History YMMV / CSIMiami

11th Jul '16 10:10:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* CompleteMonster: Stewart Otis, first appearing in season 1's "Broken", is a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophilic]] SerialKiller[=/=]SerialRapist who targeted [[WouldHitAGirl little girls]] around the ages of five to eight years. [[WolfInSheepsClothing While acting as an authority figure]], he would kidnap the girls to take to his home for him to rape and strangle to death before burying the bodies in is backyard. He has done this to eight little girls and [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk only lamenting on his latest victim, Ruthie, because she died too quickly before he got a chance to "play" with her]]. He later appears in the season's finale "Body Count", where he escaped prison with the help of two fellow inmates, Hank Kerner and Randall Kaye. He then [[UngratefulBastard returns the latter's favor]] by kidnapping his daughter, Emma, taking her to a cabin where he not only raped her, but force her to partake in a [[SnuffFilm film]] taunting [[RedHeadedHero Horatio Caine]], the person who arrested him. He then tries to kill her [[note]]She survives[[/note]] before trying to find her cousin, Robyn, hoping to do the same thing to her.

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* CompleteMonster: Stewart Otis, first appearing in season 1's "Broken", is a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophilic]] SerialKiller[=/=]SerialRapist who targeted [[WouldHitAGirl little girls]] around the ages of five to eight years. [[WolfInSheepsClothing While acting as an authority figure]], he would kidnap the girls to take to his home for him to rape and strangle to death before burying the bodies in is backyard. He has done this to eight little girls and [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk only lamenting on his latest victim, Ruthie, because she died too quickly before he got a chance to "play" with her]]. He later appears in the season's finale "Body Count", where he escaped prison with the help of two fellow inmates, Hank Kerner and Randall Kaye. He then [[UngratefulBastard returns the latter's favor]] by kidnapping his daughter, Emma, taking her to a cabin where he not only raped her, but force her to partake in a [[SnuffFilm film]] taunting [[RedHeadedHero Horatio Caine]], Caine, the person who arrested him. He then tries to kill her [[note]]She survives[[/note]] before trying to find her cousin, Robyn, hoping to do the same thing to her.
10th Jul '16 12:35:29 AM Anddrix
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* BrokenBase: The Eric/Calleigh romance: the best thing that's ever happened to the show? Or a 'nomance' that's been [[JumpingTheShark dragging the show to its grave for years]]?
** This show itself was a BaseBreaker for the CSI fandom in general. It was either a great show or made unwatchable by David Caruso.
* BaseBreaker: Horatio.

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* BrokenBase: BrokenBase:
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The Eric/Calleigh romance: the best thing that's ever happened to the show? Or a 'nomance' that's been [[JumpingTheShark dragging the show to its grave for years]]?
years?
** This show itself was a BaseBreaker for the CSI fandom in general. It was either a great show or made unwatchable by David Caruso.
%% * BaseBreaker: BaseBreakingCharacter: Horatio.
24th Jun '16 10:30:30 PM shatterstar
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** Alexx, as detailed below for being the only person that has something that resembles human emotion.
4th Jun '16 12:54:23 PM Brainiac0982
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* CompleteMonster: Stewart Otis, first appearing in season 1's "Broken", is a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophilic]] SerialKiller/SerialRapist who targeted [[WouldHitAGirl little girls]] around the ages of five to eight years. [[WolfInSheepsClothing While acting as an authority figure]], he would kidnap the girls to take to his home for him to rape and strangle to death before burying the bodies in is backyard. He has done this to eight little girls and [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk only lamenting on his latest victim, Ruthie, because she died too quickly before he got a chance to "play" with her]]. He later appears in the season's finale "Body Count", where he escaped prison with the help of two fellow inmates, Hank Kerner and Randall Kaye. He then [[UngratefulBastard returns the latter's favor]] by kidnapping his daughter, Emma, taking her to a cabin where he not only raped her, but force her to partake in a [[SnuffFilm film]] taunting [[RedHeadedHero Horatio Caine]], the person who arrested him. He then tries to kill her [[note]]She survives[[/note]] before trying to find her cousin, Robyn, hoping to do the same thing to her.

