I can't stand it. Ducky? Jethro? The goth chick? The show goes so far out of its way to impress with eclectic characters that it forgets to put some believable story lines and good actors in it. It's hard to watch and thanks to shallow tv like that, I can save electricity and turn off the television. What is wrong with you people who like it?
The many displays of unprofessionalism by Mark Harmon's character is far from complimenting the producers (Bellisario). This could be a good show, but instead is a disgrace to previous productions, such as JAG, which was exceptionally done.
This show is poorly done! I think someone needs to go back to the drawing board and determine what "professionalism" looks like. Believe me, it is not portrayed here. A person, such as portrayed by Mark Harmon, in the position he holds, should not be slapping fellow workers or making snide remarks to them either. He is crude, rude and a disgrace to the position. Let's clean this up!
I used to like this show. But the writing started to decline a few months into GG becoming the producer. Then CBS decided to play hardball with CDP's contract regarding the length (requiring a 3 year contract when everyone else on the show has contracts 2 years or less) so she left. Then, even though GG said they wouldn't replace the character of Ziva, they went and replaced a good actress with a great character with a so so actress with a horrid character! Wrong move, CBS. Get rid of Barbie and bring back the ninja and I'll watch NCIS again. Otherwise, you'd have lost this viewer forever!
I actually used to like NCIS. But frankly, it started going downhill shortly after GG took over (the 1st half of season 7 was good, but my interest started waning after that). The show seemed to get dumbed down, unlikable characters keep getting shoved down our throats, the storylines have been stupid and unbelievable, etc. The only reason I was still watching was because I liked the character of Ziva so much. But then TPTB had to play harda$$ when it came to the length of Cote's contract so she left (even though it was obvious she didn't want to). I tried to continue to watch, even though my favorite character was gone, but I honestly can't anymore. Especially after the most recent boneheaded mistakes TPTB have committed. First they have the characters act as if Ziva never existed. Then, they make a new actress a regular without seeing if the fans would even like her (I tried, I can't-she is annoying and just doesn't fit in). Just what in the world were they thinking!? I have been watching since season 3 and will be watching no longer. The only way that would change is if they got rid of Emily what's her face and got Cote back. CBS, you blew it big time!
You really have taken NCIS down the tubes. You have Mark Harmon as being stupid while the new women walk in and take over and run the show. There is no more Ducky, Palmer, and even Abbey is not seen to much anymore. It was more realistic before and I think you better return it back to the show it used to be.
The show has really gone downhill since CDP left. And even though GG promised he wouldn't replace Ziva, he already has done so. I guess I shouldn't be surprised, since he also lied about how many episodes Cote would come back for! I won't be surprised if the new character is horrible-I think every character GG has created was detested by fans (especially ones he enthused over, like Samantha Ryan). I have the feeling this announcement will cause more people to stop watching NCIS. There has already been an increase in the number of people signing the petition to get Cote back. I don't believe the ratings. I think they are fixed-most people I know have stopped watching since episode 2 this season and I have noticed fewer and fewer people commented and voting on the episodes this season. I used to like NCIS. Not anymore! CBS wake up-you let the wrong person go.
Show is just pitiful without Ziva. Also pitiful is how people who didn't like Cote are still posting false rumors about why she left-it was confirmed recently that she needed a break and TPTB wouldn't grant her time off-either she had to quit or work the insane hours the cast had been doing. It wasn't about money, ego, or for other opportunities! I think I would have preferred less Ziva than no Ziva (either a reduced role or even as a recurring character would have been preferable to not being there at all!). To be quite honest, the writing has been sorely lacking since about mid season 7 and the only reason I was still watching NCIS was because of the character of Ziva. Then we get GG's lies, the 1st being Cote would come back for a few episodes. What did we get? One episode with a whopping 15 minutes. So much for goodbye episodes. Then he said that Ziva wouldn't be replaced. Less than two months later and he hires someone to replace the character! I think the wrong person left! I will no longer watch NCIS, at least not until TPTB realize their mistake and get Cote back (firing GG would be the icing on the cake, but I doubt that would happen even though it's quite obvious he doesn't get what fans want)!
I loved seasons 3-10, mostly because the character of Ziva intrigued me. The show without her just plain stinks! It was quite obvious Cote had no intention of leaving just yet, so I can only conclude she needed time off or just fewer working hours to deal with a personal issue and TPTB said no way! I can bet if one of her male colleagues wanted what she did, he would have gotten it (CBS is known to treat male actors better than female ones-look at the Criminal Minds debacle when 2 female actors were fired to save money to fund the soon to be flopped spinoff even though at least one male costar had less seniority on the show). CBS wake up! Give Cote what she wants and get her back ASAP! I will no longer watch now that her character has gone and many of my friends no longer watch for the same reason. I suspect that even fewer will watch once Ziva's replacement starts, since GG is noted for creating characters fans loathe!
