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CSI: NY – The Fourth Season

July 9, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

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CSI: NY, the third incarnation of the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation franchise and the spin-off of CSI: Miami, is a crime drama about forensic investigators who use high-tech science to follow the evidence and solve crimes in The Big Apple.Amazon.com
Beginning with a spectacular murder at the Statue of Liberty and ending with an unusual plea from a bank robber, the fourth season of CSI: NY moves along at a quick, exciting pace that belies its almost 15-hour run time. Spread over six discs, all 21 episodes–which originally were televised during the 2007-2008 season–are included. Led by head CSI Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), the core group of Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), Lindsay Monroe (Anna Belknap), Da… More >>

CSI: NY – The Fourth Season

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5 Responses to “CSI: NY – The Fourth Season”
  1. Kerry Blue says:

    Without a doubt, this is by far the worst season of the CSI: NY franchise.

    The predominant theme of the season was re-packaging plots from previous seasons to have Mac as the center of attention. The season finale featured the same plot (bank robbery) with the same plot twist (accessory to the crime claims to have been motivated by family being held hostage) as the season 1 episode Rain, but with an utterly suspenseless kidnapping of Mac thrown in at the end.

    The major multi-episode story arc of the season, the 333 caller, was completely comprised of elements from past seasons–team member stalked by the vengeful brother of a dead man (Hawkes/Shane Casey), Stella stalked by someone who’s using her to get to Mac (Reed Garrett), reveal that a team member was unwittingly involved in illegal activities as a teen (Danny), reveal that during her/his youth a team member witnessed a friend’s murder (Lindsay), team member flies home to confront her/his past (Lindsay), team member tangles with a detective from another state who eventually lets the team member investigate a crime in which she/he is implicated (Stella/Danny Pino). But once again, these storylines that had already been played out by Stella, Danny, Lindsay, and Hawkes, were repackaged with Mac as the star.

    The only thing worse than the show constantly ripping itself off was the one story arc that was original: the Rikki/Ruben saga. That was a badly written, badly acted debacle from start to finish.

    Other hallmarks of season 4 include bad casting (are we seriously supposed to believe that Gary Sinise is only about 4 years older than Kerr Smith), the continual underuse of Hill Harper (one of the best actors on television today) and Anna Belknap, too much focus on portraying Mac as an action hero/romantic lead/genius in all fields, and lackluster writing. Even the most interesting episodes of this season (like Commuted Sentences and Admissions) are barely mediocre in comparison to the best from prior seasons.

    Overall, the best thing about season 4 is that it’s over with, and hopefully soon forgotten. Save your money and don’t buy this dreck. Instead, pick up a copy of season 2 (the best overall season, by far) or season 3 (which has some of the show’s best individual episodes, like Raising Shane).
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. M. McMann says:

    After a questionable start, CSI: NY has shown itself to be an outstanding forensic drama in its own right.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. J. Davis says:

    CSI-NY is getting better every year. Problem is, they’re getting too analytical and are starting to sound like medical experts when dissecting clues. Not sure why they need a Medical Examiner since they seem to take turns explaining complex findings, almost like a walking encyclopedia of minutia. It would be nice if they spent more time on character development and less time cutting open dissected brains! We live in a world where mistakes happen, but the show is getting too cut-and-dried perfect. CSI-NY has great characters, but it is starting to lose its credibility. A few “I don’t knows” and “what in the worlds” would make it more believable.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. I enjoy the CSI Series (All 3 of them) I think my favorite is CSI(NY) I have learned a lot about forensics from them.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. Another good season that leaves you wanting more. Every episode is filled with drama and suspense.

    They drop one character that I thought should have been kept…gave us one that can take a hike. Hardly any story about the characters themself, only story lines. Danny loses his mind for an episode or two.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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