CSI (Crime Scene Investigations)
CSI (Crime Scene Investigations), the series that started it all. The ratings powerhouse that launched TV’s #1 franchise. Time magazine calls it “Dragnet with DNA.” You’ll call it the most-watched drama in the world. Set in the gritty, neon-splashed streets of Las Vegas, this perennial #1 hit tracks the action with an elite team of forensic investigators. The series trails the investigations of a team of Las Vegas forensic scientists as they unveil the suspicious circumstances behind mysterious and unusual deaths and crimes committed in America’s “Sin City”. The division solves crimes almost entirely through the means of forensic evidence, which may or may not come to the conclusion of a murder or accidental death. Keeping in theme with the setting, investigations often lead to taboo subjects, such as sexual deviations. The bizarre conclusions of these cases often force one to question morals and beliefs and possibly human nature in general.
CSI pulses with music by rock idols like The Who and John Mayer and boasts big-screen production values (with episodes directed by Oscar winners Quentin Tarantino and William Friedkin). Following the success of the show, multiple spin off series have been created including CSI: Miami, CSI: NY and CSI: Cyber.
Having inspired three long-running spin-offs, Crime Scene Investigations isn’t just a show. It’s a global phenomenon. With its ground-breaking mix of science and police procedural, it reinvented the TV crime genre. Powered by the addition of Emmy winner Ted Danson (Cheers) and Elisabeth Shue to the cast, can any series stop this international ratings juggernaut? Over their dead bodies.