CSI: Cyber
February 17, 2015 12:54 PM - Subscribe

Based on the back-door pilot from last season of CSI classic ("Kitty"), CSI: Cyber looks like it's going to be spectacularly awful. Anyone else want to watch it?

Maybe just to hate-watch?
posted by sleeping bear (6 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I will give it a try because I like Patricia Arquette so much (True Romance is one of my very favorite movies) but I don't watch any of the other CSIs so tbd.
posted by maggieb at 2:57 PM on February 17, 2015

In 2015, anything using the word "cyber" non-ironically is pretty much guaranteed to be bad.
posted by Thorzdad at 3:20 PM on February 17, 2015

CBS's description:

CSI: CYBER stars Emmy Award winner Patricia Arquette in a drama inspired by the advanced technological work of real-life Cyber Psychologist Mary Aiken. Special Agent Avery Ryan heads the Cyber Crime Division of the FBI, a unit at the forefront of solving illegal activities that start in the mind, live online, and play out in the real world. She also knows firsthand how today’s technology allows people to hide in the shadows of the Internet and commit serious crimes of global proportion.

very serious
such global proportion

Ryan’s supervisor, Assistant Director Simon Sifter, is a shrewd FBI career insider and the clearing house between FBI Cyber and all other branches of government.

The four branches of government: Legislative, Judicial, Executive, and FBI Cyber

Also on the team are FBI Agent Elijah Mundo, a self-proclaimed action junkie who is an expert in battlefield forensics;

What does this mean? Is he really into historical re-enactment? "self-proclaimed action junkie" and "expert in battlefield forensics" makes it sound like he's really into historical re-enactment, but that sounds far too delightful for this show.

Daniel Krumitz, an introverted tech genius with a quick wit; Brody Nelson, an expat hacker who chose to work for the FBI over a life of cyber-crime; and Raven Ramierz, a rookie tech who is an expert in social media,

Okay, we've got to have a character designed to make Millennials watching this at Thanksgiving cringe

cyber trends

so far so good

and international relations.


While other agents search for criminals in dark homes and alleys, Ryan and her team search the “dark net,” a place deep in the bowels of the Web where criminals are anonymous, money is untraceable and where everything is for sale with just a keystroke.

wait but

isn't the whole premise of this franchise about forensic evidence

what is this stuff about chasing criminals into dark homes and alleys
posted by kagredon at 10:38 PM on February 18, 2015

isn't the whole premise of this franchise about forensic evidence

what is this stuff about chasing criminals into dark homes and alleys

Seriously? Even the original CSI very quickly gave guns to the CSI's and had them entering homes alone, kicking-in doors and arresting suspects. This has long been a troublesome aspect of the franchise for me. Actual forensics people wouldn't be chasing perps, let alone packing heat wherever they go.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:03 AM on February 20, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'm definitely up for this. I've been watching every episode on Wednesday but then, right after the season finale, I found out that CBS was airing additional episodes on Tuesday without any mention of this on Wednesday so I apparently missed out on a lot of cheese.
posted by I-baLL at 12:57 PM on June 1, 2015

okay but

was the guy really into historical reenactment
posted by kagredon at 10:16 PM on June 1, 2015

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