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Title: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 20, 2012, 05:55 PM
As promised, I'm going to time character screen time so we can get a feel for how much each character gets.  I look at the clock at the beginning of each character's first scene.  The timing includes all screen time as well as the time it takes me to fast forward to the next scene.  I'll go from least amount to most.  The numbers are the minutes each character had for Seeing Red.

Brass - 0
Henry - 1
Hodges, Doc, and Super - 2
Greg - 7
Morgan - 8
Sara - 9
Vartaan - 11
Jules or Finn - 17
Nick - 19
DB - 21


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 20, 2012, 06:37 PM
Thanks for doing this.  This was definitely Nick's episode even though DB outdid him by two minutes - not bad.  Are you going to try to find the time to do other previous episodes?  To be expected - each character's time will change depending on who is featured but it would be interesting to see how each one stacks up from one episode to the next.  It has to be time consuming though and that might be pretty difficult with a job and children to look after.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 20, 2012, 07:03 PM
Yeah, I plan to do this with every episode.  It really only took a couple of hours and watching Nicky fly by on the screen over and over again is just bonus.  I can't do previous episodes until they are repeated because I don't still have them, but they'll play again.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: curious jorja on February 21, 2012, 08:10 AM
Yeah, I plan to do this with every episode.  It really only took a couple of hours and watching Nicky fly by on the screen over and over again is just bonus.  I can't do previous episodes until they are repeated because I don't still have them, but they'll play again.
This is great!  It will give us some objective input and maybe some of the characters' times will correspond with how much we liked that particular show.  I know I love the episodes with Nick and Sara, but if they don't throw in a little Brass, it's not the best day.  :P


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on February 21, 2012, 08:23 AM
Really interesting and great to see that Nick was right up there with DB...and the newbie, who I guess has to get a bit more exposure to get everyone used to seeing her. This is a really good twist on how we view the show...thanks for coming up with it!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on February 21, 2012, 08:52 AM
That is really awesome, CgrGrl.  I would NEVER have the patience to do that, so thank you very much for doing it.  I was surprised at how many minutes the new girl was in it.  I didn't feel like she was on screen much at all - not sure what that says about her exactly.  I do remember thinking when Nick and Sara were walking down a hallway how very much I enjoy seeing them work together.  They just seem so comfortable with each other - almost as if they could finish each other's sentences.  I wish they could have more scenes together.

Again, thanks for doing this.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 26, 2012, 08:55 PM
Screen time for Stealing Home -

Mitch - < 1
Henry - 1
Hodges - 2
Super - 3
Doc - 4
Greg - 7
Morgan - 12
Brass - 13
Sara - 15
Finn - 18
DB - 20
Nicky - 22


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 26, 2012, 09:02 PM
Another great one for Nick.  Although it may change over time, right now it's really good that Nick is getting the place he deserves with Catherine gone.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 26, 2012, 09:05 PM
Well, George is back full-time.  He was only working part-time during his father's illness.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on February 28, 2012, 01:19 AM
That's good data, CgrGrl. Thanks for posting it. Looks like all of the team (save from Greg) got pretty equivalent time. And, it is nice to see Nick up there at the top of the screen time!

It reminds me, in a way, of that ridiculous show Dance Moms (trust me, it's horrible) where the kids have to earn the "top" of the pyramid every week; it seems like these characters are competing for the top of the pyramid and those who get shuffled to the bottom (aka less screen time) must have peeved off the writers! Not that this is what is happening; it's just what it reminds me of

I really like this info


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: wildflower on February 28, 2012, 07:57 AM
CgrGrl, i know you must be enjoying the Nick time.

Dyneemo, i saw that Dance Moms show one time and you know what it reminded me of? It reminded me of parents who push their kids into modeling. Whatever happened to just letting kids be kids? Don't these parents know or do they even care that when these kids grow up and look back on their childhoods they are going to realize that they never had a childhood. It was denied them. What a shame...


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 28, 2012, 10:57 AM
I am enjoying the Nick time!   ;D  I missed him at the beginning of the season.  I understand why he wasn't there, but I missed him anyway.



Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 04, 2012, 02:37 PM
Screen time for CSI Unplugged -

Super - 1
Doc - 2
Hodges, Henry - 6
Greg - 8
Morgan - 9
Nicky - 12
Sara, Brass - 13
Finn - 14
DB - 27

I'll be doing The Two Mrs. Grissoms later today or tomorrow.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 04, 2012, 03:20 PM
We have to expect DB to get the most screen time most of the time but it's nice to see Nicky right up there close to the top with the others.

Sara should have the most time in TTMG; the rest of them should be bunched pretty close together.  It will be interesting to see how it really turns out.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 04, 2012, 09:51 PM
Screen time for The Two Mrs. Grissoms -

Super, Doc - 1
Grissom - 2
Hodges - 3
Greg - 5
Brass - 7
Ray - 8
Catherine - 10
Nicky - 16
Sara - 36


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 05, 2012, 09:09 AM
Very happy to see both Catherine and Nick outshone Ray in this one and as expected Sara was in the lead.

CgrGrl - you are really doing a great job with this thread.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 05, 2012, 11:02 AM
Thanks!  It's actually pretty fun and interesting.  What I really like is if there is a scene I like, I'll end up watching it as many times as there are characters.  My favorite in The Two Mrs. Grissoms was when Nick and Sara were walking down the stairs.  They had the cutest dialog.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on March 05, 2012, 11:32 AM
Nick's best line was saying "she seems to like me"---I laugh every time, he's saying that and means "ha ha ha, Grissom never liked me, but his mama sure does!"


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: saraday on March 05, 2012, 11:55 AM
My favorite in The Two Mrs. Grissoms was when Nick and Sara were walking down the stairs.  They had the cutest dialog.
That's one of my favorite Nick/Sara scenes ever. That, and the 'she really seems to like me though' scene, just really exemplifies their sibling-type relationship. Part rivals, part supportive. And, when Nick admits that Julia is 'really pretty', I chuckle. Even though he probably thinks Sara is also pretty, he (as a brother) would never tell her that. LOL
Great timing in both scenes. Great episode all around! And, boy, Sara really had to work hard in this one; she was on screen 3X more than usual. Loved it!
And, thanks for doing all the leg work, CgrCrl.  :)  Interesting stuff.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 05, 2012, 11:56 AM
Both those scenes are among the best.  Sara and Nick really play off each other so well.  Don't think any scene they've ever done together was a bad one.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on March 06, 2012, 08:42 AM
CgrGrl-everything I watch an episode now, I think about you and how hard it must be to try and keep track of how long everyone is on screen; especially when shots go back and forth.

Thanks for doing this; we all really appreciate it! Now, after every episode, I come here and look at the 'stats'. It's pretty interesting stuff!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 11, 2012, 12:01 PM
Screen time for CSI Down -

Hodges, Henry, Super - 1
Doc - 2
Sara - 5
Catherine - 6
Nicky, Brass - 9
Ecklie - 10
Greg - 13
Morgan - 22
DB - 23


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 11, 2012, 12:34 PM
Our real introduction to Morgan and her episode so almost the most time was logical.  Not one I found particularly interesting.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 17, 2012, 01:12 PM
Screen time for Trends with Benefits -

Sara - 0
Doc, Super, Henry - 1
Brass - 3
Archie - 5
Greg - 11
Nicky - 13
Morgan - 15
Finn - 18
DB - 23


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 17, 2012, 01:57 PM
Pretty much in line with what was to be expected. 

You're doing a great job.  These are really interesting.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on March 17, 2012, 09:40 PM
Do you think Brass may be cutting his time in LA--filming scenes for multiple episodes at one time so he doesn't have to travel as much?


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: beaujolais on March 17, 2012, 10:24 PM
Sort of.  In a recent interview he did with Shane on CSI Files he said he's taking episodes off because it's a way to save some money on the show - for financial reasons.  Of course it does allow him more time with his family in NYC but I'd prefer no Brass in the episode at all rather than 3 minutes of screen time.

He's not in the next episode at all.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 25, 2012, 12:30 PM
Screen time for Malice in Wonderland -

Brass - 0
Super - 1
Doc - 2
Greg, Nicky - 5
Mandy - 6
Sara - 10
Finn - 11
Ecklie - 12
Hodges - 14
Morgan - 15
DB - 19


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on March 25, 2012, 12:39 PM
Thank you, CgrGrl :) Brass would have been great in this one, too, with all of his dry humor :)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 25, 2012, 01:35 PM
I'm a little bit surprised Morgan and a minute more than Hodges after all it was supposed to center around him and his mom. 

