In the US: Monday 16th November 2009, 9pm, NBC In the UK: March/April 2010, BBC2
Remember the best feature of season one of Heroes? Okay cool powers are, indeed, cool, but the best bit was the way all the various disparate, separated characters would come together, either by coincidence or by design.
The excellent Brother's Keeper returned the show back to this season one form, finally revealed why we should fear Carnies, and blessed be, gave us Ali in a brand new red dress. God bless those red dresses.
In the US: Monday 9th, Wednesday 11th, Thursday 12th November 2009, CBS In the UK: Five, 2010
So this week has been ratings stunt week over in the US, thanks to it being sweeps time, and CSI, CSI:Miami and CSI: NY have pulled off the biggest sweeps stunt of all the shows: they've had a crossover story involving all three shows. Laurence Fishburne went first to Miami, then to New York before returning to Vegas on the trail of missing women.
This wasn't, of course, the first time there's been a CSI crossover. CSI: Miami was launched in a second season episode of CSI; CSI: NY was launched in an episode of CSI: Miami. There's also been a CSI:Miami/CSI:NYcrossover stunt and a CSI/Without A Tracecrossover.
So after the jump, my thoughts on how this compared with previous crossovers, whether this was merely a stunt or whether there was a decent story, and which show had the most merit. Spoilers ahoy.
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I'm Rob Buckley, a freelance journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of, although you might have heard me on Radio 5 Live's Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I've edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for trade magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider and the equally short-lived Death Ray and Filmstar magazines; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it "web site for urban hedonists" The Tribe. I'm freelance now and have contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network and TV Scoop.