Jamie Lee Curtis is a very good actress. It sounds like most have never seen her work from "our" generation and would relate to my statement. That said, there is something about her character and Mark Harmon's that just does not present the on-screen chemistry found in the rest of the show.
Tell me if you agree, one thing her character is deceptive in every segment. This is one trait that Gibbs has a rule for and I feel this is the main break in the on-screen chemistry and believe-ability of their fictional sparks. I (personally) can not fault JLC for this, but it is something the show should revisit. I do not see Gibbs involved with anyone he cannot fully trust. It is like mixing oil and water, they just never come together.
If the folks at NCIS are "listening" and if not I hope someone would share my thoughts.
I for one love NCIS. I for one am tired of the "end-of-season" character "kill-off" they have been running for some time. When this last season ended, I remember saying out loud, "Here we go again, another cast member kill-off." For some reason "Hollywood" or whatever today thinks this keeps the show(s) fresh.
Unfortunately, killing as many characters off in NCIS greatly impacts the real life people who actually do the jobs portrayed. I live in the geographic realm portrayed in the series. I often laugh at how a particular area is shown - nothing even close to the screen image. I grew up with the Pentagon, CIA, Fort Belvoir, Quantico, FBI, Secret Service, NSA, Norfolk NAS, Langeley, etc. as friends and neighbors. One of me best friends was CIA, though her death was from cancer, not employment. Yes their jobs are on the edge of the knife, but there are not that many fatalities in the last 20-years as portrayed in this series. For me it is becoming a bit tiring, it does not increase my loyalty to the show, nor does it provide justice for those that perform the roles as shown in the series.
David McCallum first caught my eye in 'The Great Escape', released to screen in 1963. My Dad took me to see the film as I was a bit young to go alone. From that point forward I have enjoyed his many cinematic roles. To lose David (or Ducky) will be the end of the show. The fabric that builds Gibbs, Duckie, Tony, Abbey, McGee, Ziva and Duckie's relationship would be greatly torn and very hard to back-fill if "we" lost one of them.
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