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With the New Season

With the new season of NCIS just a couple of weeks away I thought it would be nice to post one of my rare posts.

If you have noticed I haven’t been posting much this past year about the show and the cast and crew or the fandom. You would have to be living under a rock not to know there has been more unrest in the fandom and some of the message boards.

Ever since it was announced by David McCallum that Michael Weatherly was leaving and subsequent news reports, and news items, about the final episodes and about his new show.  It was becoming clear to many that there was some bad blood between MW and MH.  I don’t know if there was it could be hype but it upsets me at some of the countless accusations being thrown around.

A part of me doesn’t want to believe them just like there were some other suggestions or innuendo about MH and the women co-stars over the years.  Again it could be very well malicious speculation from fans who don’t like the actor.  I also know he may not be as clean cut as I and many others imagine.

I am not laying blame at one person’s feet.  If there is any blame.  Some of the behaviors of MW left a bad taste in my mouth.  Comments he made about the show and of course his DUI which he has taken care of by now.  I also blame anyone who is on set and leaking BS to the press or media whether or not is its warranted or not.

Now that MW has a new show he is currently working on I hope and wish him all the best.  It is a big responsibility to be a star of the show and I hope he is up to the task.  Just don’t forget where you came from.

I am never sure if it is a good thing or not to bad mouth your previous employment situation (especially in the entertainment field) or not.  Is it really the fan’s right to know what happens on the sets of movies or TV shows or anything of that nature?  It might be the right of the producers, directors, and executives of the industry but is it the same for fans?

Now the new cast mates.  I have no problems with two of them but Vilma?  I barely watched that 70’s show when it was on but he just gave me the creeps in the interviews he gave at San Diego Comic Con.  Of course I read some of the “gossip about him” and not sure if it is true so before I let my own fears and prejudices occur I will wait and see.  I hope it works out.

Anyway, I plan on watching the show this season and next. Until it no longer entertains me no matter how strong the loyalty to the cast is.

Not sure

I am not sure I want to watch Tuesday's episode that I missed.  The general consensus on IMDB was "it was really bad".  Over at LON they were confused by it and of course at Mark Harmon Addicts they adored it.  Not sure about NCIS fanwiki.

Mark Harmon, Pauley P, and the show have all been nominated for People's Choice awards.

There was a mini marathon on Thursday, One on its usual day and time (monday).  I am not sure when the rest are...

NCIS Round up

Season 13 has had a pretty good start for the most part.  There was one I didn't like but that's only one out of what four?  Michael Weatherly's appearence on the NCIS LA was pretty good.  One of my dreams is coming true.  LIndsay Wagner is appearing for the THanksgiving episode as Bishops Mom.  My fantasy or fictional episode was that Lindsay Wagner and Lee Majors and Linda Evans appear in an episode to get the Teams Help with a case.

I saw a promo for Cote De Pablo's movie the 33.  I don't know if anyone else has seen it but the discussion of CDP in general has continued on the boards.

NCIS renewed for season 13

There isn't much on TV tonight and some of the marathon’s on WE and Sundance I have seen already.  I couldn’t believe the news I heard today though American Idol has been cancelled for the 2015-2016 season.  I heard a partial report and didn’t know if they were talking about this season but then I got online and saw an article that says Ryan Seacrest speaks out on it.  On one hand I didn’t watch it and never liked it.  I try not to watch those types of shows because they can be relentless and cruel.

I was relieved to read that NCIS has been renewed for the 13th season.  Still no word on whether or not MH has signed on as cast member or crew member.  It has many people a little worried but at the same time some are saying he wouldn’t not sign on.  I have a feeling he will have reduced screen time and concentrate on being producer and director.  He as much as said so on different occasions.  As to whether or not season 13 will be the final season or not my gut says yes but it depends on the ratings and lately they have been down a great deal.

I hope tomorrow night' season finale is a good one. The show has met with mixed reactions from many fans this season.

Have a great one.

A New Episode 9/30/2014

The second episode is starting.  I am not liking Tony in the first few moments.  I also didn’t think Michael was that impressive in the ET interview but I have a different sense of humor than others.  Michael did a couple of other interviews I will have to catch online later.

