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CSI: Miami

Moral Rating: Caution
Primary Audience: Teen to Adult
Genre: Drama
Length: 1 hr.
Starring: David Caruso, Kim Delaney, Emily Procter, Rory Cochrane, Adam Rodriguez, Khandi Alexander | Produced by: Alliance Atlantis, CBS Productions

Show Synopsis: (from the producer) CSI: MIAMI is a fast-paced drama inspired by the top-rated series CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION that follows a South Florida team of forensic investigators who use both cutting-edge scientific methods and old-fashioned police work to solve crimes. Horatio Caine (David Caruso), a former homicide detective, heads a group of investigators who work crimes amid the steamy tropical surroundings and cultural crossroads of Miami. His team includes Calleigh Duquesne (Emily Procter), a bilingual Southern beauty with a specialty in ballistics; Tim Speedle (Rory Cochrane), a cocky but disarming investigator who is well connected on the street; and Eric Delko (Adam Rodriguez), an underwater recovery expert who knows all the twists and turns of the Florida waterways. Rounding out the team is Alexx Woods (Khandi Alexander), the no-nonsense know-it-all coroner. Kim Delaney joins the cast as DNA specialist Megan Donner, whose trust in science creates conflict with Caine, who relies more on gut instinct. Together, these investigators collect and analyze the evidence to solve the crimes and to vindicate those who often cannot speak for themselves, the victims.

viewer comments…
Usually Okay—I enjoy watching this show because it is usually clean and actually shows the main character exhibiting a moral premise. I was so pleased when one episode showed him showing the suspect an enhanced picture of what his daughter would have looked like around age 5. He had killed his girlfriend and, unknowingly, their unborn baby girl. Horatio, the main character, was extremely touched by the fact that "it's not just flesh" when they looked at the “fetus” under a microscope.
Alexandra, age 21
Caution—This show could be a good scientific mystery but they have sold out for sensationalism and sexuality and shock value. It is ruined by the smut. Too bad.
Melinda Althuis, age 42
Usually Okay—This show is wonderful! No, I wouldn't recommend it for children under age ten, but that would be why they air so late at night. The best thing about CSI Miami is the content. Any violence is only to show how the crime took place, and it is softened, far from the harsh shock of Hollywood violence. Sex is not a part of the plot lines. Bad language is another thing missing from CSI Miami. The characters have strong moral convictions, and use their problem solving skills to obtain justice for the victims. From a Christian standpoint, I believe CSI Miami to be the ideal series.
Katie, age 20
Usually Okay—I love the show and I think David Caruso is perfect for the show.
Karen, age 39