What happened to the good NCIS writers? I wonder if they weren't migrated to NCIS LA, which I have not yet seen. NCIS Season 6 (2008-2009) showed a clear decline in the quality of the writing and in the story lines. The season 7 premiere shows an even greater decline. I'm sad to see a solid cast of seasoned actors forced to recite one line after another of sheer drivel, and to watch with ever-increasing incredulity as the plot line goes from bad to worse. Sad. Sad for the actors, sad for the viewers, and ultimately sad for CBS who is throwing away the value of the NCIS brand.
I was VERY disappointed in tonight's show. You are taking a great show and becoming political on us. I couldn't believe your story line after the recent tragedy in Texas. I will not continue to watch this type of ignorance.
I was VERY disappointed in tonight's show. You are taking a great show and becoming political on us. I couldn't believe you had the audacity to provide this story line, praising muslims in the military after 13 service men and women were killed by a muslim out of hatred for this country and the people in it, not to mention the many wounded. You just slapped the face of all of those families suffering from the tragey. I hope your happy. I know shows should be controversial, why not do one on the happenings in Texas instead of turning it around to make the muslim out to be the good guy. Whoever wrote this was incensitive and ignorant, and so was everyone else who followed through with it, right down to the actors. I believe I just watched my last NCIS show, maybe CBS altogether
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!!!!!!
I know spin-offs can be a disaster with bad casting and poor writing (read: Criminal Minds - Suspect Behavior), and in truth despite it's success, NCIS LA is not the "must watch" TV that NCIS is, in my opinion (with the exception of Sam, G., Kensi the casting is questionable).
However, as NCIS is in it's 9th season, I think it is worth taking some risks.
What we learned from Gibb's "retirement" to Mexico is that Tony and the crew can carry the show without Gibbs. Michael Weatherly's range as an actor is impressive and he has been running away with the show the last few seasons.
I think this team has given all it can in it's current format (as evidenced with the disaster that was The Penelope Papers). It is time to split up the team.
It is time for Mark Harmon to move on so that the writers can develop his character more. Gibbs is not a nice person, Gibbs is not a forgiving person. He has a dark side to him that the show has flirted with for years and now is the time to explore that in greater depth.
I would like to see the Mark Harmon move away from D.C. to a new city with a new team. A little less comical and more of a focus on the harsher sides of reality without going so far as to cross over into the realm of Criminal Minds. Let Gibbs be more of the bad-a** that he is (though I fear it might take the death of a close friend (i.e., current co-cast) to bring that out of him (a la Kate).
The rest of the NCIS team stays as it with occasional interactions between all three teams. I want to see more from the Tony character than we are able to get with Gibbs as the perpetual father figure. These two characters have grown too powerful to contain in one show with reasonable storylines.
Time to take some risks and let the characters grow.
I started watching ncis and i thought it was a very good show.However,after some episodes i got bored.It is boring because its ncis.I mean it's all about naval crimes and the storylines are very repetitive sometimes.The action is nice but after Sasha Alexander left the show it became worse.Kate was ny favorite character.Tony is handsome and awesome and i think Michael Weatherly is the best actor in the show.Abby is nice but i don't like Gibbs.In fact,i hate Gibbs.He is very annoying stubborn.On the whole i think now ncis is a complete waste of time. . . . . .
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.
Gibbs is a throw back to years ago he has not idea on how to use a computer, he don't keep his people in the loop. He has to be the HE COON or ALPHA DOG all the time or he will take his basket ball and go home. His people don't seem to be able to think on their own. he has to tell them ever thing. Barney Fife was smarter then Dinozzo. you don't mistreat your co worker like he does. The bright part of the show was plamer and his girld friend. Abby is a birght spot too
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.
The show is normally about a 6 or 7, this season with the exception of one episode most have been about a 4. Suggest that the character of Tony either be dumped or he undergo a change. Personally when he starts his rants I go to mute. I cannot imagine any real person not rapping him in the nose after their first fifteen minutes in his company.
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.
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.
In the old sci-fi series, Lost In Space, Robot said, "Danger Will Robinson!" when threats appeared to young Will.