Good job as usual.  You're really doing great with this and it is very interesting to see how they compare from episode to episode.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 01, 2012, 11:09 AM
Screen Time for Freaks and Geeks -

Sara - 0
Henry - 1
Doc, Super, and Hodges - 2
Brass - 3
Morgan - 6
Greg - 7
Nicky - 21
DB - 25
Catherine - 28


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on April 01, 2012, 03:31 PM
Curious, I thought I'd add up total minutes for actors for the 8 episodes you've done screen time for:

DB - 158 (wasn't in The 2 Mrs. G)
Nick - 117 (in all 8)
Sara - 88 (in 6 with 36 minutes in The Two Mrs. G)
Morgan - 87
Finn - 78 (in 5 of these episodes)
Greg - 63
Brass - 48

What I have to shake my head about is the pay these guys get!! I know the screen minutes are only part of the work they do, but Danson averages over $10,000 a minute for screen time. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 01, 2012, 03:39 PM
I know the screen minutes are only part of the work they do, but Danson averages over $10,000 a minute for screen time. 

I am in the completely wroooonnnggg business!  :-\


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on April 01, 2012, 03:46 PM
LOL! Most of us could not be a Michael Jordan (who makes that much just getting up every day!!), but a lot of people are very talented, and good looking, and they never make this kind of money!! I could read a script, lift my eyebrows, fake an expression---so, yeah, we could all use some of that kind of money!!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 08, 2012, 12:42 PM
Screen time for Split Decisions -

Greg, Hodges - 0
Mitch - 1
Super, Mandy - 2
Doc - 3
Henry - 5
Archie - 7
Finn, Morgan - 12
DB - 13
Brass - 14
Nicky - 16
Sara - 21


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: saraday on April 08, 2012, 01:39 PM
Thanks, CgrGrl.
Nice to see that Jorja is earning her money in the episodes that she is paid to be in.  ;D

Still, the best episodes are the ones where ALL the originals are in it. I wish we would see more 'House of Hoarders' type episodes, featuring my favorite 'mod squad' of CSI's: Sara, Nick, and Greg.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on April 08, 2012, 07:31 PM
That's a surprise.  I sure didn't think Sara had that much screen time in this one.  And actually I don't know why she did - she was not really one of the major investigator it didn't seem to me.  Maybe the time she spent with the boy added up to more than it appeared to be.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 09, 2012, 10:20 PM
Whaoh...Sara had 21 minutes?? That's a lot of screen time! I do absolutely love the Sara & Nick scenes; I'm telling you, those two have such a natural chemistry that it just radiates in their interaction

Thanks for posting this. It is beginning to be something I really look forward to :)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 09, 2012, 11:19 PM
You're welcome guys.  I can't say that it's a chore to watch the show a few times.  I'm really getting to know the episodes and all the Nicky scenes over and over is more than great gravy.   ;D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 12, 2012, 07:43 PM
I'm going to be a day late this week because I'm going out of town this weekend.  Hopefully I can have the times posted by Sunday night or at the latest Monday. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 12, 2012, 08:10 PM
I'm going to be a day late this week because I'm going out of town this weekend.  Hopefully I can have the times posted by Sunday night or at the latest Monday. 
You'll have to go through the Nicky scenes reallllllllllyyyyyy slow so that you make sure you can count them right :) I'm thinking he's in the lead this week


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on April 13, 2012, 09:21 AM
Have a good time - be careful on that bike.  It may take you four or five times of watching to get all of Nick's time down - he was in almost every scene - poor you, having to keep glued to the TV that way.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 13, 2012, 10:42 AM
It's a torture I'm willing to take for the good of all.  Can you believe how altruistic I can be?   ;D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 14, 2012, 11:16 AM
It's a torture I'm willing to take for the good of all.  Can you believe how altruistic I can be?   ;D
And we are all very grateful for your sacrifice...just make sure you still the scense, slow the play back and really observe every second of Nicky-ness :)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 16, 2012, 05:45 PM
Screen time for Altered Stakes -

Sara - 0
Super - 3
Doc - 4
Henry - 7
Brass - 8
Hodges - 9
Morgan - 15
Finn - 17
Greg - 19
DB - 24
Nicky - 27

Everybody except for Brass and Sara got three base minutes to cover both of the softball scenes.  I figured even though they weren't on camera at the same time, they were there.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 16, 2012, 05:59 PM
Go Nicky!!  ;D

I will not object to his extra 3 minutes....even if he wasn't physically on camera, just knowing that he was there is placating enough for my senses

Thanks, CgrGrl. I love this


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 19, 2012, 10:09 PM
Nicky was beautiful in that baseball uniform!!  I was a drooling maniac.   ;D

Anyway, I'm going out of town again this weekend so the screen times for Brain Doe will be a day late again.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Susan on April 20, 2012, 06:01 AM
Nicky was beautiful in that baseball uniform!!  I was a drooling maniac.   ;D

Give!  How man times did you watch those baseball uniform parts before you were absolutely sure you had everything counted right?  ;D

And never forget that you have at least 1 other person on here that you have to share him with!  ;)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 20, 2012, 10:01 AM
Nicky was beautiful in that baseball uniform!!  I was a drooling maniac.   ;D

Give!  How man times did you watch those baseball uniform parts before you were absolutely sure you had everything counted right?  ;D

And never forget that you have at least 1 other person on here that you have to share him with!  ;)
Well, I had to be accurate.   ;D 

I can share, that way I know he's doubly taken care of.   ;)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 23, 2012, 04:10 PM
Screen Time for Brain Doe -

Vartann, Super - 1
Doc - 5
Catherine - 6
Hodges - 7
Greg, Morgan - 8
Brass - 12
Nicky, Sara - 14
DB - 24


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 29, 2012, 01:18 PM
Screen time for Zippered -

Doc, Super - 1
Greg, Gun Girl - 2
Nicky - 4
Sara, Morgan, Hodges - 5
Brass - 6
DB - 27
Catherine - 32


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on April 29, 2012, 02:04 PM
With the FBI  guys introduced in this one it seemed to make Catherine's departure into a three-parter instead of the two that were to be her farewell.  At least a two-episode arc was what I thought it was supposed to be.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 07, 2012, 03:22 PM
Screen time for Dune and Gloom -

Brass - 0
Super, Hodges - 1
Doc - 2
Henry, Ecklie - 3
Vartann - 4
Nicky - 6
Finn - 8
Greg - 10
Morgan - 11
DB - 22
Sara - 24


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 14, 2012, 07:10 PM
Screen time for Homecoming -

Doc - 1
Super - 2
Hodges, Brass - 5
Sara - 8
Morgan - 9
Greg - 10
Ecklie - 12
Nicky - 18
Finn - 19
DB - 27


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on May 14, 2012, 11:27 PM
Thanks CgrGrl!

Are you doing any of these for the older episodes? Would be a lot of work but also interesting to see how it plays out...did Grissom really have more screen time?


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 15, 2012, 08:08 PM
I can do it over the summer for the seasons I have or I can record them again on Spike.  But, Spike cuts out scenes to using my dvds would probably be best.  I still need a couple of the seasons though.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on June 04, 2012, 06:04 PM
Screen time for Ms. Willows Regrets -

Doc, Super, Henry - 1
Hodges - 2
Greg, Archie - 3
Brass - 4
Nicky - 6
Morgan - 8
Sara, Vartann - 10
DB - 19
Catherine - 27


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on June 04, 2012, 07:39 PM
Sounds pretty typical.  Since this and WITW are Marg's farewell we should expect Catherine to have the largest share of screen time in both of them.  I am surprised Nick didn't have more scenes.  He and Catherine worked together quite a bit over the years and he should have been more involved.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on June 05, 2012, 12:04 PM
As soon as my son's graduation and party are over I'll have more time to start doing the early seasons.  I plan on starting with the pilot and going from there.  I'm missing a few seasons so this will be my great excuse to get off my rear and buy them.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on June 18, 2012, 12:51 PM
Screen time for Willows in the Wind -

Mitch - 1
Super, Hodges - 4
Ecklie - 5
Henry, Morgan - 6
Brass - 8
Greg, Doc - 9
Nicky, Sara - 14
DB - 21
Catherine - 25


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on June 18, 2012, 02:12 PM
Screen time for Tressed to Kill -

Super, Doc - 1
Hodges - 3
Morgan - 7
Nicky, Brass - 8
Greg - 10
Sara - 19
DB - 24


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on June 21, 2012, 06:46 AM
Not knowing a thing about how all of this production and filming stuff works, but is it common practice to be working on several scenes at once for a single episode?  For example, a Brass scene is being worked on at the same time as a Greg and Hodges scene, etc.? 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on September 28, 2012, 02:22 AM
Do you guys want me to continue to do this?  I didn't keep last night's episode since I watched the Nicky scenes three times each already, but I do have on demand.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on September 28, 2012, 08:47 AM
Yes, please.  I was hoping you would continue with it.  It makes a very intersting statistic.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on September 28, 2012, 10:28 AM
Ok, I'll try to get it done this weekend, Monday at the latest.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on September 28, 2012, 11:14 AM
Thanks.  Greatly appreciated.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on September 28, 2012, 10:11 PM
CgrGrl-I LOVE the screen time thread! Aside from the other wonderful posts, it is the main reason I check in on the board! We really appreciate you doing this for us and it is often quite surprising how the numbers turn out :)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 01, 2012, 02:41 PM
Screen time for Karma to Burn -

