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2017 Jan 17 NCIS Critique of “Off The Grid”

By | January 17th, 2017|NCIS|

Wow! They’re back. After the trauma of having Ziva and DiNozzo depart from the show, Gibbs’ reconstituted group has finally congealed. Tonight’s episode is well written and well acted. We really expected a continuation of the January 3rd episode (Willoughby) and the pursuit of a terrorist named Chen. Instead, while Ellie is distracted and examines [...]

2017 Jan 3 NCIS Critique of “Willoughby”

By | January 3rd, 2017|NCIS|

Our last blog was long because we shared a Washington Post article about a real live NCIS case. We wanted our readers to get an idea of how much work goes into a real case. So we thought that tonight’s episode of “Willoughby” would be a simple one-hour episode of a simpler case. Wrong! Instead [...]

Real Life Turncoat NCIS Supervisor Sentenced to 12 Years

By | December 28th, 2016|NCIS|

In the absence of a new NCIS episode this week, we thought we’d bring you the true story of what happens when a supervisor like Leroy Jethro Gibbs becomes corrupt. While the one-hour shows are entertaining, this lengthy account will be informative as it reveals how NCIS works in real life. The following article, written [...]

Merry Christmas and See You Next Year

By | December 21st, 2016|NCIS|

By now some of those of you who watch NCIS and respond to our comments on the show and other subjects, are wondering if we've abandoned you. Between the World Series, the election returns and the fact that we missed a few of the new NCIS shows, you've not been hearing much from us. Have [...]

2016 Nov 22 Critique of NCIS episode Enemy Combatant

By | November 22nd, 2016|NCIS|

Our critique of last week’s episode (postponed by the World Series) suggested the writers might have been attempting to influence the national election by writing a script about immigration issues. This week’s episode again features a conspiracy theory of some unnamed and unknown Defense Contractor prolonging the incarceration of an alleged terrorist who is wrongfully [...]

The Art of the Squeeze

By | November 21st, 2016|News Commentary|

Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite complained on October 18, 2016 that Russian President Putin’s placing of nuclear-capable offensive Iskander (S-400) missiles in the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad, was intended to threaten European capitals as well as the Baltic region. While Vladimir Putin has moved defensive missile systems around the region, this is the first time he’s [...]

2016 Nov 15 NCIS Critique of “Home of the Brave”

By | November 15th, 2016|NCIS|

By now you might have discovered that when there is a rerun on NCIS, we don’t write a critique. That’s because we’ve already written one when the episode appeared for the first time. Those critiques can be found in the archives of earlier episode on our website. For the last two weeks there has not [...]

The Corruption of the U.S. Department of Justice

By | October 25th, 2016|News Commentary|

Those who are checking our blog to read our critique of tonight’s NCIS episode must have forgotten tonight is the first game of the World Series and the Chicago Cubs first participation in too many years. So we’ll be watching the Cubs tonight, instead of NCIS’ annual gory Halloween episode. We are often asked if [...]

2016 Oct 18 NCIS Critique of “Philly”

By | October 18th, 2016|NCIS|

When a U.S. Navy sailor is killed, Leroy Jethro Gibbs assigns Special Agents Eleanor Bishop and Alex Quinn to investigate. It is in the city of “Brotherly Love” that these two agents connect with MI6 agent Clayton Reeves who is played by British actor Duane Henry. He will be joining the show as a series [...]

2016 Oct 11 Critique of NCIS episode, ‘Love Boat’

By | October 11th, 2016|NCIS|

Tonight’s show was a cross between TV’s “Love Boat”, with many civilian passengers on a ‘Tiger Cruise’ (the Navy’s version of job shadowing) and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express or Death on the Nile. It was a real Whodunit, with a large cast from the passengers. Diane and David differ on the high [...]