Discussing the Japanese Marathons and there was One of the comments annoyed me but I also knew it was a matter of time before someone would insinuate or speculate and out and out accuse Mark Harmon of being behind the women of the show leaving. I sent the snippet to both BJ and Joni. I heard from joni she was astounded. All I know is I am not going to feed into the anger of those who claim to be fans and want to spew their anger on anyone near by.
This weekend is the two day NCIS Marathon. I will have to miss some of it or all of it as I will be doing various activities. Don’t forget Mark Harmon will be on Craig Ferguson on Monday.
The next new episode is on in December.
- Current Location:United States, Connecticut, Milford
- Current Mood: aggravated
The response to newest member NSA liaison Ellie Bishop was mostly favorable in the circles I am in. Of course it met with mixed on Facebook. Happily there are more and more people saying get over it. I swear some people are five year olds. As I expected the person I mentioned about getting banned from LON was officially banned until the first of the year. If she does again then she is permanently banned. I did enjoy it and several times Kate Todd was referenced. I do have to say MS Emily does remind me of Hudson Leick (Callisto in the Herkdom) she also reminds me of Tracy Pollan.
The next episode is in two weeks I believe. I believe that one has Diane Gibbs Fornell whom ever she married before (and is apparently now history) and Fornell’s Daughter Emily we met in Season 4.2 “Escaped” episode and she is beautiful 14 year old red-head. I know of only one person so far who does not want to see this one (among all those who refuse to watch it because Ziva/Cote is not on.
I was looking forward to the upcoming episodes until I discovered that a character would be returning.
According to the spoiler’s one of my least favorite guest stars will be making an appearance in the 250th episode. It is Lt Col Hollis Mann Retired. In the spoiler it said she would be returning in an “unexpected” way. Several of us on one forum went to the “baby way”. Many of us do not wish for her return. The writers did a poor job of writing her and it was annoying and embarrassing for both the character and actress and for Gibbs/Harmon.
It was announced today that Japanese TV station will have a 340 hour NCIS marathon very soon. It is supposed to be for the Guinness Book of World records 幸運. Speaking of Marathon’s USA is having one this weekend. One is on Saturday 10 am to 8 and the same on Sunday. I may have to check the end times but I think that’s what I read.
- Current Mood: complacent
In about 13 hours 20 minutes we will be introduced to Ellie Bishop played by Soprano’s alum Emily Wickersham. Do I have to tell you the rabid fans are not even liking her already based on the promos that came out? Happily for everyone who sounds like a freaking 4 year old (and I even had to ask someone on the Facebook page for the show how old they were) there was a sane person saying “move on”.
These people invade every freaking thread with “Ziva is the holy grail of characters”. As it is there was one poster both on the NCIS fan wiki and the Land of NCIS who keeps insisting that the show is not the same and the show is going down hill has already been banned from the sites. I know for sure she was banned from one and is dangerously close to getting thrown off LON.
It needs to stop. First of all you ever hear of “dead horse”? It ain’t getting up and it is heading for the glue factory. This also goes for anyone who doesn’t like the show in General. If you don’t like what’s on the show Turn the fucking channel. I know I swore I would never say that phrase again but I think I am going to start breaking my own rules. These people put in a lot of hours into the show. They believe in the show. It may be PR I realize but until such time let it go.
The cast and crew has been very busy. They were honored for their Detour episode from last year featuring Brian Dietzen and David McCallum. Apparently in one article journalist mis-identified BD. it was clearly not him in the picture.
I am enjoying the season so far and look forward to the next several weeks. Especially the holiday episodes.
- Current Location:United States, Connecticut, Milford
- Current Mood: embarrassed
I was reading some of the ncis blogs when I came across this one from six days ago. What I have linked is the writer’s response to another comment. I was absolutely floored and shared it at the IMDB site. Maybe I am missing something…
To Mark Harman, Gary Glasberg, and the CBS Studio, it’s sad to see that the new character of Eleanor Bishop will be played by a white actress instead of adding someone male or female of color…black, asian, native american, and latino. You’re solving crimes incurred in a diverse Armed Service of the Marines. Yet Gibb’s team remains the same, all white — Tony, Tim, Ducky, Abby, and himself? Noting, everyone of color has either died on a bus shot by Gibbs, had a cleanliness disorder never to be seened again, shot in the arm and left the morgue only to be replaced by another white actor, lost a sister in a fire and not mentioned again, or the NCIS director who lost his wife therefore he is in and out with grief as he cares for his grieving children. Leon watchout you could be next. If Marines of color can serve America in the Armed Services many branches, they too deserve to be seen on Gibbs’ team solving said cases. It supposed to be an American police team yet American diversity is not reflected on Gibbs team why? Does Mark have a problem as an actor, and as an EP? Or does it lie with Gary?, or CBS? The choice is truly yours CBS. You’re number one by ALL who watch and love the series. That’s America Mark. Remember you once were an actor seeking that one fair break in Hollywood.