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* CompleteMonster: Stewart Otis, first appearing in season 1's "Broken", is a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophilic]] SerialKiller/SerialRapist SerialKiller[=/=]SerialRapist who targeted [[WouldHitAGirl little girls]] around the ages of five to eight years. [[WolfInSheepsClothing While acting as an authority figure]], he would kidnap the girls to take to his home for him to rape and strangle to death before burying the bodies in is backyard. He has done this to eight little girls and [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk only lamenting on his latest victim, Ruthie, because she died too quickly before he got a chance to "play" with her]]. He later appears in the season's finale "Body Count", where he escaped prison with the help of two fellow inmates, Hank Kerner and Randall Kaye. He then [[UngratefulBastard returns the latter's favor]] by kidnapping his daughter, Emma, taking her to a cabin where he not only raped her, but force her to partake in a [[SnuffFilm film]] taunting [[RedHeadedHero Horatio Caine]], the person who arrested him. He then tries to kill her [[note]]She survives[[/note]] before trying to find her cousin, Robyn, hoping to do the same thing to her.
31st May '16 2:41:38 AM ACW
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* CompleteMonster: Stewart Otis, first appearing in season 1's "Broken", is a [[WouldHurtAChild pedophilic]] SerialKiller/SerialRapist who targeted [[WouldHitAGirl little girls]] around the ages of five to eight years. [[WolfInSheepsClothing While acting as an authority figure]], he would kidnap the girls to take to his home for him to rape and strangle to death before burying the bodies in is backyard. He has done this to eight little girls and [[JerkWithAHeartOfJerk only lamenting on his latest victim, Ruthie, because she died too quickly before he got a chance to "play" with her]]. He later appears in the season's finale "Body Count", where he escaped prison with the help of two fellow inmates, Hank Kerner and Randall Kaye. He then [[UngratefulBastard returns the latter's favor]] by kidnapping his daughter, Emma, taking her to a cabin where he not only raped her, but force her to partake in a [[SnuffFilm film]] taunting [[RedHeadedHero Horatio Caine]], the person who arrested him. He then tries to kill her [[note]]She survives[[/note]] before trying to find her cousin, Robyn, hoping to do the same thing to her.
9th May '16 11:48:26 AM Angeldeb82
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The beginning of 9x09 "Blood Sugar". Its images of workers hacking away at sugarcane, the lyrics of the background music, and even the [[http://web.utk.edu/~gerard/romanticpolitics/bloodsugar.html title]], appear to be trying to lay a guilt trip on the audience for...''using sugar''. No accident that the presumably rich people in the gazebo are white while almost everyone else is Hispanic, either. Would you like a little implied racism/reverse racism with your anvil?
** TruthInTelevision, the ''vast'' majority of sugarcane workers are hispanic, and all of them are poor.

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The beginning of 9x09 "Blood Sugar". Its images of workers hacking away at sugarcane, the lyrics of the background music, and even the [[http://web.utk.edu/~gerard/romanticpolitics/bloodsugar.html title]], title]] appear to be trying to lay a guilt trip on the audience for...''using sugar''. No accident that the presumably rich people in the gazebo are white while almost everyone else is Hispanic, either. Would you like a little implied racism/reverse racism with your anvil?
** TruthInTelevision, the ''vast'' majority of sugarcane workers are hispanic, Hispanic, and all of them are poor.poor.
* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Technically there's one every episode if you ''really'' like Music/TheWho's song. ''20 to 1'', a program where celebrities discuss the top twenty...anything, in this case best TV themes, addressed this. ''Who Are You'' brought the band back into the spotlight, by the time New York came around they were set for life and '''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!''''' makes you wanna go...well, '''''[[BigYes YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''''
** The utterly nonchalant music playing during the climax of "All In" that captures both the utter confusion of the bad guy as to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcgXrbdkPxc what the hell]] just happened and how badly the team outclasses him in the end.



* BaseBreaker: Horatio

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* BaseBreaker: HoratioHoratio.



** An example: Once the team determines that the crooks are basing their crimes on the plot of a video game, they obviously need to determine what happens next in the game's plot. They go to the developer (conveniently located in Miami) who refuses to tell them the game's plot, saying that they will "just have to play the game." Not only are his reasoning that an already-released game's plot is some sort of trade secret patently ridiculous, the writers have clearly never set foot in a video game store, where there is generally an entire wall of [[StrategyGuide Official Strategy Guides]] proclaiming "All Secrets Revealed!" on the front covers. And apparently CSI Miami-verse has no such thing as online walkthroughs, story guides, or {{Wikipedia}}.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Horatio Caine + child(ren) results in this trope.
** His dealing with the mentally disabled Eugene in "Witness To Murder" is this.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Technically there's one every episode if you ''really'' like The Who's song. ''20 to 1'', a program where celebrities discuss the top twenty...anything, in this case best TV themes, addressed this. ''Who Are You'' brought the band back into the spotlight, by the time New York came around they were set for life and '''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!''''' makes you wanna go...well, '''''[[BigYes YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''''
** The utterly nonchalant music playing during the climax of "All In" that captures both the utter confusion of the bad guy as to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcgXrbdkPxc what the hell]] just happened and how badly the team outclasses him in the end.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The cast does their best [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul8gZIGZbdc Horatio imitations]].
** David Caruso was also pretty good at taking the mickey out of himself. In this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXrUNXtPboA video]], he makes jokes about his young daughter not liking the Halloween costume he picked out and the immortal line (while he's having his hair brushed) "In the second half of the day, we turn the wig around." Caruso also loved [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJSqkwyL1Zo Jim Carrey's imitation]] of Horatio.