There's a scary trend happening with this season's NCIS! I can't help but think that the reason it's dipping in true quality is due to NCIS: LA. Don't sacrifice the original for the spin-off. Political commentary, mis-matched pairing of characters, lame intrigue, forced, "love interests" of Gibbs and the attorney played by, Rena Sofer, all seem to be gooping up the small screen. If I may, blah, blah, blah . . . beg the NCIS team to get back to the basics of real character development, ease-up on the political commentary, and get rid of Sofer's character.
Love the show--however, writers should leave out political comments as in last week's episode such as Tony's remark about Sarah Palin! Disappointed that writers do not know that some of us women do hunt, fish, and protect our own-by shooting first, asking questions later, especially here in the deep south! Please leave writer's opinions out of the mix!!! Keep the show true to its original content and plot, it will be better if you do! A comment like "Who do you think you are, Sarah Palin?" denegrates the show's integrity and makes me not want to watch it any more!
Where are the good old days of Ziva and Dinozzo bantering? Of Gibbs being the brooding senior agent? McGee and Abby? This show has lost its 'loving' feeling and become just another cookie-cut, run of the mill show. The show is as follows:
Episode begins - murder victim - character development - suspects - more character development - throw in some 'lab' talk/autopsy - baddie is caught - character development - Episode ends!
I loved this show - but unfortunately it's just so predictable, it's too funny to even guess who the suspect is. And when are Ziva and Dinozzo finally going to admit their love for each other?
Maybe I'm just pent up about something else entirely but I will not be following this show. My score remains as is, purely for the fact that Abby/Palmer make up for the dire storylines!
Okay. I've watched this show and the best part of it is Sasha Alexander. And Mark Harman was, I suppose, alright back in the day but this show is "Corny". I prefer watching CSI: Miami instead of this. And I think Horatio Caine is a dork. So lets say If there is nothing else on I'll switch between NCIS and MTV. Maybe I'm lucky and only get to see Sasha. If you think that CSI: Miami is too hardcore for you (HAHAHEHE) then feel free to switch over to NCIS (where the magic stops). Hey you might like it but don't bother trying to sell it to me!
Don’t you have confidence in the quality of a show to bring back its viewers after a long, boring summer season of re-runs? Must you always resort to the tired, over-used and even sleazy “cliff-hangers” to entice viewers to return?
NCIS used to be the best show on television. It was smart, fast paced, full of drama, slight humor and above all, surprises. The writing used to be superb! It is obvious that someone else must now be writing or directing the show because it doesn’t flow with the same ease as before.
While I do like the depth added to the characters by the details of their personal lives, the sexual tension between Tony and Zeeva and Gibbs and the Director is something that has been done over and over again; most recently, on the extremely disappointing end of JAG: Another excellent show that was ruined by the same cliché.
This will always fail because while tantalizing at first, viewers often tire of the long teases because writers often do not seem to know when or how to proceed. Too long of a tease, and they grow tired. Bring the romance to fruition and they loose interest. Back off and restart it again later, and is the same old thing.
I urge you to be more focused, more engaged in the writing. Don’t try to be so clever that you have so many twists and turns that it seems that you don’t know how to get out of a circular room. While suspense and surprises are good, don’t confuse them with regurgitation.
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.
This show was alright, a bit boring at times. The acting was average to say the least, and the way the "actors" if I may call them that(I don't know whether they deserve that title) try humour us with their stupidity towards each other and their boss, was absolutely dredfull, not funny one bitt. I seem to only laugh at the dumbness of this show. But on a positive note the storyline is pretty interesting; sort of like CSI which I think thats where they get most of their ideas from. To end this review of the show NCIS I would like to say find actors that can actually act.
This show was one of my favorites till it starts to assault Arabs and to accuse us with every dirty sick minded crime.The Arabs are not terrorists and every where there is good and evil but as producers you lost me as a fan and you will lose a lot of Arabic watchers because of your wrong hatred to us.By the way the Arabic language that zifa speaks is so wrong and that episode in Iraq's prison was disaster in making it was lacking good preparation and it was so disappointing in American accuracy in shows so my advice to you stop accusing Arabs and be more accurate about language and religious traditions .