November 6, 2013 at 12:45 am
If the writer/blogger is even remotely aware of Mark Harmon then he pretty much knows he is off the mark. Yes I know I don’t know him either but by all accounts he is not nor ever has been a bigot or racist. IF that were the case he would not have ever worked with Rocky Carroll or anyone else.
I am afraid I couldn’t watch the Homeward Bound telethon last night for two reasons The stories those soldiers had related was sad and I was pretty tired. The cast was there with a pre-recorded video about the episode dealing with PTDS.
I saw part of the NCIS marathon on Saturday. What can I say? It Was good. I am not sure what today’s marathon is on but I hope “Call of Silence” was on..
- Current Mood: enraged
In Just ten hours is the Veterans Day Episode of NCIS. I like it because who can not like Jack? I expect the ratings for this to match the last two episodes as well. They always seem to increase with DVR numbers. Despite the clamor of CDP fans saying they are dropping. If they drop out of the top ten then I will worry. Many people are insistent that the ratings drop is because CDP is gone. ATTENTION FANS: Cote has left the building.
Many thanks to HarrietNCIS the fan liaison for keeping us posted on cast appearances and upcoming episodes. I was able to catch the Entertainment News programs and of course the interviews. Michael Weatherly dons a great alligator suit.. The cast also recently did an international (out of LA I guess) press tour. Many seemed to think they looked lonely up there. i didn’t see it but then again I wasn’t really looking.
Some articles recently came out causing the “fruitloop brigade” to throw their hate towards the cast (specifically MH) when they all agreed to move on. They love their jobs they were surprised by CDP’s decision but its time to move on. My fear as I recently posted to the forums that someone in the fruitloop brigade will take it upon themselves and do something rash.
Emily Wickersham is now a series regular on the show. That has some fans questioning this process as they were promised the audience or fans get to decide (yeah like that is going to happen). She reminds me of Kelly Giddish of SVU.
Oh and how can I forget to not mention this: Congratulations to Michael Weatherly and his lovely wife Bojana. They welcomed their son Liam last week.
- Current Mood: annoyed
With the latest episode only 10 hours away there has been a lot going on in the NCIS world. Last week’s episode did well in the ratings despite the mixed reviews from the online fans. Some felt it was beyond believable that one man can stand up to thugs. The main point of the episode was to show how women are treated in Afghanistan. IT didn’t hurt to have in the news the young girl that stood up to soldiers on a bus in Afghanistan being featured and interviewed every where.
This week we return to Baltimore as we see a much younger Anthony DiNozzo deal with being a cop in Baltimore. We had seen pictures earlier this fall previewing this episode. Some were pretty funny. TV guide did a cover story with Mark Harmon and Michael Weatherly and their respective characters relationships. There are some really beautifully done pictures. I wish I could get it but I am not comfortable spending extra money on it.
HarrietNCIS is a blessing she continues to provide us with viewer alerts for upcoming episodes on the list and of course discussions and speculations on all of them are pretty funny at times. Some not so much. Many seem to think there is tension between DiNozzo and Gibbs. That if it continues their relationship will fall apart. Some feel that the fans are expressing disappointment in the actor’s performance opposed to the writing. I don’t see it (the tension). Mind you the discussions on the episodes are not limited to one forum or group.
The campaign to bring Cote De Pablo is ebbing I think. One day there is acceptance on others apparently re-affirmation that their campaign is working. Someone asked a person named Probalicious their thoughts on Cote and Mark’s relationship. The writer seemed to think there were bad feelings between the two because the way Cote left. Probalicious reassured the person that although Harmon may have been hurt at first he did come and see her on the day of her final scenes. Probalicious writes “the fans need to get over the fact she left” and the cast is now way beyond this and have been working for weeks without CDP. I say AMEN.
Fans and film buffs are gathering in Omaha Nebraska to mark the anniversary of the Great Escape along with David McCallum. I know of one person making the journey from Europe. I betcha it will be a lot of fun.
Mark Harmon will be on Craig Ferguson on November 7-NOvember 8th. If I had to speculate the 11th Season...and changes, and the football stuff. Actually that is what I would love to hear...I would also love to hear him say they are becoming grandparents. I would love to see how he announces it when the time comes.
The NCIS cast and crew and fans are on baby watch. A couple of weeks back Michael Weatherly tweeted that the baby is taking its time to be born. Prayers and good thoughts.