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** An example: Once the team determines that the crooks are basing their crimes on the plot of a video game, they obviously need to determine what happens next in the game's plot. They go to the developer (conveniently located in Miami) who refuses to tell them the game's plot, saying that they will "just have to play the game." Not only are is his reasoning that an already-released game's plot is some sort of trade secret patently ridiculous, the writers have clearly never set foot in a video game store, where there is generally an entire wall of [[StrategyGuide Official Strategy Guides]] proclaiming "All Secrets Revealed!" on the front covers. And apparently CSI Miami-verse has no such thing as online walkthroughs, story guides, or {{Wikipedia}}.
* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Horatio Caine + child(ren) results in this trope.
** His dealing with the mentally disabled Eugene in "Witness To Murder" is this.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: Technically there's one every episode if you ''really'' like The Who's song. ''20 to 1'', a program where celebrities discuss the top twenty...anything, in this case best TV themes, addressed this. ''Who Are You'' brought the band back into the spotlight, by the time New York came around they were set for life and '''''YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!''''' makes you wanna go...well, '''''[[BigYes YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!]]'''''
** The utterly nonchalant music playing during the climax of "All In" that captures both the utter confusion of the bad guy as to [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcgXrbdkPxc what the hell]] just happened and how badly the team outclasses him in the end.
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: The cast does their best [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul8gZIGZbdc Horatio imitations]].
** David Caruso was also pretty good at taking the mickey out of himself. In this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXrUNXtPboA video]], he makes jokes about his young daughter not liking the Halloween costume he picked out and the immortal line (while he's having his hair brushed) "In the second half of the day, we turn the wig around." Caruso also loved [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJSqkwyL1Zo Jim Carrey's imitation]] of Horatio.
Wiki/{{Wikipedia}}.



** Well, she ''was'' a [[Film/{{Showgirls}} Showgirl]]...
* GodModeSue: Horatio. Seriously. Name me ANYTHING he's not capable of doing. He's a bomb expert, a flawless marksman, great driver, and seems to have a wider scientific knowledge than Grissom did.
** Delko still dives better, Tom knows more about cadavers, and Calleigh's better with firearms. Other than that...
** Horatio is a proven moron around the women he likes. He mumbles and says "uhm" a lot. He's a little too old for that to be completely endearing.

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** Well, she ''was'' a [[Film/{{Showgirls}} Showgirl]]...
Film/{{Showgirl|s}}...
* GodModeSue: Horatio. Seriously. Name me ANYTHING SugarWiki/FunnyMoments: The cast does their best [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul8gZIGZbdc Horatio imitations]].
** David Caruso was also pretty good at taking the mickey out of himself. In this [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXrUNXtPboA video]], he makes jokes about his young daughter not liking the Halloween costume he picked out and the immortal line (while
he's not capable having his hair brushed) "In the second half of doing. He's a bomb expert, a flawless marksman, great driver, and seems to have a wider scientific knowledge than Grissom did.
** Delko still dives better, Tom knows more about cadavers, and Calleigh's better with firearms. Other than that...
**
the day, we turn the wig around." Caruso also loved [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJSqkwyL1Zo Jim Carrey's imitation]] of Horatio.
* SugarWiki/HeartwarmingMoments:
Horatio is a proven moron around Caine + child(ren) results in this trope.
** His dealing with
the women he likes. He mumbles and says "uhm" a lot. He's a little too old for that to be completely endearing.mentally disabled Eugene in "Witness To Murder" is this.



** Season six finale: Horatio goes to an airport to send his ex-wife and son into hiding, gets shot in the stomach, appears to die on the shiniest tarmac in history. Wolfe gets text: "It's done". Might've been marginally believable if it weren't the [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucking]] [[GodModeSue God Mode]] [[BlackHoleSue Sue of the show]]! And there's the whole thing about the similar moment on CSI:Vegas that was forced to stick by extenuating circumstances. Sure enough, season seven reveals Horatio to have faked his death, Wolfe to be in on it, and it all to be part of a gambit to lure Ron Saris out of hiding...in the space between the first and second commercial breaks.

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** Season six finale: Horatio goes to an airport to send his ex-wife and son into hiding, gets shot in the stomach, appears to die on the shiniest tarmac in history. Wolfe gets text: "It's done". Might've been marginally believable if it weren't the [[PrecisionFStrike motherfucking]] [[GodModeSue God Mode]] [[BlackHoleSue God-Mode Sue of the show]]! show! And there's the whole thing about the similar moment on CSI:Vegas that was forced to stick by extenuating circumstances. Sure enough, season seven reveals Horatio to have faked his death, Wolfe to be in on it, and it all to be part of a gambit to lure Ron Saris out of hiding...in the space between the first and second commercial breaks.