It drives me nuts when actors get the gig of a lifetime and then they spend the rest of their career trying to catch "lightning in a bottle again". You had success and you decided you were better then you co-stars and the show, so good riddance! I hope you have put away your money because you must know that Hollywood, Bollywood or even Dollywood isn't gonna be knocking at your door begging you to take all the money that NCIS had given you AND had offered you. In a decade or less I will eat a big pile of baby poop if Cote is even an after thought in Movies, TV or Internet (unless a "personal" video tape is "stolen" and released to adults but I doubt it. In 10 years I doubt even the perverts will have time for you but.... of course correct me, in 10 years or less, if I'm wrong. In 10 years people WILL remember NCIS but will they remember you Cote????? Sorry but being selfish seldom pays off!
Sack the writer who wrote her storylines as well have screwed-up "TIVA" for the last 3 years. If you had a partner like her, you would have cut them loose long ago. With all the rubbish she did to tony, NO-ONE like that is worth waiting for. Tony should look at moving on as well. Is it me but does no-one get promoted at NCIS?
We are so tired of Michael Weatherly's character. It has gotten so bad that we are no longer watching regularly and when we do when he speaks we mute the tv. This character is over done. He is disrespectful, disloyal, annoying and has gotten very tiresome. He has too many lines and his character needs to shut up. A little reality is that nobody would work with this type of person and they would be reported for multiple reasons. We would like to see and hear more from Sean Murray. More of his family life and a real love interest would be great and not the Abbey character.
I signed up for tv.com because I noticed you had a ton of "Transformers" episodes. I'm trying to view some of the "Vitory" series from "Transformers" but I can't seem to figure out how to view the episodes. I then went to "NCIS" and see that there is a "watch" section on the page to view the episode. I don't, however, see this option on the pages with the Transformers videos. Can you please explain to me what I need to do to watch these episodes? Thanks. I really want to watch this and other shows that don't have the "Watch now" section. I'm not very computer literate so maybe I'm missing something that someone can help me with. Thank you all so much.
We have watched NCIS from the beginning. We love that NCIS is going back to great plots and using all the characters. Love the new character Ellie Bishop. She is smart, quirkie, and adorable. Can take a guy down too! She will be a good addition. Core characters are Gibbs, Tony and McGee. Ziva became the central character and it was all about romance between her and Tony. NCIS is NCIS again. Thank you! Love 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!
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 have watched about 14 episodes and I think I'm just about done with the show. Some of the story lines are reasonably interesting. However, the attempts at humor fall flat, the comedic characters and dialogue are un-funny and only detract from the show.
The character behaviors are cute-ish/quirky for the first couple of shows you watch. After that they begin to grate on you. You want to see a plot followed through, with the characters acting and responding in a realistic way. The fact that they do not -- each episode seems more ridiculous than the one before, and you know there's nothing remotely realistic in the way these "federal agents" try to solve the crimes -- means you can only view it as a comedy.
If, then, the show had any genuine humor, it might be worth watching. As it is, I can only assume it isn't meant for anyone over the age of 22.
NCIS is a show with intriguing storylines and some decent banter between the main characters. However, for me, the show completely lost it's fire when they killed off Kate at the end of Season 2. The character of Ziva was intriguing in the beginning. The Mossad agent with ninja skills, contacts in high places and a chuckle worthy inability to use common phrases and sayings. However, it got old REAL fast. Now she's nothing but a tag along to the other main characters that actually have a personality. Where Kate and Tony had an entertaining brother/sister, sexually charged, competing-for-Gibbs-approval relationship, Ziva and Tony have intermittent conversations involving sexual innuendos but they never generate anything close to chemistry. The only saving grace for the show is that McGee's finally gotten a backbone and starting giving as good as he gets from Tony. Nevertheless, it's worth tuning in for if you're after some light comedy relief and interesting plot twists.
NCIS is a great police serie. It has a good story that unfolds with just one case per episode, so the case can be with more depth than CSI, for example. Another advantage of that approach is that the relation between the characters is more developed.
Another good point is the characters themselves, they are unique and funny.
The mistake in the serie is the serie motivation. I cannot see how the military can hire such characters to be functionaries. It´s really strange, a punk, for example. No way that happens!
Maybe the show were more believable if the motivation was a different one.
Despite that fact it's a great show if you can let aside the coherence.
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