ok, so read if you’d like, but this has been written for my journalism class.

CSI: Miami aired what could have been its final season finale on April 8th, 2012. What started as an almost promising season led to utter disappoint among most of the fan base, myself included.

After CSI: Miami was moved from its comfortable Monday night time slot; it was shuffled to Sunday nights at 9 p.m. central time. What has happened in the past two seasons has been nothing but frustration for fans of the long time running show. The show has been delayed by up to 51 minutes due to football, NCAA Basketball and golf. Golf, really?

Truth be told, the show has lost a lot of its magic. Instead of focusing on the team as a whole, it has turned into the Horatio Caine (David Caruso) show. Yes, I understand that he is the lead in the show, but not every show should revolve around him saving all of the pretty young women and men in the show. David Caruso is good at showing his characters emotions, but at the same time his ridiculous one-liners have become more of a joke than anything else.

The end of season ten brought yet another predictable story line to its final end. Ryan (Jonathan Togo) was in trouble again, he fell for the girl who just used him again and in an all too quick conclusion he was exonerated from the act he had been so quickly accused of. So what does that say about the writers? Have they finally run out of ideas to come up with?

The end of season 10 also brought no resolution to a storyline that many fans, including myself, have become emotionally invested in. The storyline between Eric and Calleigh (Adam Rodriguez and Emily Procter, respectively) has been brewing for quite some time. It started in the middle of season five, reached its peak at the end of season seven only to be yanked away during Rodriguez’s shortened time on the show in season eight.

Many fans, me included, are frustrated with the inconsistency of the relationship. Producers and writers of the show have long been telling fans that a resolution will come, yet to this day we have yet to see any type of progress with the relationship. For Procter’s character, adopting children is a big step, yet when offered help to raise the children, she brushes it aside due to the inconsistency of the relationship between Eric and Calleigh. This is where it gets frustrating because we know that these two characters belong together, yet they cannot seem to get it together.

So where do we go from here? If the episode that aired on April 8th was indeed its final episode, it ended poorly. Instead of bringing the team closer together, it seemed to show them farther apart. I, as a fan, hope that CSI: Miami gets its final season, because they deserve it. The show used to be the most popular show around the world, but quickly fell due to poor writing, poor storylines and poor use of the talented actors on the show.

My advices to the writers, for what it is worth, take a look around you. The world is full of stories just begging to be told. You just have to be smart enough to put your own twist on the ending.

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