'CSI' consultant distinguishes TV from reality

Aug 26, 2007 Full story: The Herald-Dispatch.com 32

“But we help a lot of people by giving them answers. ... And that makes it such a wonderful career.”

HUNTINGTON -- Rhonda Roby stops the film and glosses over the screen with a laser-pointer, making circles around actor David Caruso's head. via The Herald-Dispatch.com

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Joslyn

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#1 Aug 26, 2007
Interesting article.

We're so caught up with procedurals as shown on tv and in movies, we lose track of the fact that this is not reality.

The CSI's should hire Rhonda Roby full time to assure some degree of accuracy in their portrayals.
Sam

AOL

#2 Aug 26, 2007
Joslyn wrote:
Interesting article.
We're so caught up with procedurals as shown on tv and in movies, we lose track of the fact that this is not reality.
The CSI's should hire Rhonda Roby full time to assure some degree of accuracy in their portrayals.
No question.
KRoseLynn

Peoria, IL

#3 Aug 26, 2007
And if it was closer to reality, criminals would watch it for pointers. They would learn how to commit the perfect crime if it was 100% accurate.
Is that a good traid off? Having a tv show about forensics that is 100%(or close to it) accurate and having people use the information to commit murders and rapes all over the world and never get caught because they know how forensics works or would you like the forensics teams to still have the upperhand in catching them.

I think it's good that it's not 100% correct all the time.

And, if the show is sending a false reality to people who have decided to go into forensic science and then are disalusioned, I say good. Forensics is not for everyone. Let's let the ones who really want to do it because they want to, not because they want to drive around in Hummers all day.

Besides, it's a television show, they only have 47 minutes (or whatever the count is) to tell a story and they have to take liberties. Otherwise, the show would still be working on cases they started back in the first season. That would get a bit old.

To me, all the nit-picking is just....well, nitpicking. I watch the show for the entertainment value, story lines, and character development....not because I want to learn all the ins and outs of forensic science. That's just the backdrop.

When I think about it, the forensics is kinda just the backdrop, it's the stories set in a crime lab and inside solving the crimes. In the end, the bad guy always gets what he or she desearves, getting caught. That's what I like to see, the bad guy (male or female) getting nailed to the wall by they good guys.

Besides, not that it's pertanant, but I get enough science at work. Medical science, granted, but almost the same thing.

I must admit it was a very informative article though.
KRoseLynn

Peoria, IL

#5 Aug 26, 2007
The reason Hummers are on the show, is ad placement.

The reason all those gadgets in the lab are there is for ad placement. Those are there more for the scientifically minded though. "Hey, we could use something like that in our lab!" and then they go and tell their bosses, blah blah blah....

They pay to have their merchandise on the show to act as advertizment so people will buy there stuff.

Advertizemnt helps pay for the production of the show.

Ever notice the Hummer comercials during CSI: Miami?

Elementary enough?

Who cares is Forensic Scientists really drive around in Hummers? I don't care about people I see in my own area who drive around in Hummers. Just gas guzzling hogs that take up too much room. They might as well drive semi tractor trailors.

Since: Aug 07

Oregon

#6 Aug 26, 2007
SunnyMind wrote:
Well, just read an TV Guide article from April 2007 where Caruso sputters that he knows HoCaine lives inside him. Maybe the consultant can disguise truth from fiction. But not douche Caruso - or so it seems.
Have you ever seen a forensic investigator drive around in Hummers? Not me.
Most well-trained actors in long-running series or even a movie or play, will acknowledge that the character 'lives' within them (oftentimes, actors have a download period after shooting ends to readjust their mindset.

The fact that you, the self appointed industry critic, aren't aware of this fact of an actor's life, is pretty potent evidence of your ignorance on the subject.

No, CSI's or cops don't drive Hummers, show excessive cleavage, f*** me heels, or $$$$$ suits, etc.

NEWSFLASH! This is television, NOT REALITY.

Since: Aug 07

Oregon

#9 Aug 26, 2007
SunnyMind wrote:
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CARUSO - WELL TRAINED??? In what Posing? Being the child-whisperer? Oh yes, he trained himself in this regard.
Even if it is a medicore TV show a little bit realism would be nice - for a change.
SHOW US YOUR ACTING CHOPS AND WE'LL COMPARE & CRITIQUE.
KRoseLynn

Peoria, IL

#10 Aug 26, 2007
What does ad placement have to do with weather or not you think David could get any other job?

Since: Aug 07

Port Republic, MD

#11 Aug 26, 2007
Uh, you write fan fiction about Caruso's genitals. You're clearly out of touch with reality.*wink*
SunnyMind wrote:
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Yes, but no excuse for Caruso losing touch with reality. But then he wouldn't get any other job.
KRoseLynn

Peoria, IL

#15 Aug 26, 2007
SunnyMind wrote:
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However, it is the only job he'll get.
How many times are you going to say that?

Do you have a crystal ball? Can you see into the future?
It's the only way you could know that.
If you say yes, then it proves you are off your rocker.

Since: Aug 07

Oregon

#17 Aug 26, 2007
Bennu wrote:
<quoted text>
SHOW US YOUR ACTING CHOPS AND WE'LL COMPARE & CRITIQUE.
STILL WAITING, SWEET CHEEKS!
Sara

Humble, TX

#18 Aug 26, 2007
She's too busy juggling her other identity, FilthyMcNasty, on the other threads to do anything remotely meaningful.

