When I first heard that Ted Danson was chosen I honestly didn't know who that was. But then I saw a picture of him and remembered he was on "Cheers". When I saw him at the beginning lying like a dead victim I knew I was going to like him!!!!
I love him!! CSI has gone back to being more about the actual forensics since he joined the cast and that for me is great. Though I like Laurence Fishburn as a film actor, I did not think his character suited CSI. Ted Danson on the other hand does - his personna doesn't overshadow all else. Stick with him - I think you'll be rewarded. As a team member he certainly gels them together better. Just my humble opinion :-}
Well, being a slight fan of Danson before he joined it didn't taken me long to start to like his character. He brings a more family element to the show that has always been there but hasn't been so underlined in awhile. There's still times when i wish for William/Grissom to be back, Since where i live we're only half way though the first year with D.B. Russell I haven't seen all that he has given to the show. I look forward to see what else he brings and to reading others answers.
I don't like him. Critics made a fuss about him joining the team but from the moment he appeared on the Show I stopped loving the show. So many characters are gone. Some are still there but we need a good team not a good person in a shitty team. When Grissom left that was awful of course but Langstom came in and well he was okay. But this? Rather cancel the show and let it be remembered as a good one!