I think Pauley Perette was the ideal actress to cast. Remember when he was and heading into the private sector? After the first few episodes, I felt bored and wondering if I should keep watching. 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. I have never in my life ever wished failure on anyone or anything and I don't feel I need to now. David James Elliot is charged with her murder and while his arrest and trial is taking place, Mark Harmon chases after some badass terrorist. I don't think the acting is bad and some of the guys are endearing but the women's roles are either terminally bland or weird. Hetty seems a bit more understanding.
Plus his constant dueling with DiNozzo-priceless! Mark Harmond might be a good actor, but here he looks like he's trying to pull the entire cast up by its bootstraps and regrettably, he's not succeeding. Tim is a computer whiz, but is at a loss when it comes to social life; has gotten a tattoo on his butt to impress Sciuto - and it worked. Keep in mind, Shane Brennan is running both shows and he has yet to disappoint me on the original. Based on promos and spoilery tidbits show us that Torres is of searching for Vance in the field, while the others run point from the office. I go back each week. So I strongly disagree with the featured reviewer - what's wrong with having a patriotic drama? I'm looking forward to Season 6! They also have personalities and eccentricities that make them a better ridealong than overstarched Harmless Rabbit and whatever babe he happens to be working with this season, such as Gibbs' coffee addiction, Ducky's intellectual ramblings, DiNozzo's attempts at being a cool womanizer, Abby's interesting blend of science nerd and goth grrrl, and Kate as the token vaguely normal neophyte thrown into the mix. They play off of each other so well.
And the only episode that really sparks anything, is the one with Abigale Bourne. And it felt like they didn't know how to end it, so it just ends. There are a couple of twists to make the outcome not seem so obvious. I like David McCallum's character and the way they tease him about going on and on. Story-wise the show seems to have a couple of stories to pursue. For the bulk of the pilot it was Callen and Hanna doing the bulk of the muscle for their investigation.
Chris O'Donnell has grown up and yet, there is still that juvenile offender on the loose quality to him. Callen is really the central character, before or after Hetty, depending how you look at it, whoever you love more. But it's the presence of Linda Hunt that elevates this show. If downloading is available, you can to two locations. None of those qualities are included here, and all the things that made the other copycats so easily ignored are! Harmon's so sexy in this role and McCallum is always a joy to watch as Ducky especially when he's on the role over various anthropology lectures which to my amusement everyone on that shows roll up their eyeballs. It adds a lot of depth that it's his ability to speak an Arabic dialect and his affiliation as a Muslim that leads him to these story lines. Now Deeks is simply part of 'Kensi and Deeks the partnership' and I no longer wish for his sudden irreversible death.
Sorry to be so negative, but that's how it is. Because of a technicality, the murderer could walk free. Pay-Per-View videos will become available to watch once the event starts, will be available for replay for 24 hours following the event, and are not available for download. By taking this character another direction, having him have a rather typical background, as compared to Callen, we can explore how his skills take him places you wouldn't expect. Also, McGee visits an elite technology company in Silicon Valley that is offering him a highly paid position. We know this is only fiction but it's great fiction.
Enev the Girl from Uncle would be a better role model for girls, not that incompetent airhead Kate. Especially as Terry O'Quinn was the connection point, as her father being a friend of his makes total sense. You'll also notice differences in the way of how the organization deals with cases. I absolutely do not understand what this show is trying to convey to us. Aside from the characters, I have problems with the technology aspects of the show. It's her knowledge of Callen and her willingness to go after his enemies that carried us through procedural plot. But then again I guess this is all decided and in the can.
The investigation is quite different, but expected. The writing seems to continue at an even keel. Tim McGee Sean Murray , who joined the team in the second season after making various guest-appearances throughout the first season. His diatribe on the terrorist and what he did to his assistant alone is Emmy award stuff-don't mess with Ducky ever again! I have to admit I hated Marty Deeks, though I wasn't sad to see the back of Nate Getz either. So far I think they've succeeded.
He enjoys to torment someone, usually the newest element of the team. This is merely beefcake without any redeeming characteristics. I'd rather watch Gunsmoke or Adam 12 reruns. McGee's identity is determined to have been stolen when mysterious purchases show up at the office and on his credit card bill. Actually the two information analysts add to Hetty's character in a remarkable way.
Then there's the quirky yet gifted tattooed tech, whose oddball behavior, piercings, and diarrhea of the mouth wouldn't get past the initial interview process, never mind being allowed to testify for the prosecution in a court of law. He is very loyal, and actually cares for his team, but has problems with women evidence of this being three failed weddings. I also get the feeling that this is a two-parter. Plus, they get any info about anything at any computer. His obsession with Ari the terrorist , his list of rules, then his tendency to think out of the box just adds to the spice and pace of this show. I can't stand this show! There's something special about the Hetty character - she is the center of the show in a unique way. She is just a lot of fun.