The first season of CSI:NY remains my favourite, very much due to its colouring and mood: blues and grays and blues and browns and blues. Every CSI show has its own palette of colours, and this is not an exception. What I love most however, is the gothic feel, the melancholy and nostalgia; the first season delt with loss and grief, shot not-so-soon after 9/11, was the first to get permission to film at Ground Zero. No one sleeps in this New York, and everybody has past to deal with. This has remained the core of the show, but with time we lost the dimmed colours and the sadness.