2015 Sept 29 NCIS Critique of “Personal Day”

When David read the preview “Personal Day” and saw that it involved the team working with a DEA agent, he thought it would be exciting and reminiscent, since he was recruited away by DEA after being an NCIS agent. Long ago, David quit objecting to careless and technical mistakes made by the producers of the [...]

By | September 30th, 2015|NCIS|6 Comments

2015 Sept 22 NCIS Critique of “Stop The Bleeding”

Have you been waiting for the beginning of Season Thirteen of the NCIS show as we have? One of the key questions was if and how would Leroy Jethro Gibbs would survive the shooting at the end of Season Twelve. Since he and others of the cast had already signed their contracts for the new [...]

By | September 23rd, 2015|NCIS|7 Comments

2015 Apr 28 Critique of NCIS Episode “Troll”

We hate it when they do this, again. Another TBC… To Be Continued. It was an exciting ending, where we wondered if Gibbs would make it until next week. Now that we have your attention, we will tell you that the previews for next week shows him alive and well. Whew! We’ll tell you below [...]

By | April 29th, 2015|NCIS|8 Comments

2014 Oct 14 NCIS Critique of “Choke Hold”

First thing we did while watching tonight’s show was to find who wrote the script. His name is Christopher Waild. Initially, we concluded that he wasn’t a good writer because the beginning was mostly meaningless college frat-type trash talk. Things did improve though, especially the ending. As suspense authors, it was fun for us to [...]

By | October 15th, 2014|NCIS|12 Comments

2014 Sept 30 NCIS Critique of “Kill The Messenger”

This episode was really a fun one. Great script writing. It’s creative when the victim’s cell phone starts ringing inside the evidence bag. Also hilarious is when Tony has a verbal exchange with an anonymous caller demanding, “You first ‘wise acre’,” and it turns out to be “The President.” What a hoot. We enjoyed seeing [...]

By | October 1st, 2014|NCIS|2 Comments

2014 May 13 NCIS Critique of “Honor Thy Father”

Tonight’s episode was the last installment of a year long journey for the family of Leroy Jethro Gibbs. We’ve said before that the popularity of the NCIS show is due much to the great script writing, the unique personality of Gibbs, and his means of communicating (most often without words). Also, the fact that Gibbs’ [...]

By | May 14th, 2014|NCIS|2 Comments

2014 Apr 29 NCIS Critique of “Shooter”

We both agree: This episode reveals great investigative work by the NCIS team, especially from Abby. It is certainly her night to shine. Gibbs et. al. are determined to discover who murdered Marine photographer Roe, known as the “Shooter”. Is the Army lieutenant who shot a militant overseas to blame because he wants to avoid [...]

By | April 30th, 2014|NCIS|0 Comments

2014 Apr 15 NCIS Critique of “Alleged”

Tonight’s episode deals with a difficult subject. The writers toss in some fun and intriguing aspects to lighten the mood. “Alleged” tackles an issue that is a problem in the Navy right now—sexual assault. David has said many times since we’ve started writing our critiques that many of his cases while with NIS (the original [...]

By | April 16th, 2014|NCIS|7 Comments

2014 Mar 18 NCIS Critique of “Rock and a Hard Place”

2014 Mar 18 NCIS Critique of “Rock and a Hard Place” If one likes subtlety, tonight’s show lobbed all sorts of trivia below the radar. This episode offered a veritable buffet for those who enjoy rock music. An aging rock star named Manheim, as in Steam Roller, becomes the center of attention when he is [...]

By | March 19th, 2014|NCIS|5 Comments

2013 Dec 17 NCIS Critique of “Homesick”

Tonight we saw the last episode in season eleven and appropriately, it had a Christmas theme complete with the heart-warming events that surround the celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ, the time when families get together. We’ve said before how Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the patriarch of a dysfunctional family of singles. That was [...]

By | December 18th, 2013|NCIS|3 Comments