That's what makes it tolerable. Kate Todd Sasha Alexander , killed in the Season 2 Finale, who came from Secret Service, and made a point of bringing it up whenever the occasion presented itself, and came off as quite the uptight girl; all in all, the weakest character in the show, though her witty 'Hepburn-Tracy' rapid-fire dialogues with DiNozzo were great, and she had with him the strongest hetero almost-text this side of Gil Grissom and Catherine Willows. I would love if someone has some insight into this one. None of those qualities are included here, and all the things that made the other copycats so easily ignored are! Daniela Ruah does Kensi justice in all the right places. Otherwise, even though I'm also a fan of McCallum, I find the treatment of his character difficult to take complete disdain from one and all and the other characters are fingernail on chalkboard annoying. His character arc was incorporated from the beginning, and you can tell, as it is worked very fluidly into the regular cases. Did I miss an explanation of what happened to her? It's also repetitive and non-threatening…since when has Hetty, Callen, Hanna, Kensi or Deeks not come through? Finally Bellisario got it right.
Bellisario, the creator of both series', I decided to give it the benefit of the doubt, watch both episodes and then render my opinion honestly and fairly. They play off of each other so well. I wish more shows would do the same. I'm sure the caterers are tops! The main chief, Hetty, is an old woman who seems to treat her agents like their kids. . They've slowly gotten some chemistry. By taking this character another direction, having him have a rather typical background, as compared to Callen, we can explore how his skills take him places you wouldn't expect.
Has been mercilessly teased by DiNozzo when he first joined the team, getting the absolutely-not-flattering nickname 'Probie' 'Pivello' 'Greenhorn' in the Italian Version. It adds a lot of depth that it's his ability to speak an Arabic dialect and his affiliation as a Muslim that leads him to these story lines. A funny thing happened along our journey with Hetty…Callen and Hanna won us over. Both series are ludicrous in that regard. Anyone sent to take her place is seen as our enemy and we long to see them eliminated. However, there is more than just the casual element.
I go back each week. Bland is being too kind in description. It wasn't until one of her fellow secondary characters was killed that she really came into her own. I'm looking forward to Season 6! The rest of the cast is ok. I have to admit I hated Marty Deeks, though I wasn't sad to see the back of Nate Getz either. You'd need the constant buzz of fluorescent lights in the background combined with pages and pages of forms being typed into the computer --- mostly about drug abuses by young 18 year olds.
The writing seems to continue at an even keel. When the show first started out it was a little shaky, but since then has grown into its own. It's her knowledge of Callen and her willingness to go after his enemies that carried us through procedural plot. They've got crimes they're trying to solve. I feel that by abolishing her role from the series is an affront to women in general because it makes them feel that their qualifications are not as good as men in this particular field.
As soon as they do I feel like it's the death keel of the show. The characters are believable, both annoying and enchanting, and the plots are wonderful. Enev the Girl from Uncle would be a better role model for girls, not that incompetent airhead Kate. We also get a few characters making cameos for the show like Director Vance. The original is such a great show, one I wait every week for. There is still that dynamic of banter.
Harmon's so sexy in this role and McCallum is always a joy to watch as Ducky especially when he's on the role over various anthropology lectures which to my amusement everyone on that shows roll up their eyeballs. The stories are good enough to keep me watching and the character interplay can be quite amusing at times. We've now watched most of the previous episodes and are deeply attached to the screwball comedy aspect and ambiguous sexual tension between the character that give the show its special flavor. I hope they bring Hetty back full time - she has everyone's back and they have hers. I was very disappointed in the elimination of Sasha Alexander from the series. Nothing on this show will grab you--it just doesn't have any pull.
It's a crime drama that's both serious and light-hearted, and a wonderful show for anyone who likes fascinating stories, good humor, and great character interaction. I believe this is key to the popularity of the show as anything that shakes up the typical procedural format is looked upon favorably by television audiences. Did she leave after Calen got shot? Especially as Terry O'Quinn was the connection point, as her father being a friend of his makes total sense. Sorry to be so negative, but that's how it is. I love this show and the actors do a great job, but what I cannot for the life of me understand is. At no time do they ever try to borrow an F-14 to go on some bombing raid over the international hot spot du semaine; they stick to their job descriptions the whole time.