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Any NCIS fans here?

POSTED BY: CLJOHNSTON108
UPDATED: Friday, September 21, 2007 06:35
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Friday, September 14, 2007 7:13 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


As I've said before, I haven't actually watched TV since Babylon 5 ended in '98, just DVDs of shows I hear an awful lot about, like our beloved Firefly.

I was never interested in CSI:, because it looked to have too much gore for gore's sake.

A friend of mine just loaned me Season 1 of NCIS, which intrigued me because a) it's a Bellisario production and b) Mark Harmon's in it.

What a ruttin' amazing show!

Perfect blend of drama and humor, wonderful writing and acting, extreme attention to military detail...

This goes right to the top of my "favorite shows" list!

Anybody else here a fan?

Chrisisall, maybe?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NCIS_(TV_series)
http://www.ncis.navy.mil/

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Friday, September 14, 2007 7:15 AM

MISTERG


good show, that.

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"By the power of Grayskull!"

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Friday, September 14, 2007 7:27 AM

MSG


Me me me It's my favorite show. I love them all , but Abby rocks. I have 4 of her tee shirts and wear them all the time!!!

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Friday, September 14, 2007 7:27 AM

CHRISISALL


Never seen it, but I'm aware of the current controversy surrounding Harmon & Bellisario...



Might have to give it a shot Chrisisall



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Friday, September 14, 2007 7:28 AM

MISTERG


She also has a gothic undead teddybear that I bought her that she renamed Abby :D

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"By the power of Grayskull!"

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Friday, September 14, 2007 7:52 AM

MSG


Controversy??? There's controversy???? what where when??? tell me now!!!

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Friday, September 14, 2007 7:58 AM

CHRISISALL

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Friday, September 14, 2007 8:56 AM

MSG


oooh I am so mad at that nasty man. How dare he upset Mark Harmon like that. Mark is such a wonderful man...ooooh smacking stick time!!!

HUGS thanks for the info Chris..you're a doll

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Friday, September 14, 2007 10:50 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


I knew I recognized that line from your sig, MSG, while I was watching the episodes!
Just couldn't remember exactly which Browncoat used it.

As for controversy, I'd heard about Pauley Perrette's nightmare divorce, but that's it.

In the special features for Season 1, Bellisario readily cops to his micromanagerial style, but everybody seemed to really dig him (well, except for that one comment Mark made: "I'm not Gibbs - Don is Gibbs").

Turns out DPB's the one leaving...
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/news/e3ie9108c1dc3
4a16eadef6486c4cf3b732

http://ncisspecialops.proboards29.com/index.cgi?board=news&action=disp
lay&thread=1178498522


Quote:

Los Angeles Times
'NCIS' creator is leaving his show
Mark Harmon, Bellisario not commenting on 'NCIS' change.
By Lynn Smith, Times Staff Writer
May 8, 2007


Neither Donald P. Bellisario nor Mark Harmon was speaking today about the news that Bellisario would be leaving the hit CBS show he created four years ago, "NCIS."

Rumors had spread through the industry and the blogosphere that workplace tensions had created a rift between Bellisario, the show runner, and Harmon, who stars in the procedural as Special Agent Jethro Gibbs. According to TVGuide.com columnist Michael Ausiello, Harmon had complained of long work hours and a "chaotic management style."

CBS Paramount Network Television confirmed over the weekend that Bellisario will be leaving to develop two projects that are part of his overall development deal with the studio. CBS spokesmen, however, downplayed any talk of conflict, noting that is not unusual for a show runner to step down after a lengthy run.

Rachel McCallister, a spokeswoman for Bellisario, said working hours have been shorter this season than in previous years. "Many of the crew have worked with Don for years. A lot came from [his previous show] 'JAG.' One would think that if it were that chaotic, they wouldn't be there."

CBS Paramount President David Stapf praised Bellisario in a statement, saying, "He not only built a top-rated show but a great producing team that provides terrific continuity for the years ahead."

Sources associated with the show said Bellisario's duties would likely be taken over by longtime show collaborators, including co-executive producer Charles Floyd Johnson and series writer Shane Brennan.

The show follows the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) team that operates outside of the military chain of command. Its special agents travel around the world investigating crimes related to the Navy or the Marine Corps.

The show has developed a loyal audience that hasn't defected over the years to its formidable competitor in the same time slot, "American Idol." It consistently ranks No. 2 for the night. CBS executives are expected next week to announce a Season 5 for the drama.

lynn.smith@latimes.com


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Friday, September 14, 2007 11:32 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


Anyway, back to the fun stuff...

Apparently, Zac Efron (Young Simon, as if it needs to be said) was in a later episode...


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Friday, September 14, 2007 12:19 PM

JADEHAND


Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

Anybody else here a fan?



I love the show. It's always entertaining. I do loves me some Abbey.
Quote:

Originally posted by cljohnston108:

As for controversy, I'd heard about Pauley Perrette's nightmare divorce, but that's it.



Oh... So she's available?
I kid, She's fantastic. And apparently used to go into my brother's bar in NYC. Looking forward to more of this show and a few others, plus some new ones.

A man who walks the Earth

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Friday, September 14, 2007 12:53 PM

MSG


Yes available , but likely wary...so approach gently...also she has a masters in Criminal Forensics so that might be a good conversation starter:)

Well so long as my beloved NCIS is on and Mark Harmon isn't leaving...I'm happy:)

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Friday, September 14, 2007 1:04 PM

RICKKER


anyone seen the new season yet? Theres an epp. with our boy Tracey in it. Jonathan Woodward as a senators aid. After meeting him at a Sci-fi con, his epp was on the next tuesday.

