3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Great Episodes, Awful Extras,
This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Las Vegas - Season 4 Part 1 [DVD] (DVD)
This Season is a return to the superior entertainment of Seasons 1 and 2 (I thought Season 3 was only 'OK', with too many below-par episodes).
The scripts have more of a bias towards the CSI team as personalities and, most importantly, the crime plots are once again superior to anything else on TV; the best example in Part 1 being 'Jackpot'.
One factor of the DVDs which continues to be a disappointment are the episode commentaries, they are without exception awful. Rather than give interesting insights into the episode production, there is too much friendly chit-chat between the contributors and way too much time spent saying how good someone was or what a great job so-and-so did.
I think if a commentary was done by, for example, William Peterson we might learn more; he is after all one of the Producers, so why doesn't he contribute ?
Aside from this small gripe, the episodes themselves are spectacular and the production values excellent.
The 'production process' featurette is quite interesting.
Fantastic entertainment !