Consistently the highest rating drama show on Australian television, CSI and its franchise CSI Miami (rumoured to be shortly joined by CSI New York) has clearly captured the attention of lounge critics everywhere. But what is the secret of its success? Is it the artistic application of forensic science for those of us who dropped out of Chemistry? Is it Grissom's entomological fascination with bugs on corpses and their rates of decay? Is it Catherine's cleavage, Jorja's drinking or Warwick's gambling problem? Or is it Las Vegas captured in all its neon glory as a feast for the eyes, not to mention all those fantastic computer generated voyages through the body?
Join Sue Turnbull as she takes a look at the look of CSI.
Sue Turnbull is a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at La Trobe University who has published extensively in the areas of audience research, television formats and the representation of crime.
Following CSI: A Fluorescent Analysis join us in the function space for a glass of champagne to celebrate our new publication Lounge Critic: The Couch Theorist's Companion.