It took a while to get me interested in this series. Tonight sees Kasie solve a 30-year-old cold case but the murderer may still walk. Maybe this will change over time. They play off of each other so well. Keep in mind, Shane Brennan is running both shows and he has yet to disappoint me on the original.
A funny thing happened along our journey with Hetty…Callen and Hanna won us over. Bellisario, the creator of both series', I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt, watch both episodes and then render my opinion honestly and fairly. Also, McGee visits an elite technology company in Silicon Valley that is offering him a highly paid position. Story-wise the show seems to have a couple of stories to pursue. The character Abby is great and funny. I can hardly wait for season 2! Then there's the dialogue, which is hard to follow since I'm so distraught by the camera angles. If we needed another mindless cop show, this would be perfect! Then you have that moron Tony, where did he come from anyway? I especially enjoyed her recent character arc while she dealt with her father's past and his death, working on her trust issues.
I think Pauley Perette was the ideal actress to cast. I'd rather watch Gunsmoke or Adam 12 reruns. As soon as they do I feel like it's the death keel of the show. I try to stay positive wherever possible but i'm afraid, for me, there is no redemption. Sure this team could be managed by yet another grizzled actor playing a tough as nails former Navy Seal type, whose life has been touched by tragedy because his wife died of breast cancer or his little girl choked on a marble.
Also, Bishop and Torres interview convicted investment advisor Albert Hathaway when the victim is linked to his highly publicized trial. Both series are ludicrous in that regard. Normally with chemistry we're worried more between a woman and a man but it's also important between partners, or rather actors portraying partners. I'd rather have Linda Hunt because she is a true original. The nerds suck, especially when you consider Abby from the original show. Actually the two information analysts add to Hetty's character in a remarkable way. But then again I guess this is all decided and in the can.
It's also repetitive and non-threatening…since when has Hetty, Callen, Hanna, Kensi or Deeks not come through? Each season has a good back story. In my opinion it was smart to link her to the Hawaii Five-O crossover as of all the characters we knew the least about her and it immediately added depth to her character. It isn't forced or faked; it's entirely true to life and believable. Deeks' personality is such that he's a great foil for the distrustful Kensi, he can wear her down and teach her intimacy. There's not a single character I'd change — none that irritate — they're all excellent. Did I miss an explanation of what happened to her? Dearly departed Special Agent Kate Todd more later and Special Agent Tim McGee more later have suffered the brunt of that in various occasions.
She was hot, badass and skillful with guns…what's not to like? They learn she went to Argentina. Also, Vance continues physical therapy for the injuries sustained when he was held hostage. This is merely beefcake without any redeeming characteristics. Seeing David McCallum makes people yearn for the good old days when a show like The Man From Uncle ruled the airways. Now I want to watch stories about people who are unique and unusual and earthy and human. She is the only person in the team Gibbs actually shows affection for, and she is currently dating Special Agent Tim McGee more later.
There's also the occasional twist. That's what makes it tolerable. In a flurry of unbelievable events, series star Commander Harmon Rabb Jr. Advertisers sold slots in the middle of this must surely regret any association. What kind of a joke is this? She brings the team together, she brings cohesiveness and, despite her professionalism, she brings warmth.
This show should be yanked next week. The underlying sexual tension between several of the characters is also intriguing and interesting to watch, the most obvious of these being the relationship between Tony and Kate, but there's also hints at Kate and Gibbs, McGee and Abby, and so on. Not as good as the original ncis pilot but they seemed to have pulled it off imo. And females actually look up to her? I love this show and the actors do a great job, but what I cannot for the life of me understand is. I don't know why Hollywood gets it so wrong, so often, but I suspect it has something to do with the herd instinct--when one person wanders down a certain path, everyone else follows along, just to be sure they aren't missing something they previously overlooked! The best part of this show was when they killed off Kate in the last episode.
Because of a technicality, the murderer could walk free. Daniela Ruah does Kensi justice in all the right places. There is still that dynamic of banter. After watching this show twice and trying to watch it twice more I find I can not understand how a show so stupid can be allowed on T. Also, in the midst of a storm that has shut down Washington, D.