The New York minute review of CSI: NY
I've never watched CSI: Miami except for the last season finale which introduced the new series, but wondered about the limited colour palette, you knew you were in New York because it was all blue, brown and grey.
So, I was wondering if this would be the case with series proper, and so far in the first few minutes, yep. Which, while it distinquishes the series in the franchise, seems to be limiting (and somewhat of an insult to NYC, it isn't monochrome).
So on the upside, we have a really good cast led by Gary Sinise, and the downside, a really cold, dead, colourless New York City (and they already shot this in the 50s as "The Naked City" in black and white). But very "Se7en".
episode conclusion: it is rather unsettling how similar this ep is to "Se7en" both in tone and palette. This could be the solution of the CSI problem of always solving the crime at the end of the hour, because for Sinise's character, there won't be any closure anytime soon. But if you see any brown cardboard boxes, run.