Ecklie, Super, Doc, Henry - 1
Hodges - 2
Morgan - 4
Brass, McKeen - 5
Greg - 6
Nicky - 8
Sara - 10
Finn - 13
DB - 25


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on October 01, 2012, 02:44 PM
That is so cool.  Thank you, CgrGrl, for doing this.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 01, 2012, 03:06 PM
Thanks, CgrGrl.  It will be interesting as usual to see how they stack up as the season goes on.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 03, 2012, 10:50 AM
Thank you! I thought Nicky was on longer than 8 mins but it is interesting when the time is actually really either longer or shorter than it seems


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 03, 2012, 01:32 PM
Maybe you thought you saw Nicky more because he has such a magnificent presence?   ;D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 03, 2012, 07:54 PM
Maybe you thought you saw Nicky more because he has such a magnificent presence?   ;D
Yes, that must be it!! George is such an extraordinary actor...I just love watching him onscreen. He never disappoints  :D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Crumbs on October 06, 2012, 03:26 PM
Thanks for doing this CgrGrl, I've got to say I'm actually pretty surprised with some of those times. I'm particularly surprised with Finn only having 13 minutes and Sara only being 3 minutes behind. It'll be interesting to see how much this changes over the course of the season.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 14, 2012, 03:38 PM
Screen Time for Cold Blue Plate Special -

Hodges - 2
Super - 3
Ecklie, Doc, Morgan - 4
Greg - 6
Brass - 9
Finn - 10
Sara - 13
DB - 14
Nicky - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 14, 2012, 05:21 PM
That is a surprise.  I expected Finn to have the most time.  Glad to see Nick get his share - for a change.  And very happy that Sara had more time than Finn.  I think a Greg centric episode is coming soon so that could be reason for his limited time and since this was only the second of the season it does give time for him to build up some minutes.

Great job, CgrGrl.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 14, 2012, 06:22 PM
Wow! That is shocking; I also thought Finn had more time. I hope you never get tired of this, CgrGrl, because I look forward to it each week


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 14, 2012, 08:50 PM
I can't imagine getting tired of doing it.  Besides, I get to watch my Nick more.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on October 14, 2012, 09:27 PM
Thanks a million.

I knew Nick pretty much dominated the show.  But, I was tickled pink that Sara was right up there!  She played a pretty significant role in the interviews. Finn stayed back in the lab where she belonged.

You gotta love Brass.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 15, 2012, 01:36 PM
I can't imagine getting tired of doing it.  Besides, I get to watch my Nick more.
He doesn't seem to age, does he?? All these years and he is still one fine looking man :) Don't tell my hubby I said that but...


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 21, 2012, 08:17 PM
Screen Time for Wild Flower -

Henry - 1
Super - 2
Greg - 3
Doc, Finn - 4
Hodges - 5
Sara, DB - 11
Nicky - 16
Morgan - 25


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 21, 2012, 09:16 PM
Once again Nick's right up there.  Excellent.  No surprise that Morgan has the most time - it was her episode.  And like several of you she is beginning to move into a more favorable light with me.  Didn't like her in every scene but much better than a lot of what we've seen before.



Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on October 21, 2012, 09:37 PM
At least 10 minutes of Morgan's time was  over done--a replay of "let's make her like Sara used to be"--that's my opinion. I still do not see talent in this actress---a cute little baby face and an immature character. To get a job at one of the top labs in the country---she's a joke!! I think the writers are doing more harm to her as an actor than help at this point.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Crumbs on October 22, 2012, 04:33 AM
Quote
At least 10 minutes of Morgan's time was  over done--a replay of "let's make her like Sara used to be"--that's my opinion. I still do not see talent in this actress---a cute little baby face and an immature character. To get a job at one of the top labs in the country---she's a joke!!
Isn't one of the few guidelines on this board not to bash characters and particularly not to bash the actors portraying them? I bet you wouldn't describe Sara in her early years as "immature" or "a joke" yet you seem to have no problem comparing the two and labelling it to Elizabeth Harnois.

I was actually one to take to Morgan quite quickly, and that's because she came across as a nice character with a few tidbits of feistyness. But sadly in the TV world it seems that a lot of nice characters just get labelled as dull. I'll admit that Harnois started off a little shaky in the role (but she's a young actress being put into a twelve year old cast) but she's definitely improved over Seasons 12 and 13 and I personally think she's fit in a lot better than other characters have in the past.

Good to see DB and Finn not being on top and the writers letting other characters take more of a presence. Greg's three minutes is still shambolic for someone who's been on the show from the start, though I'd hope that was due to his episode this week more than anything.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on October 22, 2012, 07:31 AM
Crumbs--I am not bashing the person, Elizabeth, but the way she is being portrayed on CSI with her character, Morgan. To bash her I'd say she has not an inch of talent and is ugly! Re-read what I actually said about her. Actually, by writing her character as they do, the writers are not very original. But then Finn is being portrayed as a Catherine on steroids!! In a bad way.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 22, 2012, 12:24 PM
Actually, many of us have described Sara in her early years as immature and even acting like a spoiled brat at times (I know I have!). Thank God she's matured a little bit

I don't see any actor bashing here at all. Just expressing unhappiness with the character. Not everyone likes Morgan and that is fine

I, personally, actually do like her. I didn't at first for many of the same reasons that 'pals listed, but I find that with every episode I do like her even more and I did like her in this episode. However, I respect everyone's independent opinion. If 'pals doesn't like Morgan, she doesn't like Morgan. It doesn't change my opinion at all

And, this thread is for character screen time. Let's keep it as that please


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on October 22, 2012, 10:34 PM
Morgan needs better writing.  I think the character has potential, but the writers are making her very one dimensional.  The one time I saw Morgan and thought "o.k. guys, you are on to something" was when she poked her head over the vat of chocolate, sniffed and smiled from ear to ear.  That showed that she was more than a cookie cutter character.  She had a unique characteristic in her personality that made her different.  I don't think any of the CSIs have NOT had a unique characteristic about them that makes them different---Grissom and his roller coasters, Shakespeare, etc. Nick and ?, Warrick and his charity work and gambling addiction, Catherine and ?, Sara and her love for Grissom and she is a vegan--hates the site of meat dead or alive.  So, Morgan loves chocolate--show her walking around with a bag of M&Ms after a bad case--let her keep a quart of milk in the fridge that she whips out while talking with Greg and offers him an Oreo.

It is just that her character is soaked with angst and it gets old.  She needs a chocolate attack.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 23, 2012, 01:09 AM
Birds, Nick likes Birds.  Well, he did, but that's a long forgotten personality trait.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on October 23, 2012, 07:22 AM
Oh, I think Nick's most prominent trait is that he's a good, ole country boy - polite, considerate and empathetic.

It sounds terrible to say it but I thought Catherine's prominent trait was being a bit man-crazy.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 23, 2012, 11:09 AM
Birds, Nick likes Birds.  Well, he did, but that's a long forgotten personality trait.
Really? I forgot about that...somehow I thought he was afraid of birds?? Hahaha...how long ago was that?


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Susan on October 23, 2012, 11:51 AM
As Grissom once put it in some early season episode (which I'm too lazy to search for!  ;)) he has 'his rollercoasters and Catherine has her kid'.

Birds, Nick likes Birds.  Well, he did, but that's a long forgotten personality trait.
Really? I forgot about that...somehow I thought he was afraid of birds?? Hahaha...how long ago was that?
3x07 - Fight Night

He tells Grissom about the 'Night of the Pifflings'.  Grissom responds with something about Nick watching too much television.  Nick asks (I paraphrase) 'How come you talk about bugs and you're a genius, I talk about birds and I watch too much television?'


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 23, 2012, 01:48 PM
Susan, that episode was Too Tough to Die when he was telling Sara she needed to get something outside of work or she'd burn out.  So with him where ever he is, she still doesn't seem to have anything outside of work aside from what is probably a daily phone (or skype) call.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 23, 2012, 02:55 PM
Nicky also went on and on to Warrick about Humming Birds once.  He was soooo cute!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 24, 2012, 11:45 AM


He tells Grissom about the 'Night of the Pifflings'.  Grissom responds with something about Nick watching too much television.  Nick asks (I paraphrase) 'How come you talk about bugs and you're a genius, I talk about birds and I watch too much television?'