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Friday, September 14, 2007 1:37 PM

CYBERSNARK


That would be the last season, BTW, the new one hasn't started yet.

(And for Chrisisall, this really underlines Michael Weatherly's acting chops; DiNozzo is like the anti-Logan.)

And yes, I'm enough of a fan that the term "Gibbs-slap" has entered my vocabulary, and I can no longer hear the words "ya think?" without mentally adding "DiNozzo?"

I want a T-shirt that says WWGD (What Would Gibbs Do?)

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We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

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Sunday, September 16, 2007 6:35 AM

COSMICFUGITIVE


Yup. LOVE the show. I'm awaiting the return of season 4 to UK screens. Although, I have already seen Jonathan Woodward's episode at a UK Firefly convention back in March. It was cool.

I started watching NCIS early into the first season. (the fourth or fifth ep, or maybe third or fourth. It was pretty early on lol, I forget.) I stumbled across it by accident one Saturday evening and was hooked right away.

I find there are some parallels (at least in terms of characterisation) to Firefly. I always find Abbey to be like Kaylee - very cheerful and a genuis in her field of work. Dinozzo is sorta like Jayne - loves women and picks on McGee, who is like Simon (He's well educated. Well spoken and polite and has the same awkwardness as Simon at times. The McAbbey 'ship is like Simon/Kaylee.) Kate reminds me of Inara a little. Duckey could be passed off as Book - very knowledgable, likes to tell stories and is caring. Gibbs is very much like Mal. He's grumpy, hates playing by the rules, and is a private person. We don't know much about his private life or if he's got a new girlfriend/wife etc.

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Ziva is my favourite character though. I was a bit wary of her introduction to the show, but she's really grown on me now. I loved the fact that she was Ari's half sister. That was a great twist. She might be tough on the surface, but she's really gentle at heart, and she's just as crazy behind the wheel as Gibbs!



Abbey is another favourite character of mine. Pauley Perrette is brilliant. I didn't know that she has her own band and that she actually studied criminology in real life.

Vague comparisons to Firefly aside, what matters most about this show, imho, are the characters and how they work as a team. I'ts character driven. That's what I love about the show. The dynamic is perfect. CSI is flashy/glamourous and technical at times, and maybe takes itself too seriously. On NCIS, there's a good balance of drama, action, comedy and technical stuff. You really get to care about the characters. Also, I love the 'rules according to Gibbs' and the 'Gibbs slap.' Duckey's quirkiness, his life stories and facts are cool too.

My all time favourite episode comes from season two, when a WWII veteran walks into NCIS headquarters, and asks to be arrested for the murder of his war buddy. LOVE that episode. Great acting, and a beautiful story.

I wasn't aware of the controversy surrounding the show.. Cheers for posting the info Chrisisall.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 2:50 AM

SPACEANJL


Big NCIS fan here. And I have a copy of series 4 here in the UK. Hah.

DiNozzo, the anti-Logan? Check. I watched about half a dozen episodes befoe I placed the face.

And Abby? Truly a great character. And the relationship she has with Gibbs? A version of what I imagine Mal and River might fashion.


You just know what Mal's first sargeant, right back when he was a raw volunteer farm boy, was like, don't you?




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Wednesday, September 19, 2007 4:19 AM

MSG


LOL and yes I love the Gibbs/Abby dynamic. I love that she can call him grouchy and all and how protective he is of her( of course that's mainly because Abby's like his daughter and she's about all he has after losing his wife and daughter)

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Thursday, September 20, 2007 4:13 AM

CYBERSNARK


Quote:

Originally posted by SpaceAnJL:
You just know what Mal's first sargeant, right back when he was a raw volunteer farm boy, was like, don't you?


*thinks*

Y'know, the repeated slaps to the back of the head would probably explain how he is now. . .

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We applied the cortical electrodes but were unable to get a neural reaction from either patient.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007 5:51 AM

MSG


I feel the need to post this link...for thos of us who love Abby and NCIS
http://www.cafepress.com/miss_sellaneous/2310180
I have all but 2 of the Abby shirts...and I'm working on that...

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Friday, September 21, 2007 2:54 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


I think my favorite single line is...

Ducky [to Ari]: "I can hardly wait to weigh your liver."

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Friday, September 21, 2007 4:42 AM

MSG


Mine is " Don't make me Gibbs slap you" ( Abby says it to McGee)

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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Friday, September 21, 2007 6:31 AM

CLJOHNSTON108


But remember when Kate Gibbs-slapped Tony, and he says, "You're not Gibbs!"

My favorite Abby line: "Don't be silly, ATF lady."

My favorite Gibbs/Abby scene is in "The Good Samaritan"...

ABBY: This is the left rear tire off Commander Julius's car. Notice anything unusual? (She smiles.)
GIBBS: It's inflated?
ABBY: Is that a guess? Or do you actually know where I'm going with this.
GIBBS: What do you think?
ABBY: Well, I don't know. That's why I asked you.
GIBBS: Why don't you just tell me?
ABBY: So you don't know.
GIBBS: I wanna make sure you know.
(beat)
ABBY: Hmm.
(beat)
GIBBS: Hmm.
(beat)
ABBY: We should play poker sometime.
GIBBS (smiling): Yeah, we should!


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Friday, September 21, 2007 6:35 AM

MSG


That was a fabulous scene....

"I'm not all that interested in the mental health of people who want to kill me. "- Leroy Jethro Gibbs


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