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Old 01-09-09, 11:01 AM   #1
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CSI: What The Hell?

Why is the CSI building shrouded in darkness? You'd think it would be much easier to do your job if you could actually see things. I've worked in darkness before and even with dramatic lighting, it's still a PITA. Are they trying to save on electricity? What's the deal?
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It looks very cool on TV
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Why is the CSI building shrouded in darkness? You'd think it would be much easier to do your job if you could actually see things. I've worked in darkness before and even with dramatic lighting, it's still a PITA. Are they trying to save on electricity? What's the deal?
It's like the Combat Information Center on a ship, and that's just about the coolest place there is.

(I'm agreeing with you here UA)
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Never happy. I bet you think House couldn't really get away with the stuff he does, either
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Never happy. I bet you think House couldn't really get away with the stuff he does, either
True, but Hugh Laurie pulls off such a good American accent, I can look past the ridiculousness of it..
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But House's hospital is very well lit! Glass office walls all over the place.
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Lisa Eidelstein....yummy!
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Those crime drama shows are soap operas. Lousy ones at that. Taking them seriously is a mistake.
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true dat. How about 13's little final scene???
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true dat. How about 13's little final scene???
Spoiler details needed! Missed it.
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Is there anything Delko doesn't know?
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she's trying girls on for size....
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ahhh... House will enjoy that!
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Why is the CSI building shrouded in darkness? You'd think it would be much easier to do your job if you could actually see things. I've worked in darkness before and even with dramatic lighting, it's still a PITA. Are they trying to save on electricity? What's the deal?
There's two little words shown every episode that explain everything. Why do they do things no normal person would do? How do they reconstruct an entire crime scene from a single smudged fingerprint and a small scratch on a doorlock? Where did they find all these 20-30 year old hot detectives? How come no computer seems to run an existing operating system or software? How do they make a razor sharp 8x10 englargement of a grainy security video frame with three mouse clicks when it takes me half an hour just to photoshop Timmyquest's head onto Britney Spears' body?

As I said, it's all explained in two words in the credits.

Jerry Bruckheimer.

He caters to viewers who don't give any critical thought to their entertainment.
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Old 01-09-09, 06:18 PM   #15
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Did you ever see CSI:NY in its first season?. Everything was really dark, shades of gray, very little color. Seems like the producers were looking for that cool B&W look. Ratings were in the tank until they brightened up the street scenes.

CSI:Miami - Beside the low cut shirts and pimpin' suits, ever notice the females in the background? Even they're all hotties. Not many sterotypical Florida retirees in that show.
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The Las Vegas crime lab is dark because the casinos have maxed out the power grid.

Heaven forbid if the blackjack players had to play in a black-out so that CSI could use more than 1 effing light to do an autopsy...
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Remember X-Files? The actors practically needed night vision goggles.
They always had those (awesome) bazillion-candlepower flashlights that illuminated the area directly in front of the flashlight, though. Like lasers with six-inch-wide, white beams.

And lamps illuminated the lampshade, and nothing more.
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