This CSI Spin off
14 January 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

When this first came on TV, the first few episodes were just too downbeat for me and I stopped watching. It didn't have the excitement and color of the Las Vegas and Miami shows.

Well, I turned out to be premature in my judgment of this show. A year later, I obtained the DVD of the first season and thoroughly enjoyed it. In fact, I thought it might be the best of all three CSI shows but I'll wait on that call until a complete second season is done.

I liked this debut season more than the others for two main reasons:

1 - It did not have all the little soap opera side-stories involving the characters that the two other CSI shows have. Each show was strictly about the crime(s).

2 - All the lead characters are fun to watch and had no annoying personality traits. True, the head guy, played by Gary Sinise, didn't have much of a personality but I liked his low-key, no-nonsense approach. Bill Petersen interjects too much New Age philosophy on his show and David Caruso is so ultra-dramatic that he's almost cartoonish at times. Sinise just does the job with that's it. Same for the rest of the crew. I understand one them, Vanessa Ferlito, left the show after this season, and I'm sorry to hear that. I enjoyed her face and her humor. I can only hope the rest of the cast stays. A good share of the cast seems to be made up of New "Yawkers" with that accent and that just adds to the believability of the show.

Although I enjoyed "Stan," played by Carmine Giovinzzo, the best, the most interesting was Melina Kanakaredes. From shot to shot, she's different in appearance from strange and unappealing to gorgeous, depending on the camera angle and lighting. She's hard to figure, both in looks and her character.

I never get tired of those aerial shots of the city, either. Odd they were tinted the blue the first month of the season and then brown-and-gray the rest of the year. As with the other CSI shows, the camera-work is fantastic. Those who have never seen any of the CSI shows on DVD owe themselves a look. They are spectacularly filmed.

However, unlike Miami and Las Vegas CSI shows, this is basically a no-glitz affair with the stories dominating. One problem with these shows is they are filmed on Los Angeles movie sets, so most of the time, because of crowds and other problems in filming locally, you don't see the main characters actually in the locales they are supposed to be. It would be fun watching them chase criminals in Central Park, at the Empire State Building, through Madison Square Garden, etc.


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