Thursday, July 17, 2008

CSI: No William Petersen

So, I haven't had the change to blog a lot recently with the new job. But, I have some freetime tonight at work and thought I would publish my musings in the past few weeks to the world.

Well, the first topic to tackle is the news at the CSI: set that William L. Peterson (Gil Grissom) will only be on for half of next season. The veteran actor is supposedly going to be replaced by one of two actors: John Malkovich or Lawrence Fishburne.

While they're both very talented actors, I don't think they have quite the je nais se quois that Gil has. However, I am leaning toward Fishburne since in other CSI: star news Gary Dourdan, who plays Warrick Brown, will be written off the show. If you watched the season finale, you'll know why. And if you read a newspaper, you'd know that Dourdan is in trouble with the law for a little drug violation late last spring.

This is all on-top of Jorja Fox (Sara Sidle) leaving the show last year to pursue other acting jobs. Her character, as well as Lady Heather and the Miniature Killer, will be back for guest spots to send Gil Grissom off into the sunset.

So what does this all mean?

Well, no offense, I don't think Marg Helgenberger can carry the #1 rated TV drama by herself, let alone with D-list names like George Eads and Eric Szmanda (a Milwaukee-area native, by the way).

An actor like Fishburne or Malkovich will be needed to keep CSI: for an 11th season. Otherwise, it's buh-bye good CSI's and hello David Caruso's bad acting and counting how many times he can bend over a body and take his sunglasses off. Honestly, I don't think that man has done an autopsy in six seasons.

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