Mark Harmon was on Live with Kelly and Michael today it was pretty good except for the fact that yet again the interviewers/research people just had to bring up People Magazines’ Sexiest Man alive.  When Kelly brought up she still had the cover and could look for it and Mark just smiled and told her to get a life in so many words.  They talked about tonight’s episode and his part in NOLA.

Some of the discussions this past week included the possibility of CDP/ZD coming back to help with new big bad.  Of course some want it and some don’t..  I even made a trip to FACEBOOK and there still  some people who keep asking for both the actress/character to come back.  The other was about Gibbs hair being such a distraction they can’t watch the show.

Oh crap...Leon may have the c word. I really don’t want him to die or for the actor to leave and something tells me that’s what is going to happen.  Let’s hope that he is going to survive and probably will show him going through the process.  I think it would be good to see him go through this but I suspect others will not..  Well it turns out he is going to be okay.  That was a major discussion on the forums as well.

I have noticed the last two episodes of NCIS: NOLA had the same themes as the mother ship.  I sort of lost interest through this episode.  I hope that doesn’t happen often.

Season 12 begins in 9 minutes

I am sitting here watching the last nine minutes of ET.  I missed the segment on NOLA that follows the mothership at 9 pm.  I did catch a few interviews that Mark Harmon has  done in the last couple of days.  THere are more next week.  The last two  interviews were pretty good.  I think I missed Extra tonight.

Even though I didn’t write much for NCIS and its fandom this summer I have been actively posting at various sites.  The forums and messages were discussion the upcoming season, the postseason discussions were very positive despite the fact that some circles continued to inflame the whole Ziva/Cote De Pablo debacle.

Fans shared their close encounters of the stars when they went to OK for the annual Mark Harmon Celebrity Weekend, and one on ones with the cast.

okay here its...Opens in Moscow Russia.  Wow this is great...new opening credits (will have to check them out later tonight)..

The men of NCIS are live tweeting duirng the show....been replying to them myself.  I hope they feel like answering.  A couple of people re-tweeted some of my stuff.

Awesome episode.  Connection to Ari in the guy who was shot but disappeared.

NCIS was renewed for season 12

The news flew through the NCIS fandom yesterday that season 12 was a go.  Many of us had no doubts.  Others did.  Many are hoping that Emily Wickersham’s character will be gone and you know who has returned.  Should I state the obvious? Some were happy for the announcement others wanted a longer deal.  Seriously?   Do you really want the cast to be straining at the leash by then?

Today’s double episodes were from season 7.   They are Jet lag and Masquerade..  The first episode brought a lot of criticism because the agents left their charge alone and she nearly died..   The second one we either meet or see MAllison Hart. again.  I didn’t watch all of it because it was dinner time and I went out afterwards.

I am not sure if I mentioned this or not but the next big marathon is tomorrow and the theme is Lucky Ducky Marathon..  It starts around 9 or ten and that’s good because we are going to be out early tomorrow.  I am sure I will be catching some of it..

An Interest article

Found this article on Rocky Carroll today.  I thought it was very interesting and he loves his job.  That doesn’t surprised me everyone on the show does.  His schedule allows him to have time to do other things that he likes but he seems to enjoy it when all of his “followers” on twitter keep asking for Director Vance.

Do you remember when I wrote a couple of days ago that I may have opened a can of worms with comments about PP?  Well those involved were criticized for attacking her.  Nicki got on this morning or last night and said we were not attacking but giving constructive criticisms and that’s all part of it.  I love it..some posters can say or criticize MH, JS or GG or even CDP but when anyone else does it of people they like?  All bets are off.    I find myself telling myself any criticisms I may have of the show or the actors or characters should probably just stay in the blogs.

Oh there are have been BTS and blurbs all over the net of the two part episode of  NOLA.  I was mistakenly under the impression they didn’t shoot in NO’s but several people had posted they had seen both Scott Bakula (who looks great and almost like) Mark Harmon.

Tonight is a repeat of NCIS.  The episode is Anonymos as A woman.  It’s the one where Gibbs stands up to a bunch of people in AFghanistan.  Some thought it was a little over the top others enjoyed it for what it was.  The previews for next week look good.

I have to miss today’s marathon and of course part of Friday’s back to back episodes.  I am hopign I won’t miss any of Saturday’s.

