History: American Pickers- Danielle C. Cushman

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Source:Esinalca– Danielle C. Cushman 

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To be completely honest with you for a minute, ( and after that anything can happen ) I only watch American Pickers because of Danielle Colby Cushman. I’m a big fan of history and I’m very interested in it and read a lot about it and watch a lot of docs about it, I’m just not a collector when it comes to history other than DVD’s and books.

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Source:Flickr via Bert Franklin– Danielle C. Cushman 

The show is fairly entertaining and to see how hard these people in Iowa work and how far they travel to keep their business going. Both Mike and Frank bring a lot of knowledge, hard work, and humor to their jobs. And I kind of like Frank Fritz reminds me a lot of the TV PI Frank Cannon from back in the 70s both in personality and appearance. And Mike Wolfe, reminds me a lot of the former NFL head coach Mike Shananhan physically. But Danielle, is the main event and main reason for me to watch this show, I just wish she had a bigger role and more airtime.

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Source:The Joplin Globe– Danielle C. Cushman 

Danielle C. Cushman, ( or perhaps Danielle Colby at this point ) is so cute, so sexy, pretty funny, and just a pleasure to check out on the show. Every time Mike or Frank bring her on one of their trips to actually work with them, the guys they visit in order to buy historical items the men they encounter and are doing business with automatically like her and want to be around her. I believe just her presence alone brings in action and money for their business. And it’s just not just her physical appearance and personality that people like about her on the show, she also knows what she’s talking about and isn’t some bimbo along for the ride like you might see on a game show or talk show. She’s a professional collector as well which is why Mike and Frank hired her.

Not that History Channel and American Pickers listens to me anyway, but if they want me to watch this show more and perhaps guys who aren’t let’s say junkies ( pun intended ) when it comes to historical collections to watch their show more, give Danielle Colby a bigger role on the show. Instead of just getting a few minutes each week or however often the show is seeing her at the office answering the phone and then calling Mike and Frank in their truck on the road to tell them about a new potential customer for them. Put her on the road more and let’s see her doing some actual collecting herself.

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Source:History: American Pickers- Danielle C. Cushman– Danielle and Mike Wolfe 
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CBS: CSI Las Vegas- Behind The Scenes: Willows in The Wind- Marg Helgenberger as Catherine Willows

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Source:TV– Marg Helgenberger’s last episode, on CSI Las Vegas 

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I’m glad that Elizabeth Shue, is on CSI Las Vegas now and has been for the last eight seasons now, but they lost a lot when both William Peterson left during the 2009 season and when Marg Helgenberger left three years later. It’s still a great show and I would hate to see either Elizabeth Shue or Ted Danson leave at this point, but it would nice to see all four together. Maybe Bill Peterson, gets appointed as Chief of Police or something and Marg gets his old job as the director of the crime lab. Liz Shue, comes in as her deputy. Maybe Ten Danson comes in as a big shot Las Vegas District Attorney and not just one of the prosecutors in that office, but the actual DA.

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Source:Rabbia Groxa– Marg Helgenberger’s last episode on CSI Las Vegas 

Losing Bill Peterson and Marg and bringing in Ted Danson and Liz Shue, is like treading two great basketball players for two other great basketball players, where neither team gets nay additional value. It’s like trading one great center for another great center. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, for Moses Malone, ( for any of you old school NBA fans that might still be alive today, or at least willing to admit that there was an NBA before 2000 ) if anything losing Marg Helgenberger on that show is a real loss, regardless of who you replace her with. Great to see Liz Shue on Las Vegas, I just think the show would be better with her as an addition, instead of replacing one great lead actress with another.

