CSI: Miami (2002) - Action, Crime, Drama

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The cases of the Miami-Dade, Florida police department's Crime Scene Investigations unit.

IMDB: 6.5
Stars: David Caruso, Emily Procter
Length: 43 Minutes
PG Rating: TV-14
Reviews: 38 out of 246 found boring (15.44%)

One-line Reviews (114)

If you want to waste 60 min of your life, you should look at this series.

The capers they solve have HUGE plot holes and are very formulaic.

this character sinks the whole show and makes it all but unwatchable.

I find the original CSI to be somewhat dreary; I think the lively setting of Miami and a more enthusiastic cast makes CSI: Miami work better than the original.

If I'm bored and there's a 'CSI' or 'Law and Order' on, I'll watch it.

I've watched a few CSI episodes, and well it's dark and sad and boring.

It's safe and predictable and, incidentally, easier to write.

Actually,rather than empty,I'll say that this show seems slick,a little TOO slick,for it's own good.

In particular, the character of Ryan Wolfe, hired to replace a detective who tragically died on duty, is enjoyable.

We can sit there and know what will happen next with Horatio's character because he always gets his man, and it gets boring.

(Except ONE: Walter Simmons/Omar Bensen Miller; he IS enjoyable and seems to be the only believable human on the show!

But if you're looking for an enjoyable night-time drama series set against the backdrop of a police department, then you could do a lot worse than CSI: Miami.

Yeah, this is less about science or police work or police protocols, but it's a soap opera in an exciting locale and with exciting back story.

It adds a much more intense feel to the plot.

It is hugely entertaining and the stories are frequently entertaining and well produced.

In CSI's case, we are exposed to mundane and obnoxious stereotypes from the African-American crackheads/gangbangers to the drug-pushing/child abducting White Trash venom.

CSI Miami is an entertaining show that really has picked up David Caruso's career up from the Ocean floor.

The dialog is bland and sometimes cheesy.

While this show had been good to me for many years, and would make a good show to marathon on Netflix, this show is simply trash police propaganda, as with all other shows such as this.

David Caruso has dragged this show down; it's no longer worth watching .

But I also enjoy smart writing, something that keeps you on the edge.

With all this going on..the female Detectives still have time to look as breathtaking as possible!!!....

It's lame, predictable, and dull to say the best.

too gimmicky, too graphic and too predictable .

Not as good as original, but still worth watching.

Along with Rory Chochrane's character, the neurotic, often bored and rugged Speed, Khandi Alexander's Alexx holds a special place in my heart.

The greater focus on action makes, in my opinion, Miami better than the original which moves way, way too slow for me.

) Alexx is a fascinating, wonderful character that gives a much needed warmth to the show.

Like way boring.

Its too repetitive.

Grissom's BORING!!!

Overly dramatic and a bit unrealistic but it's still entertaining.

4) All the reasons you can hate it just make it more spectacular and visually stunning.

The first time I watched the original CSI, I was bored out of my mind, probably because I was young and I didn't understand it.

The writing is poor, the cases really predictable or just inane.

So adding some unreality on it would make it more exciting and fun.

Or because the secondary characters' lack of humanity is so stunningly banal that its unbelievability distances it to the level of flies on fly-paper; aliens squirming, trapped by glue (humanistic values) they don't understand.

Cop Propaganda with as many bikini shots as possible .

I have to say, the cinematography and Cinematic techniques employed were particularly unpleasant and eventually unwatchable for me.


Each case is different and exciting and takes on a great challenge to be solved, and of course, we all know that the case will be cracked within 43 minutes.

Before her announced departure, you could actually see the boredom and unhappiness in her later performances.

keep that great work We enjoyed the crossover episodes ( talking about me and friends), one of our favourite episode was Under SuspicionGO GO GO David Caruso , Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Yelina Salas of course meaning the beautiful stunning Sofia Milos, Jonathan Togo, Rex Linn, Bring Yelina back please

It's got style and substance,yet still feels empty .

Perhaps because the visual Mannerism is engaging and seems to serve the American fascination with dramatic visuals rather than the European species, which focuses on the filmmaker's ego.

The acting is good all-around, but good acting cannot save bland writing.

In saying that the show is still worth watching and is perhaps the first step in what is looking like a growing franchise.

The best thing about H Caine is that he is much more exciting than Grissom in CSI.

His character has no meaning to the show and he looks ridiculous with those sunglasses on all the time,again predictable.

Pro-Authoritarian Propaganda Posing as Entertainment .

I thought it was interesting and entertaining (especially since the lead actor looked a bit like a young DeForest Kelley).

If you want to waste 60 min of your life.

Looking back at this series now it is pointless to really ramble on about spin-offs or how it compares to the original CSI because it is a bit like trying to talk back the tide from the beach.

While at one time it was good to me and good for me, it's plainly propaganda for the police and other hands of government that I want no part of.

Mondays are a bore no longer, and the simple prospect of watching my Miami gets me through the long day.

The Characters all have their moments of insight in a show that is entertaining from start to finish.

This show is laughably unwatchable.

Sure seams that way, the scripts are contrived and uninteresting, and D.

