GOOD SEASON FOR THE HIT SERIES
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 10/17/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CSI NY is the more somber of the hit trilogy, and in its third season is even a little darker. There are lots of bizarre crimes and murder weapons, e.g., an angel falls from the sky; a man is impaled on a condom machine, maybe by John McEnroe (!); a victim pronounced dead pulls a Lazarus. And the cast has their own personal crises: Mac (Gary Sinise) meets the son of is late wife, gets in trouble with the commissioner when a suspect throws himself off a roof, and has problems with his new love (the lovely Claire Forlani). Stella (the great Melina Karakedes) faces possible infection from a victim with HIV; Danny is kidnapped by brutal drugrunners (well played by Carmine Giovanassi); Hawkes (Hill Harper) is framed for murder by a vindictive Edward Furlong; and Lindsay (Anna Belknap) testifies against the madman who killed four of her friends ten years previously.
I enjoy the CSI shows; it's fun to watch how the team pulls their evidence together; as in all the shows, Gary Sinise is the glue that holds the series together. He's superb. My only complaint: the awful music they use is more of a distraction than an enhancement. Where do they come up with these awful songs and singers?"
CSI:Complete Third Seson
Maria Soledad Morales | El Salvador | 11/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Third seson of CSI New York is the best seson of this TV show. Just is shame for spanish tv fans see it DVD in bad spanish sound track. Sadly, it isn't with subtitles."
W. F. Simons | Central, Illinois USA | 11/11/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"C.S.I. New York - The Complete Third Season We really enjoyed this Season. The look and feel of the NY version is so different from the original and other spin off. We are Looking forward to the Fourth season."
In search of a high gross-out threshold
Celia Hayes | San Antonio, SA | 03/22/2009
(3 out of 5 stars)
"In my quest to develop a slightly stronger stomach - like my mother, who as a biology lab assistant could eat a sandwich from one hand while doing a dissection with the other - I have occasionally attempted to raise my gross-out threshold by watching one or anther of the CSI shows over dinner. Not much luck with that, I'm afraid, I remain as hopelessly lily-livered as always... while still enthralled by the science and the solving of intricate puzzles. Season Three of CSI: New York delivers all those qualities; uncomfortably gruesome realism, criminal doings and forensic puzzles, among the denizens of New York. All that is wrapped in sophisticated production values, well worthy of a theatrical release, and performed by a top-notch cast. Gary Sinese is one of those relatively few actors, like Gene Hackman, who can star in a movie or a television show while being absolutely convincing as an ordinary working guy.
The extras in this set include commentaries for the episodes "Not What it Looks Like", "Oedipus Hex", "Silent Night" and "Consequences". There are four special features included. "Hill Harper Explores the Body Farm" -which in the spirit of truth in advertising, is exactly what it says. Be warned, I couldn't watch past the first five minutes or the second corpse, which ever came first. I'm sorry, liquefying human remains in a plastic wheelie bin was much more gruesome than anything I wanted to see over my dinner tray. The other features were a little easier to handle, although still pretty gory: Those were "the making of" features, each focused on the curious aspects of specific episodes. Whoever would have thought of secret codes imbedded in custom-printed tee shirts, or that the "Suicide Girls" is a performing group and a lifestyle. Only in New York, I guess.