My husband purchased "CSI: Miami, The Complete First Season" on DVD for a birthday gift for me a number of years back, knowing what a big CSI: Miami fan I am. It was purchased at Best Buy for approximately $50.00. This set can be obtained for a much lower price now, which is a good reason to wait until prices are lowered before purchasing.
This is a great DVD set. It portrays the TV series when it first started out, introducing you to the characters of Horatio Caine and his CSI team. There are six DVDs in the set. It also includes many bonus features, such as the creating of CSI: Miami, Procedures for Handling Evidence, and a tour through the Autopsy Theater and the Gun Lab, all of which I found fascinating. I must admit that I very often do not bother watching the bonus features of DVDs that I purchase or receive as gifts, but if you are a fan of crime scene investigation programs, you will undoubtedly enjoy watching these bonus features as much as I did. The features give you a chance to go behind the scenes and see how the program is put together, and you also learn about the procedures that are involved in the investigating of crimes. This might not be of interest to everyone, but I was very eager to witness what goes on behind the cameras and to learn how one of my favorite TV shows is created.
Any CSI: Miami fan will definitely enjoy getting to see the entire first season with bonus features to boot and will want to add this collection to their library of DVDs. There is also audio commentary on a few of the episodes, which I didn't even get the chance to listen to yet and may or may not watch in the future. The audio commentaries are interesting, but I usually like to watch the program without any type of distraction.
All in all, the first season of CSI: Miami will provide many enjoyable hours of viewing pleasure for fans of the show. An added bonus is being able to watch the show without any commercial interruptions. If you enjoy this type of series, you should treat yourself to this purchase, especially now that it is obtainable at a better price than the $50.00 that my husband paid for it. This will also make a great and thoughtful gift for anyone who likes the program and would like to see how it all began.