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. I think they put in very solid performances as supporting team members. I hope they keep this show on the air. Hanna and Callen have a buddy buddy relationship in the tradition of Dinozzo and McGee. Also, one of Callen's aliases is the victim of credit card theft, and Mosley is concerned it signals something bigger. Mark Harmon just acts like a grumpy old man. As we watched we found their characters balanced each other out nicely as well.
Sorry to be so negative, but that's how it is. Likable characters, plus at least two characters from ncis keep popping up and that mixes things up a little, so it seems more like the ncis we all love. Now I want to watch stories about people who are unique and unusual and earthy and human. 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. Also, what on earth is this show doing on at 9:30pm on Sunday? I felt her performance was superb and that her character a. Pulling in Oscar winner Linda Hunt to play Hetty was a masterstroke. 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.
The rest of the cast is ok. In the the pilot is about a Navy Officer whose gunned down by people who are working for the drug cartel. Keep in mind, Shane Brennan is running both shows and he has yet to disappoint me on the original. Sasha Alexander strength in character serviced as a good role model for women, especially young women in general in encouraging them to become members of the N. I especially enjoyed her recent character arc while she dealt with her father's past and his death, working on her trust issues.
They've slowly gotten some chemistry. Easily one of the best shows on television today, suspenseful, humorous and real-not always pleasant or formulaic-but real! You'd need the constant buzz of fluorescent lights in the background combined with pages and pages of forms being typed into the computer --- mostly about drug abuses by young 18 year olds. Aside from the characters, I have problems with the technology aspects of the show. But it's the presence of Linda Hunt that elevates this show. Callen still hasn't gotten his moment of justice for the people that shot him. This show is well cast and the writing is solid. The other characters are strong and well played, also essential but they are a team because Hetty centers them.
True it has no gibbs, tony or elf lord, but the characters are growing on me, and Linda Hunt who plays the boss is a good actress and quite amusing in her role. My favorite though is Pauley Perrette's character. An added plus is the inter meshing of the cast-David McCallum-funny, urbane- so hot! I'm looking forward to Season 6! Their technique will be different. Anyone sent to take her place is seen as our enemy and we long to see them eliminated. I'd rather have Linda Hunt because she is a true original. But then again I guess this is all decided and in the can.
It took a while to get me interested in this series. The characters are cardboard cutouts, the script lines vary from turgid to absurd, the humour just doesn't make it. I wish more shows would do the same. It's a crime drama that's both serious and light-hearted, and a wonderful show for anyone who likes fascinating stories, good humor, and great character interaction. None of those qualities are included here, and all the things that made the other copycats so easily ignored are! The best part of this show was when they killed off Kate in the last episode. All in all, a fun show to watch. So far I think they've succeeded.
That's what makes it tolerable. In the first episode when Agent Callen O'Donnell arrives for his day back to work, Hetty makes sure he has everything he needs including a new wardrobe!!! She loves to hear techno or hard rock music like Android Lust played at a very loud volume while working. Abby Sciuto Pauley Perrette a perky Goth not as oxymorous as it sounds who has an imprecise number of tattoos on her body and is the greatest at her job. Still if you like Mark Harmon, you'll like him in this. In a flurry of unbelievable events, series star Commander Harmon Rabb Jr.
Mark Harmon's character appears to be annoyed sometimes by the other characters actions etc. We also get a few characters making cameos for the show like Director Vance. If we needed another mindless cop show, this would be perfect! This is the first show where a Goth type character is shown as something more than some wierdo to be avoided. Especially as Terry O'Quinn was the connection point, as her father being a friend of his makes total sense. However, after settling down and focusing on the episodes, mainly the one where Dom gets kidnapped, I felt like they've hit their stride.
Scott Gemmill January 14, 2018 2018-01-14 910 9. I have serious doubts about the taste of those who highly rated this show!!! David James Elliot is charged with her murder and while his arrest and trial is taking place, Mark Harmon chases after some badass terrorist. He's great and believable for his role, but any of the others lost as regulars on the show would break down the core character interplay. Abby is perfectly believable, despite the goth overtones. 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.
I hope they bring Hetty back full time - she has everyone's back and they have hers. Otherwise, even though I'm also a fan of McCallum, I find the treatment of his character difficult to take complete disdain from one and all and the other characters are fingernail on chalkboard annoying. Finally Bellisario got it right. We know this is only fiction but it's great fiction. . I would love if someone has some insight into this one. 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.