Ted Danson's 'CSI' Debut: What the Viewers Are Saying

Sep 22, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Hollywood Reporter

The actor replaced Laurence Fishburne, playing a new CSI supervisor, D.B. Russell, who has his own way of solving the weekly crimes.

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Linda Johnson

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Sep 30, 2011
 

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He's horrible, can't act his lines corny, flat and boring, He dresses like a bum, and has NO chemistry nor connection with the team..What was CBS thinking.. he's going to take the show to it's death..
Brenda

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Linda Johnson wrote:
He's horrible, can't act his lines corny, flat and boring, He dresses like a bum, and has NO chemistry nor connection with the team..What was CBS thinking.. he's going to take the show to it's death..
LOL,i'm glad i am not the only one that feels that way,
i thought maybe i was being a wee bit hard on Ted,so i watched the show the next time it came on, just to make sure my feelings were real and ya, Ted Danson really does suck.
Please!!! send Mr.Danson over to CSI Miami and give us CSI fans an actor that has some life in them, not one that is made out of cardboard.
pauline

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Oct 12, 2011
 
Bloody awful, I say, Bloody awful
Linda Johnson

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Oct 12, 2011
 
pauline wrote:
Bloody awful, I say, Bloody awful
Some fans on other sites are saying "how great he is" on what planet? Besides being so un-attractive he's just plain "BORING".. the worst character ever on CSI, how embarrassing and insulting, to the last two predecessors.. especially LF...
Elizabeth T

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Oct 22, 2011
 
OMG.. Please send Ted to CSI-Miami..It's true...He's going to kill CBS with his acting.No talent...it seems he controls the whole team. I see no TEAMWORK in the episides anymore. Who wrote the scripts anyways? HORRIBLE!!!
Linda Johnson

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Oct 22, 2011
 
Elizabeth T wrote:
OMG.. Please send Ted to CSI-Miami..It's true...He's going to kill CBS with his acting.No talent...it seems he controls the whole team. I see no TEAMWORK in the episides anymore. Who wrote the scripts anyways? HORRIBLE!!!
LOL, send him to Miami, funny, David Caruso is pretty bad but this guy is even worse. At least Horatio is beliveable as a CSI. He just seems to be in the way, and it's embarassing to all involved. LF as Langston was so believeable and perfect in his role. They should have never let him go~
Elizabeth T

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Oct 28, 2011
 
Linda...
I disagreed w/you about LF "Langston". I also did not like him as much. Maybe I don't think both LF and Ted have the CSI look. Now my husband and I only looking forward for NCIS and CSI:N.Y.

“....so many tackle boxes..”

Since: Jun 08

.....so little time...........

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Oct 28, 2011
 
Maybe this will be the last season. The show has become unwatchable, and not JUST because of Ted Danson.
Linda Johnson

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Oct 31, 2011
 
To each one's own on who they like and don't like. I found that LF as Ray had incredible range and how he bonded with the team was sweet and charming. They embraced him as one of their own and he them. The episodes were all fantastic due to his powerful presence. I do like the episodes this season and can get by with the "old and ugly" of this new guy but not the dreadful awful acting. He has a flat, monotone voice, goofy presentation and and is an embarrassement to the show. I wished they'd contact LF and beg him to return. I don't care for DC as Horatio but at least he's beliveable as a CSI, and Gary/Mac is super..
Count Herfitter

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Oct 31, 2011
 
I hear that you will see guest starring episodes with Carla, Cliffy, Norm, Woody, Rebecca and Frasier.
Linda Johnson

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Nov 1, 2011
 
HA-HA-HA, good one, and if that happened I'd SCREAM.. this was just a huge mistake and blunder all the way around the block and then some. He is dragging CSI to it's death..
D Caine

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LOL, send him to Miami, funny, David Caruso is pretty bad but this guy is even worse. At least Horatio is beliveable as a CSI. He just seems to be in the way, and it's embarassing to all involved. LF as Langston was so believeable and perfect in his role. They should have never let him go~
NO, I think David Caruso is excellent
GJC

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Apr 29, 2012
 
Ted will bring CSI to the graveyard.
BobaLouie

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Mar 2, 2013
 
How the devil did this ever happen? CBS must have a death wish for CSI. Pun intended!

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