Whodunit: CSI vs NCIS

I love a good murder mystery movie or television show. As for TV, I love two particular programs–CSI and NCIS. I started watching CSI back in high school. Now, I’m not a fan of CSI: Miami and I can only tolerate CSI: New York. The original CSI, the one depicting a forensics crime lab in Las Vegas, is my favorite of the three, and I don’t merely tolerate this one. I love it. In the past year, I have expanded my whodunit horizons; I began watching NCIS. I’m not talking about the one in Los Angeles with Chris O’Donnell and Ice Cube. No, I’m talking about the one that takes place out of Washington DC. Like CSI, I love it.

Each of these whodunits have their own distinctive characteristics that I really enjoy. I love CSI’s focus on forensics, but I love NCIS’s playful banter. I love NCIS’ focus on deduction, but I love CSI’s complex antagonists. There are other differences, but I have made my point.

Now, which one is better, CSI or NCIS?


Champions League Quarterfinals

UEFA has drawn the matchups for both the quarter and semifinals.

Quarter-final draw (5/6 and 12/13 April)
Real Madrid CF (ESP) v Tottenham Hotspur FC (ENG)
Chelsea FC (ENG) v Manchester United FC (ENG)
FC Barcelona (ESP) v FC Shakhtar Donetsk (UKR)
FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) v FC Schalke 04 (GER)

Semi-final draw (26/27 April and 3/4 May)
1: Inter/Schalke v Chelsea /Manchester United
2: Madrid/Tottenham v Barcelona/Shakhtar. (sicChampions League draw blog – UEFA.com)

So, Chelsea square off against Manchester United. Awesome. About as Awesome as Inter vs Bayern. Inter squares off with Schalke. And Real Madrid go up against Tottenham. I’m not familiar with Schalke. But I am with Tottenham, so Real Madrid have their work cut out for them, and both Real Madrid and Chelsea’s games should be very entertaining. What about Inter vs. Schalke? Will that be a good match up?