[tv] In Cold Blood — JG Ballard on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation‘The series unfolds within an almost totally interiorised world, a clue to its real significance. The crimes – they are all homicides – take place in anonymous hotel rooms and in the tract housing of the Vegas and Miami suburbs, almost never in a casino or druglord’s gaudy palace. A brutal realism prevails, the grimmest in any crime series. Suburban lounges and that modern station of the cross, the hotel bathroom, are the settings of horrific murders, which thankfully are over by the time each episode begins. Gloves donned, the cast dismantle u-bends and plunge up to their elbows in toilet bowls, retrieving condoms, diaphragms and bullet casings, syringes, phials and other signs of the contemporary zodiac.’

JG Ballard on CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

This entry was posted on Thursday, June 30th, 2005 at 8:45 am and is filed under Books, TV.

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Only Ballard could say TV is an ageing theme park. But whenever he says anything I always take note.

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