NCIS: New Orleans (2014– )
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THAT BEING SAID,I must pose the question: Is it possible to write a good TV show without inserting an agenda? For instance, Persons of Interest was taken off the air after soon after a self involved individual took the focus off the "team" and their work and diverted a portion of the attention to a lesbian relationship. It sapped the strength of the program. I see the same thing happening here.
Making the characters deeper is a great idea but, really, in real life do you realize how few people per capita are homosexual? So if there are so few that interact with hetero's in real life, how does it benefit the program to force on the average viewer something that they cannot really grasp or identify with?
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That was a horrible mistake. She detracts from the character played by Scott Bakula; destroys or seriously damages most of the scenes with her in it.
Yes, the departure of Zoe McLellan has damaged the show - her character seemed to provide long-term stability, from show to show, that Scott alone could not provide. The show still has potential, even without Zoe's character.
Sadly, that potential is being seriously curtailed by Vanessa's (is it just her or is it her character? I for one don't know which it is. Nevertheless, it is time for the show's producers to acknowledge they made a mistake bringing Vanessa into the show, and correct it as soon as possible.
After seeing the third episode, I want to know who the writer is that left rehab after a few weeks. The dialog regarding PTSD and one day @ a time stopped me dead in my tracks. This is not Armed Forces talk, but Hollywood writing at the worst.
The navy left New Orleans in 2011. The only Armed Forces that are left in New Orleans are the National Guard.
Not only did NCIS New Orleans jump the shark by the third episode, but also I hope the shark circled around and ate whoever agreed to the lowest common denominator for this branding.
but the new girl on NCIS New Orleans I can do without,
don't like her at all. It's really hard to watch now,
she is taking over the show to cocky. If she stays on the show I don't think I will continue to watch.. .sorry.
Need to bring in someone that is not a know-it-all, let Pride still be in charge I really like the other cast members. Need to continue without bringing in somebody that don't fit and try to change everything. Bring back the other girl she fit in perfect with the cast, not like this girl they brought in.
I really haven't seen any of the actors' other work, so I can't comment on them as a whole, however, if what they are doing in this show is anything to go on then they need to pursue another line of work.
If this show isn't cancelled by the end of this season, questions need to be asked at CBS, questions such as, Why is this show still on the air? Why has it taken NCIS:LA's time slot? What are you doing Mark Harmon? Are secondary school students writing the scripts? Have the actors been taking acting lessons from trees? (The acting is wooden) Why are the accents so strong that they feel overdone? And ultimately, CBS, what hallucinogenics were you on when you gave this show the greenlight?
I remember watching the pilot episodes on NCIS. I knew from then that this show was going to be terrible. Lo and behold I was right. How this show gets a higher rating than NCIS: LA, I will never know. However, I'm sure this 7.2 rating (as of November 2014) will plummet, or it should.
that all folks
Jesse of www.Jesse.ca
I feel sorry for Scott Bakula. He's been a favorite over the years, but he's working with such poor material, he doesn't have to a chance. Bring back Hetty and her crew to that time slot!!! Please!
Dear writers. We.Get.It!!!! It takes place in New Orleans. We don't need to hear about collard greens and corn bread, shrimp, creole, gumbo, beignets, mardi gras, marching bands, etouffee and we're in the south Y'all, football, yada yada. We get it. Seriously. From a southerner, born and raised a few hours east of LA. STOP, please!
And the lab guy Sebastian has watched too much bones. Who told him he could just straight up copy Hodgins?! It's literally a carbon copy of Hodgins albeit a terrible one. But still clearly not an original character at all. So irritating.
This show is simply redundant. So many GREAT and original shows are ended early and fans left hanging and yet we get stuck with this same stuff rehashed over and over. Such a waste of good actors and TV time/space.
A few things: 1. In episode 1, there were a few mistakes that those people who are locals could easily notice. A little bit more research would've been better, but the plot/characters/etc. was good.
2. Bakula's ongoing "my brother, my brother" is too much. People in NOLA don't do that, if anything they say "cher" as an affectionate term for friend, so it seemed overdone on the show.
3. A little bit hard to believe in part 2, that a woman would leave a bar to walk in a dark alley alone with someone she had just met. No local would ever do that.
4. I liked part 2 much more than part 1, because they focused more on places the locals go to and not just the "tourist top 10 spots" like in episode 1. I also loved how they talked about the city and it gets into your DNA. Great and well scripted.
5. Love the actors and think it could be a great series going forward :)
The NCIS RED attempts was a sign that you couldn't just brand anything with NCIS and it would simply work.
OK so how about New Orleans ? well, i was excited mainly because of Scott Bakula of course, but my oh my, he tries too hard to be NO's Gibbs. He just doesn't make it there and that's a shame because he could (should) not have to be.
See, in NCIS:LA, they knew no one could be a leader as charismatic as Gibbs, they didn't try to make a similar build-up. And the same goes for the series : it's a procedural but for a long time NCIS:LA gave us a plot about G's past mainly. That gave NCIS:LA another dimension, a different flavor.
Now NCIS:NO simply tries too hard, on every aspect, to replicate the original NCIS in a new setting and falls short : the theme song, Bakula that keeps trying to be the most caring federal agent in the world, Lucas Black's stare (seriously, just pay attention to it, it becomes funny) and Zoe McLellan's acting (or direction ?), the office just doesn't make you want to believe it could be a federal agency one.
To be fair to McLellan; she doesn't have what Cote de Pable or Sasha Alexander used to bring to the original series or even Daniela Ruah (Kensi) and Renée Felice Smith (Nell) bring NCIS:LA.
On another aspect, the jokes are almost unbearable, as if their was a sign "please laugh now" while the punch lines are delivered. (And you see them coming from 3 miles away too.)
The only thing going though my mind after watching 5 minutes of the show's second episode is that the producers want you to like it more than you may be willing to. And that just doesn't make me wan't to keep watching that show.
(Apollogies for some English mistakes, not my native language)