I was a big fan of CSI: Crime Scene Investigations, but lost interest badly with CSI: Miami. With the arrival of CSI: New York, I'm hooked again.
The forensics sequences still drive me crazy (why is it that in every CSI show, the cigarette end found next to the victim ALWAYS* leads to the killer, never to some innocent bloke who just happened to have a smoke there half an hour before the murder?!), but this time round, we've got some real characters, rather than crime-solving robots. Gary Sinese is at his best since Apollo 13, and there is enough new talent here to keep us in films and TV for the next decade or so. The writers may slip in one too many corny lines now and then, as if they just can't hold themselves back, but much of the dialogue, particularly the "personal" bits, is spot-on.
So, minus a star for the annoying forensics stuff, but full-marks for the drama.
* except for one episode in Series 2 - keep 'em peeled!