With Ziva gone the show that I have enjoyed watching is sinking fast. It really is too bad, I know actors need to move on but sometimes when that happens, the show losses so much of the characteristics that made it so good. Sad & disappointed. Actors you take on shows you get followers, then you drop out because your burned or want more. We that have followed you are your ratings are your fame & fourtune. NCIS is a great show, will be sad to see it go, NO ONE will replace theZiva character. Sorry
Loved most of season 3-10 (9 wasn't too great, but still better than 1,2 and 11). Without Ziva the show is sadly lacking. Definately not the quality of the older shows. Don't know why so many people are supposedly watching it still (I still think ratings are rigged and not the actual viewership of programming-I still can't believe the number of people that supposedly watched Here Comes Honey Boo Boo). It just sucks without Ziva. CBS, get your head out of the sand and give Cote whatever she wants to get her back!
This show is over rated, the characters are cliche like the million other detective shows out there. And even characters they tried to make interesting like Abby come off as train wrecks. She's an annoying insult to people who truly understand EMO, GOTH, Valley Girl, Detective, etc. They just tried to do some random mash up where she comes off more like a pretentious valley girl dressed up for a Halloween party than anything interesting. In fact she's annoying. The entire show sucks filled with plots, premises, story lines, and tricks that have been done a million times before on a ton of other detective shows that came along over years & even decades before.
I started watching NCIS because of the character of Ziva and will stop watching now that she is gone. I actually continued to watch, even when GG's poor writing and producing made the show less interesting. It has become a horrible mess since she left. I bought seasons 3-8 and 10, mostly because of the episodes with Ziva (9 was just so horrible, I couldn't justify the expense buying the DVDs, I just bought the one episode "A Desperate Man"from iTunes). GG is the worst producer of the bunch whose decisions, such as having JLC in so many episodes of season 9 and saying he'll bring her back despite most fans hating her character and not trying hard enough to keep CDP show he has no idea what fans want, or just doesn't care. CDP's departure seems quite fishy to me, especially because it is quite apparent she didn't want to go. According to reliable sources, she didn't leave because of money, nor because she had something else lined up career wise. She said it was for personal reasons, so the only thing I can come up logically with is that she needed time off to deal with a personal issue and TPTB refused to work with her. I think it's disgusting how those so called NCIS fans who obviously didn't like her keep posting comments that imply she was greedy or had too high opinion of herself just because she won't disclose the exact nature of the personal issue. Why should she have to? I can bet these posters wouldn't post such things if MW left in the same manner. The whole situation left a bad taste in my mouth, especially when GG promised several episodes with Cote to bring closure and what we got was 1 episode with a whopping 15min, as if he was punishing Cote for not backing down. The farewell to Ziva episodes seemed like a slap in the face to Cote, so I will no longer watch until TPTB realize their mistake and woo her back. Anyone else who feels this way need to boycott NCIS-that is the only way TPTB will listen. It worked with Criminal Minds (when TPTB unjustly fired two actresses in order to have more money for the spinoff). If you really want Cote back-STOP WATCHING NCIS!
Good grief, people. Could this show (which started out GREAT) get any worse??? They really need to fire their writers before the final flush. I watched Ziva's last show and last night's "the show everyone will be tweeting about" and they BOTH sucked.
I used to love NCIS, but last season--and now this new one--are TERRIBLE.
My family has invested it's time for 10 years watching your show. 60 minutes each week for the current season and hours upon hours for the marathons that are done weekly on USA channel. Ironically, we really do not watch that much TV, but do make it a point to watch every Tuesday night faithfully. We try to catch the marathons. First, we had Sasha Alexander, but then the opportunity of her own show was her gain and our loss.
Then you bring in Cote and the show becomes even better than ever. You created this amazing leading lady, get us to love her and not miss Sasha; and then after enjoying the interaction of all of the characters for 8 years you totally discard her like she was nothing more than a passing guest on the show.
My entire family was extremely displeased with Tuesday night's episode. This is how you treat an actress that has a huge following and is responsible for a good portion of your viewership. A hurry up and get her out of here episode? Over the past 8 years, Cote did way more than hold her own with the other cast members. She became a central part of the cast. The obvious camaraderie between all of the actors is clearly evident in ALL of the episodes. You have messed with success. You have caused this show to be just another run of the mill show; one that no one is going to watch without the entire cast in it.
When Criminal Minds started messing around with their cast, my family quit watching.
Next week's episode looks like a joke.
Back in the 80's when people didn't like the "new Coke" product, they boycotted it until the original was brought back. Are you prepared for a boycott? It is coming. Hope you enjoyed your 20 million viewers this weekyou probably will never see those numbers again.
