NCIS is an American TV series about a fictional team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. The main cast includes Mark Harmon, Sasha Alexander (season 1-2), Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo and Lauren Holly.
The fifth season is currently showing on CBS in America. This fanmade video is sort of a recap for the first four seasons, and it’s better than many official trailers. Well done =)
I didn’t pick up NCIS at first. Binge-watched the series during a recent rerun because of friend’s recommendation, and it appears to be a decent show. The first two seasons are a bit cheesy with the rookie plot, but it became better and more dramatic later on.
Was a bit sad when they killed off Kate (Sasha Alexander) at the end of season two. It’s a great episode though, and it redefined the series into a more serious tone. The surprise twist also garnered public interest – viewership increased in the following season and it’s becoming a popular show.
I’ll have to wait a while for my local network to pick up the latest season. It’s usually after the end of the original broadcast in the United States. I don’t mind the wait, not the type who have to watch a show on first minute basis. I actually prefer to binge-watch a show if it’s an option.
Update 2018 – A decade later
NCIS became one of my all time favourite TV series. Extra props for its longevity, I usually stopped watching a show after three to four seasons but stayed for quite a while with this one.
I stopped following the series regularly after season 11 though – not long after Cote de Pablo (Ziva David) left the show. I did binge-watched season 12-13 later on Netflix, but then Michael Weatherly (Anthony DiNozzo) left too, and it really signals the end of my personal interest.
NCIS remains one of the most popular series in the US. And it’s still my most-watched American TV shows. There are not many series that last this long to begin with (since 2003). And as mentioned above, I usually gave up on a show after just a few seasons when it became dull. So, kudos for breaking the mold.
The only other show that I watched for more than 10 seasons is The Big Bang Theory, which is in its 11th season at the time of this update. I did miss quite a number of episodes with TBBT though; on contrary I’ve watched almost everything on NCIS up to the 13th season (2015-2016).