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It has been on forever but I have never seen it. What is it about? Is it a military drama? Procedural crime drama? What?

by Anonymousreply 5702/03/2015

procedural crime drama with a military overlay - Sometimes a seaman is involved in a crime, sometimes there's fraud on the navy, sometimes a terrorism case involving the navy

I haven't seen it in years, so the nature could have changed. I haven't seen the California spinoff.

by Anonymousreply 106/21/2012

Procedural crime drama featuring the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

And don't forget the Marines, R2. They are under NCIS jurisdiction as well. Jethro Leroy Gibbs was a Marine, NOT a sailor.

by Anonymousreply 206/21/2012

OOPS, I meant R1

by Anonymousreply 306/21/2012

It's really an awful show.

by Anonymousreply 406/21/2012

lot of homoeroticism between Gibbs (Mark Harmon) & DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly)

by Anonymousreply 506/21/2012

It's actually a pretty good show, with a real sense of humor. The LA version isn't as well acted except by Linda Hunt, who is terrific and, unfortunately, leaving the cast next season. But it's fun, too.

They ate both better than that CSI crap.

by Anonymousreply 606/21/2012

I don't much care for the spinoff, but NCIS itself is still enjoyable, and Pauley Perrette is great fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 706/22/2012

I love the show but it's been getting a little bit dull with the Tony and Ziva crap. Other than that, it is still watchable.

by Anonymousreply 806/22/2012

Right wing propaganda dressed up as a procedural.

by Anonymousreply 906/22/2012

R9 quoted for truth...

by Anonymousreply 1006/22/2012

The older episodes have Sasha Alexander from her per-Rizzoli & Isles days, which is fun to watch.

Otherwise, it's a pretty simple procedural.

by Anonymousreply 1106/22/2012

Love Pauley and David McCallum.

by Anonymousreply 1206/22/2012

Cote de Pablo does a great job playing Ziva.

by Anonymousreply 1306/22/2012

Every female guest story of a certain age has a backstory of fucking Mark Harmon's character, Jethro.

Jethro has a really ridiculous haircut and never changes his expression or tone of voice.

by Anonymousreply 1406/22/2012

I don't know but I didn't accept a roommate b/c she told me that when it was on she'd "Have to have the living room" and then went on to describe it in detail. She seemed weird.

by Anonymousreply 1506/22/2012

Love love love this show. Only started watching the reruns on USA network when I was recouperating from surgery. Now I never miss an epsiode.

Seeing David McCallum again is in and of itself wonderful. Mark Harmon has been around for a long time, but in this show, you just see the characters, not celebrities. Plus you never know when a lead character is going to get killed off and when. The last episode of the prime time season shows David McCallum having a heart attack and lying on the sand. Now we have to wait until lord only knows when to see what happens.

by Anonymousreply 1606/22/2012

I hated when they killed Sasha Alexander's character Kate Todd off the show. She was a favorite.

by Anonymousreply 1706/22/2012

[quote] I hated when they killed Sasha Alexander's character Kate Todd off the show. She was a favorite.

that was Sasha's doing. She wanted to get the fuck off that show and never come back

by Anonymousreply 1806/22/2012

NCIS was created by the same guy who gave us JAG and Magnum PI. I know he loves the Navy (and Marines) but the homoerotic stuff seems subconscious (to him), at least to me.

by Anonymousreply 1906/22/2012

[quote]Jethro has a really ridiculous haircut and never changes his expression or tone of voice.

That pretty much descibes Harmon's acting range.

by Anonymousreply 2006/22/2012

Great point, r18.

by Anonymousreply 2106/23/2012

Like many shows, although the actual show may be lame, there is some good slash out there, especially Gibbs/DiNozzo fic.

by Anonymousreply 2206/23/2012

This is the first season (2012-2013) that I hadn't been watching. I was sort of burned out on the Ziva and Tony stuff that it was sort of repetitive. Everything else was just meh.

by Anonymousreply 2303/05/2013

Yes, R23 . The showrunner's obsession with Cote de Pablo has killed the show's chemistry. She's become the new Gibbs, knows everything, does everything, etc. You would think *she's* the senior field agent/second in command, not diNozzo.

Tony and Abby have regressed to whiny, goofy toddlers. McGee is given nothing to do.

Thank God they resurrected McCallum's character this season. Ducky has a spark he hasn't had in years.

by Anonymousreply 2403/05/2013

"America, fuck yeah!" right wing propaganda with some seriously bad acting, masquerading as a procedural.

by Anonymousreply 2503/05/2013

Much as I love Pauley Perrette, boy that character is tired tired tired. Grow up a bit girl.

Had to stop watching last season. It was becoming impossible to distinguish one episode from another, much like CSI.

by Anonymousreply 2603/05/2013

My friends love it, Mark Harmon, and David "Illya" McCallum.

I tried it and found the writing level execrable.

by Anonymousreply 2703/05/2013

National security porn, badly written, with dull characters that never change.

by Anonymousreply 2803/05/2013

Just another CBS show that has been on for years I have never seen - like JAG CSI, CSI MIAMI, CSI NYC, NCIS, NCIS LA, HAWAII 5-0..........

by Anonymousreply 2903/05/2013

[quote]Linda Hunt, who is terrific and, unfortunately, leaving the cast next season.