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Source:WENY– The original cast of CSI Las Vegas 

The Catherine Willows character had this sort of shy and quiet disposition and yet she could be pretty witty and was was always tough and as Ted Danson said about her, “you knew she was a leader from her presence alone.” The Fin character, ( played by Elizabeth Shue ) is a very open, witty , always has a smile on her face character, who like Catherine ( played by Marg Helgenberger ) is very dedicated, very smart, and is generally much tougher than her adorable disposition lets on. Liz Shue, is the perfect action/comedic or dramatic/comedy actress where she always finds herself in very serious situations, but always finds the lighter side in them. As Marg said in this video, she’s leaving the show, but it’s possible that she’ll be back doing guess appearances. And this video was done back in early 2012 when she left CSI Las Vegas and has already been back on the show. It would just be nice if she came back permanently in a new role like Chief of Police or something.

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Source:CBS: CSI Las Vegas- Behind The Scenes- Willows in The Wind– Marg Helgenberger, on her time on CSI Las Vegas 

 

Nick Nevler: Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man 1991- Mickey Rourke and Mitzi Martin: The Ending

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Source:Make a Gif– Mickey Rourke and Mitzi Martin 

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If you like action films, especially action/comedy I believe you’ll really like Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man. Which is really about two underachieving and immature drifters ( played by Mickey Rourke and Don Johnson ) who come from humble backgrounds, who grew up together and both end up back in their hometown together and find out that their friends are in trouble and their favorite hangout is going out of business, unless it comes up with a lot cash in a short period of time. They’re not career criminals, but they’re not angels either and end up stealing money from a bank that’s run by crooks and the local mob there to save their bar.

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Source:GFYCat– Mickey Rourke and Mitzi Martin 

Neither Harley Davidson ( which is Mickey Rourke’s real name in the film ) or Marlboro ( which is Don Johnson’s real name in the film ) are meant to be one place for a long period of time, or even weeks. Especially Harley who is not just a biker, but is a drifter who takes off every time he gets bored and gets into trouble or something happens to him that he can’t deal with, because he’s so immature. Which is why the last scene in the movie after the heroes save the day ( so to speak ) is so great, because what is Harley doing, but taking off again and picking up a young woman ( played by Mitzi Martin ) who is also a drifter and they ride off into the sunset together.

Nick Never: Harley Davidson and The Marlboro Man 1991- The Ending

FOX: Beverly Hills 90210- Shannen Doherty: As Brenda Walsh

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Source:Image Ozone– Shannen Doherty, in 1992 

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There were only a handful of shows I that watched religiously ( not including sports ) growing up especially once I started high school in the 1990s. Dukes of Hazzard, in the 1980s, The Fall Guy in the 1980s, Knight Rider, A-Team, Married With Children, and then when I was in high school in the early and mid 1990s shows like the original Law & Order. And when I mean religiously, I’m talking about every week including the reruns in the summer. There was really only one show that I watched that much during the summer when I was in high school and that the original Beverly Hills 90210 from Fox. Because it was about Generation X and what life was like growing up for a lot of us, it was a funny show like great soap operas are and all the beautiful, sexy women on it including one and particular.

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Source:Ashley Rayshon Scott– Shannen Doherty, in 1992 

I loved the Brenda Walsh character ( played by Shannen Doherty ) for multiple reasons. She was so real for both good and bad and seemed to always know what she want, except when it came to guys, she just didn’t always know how to get there and how to get what she wanted. Which is typical for teenagers of any generation and perhaps Generation X in particular. When we’re growing up we think we know what we want, but a lot of times don’t know how to get it and most teenagers have short attention spans and something else comes along and we’re impressed by that. I wanted to be a sportscaster when I was in high school up until my early 20s or so and realized that perhaps was no longer that important to me and didn’t want to get a degree in broadcasting in order to become a sportscaster. Brenda Walsh was similar, but I think she knew what she wanted, but didn’t know how to get it.

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Source:People Magazine– Shannen Doherty, on People in 1992 

The Walsh Family, moves from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Beverly Hills, California ( just outside of Los Angeles ) and get a cultural shock right away because they comes from a mid-size community in Minneapolis to not just the second largest city and metro area in the country in Los Angeles, but to the heart of Hollywood and the entertainment industry in this country at least if not the world. Brenda, ( played by Shannen Doherty ) quickly adjusts to that new lifestyle and meets people and friends who are just as real as she is and don’t fit the stereotypes that a lot of Hollywood teenagers have and they discover that they have a lot in common.

