With many choices to choose from on television today, my favorite TV show is NCIS. NCIS is a crime drama that stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Services. Going into its eighth season NCIS has proven it has staying power among the Prime Time elite granting NBC with a top notch show.
The NCIS cast consists of Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherley, Pauley Perrette, and David McCallum that have been on the show since its premiere. Sean Murray joined the cast in the middle of the first season and Cote de Pablo in third season. Each actor and actress provides an intriguing ability to become their character without fail episode after episode. The cast works well together and seem to have the capability of playing off of one another.
NCIS is my favorite show because it provides action, drama, intrigue, and conjecture. Each week viewers see a crime, gathering of evidence, examining of evidence, and the outcome of each case. As a viewer, I sit intent on putting the pieces together to find the criminal behind the crime. Special Agents DiNozzo and McGee along with Mossad Liason Officer David follow the lead of their boss Special Agent Gibbs to bring back the evidence to Forensic Scientist Abby Scuito. Abby tests for DNA, runs finger prints, and anything else the team throws at her. Medical examiner Dr. Mallard or Ducky to his friends, searches for any evidence left on the body. Gives us the time of death, and the cause of death along with any other information the body has to tell.
NCIS has provided me with many years of entertainment and although I have watched it from the start I also faithfully watch the reruns nightly. What makes NCIS my favorite show is the writers abilities to present engaging plot lines that keep up with the changing times. The show involves the entire cast without focusing solely on one member, making the whole cast stars. With many other crime drama shows on television, NCIS remains my favorite shows as the others seem to come and go.
Unlike most shows the cast of NCIS has primarily stayed the same. Although there are new guest characters every week the main cast has made little changes. I am not sure the show would be the same if one of the NCIS team would leave for good. The appeal of the show is knowing your favorite characters will be there week after week.
- Cote de Pablo
- Naval Criminal Investigative Services
- David McCallum
- Pauley Perrette
- Sean Murray
- Special Agents