LOL! How could I forget that?? I loved that scene and it was such a true comment that Nick made. Always makes me wonder if they had talked later on about Nick's love of birds


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on October 24, 2012, 07:55 PM
My all time favorite Nick comeback at Grissom was in Caged (the man with Autism Spectrum)---Grissom explaining to Nick that he thought the man was Asperger's and went on to describe some characteristics of Asperger's--essentially a high functioning autistic--Nick came back with "just like you" or something to that effect.  Loved it!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 28, 2012, 10:50 PM
Screen Time for It Was a Very Good Year -

Super, Doc - 1
Hodges - 2
Finn - 5
Sara - 7
Brass, Morgan - 8
Nicky - 9
DB - 17
Greg - 26


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 29, 2012, 08:30 AM
Good breakdown.  As we've all said, nice to see Greg for a change.  Also to see Nick up there at the top.  Would have liked more Brass and less Morgan but since Brass hasn't been around much at least there was more of him than we've been getting.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 29, 2012, 09:16 PM
I was actually surprised at the Nicky time.  I thought it was less but his scenes, although few, were long.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on October 29, 2012, 10:52 PM
Nick's time on the screen is quality time.  It is not there to fill the air.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 04, 2012, 12:42 PM
Screen Time for Play Dead -

Sara - 0
Henry - 1
Hodges - 2
Super, Doc - 3
Greg - 5
Brass, Morgan - 8
Finn - 10
DB - 14
Nicky - 21


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 04, 2012, 01:34 PM
With Nick getting such good screen time lately I wonder if it signifies that DB won't be there next season and Nick will become supervisor???


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on November 04, 2012, 05:44 PM
I have wondered if they will move Nick in the direction of detective, sort of take Brass' place? Or move DB up to supervisor for the entire lab (didn't Ecklie have that job?) and put Nick as grave supervisor.

But I think the show writers have forgotten CSI works graveyard shift.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 09, 2012, 01:15 PM
Screen Time for Pick and Roll -

Doc - 1
Super - 2
Henry, Greg - 4
Morgan - 5
Sara - 6
Finn, Hodges - 7
Nicky - 9
Brass - 11
DB - 26


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 09, 2012, 04:14 PM
Pretty obvious why DB had the most screen time.  Good to see Brass in a major part again. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 19, 2012, 01:41 PM
Screen Time for Fallen Angels -

Doc, Henry - 1
Hodges - 2
Super - 3
Morgan - 7
Greg - 8
Brass, Finn - 9
Sara - 11
DB - 16
Nicky - 18


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 19, 2012, 02:40 PM
Nicky should have had even more screen time considering Warrick was his buddy.  There are several places he could/should have taken the place of one or two of the others.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 19, 2012, 03:18 PM
I agree, but of course I would agree to seeing Nicky.   ;D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Crumbs on November 19, 2012, 03:42 PM
I'm happy with that distribution. If Greg and Finn swapped places, that would be perfect in my opinion. Warrick may have been Nick's best friend but I think overall it worked best as a 'team case' with one or two with that extra bit (Sara and Nick) and of course DB as supervisor.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 23, 2012, 01:29 PM
Screen Time for CSI on Fire -

Sara - 0
Nicky, Morgan, Henry - 2
Super - 3
Hodges - 4
Greg, Doc - 5
Brass - 6
DB - 22
Finn - 26


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 23, 2012, 02:05 PM
We sure reverted in this one - the 'team' practically left out of the episode and DB and Finn the only ones in it. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on November 23, 2012, 06:40 PM
26 minutes of Finn?? Seriously?? Oh, wow. CgrGrl, thank you so much for putting these together for us every week.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: wildflower on November 23, 2012, 09:42 PM
Ted Danson and Elisabeth Shue are the stars of the show.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on November 23, 2012, 09:47 PM
26 minutes of Finn?? Seriously?? Oh, wow. CgrGrl, thank you so much for putting these together for us every week.
I've said this before--Shue had potential when she came to CSI. I had never watched her in many things so to me, she was pretty much an unknown. However, Finn is either written, directed, or acted horribly!

Now, the Finn-centric episode is done and over, so let's see if Brass, Sara, and the others get this much screen time without Finn coming in to do her blood splatter expert work!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 23, 2012, 10:19 PM
w-f - I guess the point for many of is that although WP and MH were the 'stars' of the show they never hogged all the time in front of the camera (that is, the writers never wrote stories that didn't make it an ensemble group they way Billy wanted it so they all more or less had equal time on the sreen.)  The ensemble type of episodes certainly made them more interesting.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 02, 2012, 01:50 PM
Screen Time for Strip Maul -

Super, Henry - 1
Doc - 2
Hodges, Ecklie - 4
Morgan, Finn - 5
DB - 7
Greg - 9
Sara - 11
Nicky, Brass - 13


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on December 02, 2012, 02:36 PM
Great to see Greg, Nick, Sara and Brass up at the top for a change.  No complaints except to nit pick - Doc and Super ought to have a bit more time.  Remembering when - the morgue and autopsy used to be pretty important parts of solving the crime.  It's still imporant to know how a victim died.

Much praise, CgrGrl - you're doing a great job with this.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 03, 2012, 12:46 PM
Thanks!   :)  This one kept me on my toes because the scenes were faster than normal.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on December 05, 2012, 08:03 AM
I was wondering how you were going to capture all of this and time categorize it all! Thank you for doing this. I love seeing it every week and look forward to the numbers. Sometimes the results are completley opposite what I think and a surprise and other times it goes pretty much like I expected

It is good to see our longtime characters in the lead for time in this one :) Wish it were a sign of things to come, but alas, I am sure it isn't. I don't mind DB taking up more time, I just wish they'd leave Finn either completely OFF the roster or give her less than a minute of play time!

But I guess we can't get everything we want!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 09, 2012, 03:01 AM
I think it's the result of my true anal self coming out.  Perhaps not my best trait, but perfect for this endeaver.   ;D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 16, 2012, 03:55 PM
Screen Time for Risky Business Class -

Super, Hodges, Henry - 1
Doc - 2
Brass - 3
Finn - 9
Nicky - 10
Greg - 12
Sara, Morgan, DB - 13


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on December 16, 2012, 04:00 PM
Interesting that DB and Morgan had the same amount of screen time that Sara had.  Since it was Sara-centric I'd have expected her to have a  lot more.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Crumbs on December 16, 2012, 04:51 PM
Wow... now that is what you call a balanced episode. More like this please writers, except with more Brass next time!

I wholly expect DB to get more screentime than the rest of the cast, being both the lead actor and lead CSI but I aside from the basketball episode I never feel like he dominates the time like Ray did. The past two episodes have been great in terms of balance and I hope that continues well into the new year. Particularly seeing as episode 11 hasn't been connected to anybody yet.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: wildflower on December 16, 2012, 07:07 PM
Ted/DB and LF/Ray are two completely different type of actors. Ted is a good actor but he doesn't have the same kind of presence before a camera that Lf has.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on December 17, 2012, 08:11 AM
wildflower, I will agree that LF has "presence".  My problem is......he has presence.  Of course, I was never a fan of Fishburne to begin with but I have to say I really hated him on CSI and was never so happy as when he left.  I also blame the writers though because his character was poorly done and his episodes were pretty awful.  I appreciate that there are plenty of fans out there who really like LF and liked his character of Langston.  I really wish I could have been one of them but it did not click for me.  I like DB ever so much better and partly because he appears to be willing to be part of an ensemble and not monopolize the episodes the way LF did.

While not exactly like they used to be, I do find that episodes are much more balanced now than they were when LF was on there.  I'm not sure it's because Ted doesn't have the same kind of presence before a camera as much as it is that he knows how to play to a television camera.  It's a smaller style and movie type acting doesn't work as well on TV.  Some movie actors know how to tone it down for TV so that it works for them.  I just don't think LF knew or wanted to know how to make it work.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 20, 2013, 02:15 PM
Screen Time for Dead Air -

Super, Hodges, Henry - 1
Doc - 2
Nicky - 3
Greg - 5
Vartaan - 6
Morgan - 10
Finn - 12
DB - 20
Sara - 22


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on January 20, 2013, 04:11 PM
I would have been happier with more Nick and Greg and less Finn and Morgan.  As expected over-all Sara's episode.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on January 20, 2013, 07:53 PM
Thanks---I am surprised at the Morgan time. She had a couple of long scenes. And at least 11 of Sara's minutes were waiting/watching her phone ring! LOL!!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on January 20, 2013, 10:54 PM
Thanks, CgrGrl.

I didn't realize Finn was on quite that much, but I always tune her out when she's in a scene by herself without one of the other characters


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 28, 2013, 04:23 PM
Screen Time for Double Fault -

Super - 1
Doc, Henry, Brass - 4
Hodges - 6
Nicky, Greg, Morgan - 10
Finn - 15
DB - 16


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on January 29, 2013, 09:51 PM
Thanks, CgrGrl

I, again, didn't realize Finn was on quite so much in this one. Something must be wrong with me.....