* MartyStu: Horatio Caine... but in a [[TropesAreNotBad good way]], as [[BlackHoleSue you can't imagine the show without him]].
** If you watch the show you have to believe he's the most famous man in Miami, or, like that famous [[EpilepticTrees conspiracy theory]] about Creator/AngelaLansbury, is ''[[TheManBehindTheCurtain behind everything]]'', thus making him always the first man on the scene.



** '''''[[TheWho Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh!]]'''''
* NarmCharm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d54Ok6Uz_A Horatio Caine Parks His Car]]. So Narmy it's ''TOTALLY AWESOME.''

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** '''''[[TheWho '''''[[Music/TheWho Yeeeeeeaaaaaahhhhhhh!]]'''''
* NarmCharm: [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d54Ok6Uz_A Horatio Caine Parks His Car]]. Car.]] So Narmy it's ''TOTALLY AWESOME.''



* TheWoobie: Even fans that don't like him admit that when Ryan puts on the [[PuppyDogEyes Puppy Dog Eyes]] they have the intense urge to just hug him and reassure him everything will be okay. ''Especially'' given how the show liked to beat him up - throwing him into a hurricane and getting him shot with a nail gun, among other instances.

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* TheWoobie: Even fans that don't like him admit that when Ryan puts on the [[PuppyDogEyes Puppy Dog Eyes]] PuppyDogEyes they have the intense urge to just hug him and reassure him everything will be okay. ''Especially'' given how the show liked to beat him up - throwing him into a hurricane and getting him shot with a nail gun, among other instances.
25th Apr '16 3:57:54 PM jameygamer
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* AcceptableTargets: In one episode, gamers. An entire episode was dedicated to trying to catch a group of bank robbers/murderers who took the GTA expy they were playing far too seriously, but the episode was written like something Jack Thompson would come up with and failed to so much as whisper the fact that 99% of gamers know the difference between fantasy and reality.

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* AcceptableTargets: In one episode, episode called "Urban Hellraisers", gamers. An entire episode was dedicated to trying to catch a group of bank robbers/murderers who took the GTA expy they were playing far too seriously, but the episode was written like something Jack Thompson would come up with and failed to so much as whisper the fact that 99% of gamers know the difference between fantasy and reality.
1st Jan '16 5:26:09 AM erforce
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** Well, she ''was'' a [[{{Showgirls}} Showgirl]]...

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** Well, she ''was'' a [[{{Showgirls}} [[Film/{{Showgirls}} Showgirl]]...
15th Oct '15 9:08:07 PM sparrowspera2
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The beginning of 9x09 "Blood Sugar". Its images of workers hacking away at sugarcane, the lyrics of the background music, and even the [[http://web.utk.edu/~gerard/romanticpolitics/bloodsugar.html''title'']], appear to be trying to lay a guilt trip on the audience for...''using sugar''. No accident that the presumably rich people in the gazebo are white while almost everyone else is Hispanic, either. Would you like a little implied racism/reverse racism with your anvil?

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The beginning of 9x09 "Blood Sugar". Its images of workers hacking away at sugarcane, the lyrics of the background music, and even the [[http://web.utk.edu/~gerard/romanticpolitics/bloodsugar.html''title'']], html title]], appear to be trying to lay a guilt trip on the audience for...''using sugar''. No accident that the presumably rich people in the gazebo are white while almost everyone else is Hispanic, either. Would you like a little implied racism/reverse racism with your anvil?
15th Oct '15 9:07:50 PM sparrowspera2
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* {{Anvilicious}}: The beginning of 9x09 "Blood Sugar". Its images of workers hacking away at sugarcane, the lyrics of the background music, and even the ''title'' (riffing off the phenomenon of "blood diamonds"), appear to be trying to lay a guilt trip on the audience for...''using sugar''. No accident that the presumably rich people in the gazebo are white while almost everyone else is Hispanic, either. Would you like a little implied racism/reverse racism with your anvil?

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* {{Anvilicious}}: The beginning of 9x09 "Blood Sugar". Its images of workers hacking away at sugarcane, the lyrics of the background music, and even the ''title'' (riffing off the phenomenon of "blood diamonds"), [[http://web.utk.edu/~gerard/romanticpolitics/bloodsugar.html''title'']], appear to be trying to lay a guilt trip on the audience for...''using sugar''. No accident that the presumably rich people in the gazebo are white while almost everyone else is Hispanic, either. Would you like a little implied racism/reverse racism with your anvil?
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