A good show with many of the characteristics of some of the better 1970's crime shows. That is to say there is good acting and good plots but it follows a trend of recent shows that revolve around the legal intersection of Police and Military Police... That is not a very big intersection point. Anyway, I would rather watch it than The Price Is Right....
It shows the quality of this TV show that I as a viewer feel I have lost a friend. Although there was a portend a couple of episodes ago, I was very shocked at what happened to Ducky and very sad. I hope David McCallum is OK and just moving on with life. I just wish he wasn't moving on without us, the fans. It reminded me of "West Wing" when Leo had a heart attack in the woods. Although he survived that in the show, life had another plan for the actor. There are so many levels and layers to this show and this episode. I admire the theme of service to the country and service people that pervade the series.
I almost didn't watch the episode tonight. I knew it would be a cliffhanger, but how tense of a cliffhanger I didn't know. Now we have to wait all summer to figure out what happens with Ducky (although I almost saw this coming). I'm sure Gibbs, Abby, Tony and Ziva all survive, and Palmer is eloping. I hope JLC is gone for good (never liked her character), and I wonder what happened to Scott Wolfe's character. I kind of hope he survives, he's good.
Above all, I'm tired of seeing a criminal like Dearing get away with so much. He needs to go down, and go down hard. Why did they have to string this out like this? He knew too much and was a step ahead of them the whole time. I smell a mole.
Well, now we wait, what 4-5 long months? Oh geez, I won't be able to forget this episode.
I randomly stumbled upon NCIS one day and loved every second of it. I get to learn a lot about lab work, life as a special agent, life on the street, and the characters' role plays are so witty and serious at the same time. The stories are definitely compelling to watch. The graphics are outstanding which is also a plus for me. I try not to miss an episode, you shouldn't either!
I do not know why the casting director, who does such a great job with all the other characters (except the Directors), cannot pick a woman for Gibs. Each one gets worse. Why not just hire Pam Dawber and be done with it. We would finally have someone believable for him...these others--even his x-wives--are embarrassing. Get rid of Jamie Lee Curtis before you lose the whole show.
Tiva started getting exciting in season 9 about half way through, the episode Housekeeping (9x12). Despite the fact that the case itself was interesting and dramatic, Tiva scenes were present! The return of EJ should have been something i would have prolonged, however her presence seemed to turn up the Tiva heat. EJ herself even encouraged Tony to admit his deeper feelings for Ziva. Again in the following episode, A Desperate Man, Tiva scenes were inevitable. Ray's proposal was a downer for many Tiva shippers, all fearing for the worst - Ziva to accept! Fortunately she didn't, from then up until the current episode, A Missionary Position, there has been at least one Tiva scene in each episode. The latest episode 9x20 was a letdown for many Tiva fans as there was great anticipation and expectations for several Tiva scenes - which didn't happen. However at the end of the episode Tony spoke in spanish, referring to Ziva. Although many of us didn't understand what he was saying we all ran to our computers to translate. He said something along the lines of - "I couldn't do it without her, she is an incredible woman". At this point my Tiva heart melted <3 as I'm sure all Tiva shippers hearts did. Let me know your opinions on Tiva so far and your speculation for the rest of the season.
I am a long time fan of NCIS & have seen every episode, I enjoy all the characters & you can see that they all have wonderful chemistry. BUT I am concerned with the introduction of Jaimie Lee Curtis as a regular, because I would have to reconsider watching it because as soon as she is on screen I am cringing. I am supposed to be enjoying the show. not dreading what's coming next, she is a complete misfit can't they see that? There is not an ounce of chemistry even if they did act together in "Freaky Friday"! It's like GIbbs is going through some kind of crisis & anyone will do.....................please!! That's not the Gibbs we know & love he is a class act & unfortunately JLC is not.
I really hate to be so tacky, but it looks like they cast the winner of a female Gibbs look-alike contest, and it doesn't even work for a sister, and there is no fire. So it is contrary to Gibb's personal code. I understand Pam's concern for who they cast opposite her husband, but this isn't going to do anything but drive us away.
Please!!!!!! Get rid of JLC. She looks like a man, can't act, giggles all the time and is definitely not the type of woman for Gibbs. Also, you keep expecting her to bring out a cup of Activia at any time. You can definitely do MUCH better than her. Will never watch again. Hope you
pay attention to the people that keep you ratings up there.
Finally, we are getting out of Gibb's bedroom! I love him but he is getting too old to have the focus be on his 'chick magnet' ability. Jamie Lee was a bad decision. This kind of writing will bring the show to it's knees if they keep this up.
Rocky was excellent in 'The Good Son'. Superb performance from him and his 'TV family'. Let's see some more core values here without the 'fluff'.
Jethro Gibbs romantically attracted to Jamie Lee Curtis, give me a break!! First time I have ever felt upset with this shows direction since the beginning. She looks old enough to be his mother, OK maybe not mother but much older sister, he would never be interested in her, all the other woman he has been linked to were so attractive.Poor Gibbs must be mad at the writers or at least the casting department, I can't even imagine Ducky with her, his last romantic interest was a Charlies Angel!!