This is done American way - as simple as possible, as impossible as possible, as predictable as possible, as easy to swallow as possible.

The whole series is very predictable and not funny at all, the good guys always win, and that's not a very creative way to end an episode.

CSI: Miami is action packed.

Her monotone, expressionless reciting of lines is unbearable.

Preposterous, but entertaining: a different cop show.

ho hum-another Nazi idealist show .

David Caruso's Caine is wooden (passing as "impenetrable"), and his secondaries (with the exception of Khandi Alexander, who is unusual, but interesting) are dull.

It's quite the enjoyable thrill ride, and Miami is unlike any other show you've ever seen.

These cut-to-the-finish anti-climactic endings make me appreciate the entertaining and telegenic guerrilla tactics of Jack Bauer and Vic Mackey a whole lot more.

It's intriguing to see the evidence being processed and compiled to prove what took place.

worth watching .

This exciting series formed by 232 episodes packs thrilling reconstructions , a moving atmosphere by means of shaky camera , real investigations , and excellent action scenes in a really dynamic style .

The main character of "CSI Miami" is intense and caring.

The city for one is much more intriguing, from swamps to drugs to murder to hurricanes.

The crimes are entertaining indeed.

If you like ANY crime shows at all, let me tell you this one is worth watching.

They're all pretentious, rude, cold, unempathetic and unpleasant; had they been really persons they would never get into any academy unless they tried out for CCCP's KGB or Gestapo.

Really Intriguing Show, my favourite of the three CSI's .

Nearly unwatchable, Not a fan .

Unwatchable .

Aside from the bad acting, laughable science, predictable "good guys always get the perp" endings, & conveniently detailed exposition in every scene; this show takes the idea of praising our tax-sponsored bureaucratic police state to an all new level.

Simultaneously, I find Kim Delany is absolutely stunning, find myself in love with the sound of Emily Proctor's voice, and David Caruso does a great job as Horatio Caine.

All in all, I think the stories are well written, albeit somewhat predictable.

The others are in the norm and repetitive.

CSI has some very much mind blowing times, mostly when something happens over 3 episodes etc, probably the best one when it comes to solving complex crimes, like serial killers etc.Ignore peoples comments and give it ago yourself.

Add to this some bad writing that will make him pose with a gun at some point in every show and voila: another unwatchable crap.

While this was once an entertaining show, it has become so contrived, pasted together and artificial I cannot bear to watch it any longer.

The story lines are predictable and silly.

Photography with special effects, Stunning .

The cast, including the victims, seem all to be drawn from the same social space: middle-class, carefully groomed, and rather dull.

It's personal moments and tidbits like these that make CSIM so engaging to watch.

Its too repetitive.

Forget CSI in Las Vegas with Grisham and the oldies, CSI Miami is like the more exciting and better looking younger sister.

I find the original CSI to be somewhat dreary; I think the lively setting of Miami and a more enthusiastic cast makes CSI: Miami work better than the original.

Bad Acting, repetitive and sometimes boring, the only good character is Horatio.

All the other characters are bland and boring and so is the show which implies bad writing.

while Grisham is quirky and has his hobbies Horacio Caine is a complete workaholic (24hrs we never close)his catchphrases and the cool way he delivers his lines are awesome, this mixed with the great relationship he has with his team make for great viewing, David Caruso has been slammed for his movie work but this should never deter anyone from watching this show, the stunning photography against the sunny Miami backdrops are amazing and the episodes in the everglades are by far the best.

The over-the-top moralizing, self-righteousness and cutsie-pie smart-ass one-liners are practically unbearable.

He's compelling to watch at first.

I find the show way too predictable and formulaic.

I'm a big fan of the original CSI and lemme tell ya, it's spun off an equally intriguing, smart, and sexy sister series I'd watch for the rest of my natural life.

A few years later, I was really bored and there was nothing on, so I decided to try an episode of CSI: New York, to see how it was.

The unfulfilling and often predictable cases (the original show's cases are almost never predictable, even if there is a formula that all three shows follow), the corny one-liners that Horatio spits out before every episode's opening credits (usually spoken while putting on his sunglasses to make him look "cool"), and the lack of flair that made the original show so good, keeps this one from making the grade.

But the show gets dragged down by a few really bad actors, and the over all feel gets poor because of this.

But their creators have made an achievement in producing such an idiotic show that it actually becomes entertaining.

A waste of time.

Shallow, manipulative, absurd and tedious.

What follows is a voyage of discovery as Grissom and his team carefully examine clues and Brass, the cop, calmly asks for explanations, presenting the witness with the confusing evidence.

They are intriguing and interesting and I watch them both everytime they are on.

As has been mentioned in other reviews, the Horatio Caine character is contrived; in fact, most of the characters suffer from one dimensionality and it does not help that the show lost its best actor (Rory Cochrane) in series 3.

It is supposed to be entertaining, and that is what it does to the majority of people who watch it, a lot I am sure have more than just 2 brain cells.

David Caruso makes the show boring and predictable .

Engaging and definitely not humourless, it's a perfect spin-off.

In fact I often find this show intriguing.

I hope to encourage my country to have more shows just as exciting.

Entertaining show that presents itself more in Style than in Content .