With the departure of the character, Ziva, the show has lost its edgy, smart, and clever story lines. The great chemistry between the 'family' characters has been changed for being now 'uninteresting' and I find myself not interested in watching. Now the 'Bishop' character (not the actress) is not at all working. Sure it will do. But not the over the top that we as fans are use to seeing each week. Please ask Cote if she'll reconsider! That's a huge part of the group dynamics missing.
Ziva really made the show. Nor to mention she really is better looking then bishop. Not necessarily outer looks, her character was full and colorful. Bishop brings more high school drama. All good shows ends and I think this is the beginning
Well, well, well. On NCIS New Orleans last night Abbie Bourne mentioned that with a few weeks of training she could join NCIS. Pride asked her if she would go to Washington to work with Gibbs. Possible? I surely hope so. Maybe the Twit will go on the Weather Channel.
Please please get rid of that bumbling idiot palmer. I have been watching the show since the start and it's now getting to the point where I am close to stopping watching all because of that fool Palmer. I'm sick of all this Palmers baby crap.
I believe bishop wont be on the Gibbs team for long. By what ive seen i reckon Abby bourne from CGIS will replace her due to her conversation with Gibbs in his basement and her few cheeky answers to Dinozzo plus she would fit way better
It is bad enough that we in the UK are made to wait a whole year while this show is aired in the US. My wife and I have now seen the first three episodes of season 12 on Sky and have had no difficulty in containing our excitement. Having read many US viewers' comments it doesn't seem likely we will be any more impressed by the remaining episodes. The Bishop character was initially aloof and with almost no personality. It was like having two McGees and that was one too many. The writers have seen that and now her academic side is (so far) being downplayed. She is an oddball who doesn't fit in and doesn't make friends. Also she is still too cold and wooden to be likeable, and that makes her irritating. The dyed blonde hair with brown eyes does not help (wife hates that). Sorry but she has to go.
The CGIS lady (the other Abby) is (we think) waiting in the wings and she should be recruited as soon as possible. She is warm, friendly and funny - everything Bishop is not.
Generally the show is becoming boring with far too much office intrigue and too little outside action and excitement. Budget cuts maybe?
Right now we prefer Murdoch (Canadian) or The Blake Mysteries (Australian).
I hope the writers and director take heed of the poor reviews and bring the next series back up to par.
What do you get when you cross Abby with a blond? A dud. There is not enough Caf Pow to keep me awake though these new episodes. The next time the "little cutie" sits cross legs on the desk, I leave the show forever.
Whoever was trying to portray a British Railway Station in the 1960's - or at any time isn't worthy of working in the film or TV industry. We didn't have signs as shown, we didn't have glass swing doors opening onto the streets, we didn't have seating as portrayed, we certainly didn't have ticket booths of the type used in this episode. It was shoddy and Mark Hammond should be disgusted that it was allowed to be aired. If you are going set something in a foreign location you could at least check out what Victoria Station looked like - that is where the boat trains left from.
I have watched NCIS since the very first show, the cast is the best and I understand why it has been on the air so long. The writing is wonderful. Unfortunatalty since Bishop has taken over for Ziva the show is not as interesting. Kate and Zivas characters were both exciting and flirtatious. It kept the chemistry going sbetween Tony and the women. Now it's not fun you either have to change something and make excitement in Bishop or your show will lose many fans. Please get Ziva back. I would make an offer she couldn't refuse. I love Mark Harmon and have been a long time fan of his and his cast. What a class act that drives the show also to where it is. You never hear Any dirt on any of these awesome stars. Good for them stay out of the Hollywood light. Great writing just get Ziva back!,,,,PLEASE
Although a long time fan of NCIS, the writing has made this season a real disappointment. There has been no character development for any cast member. (Bishop has been given no character The writers appear to forget that Gibbs has a gut. Prime example from this past week's episode - The Gibbs of seasons 1 through maybe 9.5 never would have missed that the rescued aide worker had been turned. Really disappointing. Equally disappointing was the arrival of Tony's girlfriend. Totally out of character from the Tony fans have loved for the first 9 or 10 seasons. There was no drama, no humor, no development of the story - simply - Boom - here she is, accept it. After multiple episodes of development of his prior relationships, this fell flat. I hope the writers take these types of comments to heart - or are replaced with writers who understand that the beauty of this show was the drama in each of the lives of the characters - especially Gibbs' and his idiosyncratic method of crime fighting - that is gone. Please improve for next season or you will see your viewers head to USA to watch reruns of the well written episodes.