Noooooooooo! I adore Linda Hunt! Why is she leaving?

by Anonymousreply 3003/05/2013

OK, I can't find a thing online about Linda Hunt leaving the show. There was some speculation last season after her character's resignation, but that all got wrapped up and she's back in her chair. Where does this new info come from?

by Anonymousreply 3103/05/2013

This seems to be very popular in the midwest, or at least IN. I hate how it reinforces difunctional family dynamics and inappropriate workplace behavior. I think there was an episode where they all had to take a class in sexual harassment or something like that. Of course it was treated with derision. (I did not see that episode, I saw a subsequent episode where the incident was referenced.)

by Anonymousreply 3203/05/2013

It is comfort TV. Lot of petty officers are murder victims. I did like the guest appearance a few years from Gena Rowlands playing the mother of the late wife of Mark Harmon's character. Effective work from a generally unique and gifted actress. I did like Jamie Lee Curtis last season as well.

"NCIS" is one of those shows where you don't give it any thought. That's not a problem if you feel there are more shows you have time to follow that have a tendency to be too involving.

by Anonymousreply 3303/05/2013

It's also a show where the writers and producers don't give it any thought.

by Anonymousreply 3403/05/2013

I used to think Sean Murray (McGee) was cute in a nerdy kinda way. :)

by Anonymousreply 3503/05/2013

The shows best years are definitely behind them.

DiNozzo and Abby are big, insufferable brats.

Hate Ziva and all her rabid followers. Tiva? Bitch, please. They have NO chemistry to be a romantic couple.

The Gibbs/DiNozzo chemistry was the best but they have killed it.

by Anonymousreply 3603/05/2013

Jimmy Palmer should have been gay. The show has generally been gay positive when there's a gay character on, though it's rare occurrence.

by Anonymousreply 3703/05/2013

I did like last weeks episode which featured Palmer and Ducky.

They have good chemistry and any minute Ziva is not on my screen is a good one.

by Anonymousreply 3803/05/2013

links to Gibbs/DeNozzo slash would be appreciated

by Anonymousreply 3903/05/2013

The show has a gay storyline every couple of years, and it's always positive.

Weird about Sean Murray - he went and lost all that weight, to the point some people thought he looked too thin, and this season he's put it all back on.

Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer) is hot. He sings and dances, too.

by Anonymousreply 4003/05/2013

R40, Murray stopped smoking. Probably explains the weight gain. Given the weird changes in his voice the last few years, the ciggies caused damage to his vocal cords.

Good for him.

by Anonymousreply 4103/05/2013

Try, R39

There's tons of Gibbs/DiNozzo, more so than any other pairing.


by Anonymousreply 4203/06/2013

Pauley Perrette

by Anonymousreply 4303/07/2013

My god, McGee's dad is a total asshole!

by Anonymousreply 4403/26/2013


by Anonymousreply 4504/01/2013

Who will fade into obscurity after NCIS is over?

by Anonymousreply 4604/04/2013

Everyone except Mark Harmon. Maybe Weatherly also.

by Anonymousreply 4704/10/2013

Does anybody know the situation with DePablo?

Is she or is she not coming back? They haven't announced anything. Is she really that delusional (or her reps are) in believing that the show would suffer without her?

What's the hold-up?

I hope she leaves.

by Anonymousreply 4804/14/2013

Anyone watch tonight? Marina Sirtis guest-starred as the new director of Mossad. I thought she was Shohreh Aghdashloo. They could play sisters now.

by Anonymousreply 4904/24/2013

[quote]Procedural crime drama featuring the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Is there really that much crime and murder in the Navy that they need their own criminal investigation unit?

by Anonymousreply 5004/24/2013

NCIS investigates crime within the Navy as well as crimes against the Navy and its personnel, e.g., procurement fraud, bid rigging, espionage, murder, assault, etc.

by Anonymousreply 5104/24/2013

I received this link by someone I don't know. Is this for real? Abby seems so cool . I imagine if this was true the mainstream press would cover it. WTF.

by Anonymousreply 5206/03/2013

Bump for the huge news from today:

! DePablo is leaving the show!!!


Wonder what happened with the contract negotiations.

by Anonymousreply 5307/10/2013

I think Cote De Pablo wanted more money and I believe it is the real reason she is leaving the show. I didn't watch this past season (2012-2013) because I was pretty bored with the show.

by Anonymousreply 5407/21/2013

Well, yeah, it's pretty much a given that she wanted more money.

The question is how much more? I had read some people mention she was making more than Weatherly and Paulie and the McGee dude!

That's already bullshit, if true.

Whatever, the show was pretty boring this year and I had seriously considered not watching anymore.

by Anonymousreply 5507/22/2013

I like the show, but didn't watch as much this last season. I hadn't followed the gossip about Cote de Pablo. They'll replace her like they did Sasha if she doesn't want to come back. I actually liked Sasha better. I think they'd have a hard time without Harmon and without McCallum. The LA version was supposed to be more hip, but the original has remained more popular. CBS buys probably more episodes of this show than it does of any other. It starts sooner in the fall and goes on longer in May than any of the other network shows.

by Anonymousreply 5607/22/2013

Tonight's episode centered on the investigation of the murder of an openly gay navy officer. His husband was a police officer. The freepers are going nuts on Facebook about the show pushing the "gay agenda" and swearing off the show.

by Anonymousreply 5702/03/2015
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