'CSI' celebrates 200 — with a wrestling episode? — and Cary FINALLY blogs

Cary Ashby
Mar 29, 2010


Let's see if I remember how this blogging thing works.

I know, I know, it's been a while. Between my reporter duties (have you been keeping up with my byline count in the last two weeks?) and personal responsibilities, I just didn't put fingers to keyboard last Friday night as I intended.

And the NCAA didn't help me keep my blogging mojo. I know, very unmasculine, but go Tarheels!

Besides, I just didn't know what to make of the episode. The opening certainly had me interested. I got the feeling I was watching something from "Saw" (which I can proudly say I have NO interest in ever seeing) or a Hollywood thriller. That probably was one of the creepiest sequences I've seen in any show … ever.

Just a handful of observations — and sadly, very little insight on my part:

• The ceremony, I guess you'd call it, at the house was just strange. Anybody know what that was all about? What were they trying to do? Did that have to do with the killer's later excuse that such-and-such evil spirit made me do it?

The scene had a cult feeling. As much as the music gave me the willies, the tone fit the atmosphere of frenetic energy and really added to the seizure-like dancing the one woman was doing. (Wait! Some insight; did you catch that?)

• Once Langston recognized the vic as one of his students, I had to wonder (yet again), why he was allowed to remain on the case.

I know I beat this to death, but why can't the writers come up with ways for the CSIers to connect emotionally with a case, like they did with Nick in the nifty chronology story a couple weeks ago, without going to the tired professional conflict? That's been getting really old. As a matter of fact, it's bordering on psuedo CSI cliche.

• Wrestling? Oy.

• Finally, what was up with the graphic shooting? It seemed like the audience was transported to a fairly tame rated-R film by showing the blood and bullet holes. I was stunned that was on prime time, even with all that's allowed on the Big 4 these days. I'm no prude, mind you, but still. …

Now, I'm going to hand it off to Tess (she didn't know about this — tee-hee!), since she e-mailed me to say she had a lot to say.

Check out her inevitable comments below — and post your own, of course. Pressure's on, readers!

Before I go, I'll provide some links to comic book- and film-related stories I've been geeked about: • The "Green Lantern: First Flight" DVD has been moved up one week. Here's the must-see trailer: http://comicbookresources.com/?page=video&show_id=76871 • Downey suits up as "Iron Man 2" starts filming — http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/F/FILM_IRON_MAN_2?SITE=KMOV&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT



Funny man.. you ever think about becoming a writer?

So as my life has been typical this week, I deleted my CSI from last week and do not have the patience to watch it again online. Most of my memory is gone but I will try to wing it a little.

The beginning was pretty cool and made me wonder what kind of unusual episode the adventurous writers had in store. I could feel for Sylvia at the party and wondered if she knew about the drugs in the drink. I don't recall if I ever found out the truth on that one.

My first thought, as was yours, that Langston would never have been allowed on the case if it was any other show. He may have been sneaking around it after he was taken off the case but that would be about it.

I liked the pleasant flash backs of Langston and Sylvia. It seemed to make him feel the joy of their mentor/friendship. I always like to see that when someone is down and out about a loss or some tragedy. I always say at least there are the memories to keep you going and smiling when you think of them.

The house scene was too freaky and way too much screaming for my taste but I actually liked the music. I know what you are saying but something made me like it. I don't know if it made me feel like I was on an island in the sun someplace or what but it was fun for me. Well, not in the house so much, but in some other scenes it was a cool drum that put me in another place. Screwy, I know. You don't even have to say it. hahahha.

Wrestling sucks. (Did I say that?)

Saw? I have to agree. I rented the first one years ago because a friend recommended it. Some friend that was. I wanted them to pay me back for the rental. I actually made it through nearly 20 minutes which was 20 more minutes of torture than I deserve. What the > are people thinking when they want to watch something like that? I was talking with someone today that said his wife says horror films are stupid. But he said he thinks that she is scared and that is her way out...hahaha. You never know.

In the end I liked that the book was getting finished as she would have liked that. Probably something that would happen to me. Success after the fact. But what can you do?

That is it from my memory bank. Maybe tonight's episode will stick with me...

Stop working so much; you trying to grow up to be like me?


"House" in your life? I am livid. Killing off a main character with no indication at all. Seems they could have lead up to it so that fans (and team members) could have a chance to take it in. But no... dead; just like that.

SVU was good. Adding a bit of spark among the team members and some not so friendly guys coming from the other precincts. Had good and bad. Just was a bit different for SVU.

Anyhow, just had to vent; in a off CSI subject. Sorry!


Typo.. last line! Should be "an off" not "a off". Think it is bedtime since I am a grammar freak.


I too enjoyed the flashback scenes. No, I don't remember there being any explanation for the vic being drugged. The actress did a fine job with that scene; the cinematography (sp?) helped as well.

Not a "House" or SVU watcher. My Dad apparently watches "House," though. Did you read the feature on Hugh Laurie in PARADE?


Checked out the article. Thanks. It makes Laurie seem more like House than I imagined. Then of course I had to take the quiz on how well I know House. Only 13 of 20. Ah the memory bank... again.