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This review is from: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation - Las Vegas - Season 1 Part 1 [DVD]  (DVD)
CSI just has to be the best crime series out there. It's true to life which is one of it's best features. Unlike the sloppy British counterparts which see pathologists doing detective work (like when does that ever happen?!), CSI sticks to the "job description" if you will, of a crime scene investigator. It's about time there was more emphasis on forensic science - most crimes are identified and cases solved by using forensics but very few people - and that includes police - know very much about it; how evidence can be found and recovered, and what it can tell us. CSI brings this to life with incredibly well cast characters and enthralling storylines.
Another brilliant point is that the CSI unit doesnt always get the result they want. I for one am sick of the police detective always getting the bad guy - that's not real, it doesnt always happen, and CSI shows that.
One of the most brilliant episodes - though perhaps disturbing for those faint of heart - is "Blood Drops". Its a fascinating insight into just how complex forencic science can be - and how the crime scence investigator pieces together the chain events from the evidence they find.
It's not to be missed.