Review: CSI: New York 3.1

CSI New York

In the US: Wednesdays, 10pm ET/PT, CBS

In the UK: The usual places

Characters re-cast:

Major characters gotten rid of: 0

Major new characters: 2

Format change percentage: 0%

New hair styles: 1

I’ve tried watching CSI: New York. I made it through the first season and a half. Then I just got so bored, I stopped. The few episodes I caught after that did nothing to make me think I’d made the wrong choice. Now it’s back for a third season. Have they done anything to change it to make we want to reconsider?


There have been a few changes. Claire Forlani has joined the cast as Mac’s new girlfriend (Eww!) and there’s another police officer to help out while Flack is recovering. But it’s still a dull show, with no real personality of its own. The scripts are sub-CSI, the characters not as interesting. Don’t start watching it if you’re not already, that’s my advice.


  • Rob Buckley

    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; 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. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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