Please don't tell me I'm starting to like her! NOOOOOOOOO >:( :o :'(


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 30, 2013, 03:28 AM
It's ok to like Finn.  As hard as it is for us long-time fans to swallow, she's the female star so it's either get used to her or be mad about it. 

Personally, I want my Nicky to get some meat to chew on in an episode or 5, but I've been waiting for years and have come to realize that he'll forever be my beautiful, talented co-star without a story line.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on January 30, 2013, 10:02 AM
I have been disappointed with Nick's screen time this season, esp coming after one of the directors/writers/tptb had an interview saying Nick was going to be at the front of something personal--so far, that's been with a dog. And we don't even know if he got the dog, do we?

More the season of Sara and her LDR angst (long-distance relationship).


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 30, 2013, 01:06 PM
He got the dog.  His storyline was that the dog couldn't sleep in the bed when his girlfriend comes over.  My thoughts were, "Nicky, I'm fine sharing a bed with you and the dog."


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on January 30, 2013, 09:37 PM
Why is Nick single, I mean seriously...Hodges gets all the women. What??


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 08, 2013, 12:31 AM
Screen Time for In Vino Veritas -

Doc - 1
Mitch, Super, Henry - 2
Morgan, Finn - 4
Hodges, Nicky - 5
Brass - 7
Greg - 11
Sara, Mac (added him because he's also a CSI guy) - 12
DB - 15

Let me know if you want me to track DB on New York.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: curious jorja on February 12, 2013, 12:21 PM
Why is Nick single, I mean seriously...Hodges gets all the women. What??
Exactly!  In the real world, he'd be married with three kids AND a dog.  They don't even hint at an occasional woman in his life anymore.  As unreal as the Grissom/Sara relationship.  Somebody has to teach the writers at CSI about relationships!!! I think it would help the show to include an occasional reference about everyone's personal life.  It doesn't have to be intricate, but they DO have lives!!! And who doesn't talk about their personal life at work?????


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 12, 2013, 01:01 PM
c-j - That's how a lot of us feel.  They used to throw in a word or two about the back stories but now they seem to concentrate more on the angst of the relationships, especially GSR,  than the forensics and the ignore Nick and Greg who both ought to have homes and families by now.  Don't want anything like we had with DB and his family problems, but back to the 'once-in-a-while' facts about their lives outside the lab.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 17, 2013, 04:12 PM
Screen Time for Exile -

Henry, Mitch - 1
Sara, Doc - 2
Ecklie - 3
Super, Finn - 4
Brass - 5
Morgan, Hodges - 7
Greg, New Detective Guy - 8
Nicky - 12
DB - 16


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 17, 2013, 05:21 PM
Finally - nice to see Nick and Greg up there in the most screen time!!! 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Susan on February 17, 2013, 08:35 PM
"New Detective Guy" is Crawford - he was a uniformed cop with hopes of being a detective back in Strip Maul.



Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 18, 2013, 01:45 PM
I knew where he was from, I just forgot his name.  I'm too young for a senior moment so I'll chalk it up to the fact that I was more focused on Nick...oh wait, there was a scene without Nick.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on February 18, 2013, 10:54 PM
This is the first episode that I realized that our Nicky is getting older...still as cute as ever but I finally noticed that he's getting 'life lines' and chubbier cheeks! Although, it could be the fact that we finally got a high digital TV in the bedroom :) LOL

I thought it was a good Nick episode. I am surprised by Brass's numbers as I thought he was in there more...good thing we have CgrGrl to track the minutes. Which, BTW, I love :)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 24, 2013, 07:52 PM
Screen Time for Forget Me Not -

Doc - 1
Super - 2
Morgan, Hodges - 3
DB - 5
Crawford, Finn - 8
Greg, Nicky - 15
Sara - 26


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 24, 2013, 08:42 PM
Surprised that DB had so little time.  Thought he had a bit more than that.  Nice to see the the three left of the original team get the major share.  They do need to use Doc and Super more; also need to get Brass back into the swing.  He's just too often gone or not given enough screen time when he is there.  I wonder if there's a major Nick or Greg episode upcoming this season.  That would be nice.  So far there hasn't been much about what is coming up.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Crumbs on February 24, 2013, 08:57 PM
Episode 19 is supposed to be rather Nick-heavy.

Also it's great to see Sara, Nick and Greg topping the screentime for this one! Sadly, this can only mean we may have a DB/Finn/Morgan heavy episode coming up...


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on February 26, 2013, 10:41 PM
Thanks, CgrGrl! I really enjoy these every week and really look forward to them :)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 03, 2013, 01:18 PM
Screen Time for Last Woman Standing -

Super, Mitch - 1
Sara, Henry - 2
Doc - 3
Brass, Ecklie - 4
Nicky, Hodges - 6
Finn - 8
Greg - 12
DB - 17
Morgan - 21



Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on March 04, 2013, 11:01 PM
Thanks, CgrGrl! It's interesting to see how the numbers stack up. I always think someone has more minutes than what they actually end up having!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 24, 2013, 11:56 AM
Screen Time for Dead of the Class -

Henry - 1
Brass - 2
Hodges - 4
Doc - 5
Finn, Morgan - 7
Greg - 8
Nicky - 11
DB - 13
Super - 17


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 24, 2013, 12:02 PM
As Dy says - for example I would have thought Brass had more than that.  Really happy to see Nicky at the top of the heap.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on March 24, 2013, 08:11 PM
CgrGrl--absolutely thanks for doing this!  As disappointed as I am in Finn and would prefer not to watch her at all, it is nice to observe that quite a few recent episodes has reduced her time down significantly.

I would be curious how time on the screen for the characters would be with one of the "before Grissom left" episodes.  Especially with Brass--I really miss that character.  It seems that the CSIs are doing a LOT of the criminal interviews now.....


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 25, 2013, 12:28 PM
You are very welcome.   :)  I wanted to do previous seasons last summer, but when my husband died, my life went into hyper overdrive.  Things are calming down so hopefully I'll be able to get on that.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on March 25, 2013, 06:23 PM
I am, again, so sorry about your loss.   :(

How do you time all that by the way?  stopwatch,  timer??


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 27, 2013, 12:30 PM
I go through each character and time them.  It takes a while, but I get to see a whole lot of Nick. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 07, 2013, 12:24 PM
Screen Time for Sheltered -

Super, Doc - 1
Hodges - 2
Crawford - 4
Sara, Greg - 5
Finn, Morgan - 11
Nicky, DB - 16
Bonus Character and my all-time favorite - Sam - 3


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 07, 2013, 08:08 PM
Can someone help me out with who Sam is?? I keep thinking of Catherine's dad...I hear Sam was a dog. I haven't watched the episode at all and, of course, someone deleted it from our play list. Am I the only one who doesn't have a clue who this is??


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: wildflower on April 07, 2013, 08:46 PM
Sam is the police dog that Nick adopted when his partner was killed. I love the fact that Nick brings him to work with him sometimes and in this last episode Sam went out on the case with Nick and Morgan. Since Sam was trained in France and responds to French commands i knew Nick would have to learn some French but i had no idea that Morgan could speak French.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 07, 2013, 10:49 PM
Thank you, WF! I don't remember Sam but I haven't been too good at keeping up with CSI with all my travel and as late as it is on. That and my son and hubby have bad habits of deleting my shows from the DVR. I mean, we can't have CSI hogging up the machine when there are shows like "Robot Combat League" and "Ax Man" y'know! LOL


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 16, 2013, 10:39 PM
Screen Time for Backfire -

Mitch, Henry - 1
Super - 2
Doc - 3
Greg, Hodges - 6
Brass - 7
Finn - 8
Morgan - 9
Nicky - 14
DB - 19


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on April 17, 2013, 08:51 AM
Yay, Nicky! 14 minutes!!  ;D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 17, 2013, 11:45 AM
He was looking all sorts of good with his scruff too.   :-*


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 02, 2013, 01:16 PM
Screen Time for Fearless -

Super, Mitch, Henry - 1
Doc - 3
Brass, Morgan - 4
Greg, Finn, Nicky - 7
Hodges - 9
DB, Sara - 12


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on May 02, 2013, 02:42 PM
Surprise - I didn't think Sara had that much time.  And I thought Morgan had more than four.  Very interesting.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 12, 2013, 02:33 PM
Screen Time for Ghosts of the Past -

Super, Doc, Mitch - 1
Hodges - 5
Nicky - 6
DB, Henry - 7
Brass - 8
Sara, Morgan - 9
Finn - 12
Greg - 13


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 19, 2013, 01:50 PM
Screen Time for Skin in the Game -

Super, Doc, Hodges - 1
Ecklie - 6
Brass - 8
Greg - 10
Finn, Nicky, Morgan - 11
DB - 21


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on May 19, 2013, 02:08 PM
That's odd - this episode was supposed to focus on Brass yet he had less screen time than 5 other people.  That doesn't make a lot of sense.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on May 20, 2013, 10:17 PM
Should have been more Brass!

