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Not overly impressed by NCIS
May 18, 2011 - Pam Rodgers
I try to remain positive in my blogs. I try to blog about things that I like or enjoyed and not complain about things. Usually, I’m a big fan of CBS’s NCIS but to be honest, the season eight finale didn’t really do it for me this year. Sure there were the normal exciting parts, suspenseful at times and a sad element. I liked all of it, I just wasn’t blown away like I usually am.
The Port-2-Port killer could have been a little more exciting, in my opinion. Instead it brought the focus to guest stars who were untried in the series. They are characters that I honestly didn’t care if they live or die, so it lost some of the suspense for me. No character I care about was ever really in danger. Ziva was captured but they found her after the commercial break so the suspense didn't play out for long.
There has been buzz about the cliffhanger and the story lines that are left open for season nine, and I have to admit, I was a little disappointed. The open ended story lines left me more confused then excited. I can see where they might be going, but they haven’t made it interesting enough for me to care.
Also there was some out of character moments at the very end that left me all the more confused. Usually the story telling on NCIS is interesting and flawless but I didn’t get that with the finale episode. Hopefully the lose ends will be tied up at the beginning of next season and fully bring me in on the story line.
One final thought, the funeral scene for Gibb’s friend and mentor Mike Franks was poignant and well done. It was a nice touch that Gibbs used his woodworking skills to hand craft a coffin for his friend. It was this part the reminded me why I like this show so much.
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