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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
by Steven Cohan
Since its debut in 2000, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, which depicts the crime-solving work of Gil Grissom (William Petersen) and his team of smart criminalists in modern-day Las Vegas, has inspired a loyal fan following and won critical acclaim and ratings success. Steven Cohan’s insightful study of CSI introduces the show, its main characters and stand-out features, su ...more
Paperback, 144 pages
Published December 15th 2008 by British Film Institute
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A mediocre treatment. The author has limited knowledge of science and technology and the bounds of those realms, which comes off awkwardly in spots. He also entirely misses the obvious dialogues with popular cinema of the episodes he discusses (for example, nearly a chapter is devoted to an episode that is miming Fincher's The Game, but this is never even mentioned in the analysis). The book also frequently devolves into plot summary, and comes off as a defense of the show rather than a fully re ...more