Plus his constant dueling with DiNozzo-priceless! There are a couple of twists to make the outcome not seem so obvious. I watched this show for five minutes and couldn't stand the cinematography. After the first few episodes, I felt bored and wondering if I should keep watching. O'Donnell plays the chameleon well even though he never really changes. And then Mark Harmon, as the pained old man leader of this band of miscreants or more appropriately excrements, who looks like a man with a bad case of piles.
As soon as they do I feel like it's the death keel of the show. By taking this character another direction, having him have a rather typical background, as compared to Callen, we can explore how his skills take him places you wouldn't expect. I'm looking forward to Season 6! My favorite though is Pauley Perrette's character. And females actually look up to her? Fortunately it's worth the wait! The investigation is quite different, but expected. Finally Bellisario got it right. Mark Harmon just acts like a grumpy old man. She is definitely unlike Gibbs in many ways.
We wait for the little sounds bits from this diminutive character squirreling them away like precious nuts. I love that there is a hidden past for Callen, much in the way that Gibbs's bast was hidden for the first three years. I think Pauley Perette was the ideal actress to cast. I sure hope they keep most of the cast in the next season, as they seem to play off each other brilliantly. They're in good hands and hopefully, they'll get even better. He doesn't know much about who he or his parents are, what his first name is beyond G or why people tend to try to kill him.
I was a little shocked when they added Nell as I thought Eric did a fine job without her but Hetty really made the addition work. But it's the presence of Linda Hunt that elevates this show. Then we have the reason for Rule 12-Special Agent Catlin Todd-the writers don't always have a clue as to her portrayal but she always pulls it off and that humor of hers-the end lines alone are great! Then there's the quirky yet gifted tattooed tech, whose oddball behavior, piercings, and diarrhea of the mouth wouldn't get past the initial interview process, never mind being allowed to testify for the prosecution in a court of law. There's also the occasional twist. And having Director Vance and Abby make short crossovers is excellent.
The original is such a great show, one I wait every week for. His diatribe on the terrorist and what he did to his assistant alone is Emmy award stuff-don't mess with Ducky ever again! It took a while to get me interested in this series. I'm sure the caterers are tops! I especially enjoyed her recent character arc while she dealt with her father's past and his death, working on her trust issues. She makes the whole show as far as I am concerned. I'd rather watch Gunsmoke or Adam 12 reruns. Â The season draws to a close as Gibbs is later kidnapped by someone working for Paloma Reynosa, the daughter of the late Pedro Hernandez, a drug dealer Gibbs himself shot dead twenty years previously as Hernandez had been responsible for killing Gibbs' first wife Shannon and daughter Kelly. In my opinion it was smart to link her to the Hawaii Five-O crossover as of all the characters we knew the least about her and it immediately added depth to her character.
We also get a few characters making cameos for the show like Director Vance. Otherwise, even though I'm also a fan of McCallum, I find the treatment of his character difficult to take complete disdain from one and all and the other characters are fingernail on chalkboard annoying. Abby is perfectly believable, despite the goth overtones. This has become my favorite regular show on the main networks. The show is very good and Tom Harmon plays his character exceedingly well; as do the rest of the cast. Likable characters, plus at least two characters from ncis keep popping up and that mixes things up a little, so it seems more like the ncis we all love.
Nothing on this show will grab you--it just doesn't have any pull. So I strongly disagree with the featured reviewer - what's wrong with having a patriotic drama? I can't stand this show! This is a great series to watch. Can someone help me out here??? They play off of each other so well. Seeing David McCallum makes people yearn for the good old days when a show like The Man From Uncle ruled the airways. It's a crime drama that's both serious and light-hearted, and a wonderful show for anyone who likes fascinating stories, good humor, and great character interaction. It isn't forced or faked; it's entirely true to life and believable. He's great and believable for his role, but any of the others lost as regulars on the show would break down the core character interplay.
I have never in my life ever wished failure on anyone or anything and I don't feel I need to now. There's a computer guru like Abby. Dearly departed Special Agent Kate Todd more later and Special Agent Tim McGee more later have suffered the brunt of that in various occasions. The McGee character could be replaced. Normally with chemistry we're worried more between a woman and a man but it's also important between partners, or rather actors portraying partners. The underlying sexual tension between several of the characters is also intriguing and interesting to watch, the most obvious of these being the relationship between Tony and Kate, but there's also hints at Kate and Gibbs, McGee and Abby, and so on.
Mark Harmon stars as Jethro Gibbs, the leader of a team of an anti terrorist unit of the Naval Criminal Investigative Services. The stories are good enough to keep me watching and the character interplay can be quite amusing at times. Why a clandestine type building that is an embarrassment to a government agency, a head of department that is out of a book of fiction, a buff agent who I think was hired just to show off his body. I hope they keep this show on the air. As opposed to other reviewers who are sadly so limited they can only conceive of Linda Hunt as an object of derision, I tune in specifically to see her. How can no one have mentioned that? I believe this is key to the popularity of the show as anything that shakes up the typical procedural format is looked upon favorably by television audiences.
The nerds suck, especially when you consider Abby from the original show. I've seen enough shallow cookie cutter actors with impossibly white teeth and ripped abs. Now Deeks is simply part of 'Kensi and Deeks the partnership' and I no longer wish for his sudden irreversible death. It's also repetitive and non-threatening…since when has Hetty, Callen, Hanna, Kensi or Deeks not come through? In the the pilot is about a Navy Officer whose gunned down by people who are working for the drug cartel. The second major flaw is that somehow this got made.