Thoughts from a Disabled Writer #7

Dear Reader,    

                If you were watching TV in the early 2000s then chances are you knew of the show CSI and its countless spin-offs. This year we had CSI: Vegas, a continuation of the original CSI with a couple of returning characters. In this blog post, I will review the story of CSI: Vegas. In general, I think this is one of the best shows of 2021. It mixed the old CSI formula with story elements from modern crime shows like True Detective.

                CSI: Vegas tells the story of Gil Grissom and his wife Sarah returning to the Vegas crime lab to help clear the name of their friend, David Hodges. Throughout the ten episodes, you get a little bit more of this story, while at the same time you have a self-contained case going on in each episode except for the last episode. The blending between the two cases in each episode is so seamless that it feels natural and not forced. The main characters have a well thought out backgrounds and character development.  By the end of the season, you feel like you know them inside and out.

                The only complaint I have is with the first episode, a fan-favorite character Jim Brass was the target of an attempted assassination. Unfortunately, after the first episode, this is barely discussed and when they do address it, they try to convince you it is part of the villain’s plot. You never find out what benefit the villain would have if Jim Brass had died. Other than this one complaint CSI: Vegas is a fantastic show and I highly recommend you give it a chance.

                                Matthew J. Croutch