I tend to get compulsive about certain things. Once I start something, I feel the need to see it through to the bitter end (which may be why I'm still with Entrecard, but that's another matter altogether). I have trouble walking away from things like TV shows, projects, and more until they're done.
And once CSI: Miami cancelled is I'll likely be relieved. I don't defend this show. It has some comic moments, and the over the top mellow drama is mildly entertaining. And David Caruso gives the show some flair, but on balance, it's a bad show. The story lines are way too convoluted.
Tonight's episode was a good example. Three guys died on a beach volleyball court in a way that would make Rube Goldberg shake his head in shame. The killer followed these steps:
- Cut the heads off golf clubs.
- Tape a bunch of headless golf clubs together to make a long lighting rod.
- Attach the rod to a shack on the beach.
- Run a cable from the rod, under the sand, down hundreds or thousands of feet of beach to the volleyball court.
- Fray the end of the cable for maximum exposure.
- Spread copper sulfate all over the beach sand to make it more conductive.
- Wait for a lighting strike on a sunny morning.
And wouldn't you know it? Lightening struck only once, and only during the game (not in the hours leading up to it). It struck just when the right folks happened to be standing there.
When the cops investigate, the see a cable, and what to they do with this visibly frayed cable in the middle of the crime scene? They pick it up.
And of course no one tripped or fell over the cable in all that time leading up to it. Even in the heat of a Volleyball match.
I'm sorry, but this is too stupid to even appreciate on the level of silliness.
And yet, I'll keep watching this thing until CBS has the good sense to shoot it. Surely they can replace it with something better. How about another Criminal Minds? Or even a new Friends spin off called Central Perk West featuring Gunther moving to Seattle?