CSI: Cyber (2015–2016)
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Kidnapping 2.0 

Avery investigates a string of infant abductions linked to an auction site hidden in the web.

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Eagle Egilsson

Writers:

Anthony E. Zuiker (created by), Carol Mendelsohn (created by) | 8 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Patricia Arquette ... Avery Ryan
James Van Der Beek ... Elijah Mundo
Peter MacNicol ... Simon Sifter
Shad Moss ... Brody Nelson
Charley Koontz ... Daniel Krumitz
Hayley Kiyoko ... Raven Ramirez
Michael Irby ... Navy Cap. David Ortega M.D.
Susan May Pratt ... Fran Reynolds
Kenneth Mitchell ... Steve Reynolds
Brady Smith ... Bill Hookstraten
Rae Gray ... Hooded Figure / Vicky McDale
Jake Richardson ... Ricky Scaggs
Nelson Lee ... Detective Cho
Judah Lewis ... Denny Metz
Jeffrey G. Barnett ... Male Kidnapper (as Jeff Barnett)
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Avery investigates a string of infant abductions linked to an auction site hidden in the web.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Kenneth Mitchell and Susan May Pratt play a married couple on the show, in real life they actually are married. See more »

Goofs

A character says they notified state police and highway patrol for a crime that took place in Maryland. Neither Maryland nor any surrounding states have a highway patrol agency. See more »

Quotes

Simon Sifter: It's early, Ryan! My wife thinks I'm sneaking out of bed to have an affair
Avery Ryan: No, she doesn't
Simon Sifter: I sense an insult in there somewhere!
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Soundtracks

I Can See For Miles
by Pete Townshend
performed by The Who
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A collection of clichés served by third rate actors
9 March 2015 | by silmarieniSee all my reviews

I can find only one explanation for this extremely bad first episode of a new franchise. Their creators, despite having made tens, and more probably hundreds of millions with CSI, still want more money by milking an audience with a product they know is subpar.

The episode is a collection of idiotic clichés. Source code in green. Vibrating screen every few minutes, the equivalent of Michael Bay's lens flare over-abuse. The FBI analyst that discovers security vulnerabilities in cam software in minutes, because it's that easy. Same security analyst is directly connecting his laptop to a server in a data-center full of racks because that's of course the easiest way to read source code. I could go on and on, let's just say no cheap trick was spared to dazzle a non-specialist audience.

All this played by third rate actors who do not seem to believe or understand what they say, worse of all Patricia Arquette, as believable in the role of a cyber task-force commander and George W. Bush in a protest against Guantanamo. Her monotonous, inarticulate diction would put anyone to sleep.

The base problem with cyber is that it isn't sexy, it's quite hard to depict in an interesting but truthful way to an audience. It's a world heavily dominated by men, with lots of source code and hard maths. Granted, social hacking isn't to be underestimated. Still, this isn't a world filled with special effects or where believe it or not in which people conduct a Skype conversation on 400 square meters of computer screens just for the fun of it.

There are plenty of great crime series on television now. Bosch. Fortitude. True detective. Don't waste your time with CSI: Cyber.


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