This season was such an up-down season, just when I thought "this is good", something went off (like CSIs acting like cops, going into buildings first) and I'd think "not-so-good".


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on May 21, 2013, 09:42 AM
Whoah...Brass was only 8 minutes? I can see DB getting more time since he's the leader now, but I figured Brass would be right up there with him...disappointing

CgrGrl,thank you so much for keeping track of this for all of us!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on May 21, 2013, 10:55 PM
But, guys.  Brass is so good that what is lacking in quantity is made up in quality.  But, I agree.  The characters are no longer ensemble so the stars are stars and the rest are support and it really takes away from the show.

I would have much rather have had Nick working along side DB rather than Finn.  I just don't like the Finn character. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Crumbs on May 22, 2013, 11:56 AM
The characters are no longer ensemble so the stars are stars and the rest are support and it really takes away from the show.
Disagree strongly with that, if there's something that this past season has been good at it's been getting a good balance between characters. I fully expect for DB to get the most screentime overall but there have been a few episodes where he's taken a backseat. Apart from her Seattle episode I've hardly noticed Finn all season. Morgan seems to wind up in every storyline but there are a lot of episodes she appears for very little time. I feel nowadays I can expect to see a decent share of the characters and really disagree when people say the show is now all about the new characters.

The Langston years were terrible for the team ensemble, Seasons 6 to 8 were pretty rubbish with it as well with Warrick, Greg and Nick being relegated to 'blink and you'll miss them' characters in many episodes.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on May 22, 2013, 02:05 PM
Reflection of it being an ensemble production in the early days was the fact that there were usually two cases at the very least, often three so that we had different pairings almost every week with all of them involved in pretty substantial roles.  Now they seem to all work only one case at a time and one or more of the characters has such a minor role he or she might as well not be there.  This is more a cast that is led from the top down even when DB has a less important part to play.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on May 22, 2013, 11:48 PM
Crumbs, I guess we will just have to agree to disagree on this one.

Ensemble to me means literally what I would expect to see in a work environment.  OF worded it very well.  The characters play such minor roles in some of the new cases that they really aren't needed.

4X4 was one of the best examples of ensemble I can think of. This is the kind of writing that I miss.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on May 23, 2013, 02:40 PM
Remember--I was very young when CSI started.

I thought the oldest guy was listed first in the credits--not that he was the star!  Paul/Brass was listed last because he was more of a co-star, but all the original team--Grissom, Catherine, Nick, Warrick, and Sara--were equal stars so that was why it was called an "ensemble". (I'd guess I got that from hearing "ensembles" sing in church!)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on September 27, 2013, 01:07 AM
Screen Time for The Devil and DB Russell -

Doc, Super - 1
Hodges, Henry - 2
Greg - 3
Nicky, Sara, Ecklie - 5
Brass, Morgan - 8
Ellie, Finn - 9
DB - 21


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on September 27, 2013, 07:25 AM
Wow.  I knew DB was in it a lot and I know he's the main star but they kind of overdid it in this episode.  But then again, I didn't like the eppy so that's probably why I thought they gave him too much time.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on September 27, 2013, 11:51 AM
I must have blinked a few times and missed Nick and Sara!!

And did anyone notice Sara in the opening credits? Blink and you miss her!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Susan on September 27, 2013, 12:43 PM
You'd think an episode about Brass and Ecklie's daughters missing would have a bit more of Brass and Ecklie in them.  But, there I am sounding logical again!  ::)


And did anyone notice Sara in the opening credits? Blink and you miss her!
Blink and you miss everyone!  They go by so fast now that they're not on screen for 2 seconds each.  :(


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on September 27, 2013, 04:30 PM
Guess what I did?  As promised over a year ago, I've started to track past seasons. 

Screen Time for the Pilot  -

Greg, O'Riley (remember him) - 2
Brass - 7
Nicky, Catherine - 9
Holly - 12
Warrick - 15
Grissom - 20


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on September 28, 2013, 02:14 PM
Screen Time for Cool Change -

Bobby, Greg - 1
Brass - 2
Warrick, Sara - 10
Catherine - 14
Nicky - 17
Grissom - 26


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on September 28, 2013, 02:39 PM
Not surprising that this early Grissom would be getting most of the screen time.  A bit of a surprise, not unwelcome, to see Nick got more than Catherine in this one.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on September 28, 2013, 02:50 PM
Even though Grissom got more time, the other characters got a lot in both episodes. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on September 28, 2013, 05:40 PM
True - and and that was the 'ensemble' style they used in those days - unlike recent seasons.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 01, 2013, 03:13 PM
Did you do the screen time for the premiere, CgrGrl?


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 03, 2013, 01:26 AM
Yup, I did, it was right before the old episodes.  It wasn't earth shattering...all DB and not much else.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 07, 2013, 12:56 PM
Screen Time for That the Money and Run -

Super - 2
Hodges, Henry - 3
Doc - 4
Brass - 5
Greg, Finn - 8
DB - 9
Nicky, Sara - 11
Morgan - 14


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 07, 2013, 07:58 PM
Thank you!! It seemed like Brass was in there more than that; maybe it is because he had such great lines


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: csiwareagle on October 07, 2013, 09:21 PM
When Brass is on the screen, he steals it from everyone. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 14, 2013, 06:52 PM
Screen Time and Torch Song -

Hodges, Henry - 1
Doc - 2
Super, Ecklie - 3
Morgan, Greg - 7
Brass - 8
Finn - 9
Sara - 10
Nicky - 12
DB - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 21, 2013, 03:04 PM
Screen Time for Last Supper -

Doc - 2
Super - 3
Crawford - 7
Hodges - 8
Greg - 10
DB, Morgan - 13
Finn - 22


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 21, 2013, 04:31 PM
Not much of a surprise there.  Figured the newbies would get the largest roles. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 27, 2013, 01:05 PM
Screen Time for Frame by Frame -

Super, Henry, Mitch - 1
Catherine, Doc, Morgan - 2
Brass - 4
Hodges - 5
Finn - 8
Ecklie - 10
DB - 11
Greg - 14
Sara - 19
The end showed a smidge of all of them.  Imagine my shock when I saw both Warrick and Nick, the two characters played by the actors that TPTB hate.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 27, 2013, 02:06 PM
Too bad they didn't give Brass more time - he should have had more than Finn and Hodges.

CgrGrl - I sometimes think tptb hate all of the original cast and would like to get rid of them.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 27, 2013, 04:33 PM
CgrGrl - I sometimes think tptb hate all of the original cast and would like to get rid of them.
I sometimes think the exact same thing.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Susan on October 27, 2013, 04:44 PM
CgrGrl, I was (at least) half expecting you to put 'Nick - 0' for these episodes.  ;)

CgrGrl - I sometimes think tptb hate all of the original cast and would like to get rid of them.
I sometimes think the exact same thing.
For at least some of them (possibly most of them!) they just don't seem to know how to write for an established, long time character that they didn't develop.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: beaujolais on October 27, 2013, 04:54 PM
Quote
For at least some of them (possibly most of them!) they just don't seem to know how to write for an established, long time character that they didn't develop.

This is definitely true for Brass.  They haven't figured out what to do with him since Grissom left.  I still can't believe Ecklie got more screen time than Brass (well, I can but for this particular episode, I can't).  I liked the sheriff better when he was practically invisible and I liked Ecklie better when he was a jerk.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on October 27, 2013, 08:07 PM
Henry was only 1 minute??


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Sapphire on October 27, 2013, 08:37 PM
reading your comments about the original cast, I can't help but agree. I'm sure the writers don't hate them, but they're clearly not as invested in them anymore.

If the writers want to take CSI in a new direction starring mainly (if not just) the new cast (and probably others in the future that they're already adding like Matt Davis) (I'm still convinced that that was the message at the end of the 300th episode), why are Eric, Jorja, George and Paul still even here?

I want to look forward to episode 14.07, "Under a Cloud", but how do I know the episode won't be mostly about Finn and "confronting her past" to help Greg, considering what they've mentioned in the spoilers? Look at what they did with Brass in "Skin  in the Game". With the exception of "Frame by Frame", is that how it's going to be most of the time, whenever they do have an episode centered on an original cast member? If they're never going to give Sara, Nick, Greg and Brass any new material in terms of development, or if they're just going to use them to add more drama for one of the new guys, then why are they still on the show?


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on October 27, 2013, 09:06 PM
I'm making a guess:

The old guys are still there to provide some kind of continuing familiarity to viewers. Their contracts provide for so many episodes per season and their pay is based on that number. Contracts may even specify how many episodes they are the 'lead'.