This show worked real well, because you had real people living in a fictional community ( known as Hollywood ) where most of the people there are allways trying to be someone else and put on a facade. A lot of the characters on that show could’ve easily been from St. Louis, Milwaukee, Cleveland, or Minneapolis as far as who they were and they went through as teenagers growing up. And that is why the Brenda character was so great because she was a real person growing up in a Hollywood community where realness can be looked down upon by people who want to always be fabulous, perfect, and be popular. People who want to be better than real people and never seem vulnerable to anyone or anything.

The other reason why I loved this show was because of Shannen Doherty. I had a crush on her, I don’t think she was the prettiest girl from the entire series. Jennie Garth was more beautiful during the high school years and I believe Tiffany Thiessen was the best looking woman on the show for the entire series. But Shannen, was the cutest girl on the show and sexiest girl as well at least during the high school years. She wasn’t just a denim diva on that show, ( before that term was even invented ) but she was a Levi’s denim diva who was a Goddess in those skin-tight Levi’s jeans and always wore beautiful western boots with them with tight tops or blouses. I couldn’t wait to watch the show especially just to check her out especially during the first 3 seasons. This show and Shannen Doherty, certainly made high school more interesting for me and I have her to thank for that.

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Source:Girly Charmed Segxo: Merry Christmas! Love Beverly Hills 90201– 90210 Season 3 Christmas Episode 

Jas Bains: Crazy For Daisy Duke- Catherine Bach

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Source:Jas Bains– Catherine Bach, the real and only Daisy Duke from the Dukes of Hazzard

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When I was growing up in the 1980s especially in the early 80s when I was just starting to watch TV and had favorite shows and everything else, The Dukes of Hazzard quickly became one of my favorite shows. I loved the General Lee and cars in general on that show. I even thought the cop cars were cool and the cars that the bad guys and gals drove were cool. I still believe Boss Hogg and Sheriff Rosco Coltrane are one of the best comedy duos in the history of Hollywood and perhaps everywhere else. Sorrel Booke and and James Best, the way they played off each other was perfect, because they just had great chemistry together. I mean when your’e talking about both comedy and action-comedy The Dukes of Hazard is for TV what Smokey and the Bandit is for movies, one of the best if not best action/comedies of all-time, as well as pure comedies of all-time.

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Source:Tandj Photo Webs– Catherine Bach, at a musical festival

Even if John Schneider and Tom Wopat are never remembered for anything other than The Dukes of Hazzard and playing Bo and Luke Duke, similar to how Lynda Carter will always be remembered as Wonder Woman, they were so great together on this show that of course it’s the role of their lifetimes, but that role was so great that they can’t top it because of how great they were with those characters and how great they were together they don’t need a bigger and better role, because they were the best at least at this genre and have no need and perhaps don’t want to top Bo and Luke Duke. Watching this show every Friday night when I was 7-9 years old ( from what I remember about it ) was something I look forward to every week and a show I never missed even when John Schneider and Tom Wopat left for one reason in 1983 or 84 and were temporarily replaced.

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Source:Tandj Photos Webs– Catherine Bach, at a musical festival

But there was one other character played by a certain actress that was so memorable and brought me to that show every week just to see that face, body, and to see what she was wearing, to hear that voice and to see her do something that was hot, sexy, and adorable every week. I know we’re not supposed to have sexual feelings until we’re in junior high at least in our early teens when we hit puberty, but I swear I had a crush on Catherine Back before I was even 10 years old.

I watched that show every week just to check her out. Loved the cars, the car chases, all the comedy and characters in that movie and The Dukes of Hazard was a better show than Wonder Woman and Catherine did have better material and people to work with than Lynda Carter, but the reasons why people watched Wonder Woman every week to see Lynda Carter and to see her kick ass, are the same reasons why people ( especially guys ) watched The Dukes of Hazard every where to watch Catherine Bach who played Daisy Duke.

