YMMV: The First 48
- Ensemble Darkhorse - Each viewer has their "favorite" detective: Joe Schillaci of Miami and Anthony Mullins and Caroline Mason of Memphis are among the most popular.
- Nightmare Fuel: Even with the heavy blurring of the corpses, it's still terrifying to hear the terrified 9-1-1 calls, then see detectives walk into a room with a blurred out corpse, blood splatters on the walls, and descriptions of things like "she was stabbed 70 times! She fought with her attacker, as evidenced by this streak of blood here!"
- Tear Jerker: Witnessing the reactions of family and friends of the victims can be quite heart-wrenching.
- The Woobie - Kevin Ruggerio of Miami, dumped by his fiancee by his third episode... by telephone.