Reading CSI: Crime TV Under the Microscope
I. B. Tauris, Aug 15, 2007 - Performing Arts - 304 pages
Attracting nearly 17 million viewers regularly, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is America's number one show. With two spin-off series, the CSI franchise has sparked an unprecedented global television success. Reading CSI brings together for the first time critical discussions of all three shows from a wide range of perspectives, with contributions from journalists, television critics and pathology experts. Including a series by series episode guide for each program, this in-depth, comprehensive study seeks to understand what the CSI phenomenon means to contemporary television culture.
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