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Topic ID: 2240
Message ID: 21
#21, RE: CSI: New Avalon - Parallel Lines
Posted by Wedge on Apr-27-04 at 06:26 PM
In response to message #19
> 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.

It's certainly something from the show we were trying to translate. They do a pretty good job of balancing a lot of empathy in with the dramatic elements and the 'come to a resolution in 45 minutes' constraint that's the downfall of so much on television. The show don't always get it 100% right, but the characters are generally so much fun to watch anyway that they pick up the slack.

Spinning that into UF has made for a very entertaining few months. It's been a fun process.

(I credit the show's success in that regard to William Peterson, who is also one of the show's producers and has quite a bit of creative input. CSI: Miami ain't got it (though I watch it, mainly because I like David Caruso. Emily Proctor doesn't hurt either. :) and I don't expect much from the upcoming CSI: New York. Neither does Bill, from what I understand.)

Chad Collier
J. Random Pixel Pusher
Digital Domain
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