For years, Paul has commuted from east coast to west coast and I think that's one reason we see less of him. Danson seems to be doing the same thing.

Jorja is off saving the world one animal at a time (or several), and seems to be happy doing less CSI.

But they still want to be associated with CSI--and the show works with them.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 04, 2013, 01:05 PM
Screen Time for Passed Pawns -

Doc, Sara - 1
Super, Greg, Henry, Hodges - 2
Finn - 4
Brass - 9
Not Nick - 13
DB - 16
Morgan - 23


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 04, 2013, 01:28 PM
Loved your 'not Nick' and gather that was Yeager - could have done without him.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on November 04, 2013, 01:37 PM
CgrGrl, the way episodes have been going, you definitely need a gold star to continue watching enough to time the people.  I don't think I could do it.  I do appreciate that you do it though and I love the "Not Nick" comment.  Boy, is he ever Not Nick!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on November 04, 2013, 01:47 PM
L O V E   I T !!!!!

Not only do you have the patience of Job (to watch), you have the brilliance of a genius to come up with "Not Nick"!! No, this new guy is definitely NOT NICK!!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 13, 2013, 01:11 AM
Screen Time for Under a Cloud -

Doc, Mitch - 1
Super - 2
Brass - 3
Morgan, Hodges - 4
Henry - 6
DB - 8
Greg - 11
Finn - 15
Sara - 18


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 13, 2013, 09:30 AM
Hardly seems worth the time for Paul/Brass to fly out to Hollywood from his east coast home for just 3 minutes on screen.  They really do need to give him more of a role in all of the episodes.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: beaujolais on November 13, 2013, 11:23 AM
OF, I completely agree about Paul/Brass needing more screen time.  However, this is one of the three episodes they filmed at the same time and he's in all three. Since they don't film scenes in order, they could have filmed all of his scenes for all three episodes within the same week or so and then he's free to jet back home.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on November 13, 2013, 11:37 AM
I was wondering, beau, if that was the case.  As I commented in a different thread, I started watching the series again, starting with Season 1.  I'm so glad they changed Brass' personality as quickly as they did from the nasty guy in the first couple of episodes to the go-to guy for all of the CSIs.  It has been really great though seeing Brass in the early episodes.  He was a real part of the show - much more so than he is now.  Watched Fur and Loathing last night.  At the end of the episode, Grissom and Catherine were sitting in Brass' office, rehashing what had happened, just as I imagine it would happen in real life.

Now, we're lucky if we even get to see Brass interview a suspect.  That is just wrong.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: beaujolais on November 13, 2013, 12:15 PM
Hooleo, you can thank Paul for changing Brass. He thought Brass as the nasty jerk cop was too cliche so he went to Zuiker and had him change the character. As I recall, it was Paul's idea to give Brass a sense of humor, a lot of which was ad libbed.

I miss the old Brass. Unfortunately, that guy left with Grissom but I'm disappointed that they haven't teamed him up more with DB like they did with Grissom. They've done it a couple of times in the past (Tressed to Kill is one I can think of) and they played very well off each other. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on November 13, 2013, 12:27 PM
Paul is an awesome actor and could play off of anyone so I'd like to see more of him and DB also.  Truthfully, I'd just really like to see more of Paul - period.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 18, 2013, 01:21 PM
Screen Time for Helpless -

Super, Sara - 2
Greg, Doc, Henry - 3
Not Nick - 4
Hodges - 5
Dawn - 6
Finn - 8
Brass, DB - 9
Morgan - 19


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on November 18, 2013, 01:35 PM
Morgan had  19 minutes??  No wonder I didn't care for this episode.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 18, 2013, 02:29 PM
Agree - and how many more episodes are they going to do while trying to forcee-feed her to us. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Sapphire on November 18, 2013, 05:18 PM
Agree - and how many more episodes are they going to do while trying to forcee-feed her to us. 

Good question, Oldfanatic; there is really no reason to give Morgan so much focus nearly every other episode. Let's just hope we don't get another Morgan-in-Peril storyline.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 25, 2013, 10:51 AM
Screen Time for Check In and Check Out -

Super, Doc - 1
DB, Morgan - 6
Henry, Hodges - 7
Greg - 9
Nicky - 12
Finn, Brass - 13


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on November 25, 2013, 11:19 AM
Thanks! Since you've been doing this, I'll watch and try to decide who had the most screen time! I really didn't think Nick had 12 minutes! (thought it was less)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 25, 2013, 02:48 PM
That's because Nick is so awesome, his time just flies by.   ;D  Perhaps I'm a tad bit biased.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on November 25, 2013, 10:03 PM
 ;D  Perhaps I'm a tad bit biased.
YOU?? Bias about Nick?? Nah... ::)

My two cents: The guy is hot. Seriously. If Sara had any sense at all, she'd be with Nick and not still pining for the Original Bug Man...sigh...the girl needs kicked


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: Hooleo on November 26, 2013, 08:25 AM
Come on, Dy.  Nick and Sara have a brother/sister type of relationship.  I wouldn't want to see that spoiled by a romance.  Besides, Sara and Gil are going to get back together!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 30, 2013, 12:32 PM
Screen Time for Girls Gone Wild -

Super, Doc - 1
Hodges - 2
Brass - 4
Greg - 7
Nicky - 8
DB - 11
Finn - 15
Morgan - 16
Sara - 20


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 30, 2013, 01:34 PM
Thought Brass and Nicky both had a bit more time than that.  Maybe the pleasure of watching them made it seem like more.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on November 30, 2013, 02:06 PM
WOW! 20 minutes of Sara--no wonder she needed 5 shirt changes! Didn't think it was that much screen time for her!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 17, 2013, 03:44 PM
Screen Time for The Lost Reindeer -

Doc - 1
Super - 2
Finn - 5
Nicky - 6
Brass, Hodges - 9
Greg - 10
Morgan - 12
DB - 13


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on December 18, 2013, 12:57 PM
Had to stop and try to remember what this one was about.  Surprise - Greg got 10 whole minutes. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on December 18, 2013, 07:34 PM
And, again, thanks so much for doing this!! A lot of times I have to think about the screen time for characters--cause they float in and out without me realizing "Oh, there's Greg!"


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on December 19, 2013, 12:18 AM
Had to stop and try to remember what this one was about.  Surprise - Greg got 10 whole minutes. 
But Finn only got 5!!  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 19, 2014, 01:10 PM
Screen Time for Keep Calm and Carry On -

Super - 1
Greg - 2
DB, Hodges, Morgan, Mitch - 3
Finn - 4
Doc - 5
Nicky - 13
Sara - 15
Brass - 17


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on January 19, 2014, 01:22 PM
Other than Greg not having enough screen time, that's the way it ought to be!

Good to see you on the board, CgrGrl.  I've been wondering how you are doing. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 22, 2014, 02:37 AM
I've been doing good.  I've been so busy with everything since my husband died.  Being a true single mom is very time consuming.  OF, I know you've been through all this though so if you have any advice, I'm open.   :)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on January 22, 2014, 09:40 AM
No advice at this point, CgrGrl.  I was 62 when my husband died; my children were all grown and they along with my friends were a great support group - and still are 23 years later.  Don't know how old your children are but I guess at this point the best I can tell you to do is not to isolate yourself and just give the children all the love you can.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 26, 2014, 01:43 PM
Screen Time for Boston Brakes -

Doc - 1
Super, Brass  - 2
Morgan - 3
Hodges - 4
Not Nick - 5
Greg - 10
Finn, Nicky - 14
DB - 18


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 09, 2014, 01:29 PM
Screen Time for De Los Muertos -

Hodges - 1
Finn - 2
Super, Morgan, Brass - 4
DB - 5
Sara - 9
Greg - 10
Nicky - 16
Doc - 18


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 09, 2014, 03:13 PM
Could have used a bit more Brass but otherwise the numbers are very satisfactory.  Wish they'd do more with that kind of balance.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 24, 2014, 01:45 PM
Screen Time for Love for Sale -

Super - 1
Doc, Morgan - 2
Hodges, Henry - 3
Crawford - 9
DB - 13
Nicky, Finn, Greg - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 24, 2014, 04:39 PM
Really pleased to see Greg finally getting more screen time.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 10, 2014, 10:54 PM
Screen Time for Killer Moves -

Super, Doc - 1
Finn, Hodges, Morgan - 3
Crawford - 5
DB - 6
Sara - 10
Nicky - 12
Greg - 23


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on March 11, 2014, 08:47 AM
That's what I like to see - Sara, Nicky and Greg getting the most time.  It would also be nice to see Doc and David utilized a bit more.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 17, 2014, 12:05 AM
Screen Time for Long Road Home -

Super - 1
Doc - 2
Hodges, Mitch - 4
Sara, Morgan - 6
Greg, Finn - 8
Nicky - 9
DB - 13
Brass - 14


