CSI: Miami The big news over at CSI: Miami (cue the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again") is that it no longer sucks. David Caruso still declines to… CSI: Miami The big news over at CSI: Miami (cue the Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again") is that it no longer sucks. David Caruso still declines to… 2002-09-23 Crime Drama Khandi Alexander David Caruso Rory Cochrane Kim Delaney Emily Procter Adam Rodriguez Sofia Milos Jerry Bruckheimer CBS
TV Review

CSI: Miami (2002)

David Caruso, CSI: Miami | SLEUTH AND JUSTICE Caruso and ''CSI: Miami'''s killer brand of creepy comfort television keeps getting better
Image credit: CSI Miami: Glenn Watson
SLEUTH AND JUSTICE Caruso and ''CSI: Miami'''s killer brand of creepy comfort television keeps getting better
EW's GRADE
B

Details Start Date: Sep 23, 2002; Genres: Crime, Drama; With: Khandi Alexander, David Caruso, Rory Cochrane, Kim Delaney and Emily Procter...; Network: CBS; More

The big news over at CSI: Miami (cue the Who's ''Won't Get Fooled Again'') is that it no longer sucks. David Caruso still declines to make eye contact with anyone lest he appear engaged by anything other than his own Zen crime-solving meditations. But the show's pace is quicker, the deaths have become niftier (an apparently dead body is discovered to have been kept alive by a swarm of flies and -- these little guys really deserve costar billing -- maggots). And the show pulled off an audacious Nov. 24 ''Jaws'' rip-off by goofing on it, featuring the fakest-looking shark fin this side of an Ed Wood beach movie.

There are rumblings that cocreator Anthony Zuiker and company are planning a third franchise, to be set in New York City. Short of casting Harrison Ford as the requisite moody middle-aged lead investigator, I don't see how it'll top the original. So in keeping with the use of Who music, I've already got ''CSI: NYC'''s theme song: ''Substitute.''

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Originally posted Dec 10, 2003 Published in issue #742 Dec 19, 2003 Order article reprints