If you live in Britain and have normal tv, then you already know how risky it can be starting to watch a new show.
Many have enthusiastically watched the first couple of series of something, only for it to be taken off them by the corporate whores of Sky television.
24, Heroes, Lost, House. I wouldn’t get too attached to Homeland. The vultures will be circling.
If it’s an American show you’re into – and let’s face it, that’s where the magic happens – then you’re in extra danger of crushing disappointment. The American TV networks are ruthless in cancelling shows.
If there’s even a slight drop in viewing figures in the US – regardless of how it’s doing in the rest of the world – gone.
K-Ville – one season. Gone.
Flash Forward – one season. Cancelled.
The suits at the top care little for ongoing story threads left hanging. If it isn’t making the big money, it’s out the door.
And the latest to go, I’m sorry to say, is CSI: Miami.
Consistently one of the most viewed shows IN THE WORLD, Miami was the first spin off of the Las Vegas set CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and followed the work of the Miami-Dade forensic crime lab led by the brilliant Horatio Caine.
CSI: Miami is more over-the-top and tongue in cheek than the original series and CSI: New York and that’s why I love it. It doesn’t take itself too seriously, but everyone plays it dead straight. And what a character in Horatio Caine! Just check out these one-liners:
Love this guy. But sadly, all good things must come to an end. The tenth season of CSI: Miami will be the last and I for one will miss the sun, sea, sand, bloody murder and the Shades of Justice.