CBS's successful CSI franchise gets transplanted to the Big Apple. Cases involving sewer rats as witnesses, a victim whose head was slammed in a pizzeria oven, and murders of commodities traders, and--of course--a Red Sox fan. CSI: NY is a bleaker, grimmer version of its Las Vegas and Miami cousins. The team is made up of a pleasantly New Yawk but indistinct cast of characters. The teams leader Detective Mac Taylor (Gary Sinise), is a former Marine from Chicago. Mac is a veteran of the NYPD who lost his wife on 9/11, and as such must work to rebuild his personal life while supervising his team. He is organized, efficient, dedicated, and very proper in his management style. His second in command for the first 6 seasons is Detective Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), Stella is half-Greek, half-Italian, and entirely New York City. She helped Mac through the impact of his wife's death and has been by his side ever since. She is a savvy investigator, yet she often speaks before she ...
In the city that never sleeps, CSI: NY never rests.
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Did You Know?
In the real world, globally across most agencies, the equivalent CSI staff at a crime scene, and in the lab, would be wearing head to toe "forensic boiler suits", similar to those seen in microchip manufacturing clean rooms, to avoid contaminating evidence. The decision not to show the characters in these boiler suits is probably down to a creative decision for the audience to tell the characters apart. See more
"The CSI Effect": We see the main characters collecting evidence at crime scenes as Crime Scene Investigators and then examining the same evidence in the Crime Lab, working as lab technicians. This would not be allowed to happen in real life as it would lead to cross-contamination. See more
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