NCIS: The Complete Series (up ’til now…)
I love my mother. She is, in my humble opinion, the best mother in the world – except that sometimes, she watches weird things on TV. For the longest while, my mom loved to watch Law & Order. She even mastered the esteemed Da Duh sound effect and would use it in every day conversation. Then one day I noticed she was watching a new show. A show that she said was better than Law & Order. Well Da. Duh.
So what show toppled L&O from its mighty perch? Why NCIS, of course. My Mom and Dad now know these shows so well that they can watch the first segment – before the credits – and tell you how it ends. In their fervor, somehow they managed to addict me to the show as well, and NCIS (pronouned NIN-sis) is a part of my every day life.
Thankfully, NPL has the first six seasons on DVD. When I first started watching on TV (on USA), I didn’t watch from the beginning, so I was very confused about how things came to be (it doesn’t help that I can be kind of OCD about reading/watching things in order). Once I went back and got a more complete history of events, I enjoyed the episodes even more.
Who doesn’t like watching Abby outsmart McGee? I thought Mark Harmon was the bees knees when he was on Chicago Hope, but his Leroy Jethro Gibbs is my favorite of his characters. Also…I must admit, I have a teeny, tiny, almost miniscule really, crush on Tony. But I’m smart enough to know that he’d totally break my heart, plus I like him and Ziva together, so I must find a way to soldier on without him (seriously, though, Tony, call me…).
NCIS is the number one show on TV for good reason. Good writing, good actors, good fun. Maybe my mom’s taste in TV isn’t quite as bad as I thought.
Oh wait, no. She used to like Quantum Leap.*
* Ok, I apologize to folks out there who actually liked Quantum Leap. However, I’m still undecided if I’m apologizing because I don’t want to hurt your feelings or just because I feel sorry for you…