CSI Review: Vegas – Time has stood still for Gil Grissom and the gang in this lackluster revival of the series


The more things change, the more they remain unchanged. We may be living in a golden age of new television and have more material than we can watch at our fingertips, but yearn for nostalgia for the old days and old ways, when Only a handful of channels to choose from, is still going strong.

And the mainstream TV networks, the so-called legacy broadcasters whose audiences are slowly being sucked in by streamers, are happy to capitalize on it.

We will be hit by sequels, reboots, and respawns. Frasier, we’ve known for quite some time, will be back, though no one can say when. Whether anyone from the original non-Kelsey Grammar will feature is also a mystery.

We definitely get a new one Quantum Leap This year. It lands on US television in the fall and will likely arrive here shortly after.

Instead of a reboot, this is a sequel, set 30 years after the original. Raymond Lee plays a new time traveler, Dr. Ben Seong, who takes the same leap into the unknown that Dr. Sam Becket (Scott Bakula) has made.

Also confirmed to be a revival of criminal thought, features many from the original cast, including Joe Mantegna and Paget Brewster; the return of Law & Order with both old and new cast, among them Downtown Abbey’s Hugh Dancy and the animated series Bedrock, adult-themed sequel flint stone, in which Fred, now nearing retirement, and Wilma are struggling to adapt to the new Bronze Age. Yabba, dabba, don’t!

Personally, as someone who is probably one of the target audience of all this, I can live happily without any of them.

Of course, I will watch them with a sense of obligation. Who knows, I might even like some of them. But here’s the problem: what To be the point? None of them are necessary.

Same for CSI: Vegas (Alibi, Wednesday), a faint revival of CSI: Crime scene investigation under a new title. The cast is also new, except for three returning favorites: William Petersen, Jorja Fox, and Paul Guilfoyle.

CSI For a time, the most watched TV series in the world, sometimes attracting 30 million viewers in the US. It won 68 Emmys in 15 years on TV, spawned three spin-off series (CSI: Miami, NY and Electronic) and caused great interest in forensic science, although the way the series depicts this is wildly misleading and romanticized.

It was a great joy in its time, as well as a great influence on how criminal proceedings looked. But its stint began in 2000 and ended in 2015 with a long finale. A lot has changed in the real world – and in the world of television production – in seven years.

In the world of CSI: Vegas, however, time stands still in every sense. All the kinetic elements of the past are present: swooping camera, sparkling nighttime cityscapes, quick shot correction, bullets swirling around the body.

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But where these used to look fiercely modern and exciting, if always a little faded, now they look outdated and even more dazzling. One thing we’ve learned over the past few years is that audiences ready to watch crime dramas take their time telling the story and don’t have to strain your eyes with CGI tricks.

The Who Still Exploding, Without Their Amazing Question Marks Who are you past the title sequence, although this doesn’t come until the 10 minute action. The format has been adjusted slightly. As is often the case (or sometimes two) of the week, there’s an overarching storyline about the old team being targeted for death.

Former LVPD captain Jim Brass (Guilfoyle), who is almost blind, is attacked at his home but manages to kill his desired assassin.

When new crime lab chief Maxine Roby (Paula Newsome), whose youth team includes former Which doctor? stars Mandeep Dhillon as Allie Rhajan, connecting the attack to one of his old cases, Brass calling on Sarah Sidle (Fox) for help.

Wherever Sara goes, Gil Grissom (Petersen) can’t be far behind.

He appears sensibly on the last shot to deliver a line that will be familiar to old fans CSI.

It’s done well enough in the US to get a second season (without Peterson), but the fact that it’s shown here on a lesser channel like Alibi says a lot about the lack of buzz surrounding it.

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