Monday, March 24, 2008

Hey, America - Look, it's me, David Caruso!

David Caruso is the biggest chode ever -- seriously, you'd think the guy would have a bit less of an ego after dumping NYPD Blue and doing soft-core Skinimax movies for 10 years, but I guess not...
David Caruso as Horatio Caine is a one-man police department.
He can defuse a bomb!
He's a crack shot with his pistol!
He can drive into a building, rescue a hostage, and drive out right when the building explodes! Little kids love him!
Women love him!
Criminals fear him!
Internal Affairs doesn't trust him, because he's too honorable for those sleazy bastards!
He knows all!
Sees all!
Solves all!
He's sensitive and generous and kind but ruthless in his war against crime!

:rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

Which could be okay, but such a Caruso-centric approach seriously throws a damper on the development of all of the other characters on the show, so for a CSI franchise it's missing the boat.

Plus, after a while, you start to get a little annoyed at how Dave delivers his lines - very dramatically, with lots of pauses to indicate how significant and thoughtful he's being, and usually accompanied by dramatic use of his sunglasses.
Caruso has a firm hold on the amount of face time he receives per episode and it limits the other cast member's development of their characters


Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head.He casts a negative shadow over other cast members.You couldn't possibly take them seriously or respect them as actors as long as they are associated with him.It might negatively affect their future careers also.They are,without a doubt, aware of this situation.I wonder how they feel about it.

Anonymous said...

I noticed on the first show of the new season,David has a scene with Emily.We havn't seen them together for a long time. I would love to know what their differences were.Did she disapprove of his private life( He's a total ass to women.)or did she think his ridiculous acting style and ego-mania were ruining her career?

Cole said...

Well, they had David and Emily had 2 scenes. A far cry from earlier seasons