Jamie Lee is fine on the show but please take her out as a romantic interest!!! It is hard to watch, and I am a woman over 40. This last episode where even the young guy was all over her, come on!!!!! Is she secretly a ghost writer on the show living out her fantasies? My ratings were all 9's and 10's until this nonsense. GET GIBBS SOMEONE ELSE!!!!!!!
What happened, get Jamie Lee Curtis off the show, this used to be our very favorite. She needs to stick to selling yougurt, not bossing Gibbs around. It doesn't look authentic, she is nothing, get rid of her before we lose interest.
No not my Gibbs with her, what were the directors thinking, bye bye Jamie.
I believe NCIS to be among the most watchable TV dramas. The storylines are generally excellent, and character development is equally impressive. Of course, I imagine a fair number of viewers are intrigued with the sexual tension between Ziva and Tony (which is fine by me). All told, the show is well done and respectful of the Armed Forces. Particularly so, given that the team investigates naval crime (whether by or against the Navy). Great Job.
I enjoy NCIS up to a point. Gibbs is totally out of control, no one seems to have any control of him. They should replace Tony with an intelligent actor, or rewrite his character. That "senior" agent is incompetent and annoying. The other actors are believable and capable. I've seen every episode over and over again, they need new writers so they can stop repeating themselves.
The problem with NCIS is that it is completely forgettable. A year or two after it is off the air it will not be talked about as a show that had any important impact on television or culture. The primary issue is that this is a run-of-the-mill procedural, where the events of one episode have little to no impact on the characters as the show moves to the next episode, with the rare, two-minute scene of an ongoing storyline. However, plot and suspense do not equal substance.
The problem is the flat characters. Characters should undergo subtle shifts from episode to episode, and plots should help propel characters to new places. Neither happens in this series. People argue that the characters develop and change, but then are able to summarize that entire change in a sentence. That is NOT character development; real development is slow and complex, long-lasting, and worth mulling over. These characters do not have that outside of their interactions with one another. So, this show is pretty tame--takes no risks, offers nothing any more interesting or thought-provoking than CSI or Law and Order, and has characters that are the same now as they were when the show began.
Just love NCIS, Tony is such a goof, Abby is just fabulous!!, Gibbs is awesome! Megee is sych a Brain! Ziva is confusing! Ducky is pretty kool! Love all the characters they all fit and work great togetehr, this is an awesome show.
I'm a bit ashamed I didn't write a review earlier, but now I have to. This show is the best longtime running TV-series right now (maybe even since a long time).
Maybe a bit strange to say this, but most cases don't really matter anymore and most of the time not really interesting (except for some and the season arcs).
As I said, that sounds strange because I said its the best show in a long time. But I think it is very well done. Because what started as a criminal procedure now is something to watch for the characters and their connection (at least for me, and I'd like to think for a lot of longtime viewers too)
The casting, writing and chemistry are perfect. Gibbs is very badass but in the same time cares very much. And its done very well. Then the bound between Kate and Tony, man that was a great one. And what show can pull of a kill of such an important character and still be very good. And after all these years they still keep holding on to her.
Then Ziva and Tony, this is just the best coupling in a show I've ever seen. The tension feels very real and they know it, although they don't want to admit, but everyone sees it, even characters that hardly know them.
McGee is like the little brother of the family and has a strange but very great connection with Abby. As far as Abby, what the hell did they think when they wrote the character of a science expert like that. But it works, and she probably is the most lovable science geek ever.
I can go on and on about the characters relationships. Most shows have some bounding between characters. But this show pulled of a relationship between every character. From son/daughter to dad, brother and sister or a love affair. Even Palmer now is someone that has to stay on the show. And he isn't that much in it.
I will have to see a show that can pull this of like they did and keeps around for that long. And the best, even attracts more viewers through the years.
For everyone who wants to see it, here are 3 very well done videos that you'll have to watch as a fan.
For one it drags you into the series and keeps you there and heaven forbid a two episode cause then you have an entire week coming up with your own ideas so forth.
I don't think anyone can knock the show it gives everyone something.
I still remember the episode/s of NCIS that were to introduce us to the team which was through JAG (another good show as far as I am concerned) it was from there on I watched NCIS never missed it and plenty of times like everyone sat and watched reruns.
The only thing I wonder about is will it stop at season 10 or continue ?
I love this show. I don't care how many times I've seen the episodes, I never get bored. The humor, the tragedy and the distinctive personalities of the characters make this show must see TV. My favorite main characters are Gibbs, McGee, Abby and Ducky. My favorite episodes are the ones where Gibbs sticks up for our men and women in uniform (and of course his gut is always right). And I have always enjoyed the dynamic between Gibbs and Fornell and Gibbs and Franks.
Some of my favorite episodes: Call to Silence (Charles Durning is brilliant!!); Heartland (Daddy Gibbs); Hiatus I ? II; Silent Night; the Borderland arc.