CSI: NY started in September of 2004, with forensic investigators Mac Taylor (Gary Sinse), Stella Bonasera (Melina Kanakaredes), Danny Messer (Carmine Giovinazzo), Aiden Burn )Vanessa Ferlito) and Sheldon Hawkes (Hill Harper) going through evidence, DNA and the like to solve some of the toughest crimes in New York City.
The series jumps off with the body of a woman leaving clues to a serial killer who imprisons his victims, and Detective Taylor and Flack's team must piece together the evidence with the help of one who survived but can communicate only by blinking.
In the background, we become aware of Mac’s backstory, as a man who griefs over his dead wife reminds him of his own wife, who died in the 9/11 attacks.
We also learn he was born in Chicago, Mac served as a major in the USMC, serving in both the 1983 Beirut barracks bombing and Operation Desert Storm, once saying that he had wanted to serve his country more than anything else in the world.
The cases get tougher and more complicated as the series plugs away until it’s conclusion in 2013.
My friends at CBS DVD/Paramount have now released all 197-episodes on Widescreen DVD lasting 141 hours and 18 minutes. The set also includes behind the scene featurettes, deleted scenes, gag reels and audio commentaries.
Some incredible guest stars pop up throughout the series run including Edward James Olmos (Stand and Deliver), Peter Fonda (Easy Rider), John Larroquette (Night Court), Robert Forster (The Descendents), Cassidy Freeman (Smallville), Aly Michalka (Easy A), Scott Lowell (Queer as Folk), Robbie Amell (Revenge), Ted Danson (Cheers) and recording artist Josh Groban, just to name a few.
The series was filmed at the CBS Studio Center, with many of the outside scenes shot in and around Los Angeles.
Occasionally, scenes were filmed on location in New York City.
The theme song for CSI: NY was taken from the first verse of The Who’s “Baba O'Riley.” For season four (and onward), the theme was revamped to be more instrumental, removing the lyrics: “I don't need to fight to prove I'm right. I don't need to be forgiven.” The score composer for the series was Bill Brown, who won a BMI Award for season one.
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