#19, RE: CSI: New Avalon - Parallel Lines|
Posted by beautifulvoice on Apr-27-04 at 03:09 PM
In response to message #0
Again, very well written work. I think the CSI arc, and this story in particular, show a humanity that's sometimes lacking in crime drama (though I can't speak for CSI, not having seen it.) There's meaningful interaction, not only between the investigators and the suspects/victims, but also between each other.
Furthermore, I think it showed, in a way even A Night To Remember, with its combination of kaiju-class and Big Fire footsoldier mayhem couldn't, that even though New Avalon is one of the nicest cities to live in the Quadrant, it still has its problems, just like any other city.
In addition, it's obvious in a way I think was lacking before to some extent, that you don't have to be super-human to be really cool in the eyes of the IPO; moreso, that it doesn't stop you from working alongside awesome people like the Experts of Justice.
If this were an RPG, I'd say the EPU staff gained a level. The writing mixes the light-heartedness, compassion, and the 'good guys win' ideal of UF, with the seriousness of crime drama, without losing either in the process.
One thing I'm still wondering about, though...why WERE Catherine and Sara drinking the department coffee and not Monolith coffee?