Since: Aug 07

Oregon

#22 Aug 27, 2007
Looking over these past posts, I realize many of them don't make much sense, as they were responses to other posts which are no longer here.

Having cleared that up, maybe, just want to say I agree, somewhat, that 100% accuracy in forensics becomes a "Crime for Dummies" Handbook.

However, I think even with the flubs the professional criminal (as opposed to the druggie or 'hit n miss' thief) takes away a lot of information from these shows. Can't be helped.

There's tutorials on the internet that can show anybody how to do anything if they search. We are information junkies, for good and bad.

Also need to add, while Hummers are certainly a matter of ad placement, their introduction from the beginning was strictly for the benefit of setting Miami apart from LV, a gimmick if you will.

Has GM and CSI/CBS entered a pact for their use? I'm quite sure they have, and it's been profitable for both.
KRoseLynn

Peoria, IL

#24 Aug 27, 2007
Your right, Bennu, anyone can pretty much find out anything they want just by googling it.
However, it's generarlly hoped that they know not all of it is accurate.
But, if they're criminals looking how to commit a crime, the I hope they do everything wrong. ;D

And re. the Hummers being a way to set Miami apart from LV, I've never thought of that. That makes sense. I've never been to Miami or LV, so I really don't know what's the same or different between the two cities.

Thank you for that information.
It's nice to have some real conversation.
Katie

Maumee, OH

#26 Aug 27, 2007
Lots of difference between the two cities. As a visitor, I try to stay away from Vegas. The casinos and all the glitz is a bit over the top for me, though that's only a small part of the city.

My first attraction to CSI Miami was because of the light & brightness of it (LV CSI's work the night shift), Horatio & team work the day shift).

Interest in Caruso, while a casual fan for long while, has grown just recently; much of it due to our recently departed friend(?).

When I realized how destructive she was and how many people believed the venom she spewed, I started posting just to offset her (hopefully, with a voice of reason, not more expletives). Since I'm only online while at work, there's a lot I miss in the evenings.

Bennu and others, including you, KRoseLynn, have taken up the Caruso banner, and have gotten her off this board. Not for long, though. I'm sure she'll be back, in another form.
Sara

Humble, TX

#30 Aug 27, 2007
Katie wrote:
Lots of difference between the two cities. As a visitor, I try to stay away from Vegas. The casinos and all the glitz is a bit over the top for me, though that's only a small part of the city.
My first attraction to CSI Miami was because of the light & brightness of it (LV CSI's work the night shift), Horatio & team work the day shift).
Interest in Caruso, while a casual fan for long while, has grown just recently; much of it due to our recently departed friend(?).
When I realized how destructive she was and how many people believed the venom she spewed, I started posting just to offset her (hopefully, with a voice of reason, not more expletives). Since I'm only online while at work, there's a lot I miss in the evenings.
Bennu and others, including you, KRoseLynn, have taken up the Caruso banner, and have gotten her off this board. Not for long, though. I'm sure she'll be back, in another form.
She's back again under Angel Wings 5. Just flag every inappropriate and offensive comment and we'll be rid of her in no time.
Katie

Maumee, OH

#34 Aug 27, 2007
I hsven't seen any NEW posts from AW5 or any of the others yet. I can see the mods didn't delete all of the priors.
Sara

Humble, TX

#35 Aug 27, 2007
Katie wrote:
I hsven't seen any NEW posts from AW5 or any of the others yet. I can see the mods didn't delete all of the priors.
Katie, I flagged several of them including a couple of new threads that she tried to put up. Angel Wings 5 is gone and now she is posting as Anonymous. We need to stay diligent and flag everything she posts. She'll keep coming back, but it won't be for long because we will flag any future nonsense as well. If you see something inappropriate, spamming, flaming or offensive please flag it. Thanks.
KRoseLynn

Peoria, IL

#38 Aug 27, 2007
I'm sorry, I keep thinking I'm seeing someone named "anonymous" posting something, but for some reason, it's just not getting through.

Are you there, Anonymous?
Did you say something?

Katie,
Thank you for your kind words.
I will keep the banner flying untill or IF David himself gives me good enough reason not to.

There is a song I know, it's something like "If you could see what I once was, if you could go with me, back to where I started from, I know you would see, the miracle that brought me to his sweet embrace, and made me what I am today" I think that's how it goes. Well, it's close anyway.

Anyway, I keep that in mind for one very obvious reason, I have no right to judge anyones choices in life. Doesn't mean I don't do it sometimes, but I am only human after all. ;)

That being said, and knowing where I came from, I don't think he could ever do anything to put me off him.

There is nothing new under the sun.
Is that how that saying goes?
Anyway, I believe it's true.
Katie

Maumee, OH

#42 Aug 27, 2007
You can't flag unless there's a reason. Losing credibility with the moderators won't help.

Whoever got her deleted before did it because he/she waited till there was sufficient evidence.
Katie

Maumee, OH

#44 Aug 27, 2007
KRoseLynn -

There seems to be a delay in the posts going up.
And, yes, she's Anonymous.

Vix -

It's called spamming.

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