CSI Miami Season 6
I've always preferred Miami to the other CSI permutations, but even with the new season prelude, my expectations weren't heightened beyond of the other Miami episodes.
Typically, the scene will be preceded by a dramatic homicide before Lt. Horatio Caine (played by David Caruso) walks, make some 'astute' observations before putting his hallmark shades on and utters his gravitas immediately followed by the opening theme...
Same theme, same setting...sunny weather, voluptuous blond young women and a murder to be solved.
But hello...back at Miami Dade Crime Lab, a new character emerges...Samantha Barrish (played by Jessic Szohr).
Amazingly, very little is known of her (even from the internet), except that she hadn't been introduced to Ryan Wolfe and her scene saw her manipulating a high-tech looking interface (similar to the one you see Tom Cruise manipulating pictures and images in Minority Report). Maybe she's the technical gal...although promising at first, I was disappointed to find that she only appears in 3 episodes (according to internet sources)...pity...
And there's Horatio Caine...still as obtuse and sardonic as ever. But his lines are not cutting it as much as it used to (for me that is). Don't get me wrong, I am quite a fan of David Caruso, but you can only enjoy so much of a 'cool thing' . Nothing much has changed... he's still using a SigSauer P229 personal side arm and still donning a pair of Silhoutte Sunshades.
Unless I see something novel or innovative in the elements of this instalment, my conclusion is that the producers may want to seriously consider expanding the show's geographical aspects, crime scene mood and the characters' potential. Otherwise it's just going to be a rehatch of a routine crime-solving hour in the CSI franchise. For guidance, a little bit of CSI Vegas' surreality maybe?
Something out-of-the blue...for the sake of Miami fans please!
Sunny Miami after all is just still sunny Miami. I will be watching this Season with reservation and a hope that more is keep in store for fans.