I think I opened up a can of worms

This  morning I replied to this episode discussion from the past week  It was my second reply to it this week.  Nicki5of7 and I were discussing Pauley’s interview and her character’s behavior in the episode towards the Internal Affairs guy.  Nicki loves Pauley while clearly I am no longer in enamoured with her.   Actually I don’t think I ever was. Pauley didn’t really touch on the anniversary episode very well.  Her character’s behavior on the show leaves a lot to be desired.   I feel that the cast and crew especially Pauley need to start speaking up about things that no longer work for the character.   If they don’t they (actually my feeling is she will) be typecast for the rest of their career.   This is the 21st century and I don’t believe HOllywood would blackball an actor or anyone if they spoke up about changes for their character or what ever.

I also take exception to PP’s behavior on twitter.  The following is my post

“Then she is not going to be taken seriously. She will be the one typecast of the cast. I don't find her cute or endearing especially after reading a lot of her tweets over the last couple of years. I am sorry she has PTSD and has an ex from hell but her behavior on Twitter is unacceptable to me. She can't post things that are in fact endangering her life or open for scrutiny and then get all defensive when people comment. Yeah I know she is human but there is a time when she needs to take responsibility for things. I really don't think she does.

Read more: http://landofncis.proboards.com/thread/1590/ncis-11x16-250-dressed-odt?page=4#ixzz2vT7C1BZ6

I stopped following her because of the behavior.  Over the years I have learned that when you are an actor, singer, or whatever everything you do or say has a ripple effect on everything you do.  Whether it is your work, your extended projects, family, community service etc.  I don’t care if it is her personal twitter page.

In that vein I just stopped following Muse W.    A while back he had commented on my congressman derogatory and I challenged him and he made an unkind remark.  He doesn’t  know me or he certainly doesn’t know   He has been known to be very aggressive to other posters and insulting I sure don’t want to be a part of that either.

There is speculation (again) as photos of BTS of the  NCIS:NOLA spinoff being released and filmed in LA (Los Angeles) not on Location location if Mark Harmon is pulling back from the mother ship and focusing on the EP and all that entails.  Some are asking (again) if season 11 is the last.  It’s already been announced there is a 12 season coming (at least I thought there was)  Also he has been blamed for everything from all the females being fired, let go, or leaving and of approving the scripts.

Oh and do you remember me telling you that I was going to try and avoid the facebook page?  Its like a train wreck.  You can’t look away.  Although there are some really sane people there that are fighting the good fight.  The other stuff just makes me roll my eyes.

Every time I go there I end up getting aggravated by the same rhetoric.  The same shit every day.  The show has lost its chemistry (I don’t think it has), Bishop doesn’t fit in, Gibbs is this that and  the other.  (They have been saying that for like freaking 4 years).  I also get tired of reading “I don’t watch it anymore” or  the constant arguing of why watch it if you don’t like it (which I do actually agree with).  I find myself questioning the reasons for posting at message boards if you don’t watch the show anymore.  I have long since stopped watching a number of shows and I may lurk to see what the atmosphere is like or what if any are the same arguments might be that occurred when I was actively watching.  Its the dead horse beatings.  I also know that these arguments are also not solely at one message board.  It is on a number of them but they seem to handle them better than others.

Today ownership of the Harmons_Fans Yahoo list was turned over to a fairly new member who has volunteered as the original owner has decided to step down and go into other directions.  The list was started in Sept 2000.  It has since grown in members but lately it has seem to be less active these day.  The new owner is looking for ideas.  I wish Julie and Missy best wishes and I will be visiting Julie’s other worlds soon.

David McCallum was quoted this week on his long career he has no intentions of slowing down...You Go Mr. McCallum...and Happy 250th Episode to you and the entire cast and crew of NCIS.

Former writer Jesse Stern caused some concern among long time fans recently when he recently tweeted that the show has has changed drastically.  According to some he has been taking pot shots at the show since he had left the show (some say fired).  Many feel that people in HOllywood shouldn’t burn bridges in that town as it is small and you may not get a chance to work with project again.  I tend to agree and it is biting the hand that fed you for a time in your career.  I just wish people would also see that certain actors who choose to fight or argue with fans are also doing themselves and  the show they are starring on a huge disservice.    I don’t care if it is their own personal twitter or facebook account.   They are linked with the show.

I am really hoping there are interviews on the TV and newspapers for the 250th Episode this week.  It would be nice but I am pretty much guessing it won’t be done.  ONe could only hope.