Catherine is still so hot, so sexy, so adorable, great personality, wit, etc. Similar to how Michael Jordan put fans in the seats at Chicago Bulls games regardless of who the Bulls were playing, Catherine Bach had guys home on Friday nights even if they were married or had a serious girlfriends to check her out on The Dukes. And she deserves a lot of credit for that.

Jas Bains: Crazy For Daisy Duke – Catherine Bach

Top American News: Jennifer Aniston- Launching Designer Denim Line:’ It’ll Make Her a Billionaire’

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Source:Top American News– Hollywood Goddess and denim diva Jennifer Aniston 

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Sometimes when I think of actress as well as very sharp comedian Jennifer Aniston, one of the best comedic actresses of her generation at least, I think of an adorable little girl. She was a baby face sweetheart when she got her big break with the NBC sitcom Friends back in 1994 and 24 years later she still is. Baby faces don’t age, they just preserve or get cuter and Jennifer is a perfect example of that. She’s more than a baby cutie and gorgeous as well, very funny, and a terrific actress, but one thing that might be quite as well known as J.A. is her sex appeal. She’s just not just a little cutie and hasn’t been just a little cutie for a while and perhaps ever, she also has great sex appeal.

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Source:Inside Out Style– Hollywood Goddess Jennifer Aniston, in leather n denim 

The reason why skin-tight or skinny denim jeans are so popular with American women, but women outside of America as well, especially with beautiful, sexy women is because of beautiful, sexy, famous, popular women like Jennifer Aniston, Megyn Fox, Sofia Vergara, or Katherine Heigl, just to name a few examples love denim especially skin-tight denim and love boots as well and love wearing those two things together either when they’re acting and on their shows or movies or just out in public running errands, going out to each and just being out publicly. Skinny jeans and boots are popular in America and outside of America because they’re popular with female celebrities like Jennifer Anniston and many other women.

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Source:Zimbio– Hollywood Goddess Jennifer Aniston, in leather n denim 

Jennifer Anniston, is a baby cutie who can still come off as a little girl or a kid even in her late 40s, but she’s also gorgeous and has a beautiful body as well and is also one of the top denim divas at least of this era. And people ( especially guys ) love seeing her in skin-tight jeans and from my perspective love seeing her in skin-tight jeans and boots. Denim jeans especially skin-tight denim jeans are meant for women with curve appeal, women with beautiful legs who are proud of their figures and don’t starve themselves or eat themselves into a oblivion. But women who are proud of their sex appeal to the point that they take care of themselves and want to take care of themselves. For their physical health of course, but also for their careers where sex appeal is very important in Hollywood. And Jennifer Aniston is still one of the top denim divas not just in Hollywood, but everywhere else in America.

Top American News: Jennifer Aniston- Launching Designer Denim Line: ‘It’ll Maker Her a Billionaire’

The DC Shorts: Megan Fox- Rocks Some Seriously Tight Blue Jeans

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Source:The DC Shorts– Denim diva Megan Fox 

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If you want to know why boots and jeans are so popular with American women, as well as European women and women in other countries as well, I believe it has to do with how dominant celebrity culture is now and this need that so many let’s call them normal people, but people who aren’t famous have to be on top with what’s hot and popular, what going on in popular culture. And they all have their favorite celebrities male and female and have the need to act, talk and look like them.

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Source: The Daily Caller– Denim diva Megan Fox 

Boots and jeans, especially jeans in boots are very popular with female celebrities right now regardless of their nationality and since they’re popular with these women who are gorgeous and sexy and look great in skin-tight denim and boots, love leather jackets and look great in them and love wearing leather and denim together with their boots, their fans love that look as well, especially their sexy and beautiful fans and want to look great in that look and want to look like their favorite celebrities as well.

