Where's the Love for NCIS

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So easy to write-off (another procedural, boring, JAG spinoff, boring, etc.) and on first glance cheesy - but it's great! Much funnier than any other CSI or Law and Order, better writing, too.

I get the impression that they're trying to appeal to red-state America (lots of 'ooooh, yeah, take out the bad terra-ist!' moments, 2/3 of the first season plots revolve around terrorism, some environmentalists try to kill a submarine crew, etc.) but the Hollywood writers can't help but undermine that.

milo z (mlp), Friday, 25 August 2006 03:02 (fifteen years ago) link

gothy lab tech

electric sound of jim [and why not] (electricsound), Friday, 25 August 2006 03:08 (fifteen years ago) link

one year passes...

channel 5 got love for NCIS

DG, Saturday, 16 February 2008 20:46 (thirteen years ago) link

ILX must really hate this show, it's been on fridays and saturdays for ages and this is the only thread

nb i think i hate it too

DG, Sunday, 24 February 2008 00:02 (thirteen years ago) link

LX must really hate this show, it's been on fridays and saturdays for ages and this is the only thread

nb i think i hate it too

DG, Sunday, 24 February 2008 00:02 (thirteen years ago) link

^^^whoa wtf

DG, Sunday, 24 February 2008 00:02 (thirteen years ago) link

dubious whether it can handle the loss of gibbs

electricsound, Sunday, 24 February 2008 00:15 (thirteen years ago) link

ok now here's the problem with being so far behind.. i didn't know he returned

electricsound, Sunday, 24 February 2008 00:18 (thirteen years ago) link

one year passes...

I love this show. The Gibbs/Abby relationship is awesome.

Barackin' In the Free World (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 5 March 2009 03:16 (twelve years ago) link

seven months pass...

how did i end up addicted to this show

lorax & order (electricsound), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 23:37 (twelve years ago) link

USA marathons?

Melissa W, Thursday, 8 October 2009 00:13 (twelve years ago) link

Show kinda rocks. Don't fight it.

Adventures of Dog Boy and Frank Sobotka (B.L.A.M.), Thursday, 8 October 2009 02:33 (twelve years ago) link

four weeks pass...

Wish I was that fucking hippo, man... ppppbbbbbbttttttt!

kingkongvsgodzilla, Saturday, 7 November 2009 12:01 (eleven years ago) link

eleven months pass...

yay new series, so excited

jestaint natural (electricsound), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 08:15 (eleven years ago) link

Ya think?

Best Lauren Holly vehicle since....Turbulence

Master of Treacle, Tuesday, 19 October 2010 13:11 (eleven years ago) link

two years pass...

so i just got cable again for the first time in six years and yay seinfeld reruns and turner classics and sports sports sports but i've also kinda started catching reruns of this on the 80 or so channels you can catch reruns of this on and, um, it's a decent show. not amazing but as goods say kojak or whatever. mark harmon's good on it. however: i've seen five episodes so far and two of them dealt w/ human trafficking.

balls, Saturday, 6 July 2013 01:12 (eight years ago) link

one year passes...

I need to do something with my life like invent a $45 farting hippo toy.

how's life, Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:33 (seven years ago) link

i watched almost all of however many seasons of this kind of bland show in a binge, somewhat joylessly but comfortably enough, until my parents, who i was staying with at the time, got a cease-and-desist letter from the show's parent company's lawyers, who grabbed my parents' ip address in a torrenting sweep. i know it doesn't matter but after that i was kind of irked and never bothered to catch up with any future episodes.

j., Tuesday, 26 August 2014 19:45 (seven years ago) link

seven years pass...

This isn't the news, the news that David McCallum has now definitely had a longer run than Harmon is the news.

https://people.com/tv/mark-harmon-departs-ncis-after-18-seasons/

Though to quote an exchange between two friends elsewhere:

"I thought Harmon was NCIS."

"I mean, he was out for a short bit while they let that pervert guy be the lead."

"You’ll have to be more specific."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 17:13 (one week ago) link

never watched an episode, but sometimes when flipping through channels i would stop and stare at his awful haircut for a little bit

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:01 (one week ago) link

i *have* seen several episodes of NCIS LA, and if the original is anything like it, harmon must have run up an incredible body count in 18 seasons

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:15 (one week ago) link

I occasionally watch the LA show on a basic cable channel called ION that runs nothing but police procedurals - Blue Bloods, Law & Order: SVU, Chicago PD, Hawaii 5-O, etc., etc. - and it's darkly hilarious to me that ION's slogan is "Positively Entertaining," because every one of those shows, Hawaii 5-O in particular, is an absolute slaughterhouse. I mean, Chicago PD should change its name to Government-Sanctioned Murder Squad and it's not an episode of NCIS: LA if at least three people don't wind up dead by the end.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 18:49 (one week ago) link

Iirc, ION started out with a broader lineup of shows, including sitcoms like Alf and Perfect Strangers, but I may be confusing them with Cozi or something.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 20:03 (one week ago) link

yeah the NCIS LA shows i've seen are just bloodbaths where the bad guys always draw first and deserve their fate

then we cut away to see what twee hijinks the nerdy hackers are up to

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 20:09 (one week ago) link

Self-XP Checking their wiki, I didn't realize ION started out as the late UHF staple PAX network, an off-shoot of HSN which ran a mix of Christian and family programming before sliding into Infomercial City before the ION rebranding.

Precious, Grace, Hill & Beard LTD. (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 20:12 (one week ago) link

at least NCIS LA has the shadout mapes

the house . . . keeper

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 22:33 (one week ago) link


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