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Old 10-13-2006, 10:54 AM
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Thought Grissom's 'speech' at the end of this week's episode was a bit much, too.

I agree. Normally this show doesn't lay a minute of moralizing on us at the end. We can figure it out ourselves.

Everything else about the episode was great.

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No 5.1 audio tonight. Anyone else?

Was fine here, as far as I could tell.

I haven't watched the whole show yet, but My Name is Earl was messed up, no center channel so no dialog,
so I checked my other recordings from the night to make sure it wasn't the HD TiVo screwing up, CSI had dialog and surround channels.


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I was surprised to see KFed in the episode. He didn't do a bad job.
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The appearance of Mr. Spears in the show was a very low point IMO. Does the original CSI really need to stoop that low? It actually kind of made me feel like changing the channel really. I also think the "sermon" at the end was unnecessary and out of place.


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KFed or whatever you want to call him really didn't add anything to the show. Any actor that needed a job could have done what he did. The part was small and there wasn't much "acting" to it, I probably could have done a fine job myself.

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I thought it was ridiculous and over the top. I don't think the Grissom character would ever say that. That entire scene with them talking at the end seemed tacked on for some political purpose which has nothing to do with the show. Did the person who wrote the script for "fannysmackin" ever read (the CSI scripts) or watch CSI?

Uh, yeah. Do you watch CSI?

The show has a long history of having Grissom make comments on the events of the case at the end. The best example being at the end of the wife swapping episode when Sara and Grissom walked down a hall at the end recounting the wife swappers' "rules."

The locker room discussion felt a bit forced, but Grisssom's speech was quite normal.
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The show has a long history of having Grissom make comments on the events of the case at the end. The best example being at the end of the wife swapping episode when Sara and Grissom walked down a hall at the end recounting the wife swappers' "rules."

Agreed. I've noticed plenty of moralizing by various characters over the years, as you've described it above. They went through a period in which the women seemed to be the ones "sermonizing", but that seems to have subsided. But it's certainly not new.
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thought it was a good episode of my favorite tv show. Wonder if the writers are going to show any more hints of the Grissom/Sara relationship?

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Uh, yeah. Do you watch CSI?

The locker room discussion felt a bit forced, but Grisssom's speech was quite normal.

I've watched every episode of CSI since the beginning . I think I am pretty close to being done with the CSIs with the lame appearances of K-fed or and Kid Rock on CSI NY that forced speech scene was the final straw for me. I probably will watch CSI again if Quentin Tarantino directs or writes an episode but thats it.
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The show has a long history of having Grissom make comments on the events of the case at the end.

Yes, but normally they're quick, to the point comments and add a sharp memorable ending to the episode. This was more like stating the obvious to pad out the show a minute or two. Not the best way to end a great episode.

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I'm surprised the comments by Grissom are made such a negative impression. To me, it seemed like the show was trying to recognize, that they Vegas plays fast and loose with morals and then finds their kids also playing fast and loose with morals. It's a reasonable commentary and one we don't hear enough. The choices we make, about how we present our society result in real outcomes in the lives of us and our neighbors. If we want our kids to truly respect the idea of a civil society, we need to present a civil society first, they won't accept a "we can ignore morals, but you can't your kids," and there are real costs in a society that tries to do so.

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I've watched every episode of CSI since the beginning . I think I am pretty close to being done with the CSIs with the lame appearances of K-fed or and Kid Rock on CSI NY that forced speech scene was the final straw for me. I probably will watch CSI again if Quentin Tarantino directs or writes an episode but thats it.

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Yes, but normally they're quick, to the point comments and add a sharp memorable ending to the episode. This was more like stating the obvious to pad out the show a minute or two. Not the best way to end a great episode.

I disagree.

I thought Grissom's comments were solid, incisive, and probably raised the ire of the folks at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
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I thought Grissom's comments were solid, incisive, and probably raised the ire of the folks at the Las Vegas Convention and Visitor's Bureau.

Well, I don't doubt they did that . But I agree with scowl that the whole thing just seemed really tacked on, like they did have a few minutes to fill and needed to stretch it a bit. Here's what I think happened. The K-Fed character originally had a bunch more lines, but then they realized that all he could do competently was to stand there looking weasely... So they had to cut most of them leaving a little extra time to kill, thereby opening the door to Grissom's extended pontification .


