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Yeah, many places are like that. But this show had scads of money - it's one of the top shows on TV right now so their budget could well afford the truly cheap cost of monitors, many times over.

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I think your top statement in the second paragraph crystallizes our disagreement: "all we have are rules in our lives". No doubt that's how McGee operates and it's certainly how Gibbs does too (and how McGee's dad did as well). Ultimately that's an individual thing….and to those for whom that maxim resonates, the character of McGee is relatable and no doubt welcome. For others who prefer a more laid back approach to life, where rules don't matter quite so much, McGee comes off as stifling and uptight. To be sure, Sean Murray plays the part well - I have no issues with the characterization or how well it's written. But the character just doesn't sit well with me. Your statement "all we have are rules…" makes me want to pull out my hair in horror.

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Exactly. There's usually one every episode - but not this time. This time it was all about Tony supporting McGee. (Which I liked, actually)

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I agree with you. She showed up on his phone - why not in person? Same thing goes for the villain of the week. We heard his name a lot - but we never got to actually meet him. Seems sloppy to me.

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I upvoted your comment just for the new monitors note. Honestly - this is 2014. Why the heck did they still have CRT monitors around? Those thinks are bulky, hard to move and take up so much energy. With McGee being such a techno-nerd, it just didn't seem right that he didn't have the latest technology on his desk.

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Hey you're free to disagree and to think my review stinks - that's what the comment section is all about. In fact I'm grateful when readers state what they think. But I find it weird that on some positive NCIS reviews I've been accused of being paid by CBS to shill for this show, and under reviews like this the accusation is that I don't like the show. I disagree with your comment CaliMark - does that mean you work for CBS? : )

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My fault - I should have been more precise. I meant that I don't recall seeing Tony issue a joke where he uses McGee's name as a jumping off point.

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Ok I'll bite: where do you get the idea that I don't like the show?

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The one thing I loved about this show was that Aaron Sorkin never took his viewers for granted. And he never allowed the characters to take each for granted either. Nor did he assume anything but a very high intelligence of any of them. There wasn't a single stereotypical character in the bunch: each was unique, and complete with individual quirks. For some strange reason I expected this final episode to be all about Charlie - a la The Big Chill - but it was so much more than that. And the look on Will's face at hearing that Mackenzie was pregnant was just…amazing. He had moved on from being a cynical bitter man to a new dad-to-be with new hope in his eyes. Talk about a character evolution! Christine - there is a lot of "The Newsroom" music up on iTunes right now, all from the first two seasons. No doubt that great performance we saw tonight will soon be up there too. They'd be crazy not to market it. When it comes out - I'm definitely going to buy it. As I'm going to buy the three-season DVD set as well.

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I howled at Lilly's explanation of how one gets a baby.