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Source:Collection 101– Denim diva Megan Fox 

Megan Fox, who I’ll be honest with you I’m not a fan of any of her movies and maybe that’s just because I’m not much of a sci-fi fan, is a perfect example of female celebrities who not only look great in boots and jeans and just skin-tight jeans in general, but especially with boots who have denim fetishes and love being seen out in public even if they’re just shopping or going out to eat or on vacation in their boots and jeans. And the media loves seeing them in those looks and covering them, because their fans love it. And she’s a perfect example of why boots and jeans are not just so popular in American culture right now, but why they’re so dominant as well.

The DC Shorts: Megan Fox- Rocks Some Seriously Tight Blue Jeans

Mad Cap: LAMFF- Live To Ride, Ride to Lunch! With Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff

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Source: Mad Cap– Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff, Live To Ride 

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Just on a personal note: Tricia Helfer has an adorable smile and voice. She could probably make weather reports sound interesting if the ever wanted to do that and make weather reports suddenly hit TV in America with millions of guys rushing home to see the 6 o’clock news just so they can see and hear her weather reporters. And Katee Sackhoff, is obviously adorable as well which makes them a very attractive duo on their worst days.

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Source: Lam To Film Fest– Katee Sackhoff and Trica Helfer, Live To Ride 

Tricia Helfer and Kate Sackhoff, are longtime friends and go back to the early or mid 2000s when Katee was probably just breaking into Hollywood and they did Battlestar Galactica together which was the remake of the sci-fi show from the late 1970s and they’re obviously good friends. Would’ve been nice to see Tricia on Longmire at least as guest star, but I guess that never happened. They’re not just good friends, but very attractive good friends who like motorbikes. And they put this charity to where they ride their bikes for charity and ride them across the country. Similar to the Easy Rider movie from 1969 with Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper, but in real-life and for charity.

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Source: Black Book– Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer, Live To Ride 

You’re going to have a hard time finding guys who don’t like biker chicks, especially when they’re also gorgeous, sexy, fairly young, who are also this cute because they just look like they’re meant to be on bikes with their long beautiful and in many cases especially with Katee Sackhoff very strong legs where you wouldn’t want to get into an ass kicking contest with her because you wouldn’t be able to sit down or go to sleep for weeks after the contest. Biker women are just very sexy. tend to be beautiful and look so sexy with their legs wrapped around a motorcycle with their tight butts on the seat. Katee Sackhoff, was born to ride motorcycles and this looks like the perfect event for her.

Mad Cap: LAMFF- Live To Ride, Ride To Lunch! With Tricia Helfer and Katee Sackhoff

 

A&E: Shipping Wars- Jennifer Brennan: Barber Chair

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Source: A&E– Jennifer Brennan, buying a barber chair 

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I’m not a regular viewer of Shipping Wars and tend not to watch reality TV at all for all sorts of reasons which could be enough for an entire blog post and a very long one at that. But when you’re flipping around the TV at night and perhaps you just got home from something or just off work and you’re hungry and tired, but not ready to go to bed yet, you tend to see all sorts of things on TV that you normally wouldn’t watch simply because you don’t tend to watch that type of programming. And Shipping Wars, is an example of that for me.

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Source: Jennifer Brennan– Cowgirl Jennifer Brennan 

So, I end up seeing a few episodes of A&E’s Shipping Wars 5-6 years ago during the summers of those years and come across Jennifer Brennan. Who seems to have the energy of an entire kindergarten class that’s been eating nothing but cookies and candy all day and drinking nothing but cola, who is also as adorable as a lot of those kids both personally and physically and start watching this show a little bit to check her out on it. She’s beautiful, baby-face adorable, tight sexy body who wears boots and jeans everywhere like most cowgirls, funny, and is just very entertaining to watch.

