Ted Danson new department head on CSI

@leeloo (1494)
Portugal
September 22, 2011 7:35am CST
I have been reading the reviews of Ted Danson's first episode and most people's opinions seem mostly positive but people don't seem to know exactly what to make of him. The fact that he walked into a role with two such iconic leads William Petersen as Gil Grissom created a unique style as did Lawrence Fishburne, makes it very difficult. The other point that goes against him is that he is a very good comedian, and for some reason dramatic actors are allowed to do comedy with little or no backlash yet comedic actors have a hard time being accepted as dramatic actors, there are exceptions fortunately. Ted Danson should bring a different dynamic to the show, probably a lighter mood. What do you think?
4 responses
@ravinskye (8245)
• United States
22 Sep 11
I think he'll do well on the show. But it does seem like people miss Grissom and don't watch as much. He left big shoes to fill. Ted Danson has done some serious roles too so I think he can do it. From the looks of the previews he is going to bring some funniness to the show and be a little quirky.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
22 Sep 11
I do think he is a very good actor and he should do well if people give him the chance. The thing with Grissom is that he had a few cameo's last year so a lot of people believed he would be back this year.
@jjzone44 (917)
• United States
7 Oct 11
I have watched all of the episodes with Ted Danson in the new season so far and I have to say I am quite pleased with the way his new character is integrated into the series. His methodology and demeanor are quite different when compared to Fishburne and Peterson, which is a good thing; attempting to portray either of their character traits would be a mistake. I am glad that I did not know that Fishburne was leaving, as I did not have a chance to form pre-conceived notions about how the series would be with Danson. He has done very well so far as supervisor, and it will be interesting to see how his character develops as time goes on.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
10 Oct 11
I am glad someone else likes his work, he certainly had to make the character his own. It must have been daunting to follow Petersen and Fishburne in such an iconic show.
@bachyyy (195)
• Bulgaria
2 Oct 11
I`m not a huge Tad Danson`s fan..I mean I like him,but I don`t think that he can be part of CSI.He is mostly comedy actor,so I don`t know..I`m looking forward for the new episode so when I see it I`ll clear my opinion..
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
4 Oct 11
The only time I remember seeing him in a dramatic role was in Saving Private Ryan, he was fine, I suspect like many comedic actors he can do drama quite well the problem is that they are associated to comedy so everyone expects them to just do comedy.
@mamasaid (156)
• United States
30 Sep 11
Wow, I missed this and thanks for the heads up! I sometimes don't watch CSI, though it is a good show. Would love to see Ted Danson, I will make sure to tune in. I do think he'll add a lighter mood to the show.
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
30 Sep 11
My pleasure. I hope his acting style works with the show too.