NCIS TV Show

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  1. thatoneguy82 macrumors 68000

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    I'm currently watching Season 7 and trying to catch up to the present season of this series so, no spoilers please. Anyway, I have two problems with this show. First is the way the show "breaks" the scene or something like that in order to go to commercial. I'm watching iTunes so, I don't see commercials. But after the break, it will show you a grayed out image of the last scene of this "block" of the show before it breaks again. This happens all the way to the ending. So, you basically will now what happens at the end by seeing this image. Honestly, I have no idea why they do this. What is the purpose of it?! To avoid, I simply just look away from the screen when this happens, but sometimes I forget. I hope they remove this soon. Second, why do they all have CRT monitors as their main one instead of LCDs? Ziba excluded. They have LCD monitors everywhere else, but their main one is still CRT.
     
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    NCIS is one of those shows I hate to watch mainly because of the number of very inaccurate things and idiotic comments they make.

    "I'll create a GUI in VisualBasic to track the killer" Wow, the rage that created in me.

    Not to mention ultra magnifying very noisy and blurred images as if they had hawk eye sight.
     
  3. Eldiablojoe macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, but it is one of the few things produced by Hollyweird that shows that military and the U.S. government in a good light. It helps to bring honor and respect to our servicemen and women. Campy or not, it has its plusses. Besides, Ziva is smoking!
     
  4. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Then I'd watch other TV shows with law enforcement involved, such as Law and Order. Sure there are some instances of cops going rogue or the likes, but it still pays honor to those in the force.

    NCIS is nothing I'd be proud of, it'd just show how ignorant we are about our own technology and law enforcement practices.

    Hey, not bashing you, but I believe we have better options.
     
  5. VPrime macrumors 68000

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    I think the CRT monitor is to show how old school Gibbs is ( and tony I guess).
    MCgee has a CRT and an LCD on his desk ( at least he does Now...)

    As for the shots into the future during commercial breaks, I personally like it. It really skews your perspective on what's happening.
    Like if you think someone is a bad guy, then that clip shows something else out of context it has you second guessing your self.

    as for technical inaccuracies, it is no worse than many other tv shows ( csi?) and movies (hackers, sword fish... Etc.)
     
  6. thatoneguy82 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Oh, and another thing. I think it's impossible to not notice the weight change of Sean Murray (McGee). He had a dramatic weight loss between seasons and looks a bit different. However, it seems to be a really fast weight loss for such a short amount of time since it happened between seasons (several months). Anyway, he's starting to look a bit sickly only be cause of his sunken eyeballs and his continued weight loss. His head is becoming too big for his body. Personally, he looked a better when he was a bit chubbier. Maybe 10-15 pounds added to his current weight. He looks manorexic. This is speaking for experience. I finally got over mine. Anyway, has anyone noticed this?
     
  7. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I agree with previous posters about the technical inaccuracies. They're not as bad as the 3D-imagery that the CSI franchise tries to portray. One nit-picky thing is how every freaking thing they do on the computer causes a beep, and their 1960's clicky keyboards.

    As far as portraying law enforcement and the military in a good light, I think it strikes a fair balance between propaganda and smearing. JAG was pretty much the Navy/Marine Corps buying themselves a television show. NCIS, though, shows the negative side a bit more realistically, but shows camaraderie and spirit'du'corps (sorry if I butchered that) to a better degree IMHO.
     
  8. thatoneguy82 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I'm not really bothered by the inaccuracies, I mostly watch it for the story lines. I pretty much know that a lot of what they do is inaccurate. Example is when McGee created an app where all that was needed was a VIN code to be able to mimic the car's FOB. He had the original iPad. It didn't have an IR, it's pretty much impossible. That's just one of many. Doesn't bother me, just makes me chuckle a bit.
     
  9. quagmire, Apr 16, 2012
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    I love NCIS. Not to watch a show because it doesn't stick to reality 100%? If the show stuck to reality Gibbs would be under constant investigation over breaking laws and murderers, etc getting let go due to Gibbs breaking the rules.

    White Collar is another show where Peter Burke would be under constant investigation if they stuck to reality with allowing Neal to do shady things, but gets away with it.

    And the "photo" that shows that happens when the show comes back from commercial and to commercial doesn't tell you anything. Oh a picture of Gibbs with his gun out? It doesn't spoil anything besides it will end with Gibbs pointing his gun somewhere. It doesn't tell you the What, When, Where, How, and Why. It just gives you a tease.

    And yes Ziva is hot. Who doesn't like a woman that is comfortable with her sexuality and can kick ass? Though I haven't liked the Americanization of her character as you probably see in season 7( depending on how far you are though). Not only she change her behavior, she becomes less kickass..... All when she was a liaison officer and still Mossad, she was always a good shooter( among the best at Mossad) and knew how to defend herself. After she leaves Mossad, all that training seems to go away. One kick to the stomach takes her out. And in the current seasons christmas special, she can't hit an unsuspecting attacker with a gun that is very close to her.

    The ending to 6 and the first few episodes of 7 were the best of NCIS. The show peaked there and they haven't come close to them yet. Though Enemies Foreign and Enemies Domestic in season 8 is not bad. But, I consider Season 8 to be the worst season of NCIS so far. Season 9 has been good though.


    Gibbs is a sniper so he better have good eyes..... ;)
     
  10. Mousse macrumors 68000

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    I find NCIS enjoyable for what it is, a character driving show. Ex-Marine Sniper, Ex-homicide detective, MIT Genius, Israeli Special Agent (replacing the Secret Service agent); can you find a more eclectic group of characters to put in one room?

    The Who dunnit? part is a joke. I usually get the culprit pegged by 20 minute mark.

    As for the inaccuracy, they're part of the show's charm. It shows they don't take themselves too seriously, unlike CSI and it's dozens of spinoffs.:rolleyes:
     
  11. quagmire macrumors 603

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    Ex-Marine? Gibbs would head slap you for that. There isn't such a thing as an Ex-Marine. :D

    Oh and I am glad they killed off Kate( well Sasha wanted off the show). She was too uptight. When Ziva first debuted, I loved how she murdered Tony with her claims to imagine women naked, have lesbian experiences, etc. And Tony was left speechless.
     
  12. artgalgenius macrumors member

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    I've noticed too. His voice has sounded different since the weight loss, like he's had a cold.

    I'm not too concerned about the innacurracies, though. The technology on NCIS:LA is pretty accurate. At last summer's Comic Con they were saying that they were given permission to use the same surveillance equipment the military does but have to change the names and not reveal certain details.
     
  13. LethalWolfe macrumors G3

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    Same can be said about pretty much every TV show or movie. Ever watched a medical drama w/a doctor or a legal drama with a lawyer? Might as well just put a sign under the TV that says, "I know. It's a TV show. Shut up."

    That's from CSI:NY.


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    Yeah I realized that the next day after posting.
     
  15. thatoneguy82 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    After watching this show, I never realized there was a bunch of other Federal Agencies. They were all abbreviated to their letter shorthand. I had to google some of them when I was watching it. Of course, this is when they don't make it obvious as to what agency it is. But yeah, I didn't realize that there was more than the FBI, NSA and the CIA. And, oh that CIA can't do anything within the US.

    Also, they also use a butch of acronyms in their passing speech. I get thrown off at times, but I usually can assume what it means. This show is one big alphabet soup.
     

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