From everything I have been reading online, there are a lot of people who are very angry with you. You may end up losing viewership from your other shows.
I'd suggest you fix this and quick before it's too late.
Ask yourselves this, how many viewers are you willing to lose by not fixing this and getting Cote back?
Man, this show is so predictable and such a cliche!
Besides the obvious fact that the writers and network running it wants to make a easilly accessible and disguistingly patriotic "fast food" to the common american the actors seems tired and only offering half-hearted performances.
It baffles me that its gotten such awesome reviews! To me, its simply propaganda. The lowest form of media, since it caters to the darkest corners and the most simplistic parts of our brains
None of the characters feels real. All are bland stereotypes of a boring, successworshiping mindset.
Don't know how one of the most boring action oriented and horrid juvenile humor in a serious environment kinda show can be #1. Characters are annoying as can't take the show serious because the juvenile lame humor disrupts the plot every other minute, and I can never really fear for the character's safety or connect with them.
I think the NCIS commercial funeral scene is done in poor taste. It is not comical in the least to show someone getting slapped in the back of the head at a funeral. The funeral scene needs to be deleted from the commercial. It is disrespectful to those who are mourning the loss of a loved one. My true rating for this scene is zero but it is not available on the rating scale.
I'm a big fan of the Abby character as the caring , goth forensics tech but I found this show a bit over the top. The lovey dovey stuff was a bit bizarre. I do think that we haven't seen much of her family so that's great as long as it's not a major arc. I do wish they had chosen a different actor for Abby's brother. ALso they made it appear as if the show was about recovery of the team. Actually it was about one character. The other's seemed perfectly fine.
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.
We have watched NCIS since it's inception, however, the comment "Vance: Photo pops up, Gibbs runs off the reservation, and nobody knows a damn thing." in JD2 is totally offensive. I happen to be married to a beautiful Indian (Tlingit/Haida) and she and I decided no matter how much we enjoyed the show we will not be watching again. If the same comment, changing "reservation" to "hood" and spoken by a white individual there would be investigations and most likely apologizes. But since Indians are seen as scum, drunkards or homeless alcholics, it's OK to abuse their race. Too Bad!!!!!!
The whole thing is CSI in the navy. The acting is amatuerish and the scripts are awful. Do we really believe that 3 people would answer a question all at the same time? Is Abby for real? Pauley Perette's dress sense seems more like a publicity stunt, a cheap way to attract ratings. Would a proffesional really go around slapping all his employees? The charecters are all out of sinc with each other and none of the cast work well with each other. And could they have picked a more unoriginal name? This show isn't like CSI at all, and shouldn't try to be.
A fine show so far, but I\'ll hold back on my final judgement till I see how they wrap up this Kate dying thing. Either the producers are trying to be clever, or they think the viewers are really dumb.
Although I did like the NCIS show and was eagerly awaiting the new season, if they don’t bring Kate back, and actually go through with her death, they’ve lost my backing and respect. There had better be some clever twist that has Kate working undercover for a greater good.
If you think I’m just whistling Dixie, have a close look at the scene on the roof when Kate supposedly gets shot in the head and ‘dies’. It didn’t look right to me when I saw it, so I watched it frame by frame. My suspicions were right. Kate was supposedly shot from the front, in the forehead. The entry of the bullet was the forehead, as even mentioned again in the first show of the season, and the exit wound was in the back of her head. Yet if you watch the scene as I did, frame by frame, you first see the back of her head explode, then you see her forehead show a bullet hole… no mistake about it. Back first… front last.
For a show specializing in and depicting crime solving, they either royally messed up, or cleverly deceived. So, Kate is not dead. If they keep her dead, then the show has already died as well
These characters need some help..Everything in this show is yes 'BOSS' No 'Boss' never smiling idiot Mark Harmon, who tries to portray himself as a real hard ass. I watched a few episodes of this series hopefully to get into it but only irritated me more!
I really think there are far better shows out there than this load of 'BOSS' crap.. Who calls their senior 'BOSS' all day long, 10 times in a sentence? The staff in this show are also really spineless.. Cant understand how this show gets budgets and go-aheads and a series like SMITH gets cancelled... Whats going on with the mindless viewers out there??
I found the bigotry against Southerners in tonight’s show offensive. It seems to be a given that Southerners are always portrayed negatively in the media. I am disappointed that your show stooped to this level. What will it take for your writers to treat us the same as everyone else? If you think I am being too sensitive about this issue, then I ask you where is the balance? You never say anything negative about anyone else, and you never say anything positive about Southerners. Today we are no different than anyone else, but no one would get that idea from watching shows like the one tonight.
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