2013 Oct 29 NCIS Critique of “Oil and Water”

Tonight’s episode was intriguing and fun. We’re past Ziva’s departure. Abigail Borin, the U.S. Coast Guard investigator, returned, giving us more insights into her strong character. We especially like Abigail because we have always thought she’s the female version of Gibbs. In “Oil and Water,” the writers showed us why. She served as a marine [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:10:23+00:00 October 30th, 2013|NCIS|1 Comment

2013 Mar 19 NCIS Critique of “Seek”

“Seek”, the eighteenth episode of the tenth season of NCIS, is directed by Michael Weatherly. In this episode, Michael had to play his role as Tony DiNozzo in front of the camera and then step behind the camera as the director. What great experience and we wonder where it will lead for him. This episode [...]

By | 2013-03-20T02:28:07+00:00 March 20th, 2013|NCIS|2 Comments

2013 Feb 26 NCIS Critique of “Detour”

The opening scene where a U.S. Naval Officer shows up bloody and wobbling as a woman needs her drains unplugged is reminiscent of “Blazing Saddles” or “City Slickers.” Only tonight’s comedic opener foreshadows a disastrous turn for Jimmy and Ducky. And why did Lt. Gordon Roth die? Jimmy Palmer says it best: “Death by drain [...]

By | 2013-02-27T03:08:25+00:00 February 27th, 2013|NCIS|1 Comment

NCIS critque of 1/3/12 – “Housekeeping”

While this first episode of the New Year was called “Housekeeping,” we’ve dubbed it “Cold Leftovers.” Just as we’ve been eating Holiday remnants, it seems the writers also cleaned out their fridge, lumping together odd chunks of this and that, tossing together a casserole from last year’s leftovers. Yuck! The main meal they served tasted [...]

By | 2017-05-19T13:10:31+00:00 January 4th, 2012|NCIS|1 Comment

“Freedom” Rerun critique of 12/06/11

One doesn't often think of the word "freedom" in connection with the death of a Marine. But that is precisely the connotation of this NCIS show, a repeat from last season. If this show airs again, we'll skip it. The "victim" turned out to be a creep. His wife, a "gunney" like Jethro Gibbs, played [...]

By | 2011-12-07T15:34:20+00:00 December 7th, 2011|NCIS|0 Comments

NCIS Episode, “Engagement” Part II

We felt that two incidents made for a good conclusion to this two part episode. First, Gibbs and Vance in their interrogation of a terrorist tricked him into thinking his brother and sister had both been killed, leading to admissions on his part. The terrorist knew that there wasn’t much NCIS could do to him. [...]

By | 2011-11-16T19:18:06+00:00 November 16th, 2011|NCIS|0 Comments