5 hours 47 minutes
Episode Under the RAdar aired this past week to more favorable reviews from the online groups I belong to. However, I wasn’t thrilled with it. THe new opening credits are cool. The Retiring Agent Vera was obnoxious as all get out. I guess that’s what happens when you hang out with Mike Franks. As I think about it this was a segue into next week’s episode. I missed Michael Weatherly’s song/video but it had been pushed everywhere by everyone.
The cast has been tweeting great things. BTS photos, personal stuff etc. I replied to M Weatherly’s tweet of his two german shepherds. He didn’t respond (sad face). I had to miss his appearance or segment on OMG Insider because of the NJ Governor Debate.
Some fans are still upset by the loss of CDP but others within that faction are asking for people “to move on”. I agree. It looks like more and more fans are becoming accepting of the end results of this hoopla.
There is one thing I am becoming concerned about and that is the discussion of the newest Spin off being planned for the spring. Many feel that the focus should be on the mothership and not offshoots. THat it will too much for Mark to take on. Some feel this is a sign he is backing away from the role. Well he did say this at one point but for us to put more speculation on it is not always a good thing. First of all many showrunners and actors do multiple shows. Anyone remember Dick Wolf or Aaron Spelling?
Oh and troll season is continuing to erupt on IMDB. My ignore list is up to seven I think.
- Current Mood: amused
Well Episode #2 and Ziva farewell aired this past week to mixed reviews-again. Gee what a surprise. I enjoyed it as always. The ratings seemed to maintain in the 20 million mark. I am not really worried about them crashing as many are predicting.
Discussions continue on the focuses of the show. Some want the comedy to continue. I agree as long as it blended equally with the action, drama and what ever else that makes a TV show. I like the stand alone episodes along with the arcs. I also like know about the personal sides (even if they don’t always make sense) more and more layers that make the characters tick.
Previews and spoilers for future episodes are sprouting all over the net and various forums for the next two episodes. They are Episode 238 “Anonymous Was a Woman” and Episode 239 “Always a Crook”. The first one was has to do with a pet project of the Late Mike Franks and his spirit will be showing up again. So will his DIL and granddaughter. I am not sure what the next one will be. But that will take us to the middle late of October.
- Current Location:United States, Connecticut, Milford
- Current Mood: relieved
- Current Music:NPR PUblic Radio over night
Well Season 11 has begun rather well ratings wise (overall). IF I am to believe some of the reports and analysis from IMDB and other sources. As always it got mixed reviews from the fans from various forums. There were a couple of moments in my viewing that I thought was a little shaky but overall I enjoyed it
Just as the season premiere was dawning news that another spinoff was spread throughout the ether. This time it will be in the hands of Gary Glasberg and Mark Harmon. This led to much speculation from fans. Questions such as will it be “a real spin-off?” or “will it be good?” It also led to speculation that maybe Mark is pulling back from the role of LJ Gibbs. It led to concerns this would adversely affect the “mother ship”. I don’t know what to think. I would feel bad about not seeing Mark Harmon as much in the show.
Oh and of course this is the week that trolls came out of their hiding places. I have had to report a couple on IMDB this past week and just today someone is attacking NRG for her observations. Happily many of my imdb comrades are defending her and that’s how it should be.
I watched NCIS marathon last night...they interspersed it with NCIS LA and MF. I am probably going to find when they get more fo the schedule in place for the fall it will be better and I will still get my daily requirements.
I have a confession. I had the opportunity to see Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas last month and I just couldn’t do it. It would have taken too long to see Mark and what I did see wasn’t anything I was impressed with. I also couldn’t help but see Capt Jack Sparrow. I am hoping I will get over my anxiety of sorts to see it. I have to look at the schedule to see what other of his movies will be on. Its a safe bet that Freaky Friday is on. Well this is his schedule so far. I think the only ones I get are USA channels.
This week is the Season premiere of NCIS in its 11th Season. This is the most anticipated Season premiere. For the fans of the show because they want to see how well the TPTB got out of the situation they were in May. The TIVA fans because they want to know if Ziva/CDP will be honored in the way they are supposedly entitled. (note: If any other “ship” fans were doing the same kind of crap that was pulled this summer I would be down on them too). TPTB including cast and crew are probably anxious as well. They want to know if they pleased the viewers/fans or not.
I haven’t checked this morning if there were more articles on the season premiere but I will check shortly. I know there are a lot of articles and reviews of the Emmy’s and many commented on Mark Harmon including PP. They were all positive remarks. I just hope we get the interviews. I am sure we will get them on OMGinsider and ET.
Have I mentioned I don’t like the USA Schedule for NCIS? Have you seen it? It looks like i will miss most of it Some of them will be all over the schedule.