Quentin Tarantino’s most forgettable work isn’t even a movie: a world-famous series, but he only did it because he was a big fan.

The acclaimed filmmaker is famous for many of his feature films, but not everyone knows that several decades ago he directed for the small screen twice.

If you are an unconditional fan of Quentin Tarantino’s work, probably none of his works will come as a surprise to you, but not everyone knows that the famous and praised filmmaker, He has not only directed feature films. Yes, it is true that in recent years different rumors and news related to the director’s intention to bring his behind-the-scenes experience to the television stage, something that with the arrival of large productions to ‘streaming’ attracts more and more renowned filmmakers, but at the moment nothing is 100% firm. Nevertheless, in 1995 and 2005 respectively, he was encouraged to film episodes for two popular series.

The first television experience of the director of pulp fiction, Damn bastards Y Once upon a time in…Hollywoodamong others, it was in the 90s, when he went behind the scenes of an episode of the famous emergencies which starred George Clooney. Then the filmmaker had only begun to stand out as one of the directors of his generation after the success of Reservoir Dogs Y pulp fictionhis first two films in 1992 and 1994 respectively.

However, when in 2005 Quentin Tarantino agreed to direct two episodes of another world famous series It was already a surprise for many, since during his almost 20-year career he had not shown any interest in this format and, nevertheless, in the world of celluloid it was already a true institution endorsed by Jackie Brown, Kill Bill Volume 1 Y Kill Bill Volume 2.

With his next projects already in mind, it is clear that Tarantino had no need to direct a couple of episodes of a free-to-air television series, no matter how famous she was, but agreed to do it for a simple reason: to be an unconditional and absolute fan of CSI: Las Vegasthe first series of the criminal franchise under the famous acronym that aired on CBS for no more and no less than 15 seasons between 2000 and 2015 and which gave rise to three ‘spin-offs’.

A decade after his first experience in emergencies in 1995, Quentin Tarantino received a proposal that he could not reject, although many would never have thought of linking his name and prestige to an episodic series for a free-to-air television network. The executive producer of CSI Carol Mendelsohn had heard that Tarantino was a big fan of the series and never missed one of its episodes.so he did not want to waste time and they launched into making the proposal: “The rumor had spread rapidly that Quentin Tarantino was seeing her [CSI]which was a great source of pride for everyone, and at one point we began to think that if he was a big fan why not ask him if he would like to write and direct something for the series,” the producer assured Los Angeles Times.

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And they were lucky. Tarantino accepted and was delightedas he himself would confirm in 2005 on the occasion of the premiere of the episode. A double chapter, ‘Grave Danger’ that served to dismiss the fifth season in style.

It wasn’t a challenge in that sense because… I like the series,” Tarantino would explain about the limitations of television. “I just wanted to do my episode. So the format was all I accepted. I just wanted it to be bigger, to look like a ‘CSI’ movie in a way.

The double episode, whose title was accompanied by “Volume 1 and Volume 2” in reference to kill bill already the rumors that Tarantino would have been binge-watching with CSI while rolling famous movies, went down in procedural history as one of the most special and was the subject of very good reviews, who did not hesitate to point out that the filmmaker’s style was evident in the final result.

Likewise, the chapters are often among the most loved by fans and have a not inconsiderable average score of 8.5 in IMDB. However, as part of a total of 337, in the end the reality of the double episode is that, As much as Tarantino signed it, it did not go much beyond the mere anecdote. His most forgettable job, in short.