Starring: Patricia Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Peter MacNicol, Shad Moss, Charley Koontz, Hayley Kiyoko
Created by Anthony E. Zuiker, Ann Donahue, and Carol Mendelsohn
Written by Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, & Anthony E. Zuiker, Directed by Eagle Egilsson
THE PREMISE: CSI: Cyber is the latest entry in the successful CSI franchise after the original and editions set in Miami and New York. This one is set in Washington DC and focuses on cyber crimes. At the forefront of the unit is Special Agent in Charge, Dr. Avery Ryan (Patricia Arquette). Her co-workers include Elijah Mundo (James Van Der Beek), recent hacker Brody Nelson (Shad Moss), tech specialist Daniel Grummitz (Charley Koontz), and Raven Ramirez (Hayley Kiyoko). Rounding out the main cast is Ryan's direct superior, FBI Assistant Deputy Director Simon Sifter (Peter MacNicol).
BOTTOM LINE: This is a CBS crime procedural through and through. Solid performers but such mediocre material. I have been able to get into shows like this in the past (like Criminal Minds) but I'm not sure this is worth it. I might try one more week just to see if they improve the cyber angle, but the first slow motion I see, I'm done.