While I agree, with many, that the show has gone downhill over the last season and a half, I believe that people are fousing on the wrong area (or character) to blame. By making the character a "desk jockey" rather than an all-action agent (like Kate or Ziva), Bishop was always going to suffer in any comparison.
In my opinion, the problem with the show is that they have simply run out of good story lines, especially as they are now trying to ensure that 3 shows have unique and distinct plots. This has led to the apparent series-long plot line about revenge against Gibbs -- something that was played out with the Mexican cartel story. I find this extremely tiresome as they seem to be trying to create plausible stories to bring the story back to the fore. Forcing the issue has resulted in some very weak episodes. A whole episode was used to kill off one ex-wife and create the revenge factor for Gibbs and Furnell, and the episode was not very good.
I watched this show since the beginning but I just cannot take much more of Bishop. She brings out all the worst in McGee, and I'm beginning to get tired of him - they act like a couple of junior high schoolers, and the focus of the show seems to be shifting for a really good drama to a combination soap opera, situation comedy. If it continues the way it's going I suggest a mass firing of your writers. Bishop is just a dud and surely someone can recognize that.
I love everyone on the Ziva is. greatly missed! Maybe they can approach her now and try to get her back. She said she needed a break maybe she's ready to come back. McGee I love ya but you have stop saying holy crap. Crap is not holy! But I still love ya ;)
I agree with you D. I love Ziva and the chemistry she had with Tony brought a little spice to the show. Bishop just doesn't have what it takes to be on Team Gibbs :-). I hope they find a way to bring her back
The Christmas episode showed Ziva David in several flashes from the past episodes and I just raised my hopes that the producers of the show will somehow persuade Cote De Pablo to come back to the show. The character of Bishop is a big NOTHING. She has a husband, blah blah blah, no sparks with Tony, no action. NOTHING.
at the end of Season 10. Now they give us a girl sitting on the floor and can't fire a gun, a terrible love interest, and have altered many of the main characters. Haters of NCIS: New Orleans can sin on the floor with Bishop.
I've always loved to watch NCIS but, since they put this stupid blond on the show that don't do nothing but get in the way, I think the show has really went downhill. I still watch but the show is not as good. I hope CBS will come to their senses and get rid of the idiot blond before the show starts sucking enough to quit watching it. She could be replaced by a cartoon character.
This show and cast are great, even with minor cast change. Ziva may be gone however Bishop is not so bad. (at least they didn't completely Ruin this show-by bringing in some phoney washed up 'has been' actor trying regurgitate their acting career for the part).
You guys are blaming the network because the actress decided to move on? She plainly stated that it was her decision and they pulled out all the stops trying to get her to stay. Give Bishop a chance many of us were not happy when Ziva replaced Kate either...
I won't be bothering on January 6. As much as I love the rest of the cast, I can't tolerate the Bishop character.
As other as have mentioned, the chemistry used to be the driving force behind this show. It's now bland and monotonous. Not even Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauly Perrette, and David McCallum can carry this show beyond the current season.
Bring back Ziva it's not NCIS without her. It used to be my favorite show. Now I'm boycotting NCIS and CBS. This show has gone from #1 to mediocrity. I'm watching Prospectors on the weather channel now.
Not NCIS! Before, the characters all clicked and were great together. There was chemistry between them that the audience could feel. With Bishop, it just isn't there and never will be. We've taken to watching the returns with Cote in them. Who in their right mind cast that person as Bishop? And expected her to take the place of Cote? That's like going out for a steak dinner and getting potted meat instead.
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