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on March 23, 2014, 06:17 PM
Screen Time for Uninvited -

Henry, Hodges, Super, Doc - 2
Greg - 6
Morgan - 9
Nicky - 11
Brass - 13
DB - 15
Finn - 17


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on March 24, 2014, 01:41 PM
I think 13 minutes is probably tops for Brass this season!! thanks


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 06, 2014, 08:18 PM
Screen Time for The Fallen -

Doc, Super, Hodges, Mitch - 1
Morgan - 3
Greg - 4
Finn - 5
Sara - 6
Brass - 11
Nicky - 12
DB - 20


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on April 14, 2014, 11:34 AM
Screen Time for Consumed -

Super - 1
Doc, Hodges - 3
Ecklie - 5
Nicky, DB - 7
Sara, Finn - 9
Morgan - 10
Greg - 11


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 03, 2014, 12:37 PM
Screen Time for Kitty -

Super, Doc, Morgan, Ecklie - 1
Greg - 2
Hodges - 4
Brass - 6
Finn - 8
Nicky - 9
DB - 22


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on May 18, 2014, 08:46 PM
Screen Time for Dead in his Tracks -

Super, Doc, Henry - 1
Ecklie, Morgan, Hodges - 2
Sara - 6
Brass, Greg - 9
Finn - 10
DB, Nicky - 12

Sorry this is so late.  Life kinda got in the way this last week. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on May 19, 2014, 08:16 PM
9 minutes---that's a great way to say "Goodbye" to Captain Brass after 14 years.

I don't think this was an 'exit' story for Brass--it just became an exit after he was fired.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on September 29, 2014, 02:02 PM
Screen time for The CSI Effect -

Hodges, Doc, Super - 2
Ecklie, Sara, Morgan - 4
Greg - 6
Nicky - 10
Finn - 19
DB - 21


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on September 29, 2014, 02:04 PM
My eyes were so burned from the Finn-sex-in-the-car-scene that I didn't even see Doc!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on September 29, 2014, 07:55 PM
I'm surprised Nick had 10 minutes.  All I saw were Finn, DB and Mark Valley.  He was on before in Boom - he's the one who murdered Kristie.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 06, 2014, 12:54 PM
Screen time for Buzz Kill -

Super - 1
Finn, Doc - 2
Hodges - 6
Crawford - 8
Greg - 9
Morgan - 11
DB, Nicky - 12
Sara - 13


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on October 06, 2014, 09:35 PM
Thanks!!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 07, 2014, 09:56 AM
Good job.  Didn't realize DB or Sara had quite that much time - thought Nick predominated for a good change.  At least he was there most of the time.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 13, 2014, 01:56 PM
Screen time for Bad Blood -

Super, Doc, Finn, Mitch - 1
Henry - 3
Ecklie - 5
Nicky, Morgan - 10
Sara, Greg, DB - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on October 20, 2014, 12:44 PM
Screen Time for The Book of Shadows -

Mitch - 1
Super - 2
Doc, Hodges - 3
Finn, Nicky - 5
Crawford - 7
Greg - 10
Morgan - 16
DB - 18


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on October 20, 2014, 12:57 PM
Always nice to see Mitch even if it is only for a minute.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 17, 2014, 04:43 PM
I never got Girls Gone Wilder, either it never recorded or wasn't shown here so I'm going to have to wait for the repeat or do it from OnDemand.

Meanwhile

Screen time for The Twin Paradox -

Henry, Hodges, Doc, Super - 1
Nicky - 4
Morgan - 6
Sara - 8
Greg - 9
DB - 17
Finn - 19


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 17, 2014, 07:41 PM
Surprise - I thought Nicky had almost the same amount of time as Sara.  To be expected - all of the Gig Harbor Killer episodes will feature Finn and DB.

You're doing a great job with this as usual, CgrGrl and it's appreciated.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on November 17, 2014, 11:29 PM
Yes, thanks so much for doing this! Sometimes I am surprised at the numbers.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on November 25, 2014, 10:53 AM
Screen Time for Road to Recovery -

Super, Henry, Hodges - 2
Doc - 3
Greg - 7
Morgan - 9
DB - 12
Nicky, Finn - 13


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on November 25, 2014, 01:31 PM
Seemed to me that Hodges had more time than that.  However, it's amazing how long a minute actually is.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 02, 2014, 01:19 AM
Screen Time for Rubbery Homicide -

Mitch, Doc - 1
Super, Henry, Hodges - 2
Morgan, Nicky, Greg - 6
Sara, Finn - 7
DB - 21


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 09, 2014, 01:34 PM
Screen Time for Let's Make a Deal -

Super, Hodges, Doc, Mitch - 1
Henry - 2
Ecklie - 6
Greg, Morgan - 8
Finn - 9
DB - 11
Nicky - 19


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 15, 2014, 05:05 PM
Screen Time for Deal Rails -

Super, Doc - 2
Nick - 3
Finn, Sara - 4
Hodges - 6
Greg - 13
Crawford, DB - 14
Morgan - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on December 15, 2014, 06:11 PM
I'm always surprised by the amount of screen time for at least one of the characters.  It seemed to me in this one that Hodges was there a lot  - almost as much as Morgan. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on December 24, 2014, 05:41 PM
Screen Time for Angle of Attack -

Super, Sara - 1
Doc - 2
Hodges - 3
Henry - 4
Morgan - 6
Finn - 9
Crawford - 11
Nicky, Greg, DB - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 04, 2015, 02:08 AM
Screen Time for Dead Woods -

Henry - 1
Super, Hodges - 2
Doc, Finn - 3
Nicky - 5
DB - 6
Morgan - 7
Greg - 10
Sara - 27


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on January 04, 2015, 10:01 AM
Nice to see Sara take the lead for a change.  She's apparently in all the rest of the episodes.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 07, 2015, 11:11 AM
Screen Time for The Greater Good -

Sara, Super - 2
Nicky, Greg - 3
Crawford - 6
Hodges - 7
Morgan, Finn - 9
DB - 14


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on January 07, 2015, 03:44 PM
No surprise here.  When it involves the Gig Harbor thing those three, Finn, Morgan and DB, will certainly monopolize the episode. 


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 26, 2015, 06:27 PM
Screen Time for Merchants of Menace -

Mitch, Doc, Henry - 1
Super, Hodges - 2
Greg - 4
Finn - 6
Morgan -7
Sara - 8
Nicky - 14
DB - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 26, 2015, 06:29 PM
Screen Time for Hero to Zero -

Mitch, Henry, Doc - 1
Super, Hodges - 2
Morgan - 5
Finn - 7
Greg - 8
Nicky - 12
Sara, DB - 17


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: dyneemo on January 26, 2015, 08:25 PM
Screen Time for Hero to Zero -

Mitch, Henry, Doc - 1
Super, Hodges - 2
Morgan - 5
Finn - 7
Greg - 8
Nicky - 12
Sara, DB - 17
OMG! I missed you! And I missed the Screen Time Threads! I've been gone far too long!! I'd give you a big hug if I didn't end up just about breaking off the screen on my lap top  ;)


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 27, 2015, 01:44 AM
You live right by me.  You can always come give me a hug.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on January 27, 2015, 10:02 AM
This is one of your best screen time posts, CgrGrl.  Shows Nick and Sara in the lead with Greg not far behind.  Not fotgetting DB although at times I wish we could.  For myself, I'd rather see Sara have those end of show talks with either Nick or Greg.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on January 28, 2015, 12:46 PM
Screen Time for The Last Ride -

Henry - 1
Nicky, Super, Hodges - 2
Doc - 3
Morgan - 5
Crawford - 8
Greg - 9
DB - 11
Sara - 12
Finn - 15


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on January 28, 2015, 06:22 PM
Always enjoy checking out the minutes--and find myself trying to determine who had the most time in a episode! Thanks for doing this!


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 17, 2015, 10:34 AM
Screen Time for Under My Skin -

Super, Ecklie, Mitch - 1
Doc, Henry - 2
Hodges, Finn - 3
Morgan - 7
Greg - 8
DB - 9
Sara - 10
Nicky - 18


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: CgrGrl on February 17, 2015, 10:36 AM
Screen Time for The End Game -

Henry, Doc, Super - 1
Ecklie, Hodges, Mitch - 2
Morgan - 4
Greg - 5
Nicky - 7  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(
Sara - 8
Finn - 12
DB - 16


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: oldfanatic on February 17, 2015, 10:39 AM
Since it was the Gig Harbor Killer I guess Finn and DB getting the most time was to be expected.  They should have given Nick a lot more, though, since it was his last episode.


Title: Re: Character Screen Time Thread
Post by: sarapals on February 17, 2015, 12:05 PM
Nick should have had more time--Under My Skin was really his episode, but his final should have had more of Nick!

I don't care if Finn every returns!