TL;DR: Elijah Mundo

First impression review of the first three episodes.

Predictability aside – and I speak as someone who doesn’t really like crime shows and only really liked CSI: NY previously – it seems to be a good show that manages to be cyber without getting lost in technobabble. ♥♥♥♥/5

Elijah Mundo.

Sorry, had to get that out of my system.  That name is just so… isn’t it?

Elijah Mundo is the latest unfortunate name to be bestowed upon James van der Beek (Dawson of Dawson’s Creek) as he takes over the action hero role in this latest edition of CSI.  Seriously, he’s the one mostly there to shoot people, dive into lakes, and hang out the back of subway trains.

The boss (lady boss!) is Avery Ryan – Patricia Arquette, who I find more likeable here than she was in Medium – a former victim of cyber crime herself.  Hello, backstory and future arc or finale.

Predictability aside – and I speak as someone who doesn’t really like crime shows and only really liked CSI: NY previously – it seems to be a good show that manages to be cyber without getting lost in technobabble.

* Being CSI, people have to die.  Being CSI Cyber, said death is more likely to be cyber-related than gruesome.

* It’s about cyber crime, so of course there are two ex-hackers on the team.

* It’s about computers, so of course the other guy is fat.

* You may find that you know… well, everyone: Patricia Arquette (Medium, Boyhood), James van der Beek (Dawson’s Creek, Apt 23), Shad Moss (aka Bow Wow), Charley Koontz (Community), Hayley Kiyoko (The Fosters, Wizards of Waverly Place) and Peter MacNicol (Numb3rs).

* The theme is, of course, by The Who.  Pretty sure that’s a CSI rule:

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