Wednesday, September 26, 2007

What I'm Watching: NCIS (Season Premiere)

NCIS: Season 5, Episode 1 "Bury Your Dead" (C-)

This episode marks a point in the show where I start to realize that what I used to really enjoy about the series now seems trite and annoying. That happened with "Will & Grace", "The Practice", and others. I hope that this will not be true for "NCIS", but I just cannot imagine enjoying it anymore. I remember the fantastic season 3 premiere following Kate's death where everyone was so broken up. Now after Tony's supposed death everyone cracks jokes and steals his stapler, pausing only to react in slow-motion at the crime scene? Quite a memorial to the best character on the show. I am happy that this whole convoluted La Grenouille business is all done with, and it is interesting that Tony was undercover the whole time with Jean. Melodramatic off-color flashbacks are not one of my favorite things, and I do not feel they really executed it terribly well. I really do hope this show will regain its momentum and quality.

Commercials note: Who thought that "Party Like a Rock Star" was a good theme for "CSI: New York"? Seems a bit odd to me.

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