Breakfast brings random thoughts. I like CSI but this season reminds me the changes that occurred over time. The team started out as the night team which is why they were all skulking around with flashlights. The department did not always the equipment that they needed and occasionally borrowed equipment. Now they always have the proper tool and the tools always point them in the right direction. (Which is why the recent episode when the power went out was so fun. They had to work the tools that actual CSI labs have. This being television, the tools still worked and worked in the space of an hour show. But we expect that.) A few years ago, I attended an SF convention where CSI was included on the list of SF shows that people liked. Yes, it was science based but real forensics was nothing like the TV show.
Where now CSI? Now I want to see more “actual” drams. I want to see budget cuts. I want to see political fights. I want to see evidence corrupted or lost. (Well, I think they have done that before.) I want to see them deal with incompetent coworkers.