1) ALL primary characters signed new 2-yr contracts. Not gonna kill off someone then pay them for 2 yrs, even in H'wood. 2) Harmon is taking on more behind the camera duties, especially with NCISNO, so we will most likely see less of him and more of Weatherly. 3) Gibbs is a veteran of many war zones--does ANYONE really think he would venture out without a vest on? He'll need time to "recuperate" from the leg shot, but center mass shot will just leave bruising and surface blood from impact. Finally, after this many years, the writers are jonesing to do SOMETHING to relieve THEIR boredom, so look for a LOT of stuff outside the box NCIS was built to be. Unfortunately, a lot of long term, really great shows get to this point and kinda self-destruct....see CSI franchises--only one left is CSICyber and, frankly, it sux.
Has Hollywood degenerated to such creative sterility and barreness that re-boots are the only thing they can come up with???? Actually thinking ANYONE could step into Angela Lansburys' iconic Jessica Fletcher or Raymond Burrs' equally iconic Ironsides is bad enough. All of the fairy tale drivel that abounds is just as pathetic. I loved Charmed in its original incarnation (especially after Doherty left) and watch re-runs quite often. I'm glad the original ladies aren't thrilled either. No damned wonder TV viewership is in the dumpster.
OK--I've pretty much had it with this story line. I do not like the resurrected Annie, I do not like the empty, soul-less caricatures the writers have turned ALL of the characters(even Auggie) into and I am REALLY tired of Henry and his ugliness. It's bad enough knowing there are MANY "Henrys" in our govt...I just don't need one in my face in what WAS one of my few guilty pleasures. Maybe I'll check back in at the season finale to see if it's still the same grim garbage....then again, maybe I won't.
OK, I now officially owe the writers an apology....although it IS a temporary aberration, I'm sure. The last episode with Tiva was just right, perfectly scored and directed and left the door open for the future. Gibbs' face at the end was unsettling, since we aren't accustomed to him getting the short end of a battle that way. Must say I really enjoyed Fornell getting a "memento" of the altercation....was Gibbs' aim off or was Fornells' butt in the wrong place? Either way, it was a great story arc and put Tiva to rest, at least for now. My only concern is if the writers put Tony back in his juvenile persona, post Ziva. Hope not--I really like the depth shown by Weatherly in this one.
Neighbors had to call in a screaming report last night and "WTF" covers it nicely. I realize the writers/powers that be have been juggling hot rocks since Cote decided to abandon ship but the story line(s) are all over the bloody map! Jarvis--gone. No big loss. Vance SMILED--WTF? Gibbs had maybe 14 words of dialogue? PARSONS is now crushed to the bosom of the team? McGee has a girlfriend other than Abby? Come ON, writers--WTF happened to McAbby? Best thing I can say is it looks like just MAYBE Tony will get a chance to grow up and grow into his big paws--lost love can do that to you. Hope to hell the scattershot approach simmers down after the opening arc. A couple more calls to the local gendarmes about my screeching might be difficult to explain.
First 5 minutes were great. Then, on to reality. Edelstein has GOT to go. Didn't like her on House and REALLY don't like her here. Alexis--seriously??? A single digit IQ boyfriend does NOT reflect who you are. Beckett is already finding things she didn't expect and doesn't like in working for the feds so returning to NY won't be a trauma.The writers are going to have their butts handed to them if they can't come up with a satisfying way to get Caskett back to the 12th, with Da Boys--as usual, the writers ignore the fan base and choose to entertain themselves--neither can they give up portraying Castle as a bumbling fool, which is getting OLD. Not an auspicious start to the season.
1) Send Ziva back to Israel to head up the Mossad. That way she CAN return once she figures out she had a pretty good gig on NCIS.2) Yeah, Gibbs needs a love interest but NOT to the exclusion of everything else Gibbs. A main squeeze he can actually smile about/at will temper his rougher edges without compromising the character.3) For goodness sake, get Tony a long term girlfriend. The man is getting too old to be that randy and that juvenile. His character would benefit from balanced testosterone levels....and less teenage male activities. 4) Abby is another character that needs a main squeeze in her life--might give her more perspective on how us "normals" live 5) Finally, LEAVE DUCKY ALONE! He's fine the way he is--give him some nice ladies to occasionally date but otherwise, he's perfect the way he is. Let Jimmy start taking some of the work burden from him--allow him to grow as a character, as MGee has. But...we ARE dealing with writers here, not all of whom see the characters as clearly as the fans do.....just wish they would remember "It ain't broke, don't fix it"......
I have SO had it with the idiot writers on this show. They just DO NOT understand the concept of "it-ain't-broke-don't-fix-it". The overloaded premise of Beckett going to DC is pure sophistry at best--of course she's NOT going since it would blow the entire show up! They insist on going the "Moonlighting" route and reducing the primary characters to caricatures with really dumb story lines--that SHOULD tell the fans what the writers think of your IQ. Just let the primaries do what they do best and QUIT trying to re-invent the wheel.
Crap. The beginning of the end. When a primary character leaves, willingly, it's only a matter of time before the others start dropping off. I didn't think Cote would be the one to drop the first dime since she had to fight so hard to establish her character. Oh well...greener pastures, I guess.
Covert Affairs then Rizzoli & Iles...which isn't on your list---why not???? I might break down and watch Under the Dome--if the 1st episode isn't too depressing, I might even watch it again. Royal Pains, Necessary Roughness and MAYBE Burn Notice will fill in the blanks until other fav's return in fall.
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