Watched the series when original shown, but re-watched when the DVDs came out. Now, I will admit, I was very dubious when it was announced that Ted Danson would be joining the cast and even more sceptical on learning he was going to be the new boss; I thought... it's Sam Malone, what is this CSI Cheers? But I was wrong. He does a great job as DB Russell and he gives the team what it has been lacking since the departure of Grissom; a strong leader. I don't know about the rest of you, but I never really bought into the idea of Catherine being in charge. This is not a reflection on the acting of Marg Helgenberger (who once again does an excellent job), but Catherine isn't a boss; she's a No. 2. Her being in charge just never sat right with me, so I wasn't heart-broken to see her being ousted as team leader. The other great thing about DB is he is very much like early season Grissom; he's a little bit quirky which helps with some of the shows darker episodes.
I also agree with the previous reviewer in that I like the interaction between the old guard (Nick, Sara, Greg, Hodges) and the new (DB, Finn and Morgan) The new cast members inject a different energy into the show (especially Danson and Elisabeth Harnois as Morgan Brody), while the presence of the older cast keeps the feel of CSI
As with the previous complete season releases across the CSI franchise, an excellent job has been done here. My only quibble is that, like with all CSI releases we do seem to get charged a lot.
All things considered though, very happy with this release and looking forward to Season 13 being released