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I didn't know it was "k-fed" until I read this thread. I thought the commentary at the end was interesting.
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Sacreligious, but absolutely the best PQ and sound I've seen/heard on this show.

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I liked last nights episode.

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Looks like Grissom has some migrane issues. I think maybe it goes deeper than that. Job is getting to him?

Why has the blonde woman "lost" her british accent? Anyone else notice this? I Hadn't noticed the accent at all this season.

Very good episode last night. PQ and sound were awesome here in Nashville.

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British accent? I don't ever remember her having one?! Are you thinking of a different show?

I am guessing that the migrane issue will keep coming up and feed the reason for Grissom taking some time off mid-season in the show (he is doing a play and having a fill-in for a few months).

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BTW, this is from: "Hot Off The Press! The Latest Television News and Info"

TV Notebook
LIEV IS FALLING INTO ROLE ON 'CSI'
The New York Post October 26, 2006

TONY Award winner Liev Schreiber is joining the cast of "CSI" as a regular character, according to reports.

The actor will fill in for 'CSI" star William Peterson, who is taking time off in mid-season to appear in a play.

Schreiber will play a seasoned crime scene investigator with a checkered reputation who has worked in a number of police departments across the country before joining the Las Vegas Crime Lab.

He will appear sometime in January 2007, the reports said.

Sources say he won't start shooting scenes for new job until next month.

"After meeting the people who run 'CSI,' it immediately becomes apparent why it has consistently been one of the top shows on television. I am a fan, how could I say no?" says Schreiber.

Schreiber won a Tony last year for his role in the revival of the Broadway drama "Glengarry Glen Ross."

http://www.nypost.com/seven/1026200..._on_csi_tv_.htm

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British accent? I don't ever remember her having one?! Are you thinking of a different show?

I am guessing that the migrane issue will keep coming up and feed the reason for Grissom taking some time off mid-season in the show (he is doing a play and having a fill-in for a few months).

http://imdb.com/name/nm0518321/

She most definately had an accent last season.
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I guess she is trying to hide it. Some actors do a really good job of it. Look at Hugh Laurie as Greg House!
http://imdb.com/name/nm0491402/

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... The actor will fill in for 'CSI" star William Peterson, who is taking time off in mid-season to appear in a play...
Schreiber will play a seasoned crime scene investigator with a checkered reputation who has worked in a number of police departments across the country before joining the Las Vegas Crime Lab.

Boy that's going to be a tough sell without William Peterson. The Grissom character is so integral to the show.
And this other guy, Liev Schreiber is very creepy.
I guess I feel that way because of the roles he's played (and played them very well).

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http://imdb.com/name/nm0518321/

She most definately had an accent last season.

LOL ... funny that I never really noticed ... maybe it's a TN thing?
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LOL ... funny that I never really noticed ... maybe it's a TN thing?

Nah, I just rememebred that her accent was something I found kinda appealing...

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(From Marc Berman's Friday, Nov. 3, 2006, Programming Insider column at Mediaweek.com )

First in the 9 p.m. hour remained ABC's red-hot Grey's Anatomy, with a 14.7/21 in the overnights, 20.96 million viewers and a 9.0/21 among adults 18-49. Second, of course, was CBS' CSI at a 13.7/20 in the overnights, 20.53 million viewers and a 6.9/16 among adults 18-49 (which, year-to-year was down by a noticeable 27 percent in the overnights, 8.20 million viewers and 30 percent among adults 18-49 (Overnights: 18.7/27, Viewers: 28.73 million, A18-49: 9.9/24 on Nov. 3, 2005).

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Did anyone notice any strange artifacts in the flashback sequences example with the kids/ and or especially the car where there was really bright contrasted objects...flames, light , glare etc...... the taillights etc were streaks not spots.. not sure if it my feed or hw... or intentional....just curious...

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I noticed that also and just figured it was an artistic decision on their part.
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Didn't watch it in HD. My local CBS affiliate has been having lots of issues with equipment and I don't dare fire up the projector and HD box unless I know it will be trouble free, or else I give my wife more ammo at not ever wanting to go up in the theater for a show like this.

Oh, how I wish they would get it all sorted out and done...

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I noticed that also and just figured it was an artistic decision on their part.

Thanks a bunch for the confirmation...I have seen it every once and a while in other content... wonder if it some kind of encoding/decoding bug etc...

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