A&E: Shipping Wars- Jennifer Brennan: Barber Chair

Julia Vilas Boas: CSI- Crime Scene Investigation: Featuring Elisabeth Shue

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Source: Julie Vilas Boas– Ted Danson & Lis Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

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I first came across Elisabeth Shue in in 1987 or 88 when I was 11-12 years old and I saw her in Adventures in Babysitting. Which I think was her first major role, but I’m sure others know that better than me. Saw her in Cocktail with Tom Cruise and Bryan Brown which came out a year after in 1988. Leaving Las Vegas from 1995 with Nicholas Cage. And then she sort of had a drought after that, or at least I wasn’t seeing her in anything or seeing any of her roles. And sort of has a comeback role with CSI Las Vegas in late 2011 where she replaces Marg Helgenberger as the deputy director of that CSI office on in Las Vegas.

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Source: CSI Files– Ted Danson & Lis Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

CSI is a great fictional law enforcement show and I believe the best cop show since the original Law & Order show from the 1990s. And that even includes Law & Order SVU and is a great network show that is actually worth watching. They deal with very serious issues and crimes with most of those crimes being murder and yet have a real lighter side and streak with their cast and writing. With very funny people on that show and not just Ted Danson, but Elisabeth Shue, Wallace Langham and others. And the team on that show gives the impression that the like each other, like working with each other, and like joking around with each other. The Ted Danson and Lis Shue characters, have a long history with each other pre-Las Vegas and have great chemistry together.

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Source: Getty Images– Lis Shue & Jorja Fox, on CSI Las Vegas

I wasn’t a major viewer of CSI before Liz Shue came to the show in late 2011 and started catching it on reruns on USA a year later or so and noticed she was not only on the show, but Marg Helgenberger was gone who was obviously one of the best people and characters on that show, but with her leaving and Lis Shue coming on, the show definitely changed. Not saying it became better or worst, but certainly different. I believe Ted Danson and Lis Shue, give CSI a comedic touch that it perhaps didn’t have before. People who not only work hard, are dedicated to their jobs, and are very good at their jobs, but also know how to have a good time, notice the stupid and ridiculous and are able to make fun of it in an intelligent way. And with them together the show is just more entertaining.

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Source: Getty Images– Lis Shue & Chris Evert, CSI Las Vegas

Not to take anything away from Bill Peterson and Marg Helgenberger, who were both major parts of the early success of CSI and big part why this franchise is so successful and why CBS has been so dominant as a network the last 15-20 years, but Ted Danson and Lis Shue, both have strong comedic and dramatic backgrounds. I mean Ted Danson, was the star of two of the most popular sitcoms ever with Cheers and Becker and was very funny and great in both roles. As well as several successful movie comedies. And a lot of Lis Shue’s background in movies have been in comedy. And they both have strong dramatic backgrounds as well and combine both genres very well into one role.

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Source: Cuatro– Elisabeth Haonois & Elisabeth Shue, on CSI Las Vegas. In case one Lis is not enough.

I just love watching and listening to Elisabeth Shue on CSI. She has that great voice, face, and personality, sense of humor, that almost makes her seem like a kid and immature, because she’s so adorable physically and personally and yet she’s also a hell of an actress, very funny and great to look at. Gorgeous, very tight body, generally wearing tight outfits of the show. Tight blouse or short tight t-shirt, short jackets, and tight denim jeans and boots. Who even with her adorable presence and persona, is not someone you want to mess with, because she can kick your ass.

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Source: CBS– Elisabeth Shue, on CSI Las Vegas

Ted Danson and Lis Shue, aren’t CSI Las Vegas all by themselves, they’re just the two main stars of that show. Perhaps what the show is built around. George Eads, Jorja Fox, Elisabeth Harnois, and others are important as well. I already mentioned Wallace Langham, but Jaclyn Smith ( from Charlie’s Angels ) is a great guest star as Langham’s mother. I just believe the show is better with Danson and Shue, than it was with Peterson and Helgenberger. Even though you could have a great debate about with woman is better looking, Marg Helgenberger a gorgeous sexy redhead, or Lis Shue, a gorgeous sexy blonde, but that’s for a different debate.

Julia Vilas Boas: CSI- Crime Scene Investigation: Featuring Elisabeth Shue