As a fan of CSI (las Vegas, NY, Miami - in order of preference), after watching Da Vinci's Inquest I have to say it is a much better show than CSI. The settings and plot are more realistic and the characters are more fully developed than most American TV shows. Give Da Vinci's a look and you won't be disappointed.
Davinci's Inquest is simply a terrific show. It is so well written and acted that it really shows how silly and mindless are american programs like CSI and Law & Order The characters and situations seem real and are compelling. The formula is that there is no formula. There is no build up, climax or epilogue. People turn up dead every episode, but the causes aren't always sinister. The characters, situations and office politics are as close to real life as you can get in a drama.