The Characters of NCIS

April 13, 2010

NCIS is the top-rated crime drama on television.  But we don’t watch it for the mystery.  We watch it for the characters.  What “Mc” name will Tony come up with this week for McGee?  Will “Tiva” ever happen?  What is with all these women interested in Gibbs, and will he ever end up with any of them?  And most importantly, will something ever happen (or happen again?) between McGee and Abby?  Those are the questions that make me turn in every week, and that’s how it should be.

Too many crime dramas forget the personal aspect of the characters, and that is a mistake.  The crime should just be the backdrop of each episode, instead showcasing the personal interactions and lives of the characters.  NCIS is slowly revealing Gibbs’s life, but they always leave me wanting more about the rest of the cast.  And maybe that’s exactly why they only reveal a little at a time.  It keeps us coming back, and the ratings prove it.


2 Responses to “The Characters of NCIS”

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