THE PLOT THUS FAR
NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team of special agents forced to work together in high-stress situations. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents travel the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.
WHAT WE THOUGHT
Jaime Lee Curtis shows up this season and a boring cast member dies. That’s about the only notable points brought up in this season. I know that it’s CBS and it’s television programming for the elderly and autistic. That being said, I just don’t get the appeal of this series. Mark Harmon is a solid lead, but he’s playing against a field of nothing. While I don’t count the hot pseudo Goth chick as nothing, she’s overstayed her welcome.
While this season is full of cartoonish melodrama, there’s something to be said. The weaksauce XBOX 360 game is solid for an easy 1000 gamerscore. Oh! You meant about this season? Well, Richard Schiff puts in an admirable turn as a villainous douche, but nothing happens with the cast. Everyone starts treading into ran too long series of diminishing returns. Nothing matters and Jamie Lee Curtis gets reduced to a damsel in distress.
The DVD comes with commentaries and featurettes. The standard definition transfer works for what it is. However, the Dolby 5.1 track can’t decide when to kick in those back channels and when to boost up the dialogue. It’s a muddy mess at times of high action. In the end, I’d only recommend a purchase to fans of the series.
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