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NCIS:LA, A Bit Unreal?


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#1 OFFLINE   Rich

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 06:58 AM

Just watched a couple NCIS:LA episodes and was a bit disappointed. What's with the cloak and dagger stuff? The hidden offices and things like that? And what is Linda Hunt doing in the show? Certainly seems to be a great divergence from the original NCIS. Doesn't even seem like a spinoff.

Made it to the Pacific on my destroyer, but never got to CA. Is there really a large naval presence in Los Angeles? I would have thought they would have used San Diego, which has an immense naval presence.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:04 AM

Just watched a couple NCIS:LA episodes and was a bit disappointed. What's with the cloak and dagger stuff? The hidden offices and things like that? And what is Linda Hunt doing in the show? Certainly seems to be a great divergence from the original NCIS. Doesn't even seem like a spinoff.

Made it to the Pacific on my destroyer, but never got to CA. Is there really a large naval presence in Los Angeles? I would have thought they would have used San Diego, which has an immense naval presence.

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Yeah, some of us commented on that location issue in another thread. Apparently this NCIS operation must be to the Office of Naval Intelligence as FBI intelligence operations are to the CIA, or something. And the Linda Hunt thing is a bit over the top. Hopefully, they'll clean this up with some back story information. In terms of ratings, they have time as the original "NCIS" gives them an overwhelming lead in for viewers who want the show to work

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 11:27 AM

There was a Naval presence in Long Beach years ago. As phrelin says this was talked about earlier. But since the writers don't know that you drive DOWN to Pendelton from L.A. you can't expect them to know anything about Naval presence, now can you? :P

As for the secret location of the hacienda, it's so secret it ain't there. Just playing around a few days ago after noticing where they zoom in to in the opening and I opened Google Earth. It's just a very short distance from Marina del Rey. I found the square building with the opening in it but the location of the hacienda is actually a truck farm or storage yard that the hacienda has been Photoshopped into. I know, I know. Who cares. But an old man has to pass the time some way :lol: First is a Google Earth screenshot and the second is a Bing maps screenshot.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 12:30 PM

NCIS:LA, A Bit Unreal?

No.

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Posted 07 October 2009 - 01:32 PM

rich... I agree. I've been somewhat disappointed so far with NCIS:LA as well.... I watch it, and I like the actors, but, when the show finishes, I"m not sure if I liked it or not.

I actually like LInda Hunt, I think she's one of the bright spots of the show. I admit, though, I do miss Louise Lombard. I thought Mace was a good character, and the back story with Gibbs would have made a decent continuing story line if they chose to delve into that any deeper.

I thought with Louse Lombard leading the team, it felt more like NCIS...with Linda Hunt as the "head", the whole thing feels a little odd. I liked the team dynamic in the NCIS episodes that they spend in LA, and I"m not sure that I like the team dynamic they have going on now....
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Posted 07 October 2009 - 05:24 PM

Yeah, some of us commented on that location issue in another thread. Apparently this NCIS operation must be to the Office of Naval Intelligence as FBI intelligence operations are to the CIA, or something. And the Linda Hunt thing is a bit over the top. Hopefully, they'll clean this up with some back story information. In terms of ratings, they have time as the original "NCIS" gives them an overwhelming lead in for viewers who want the show to work


I liked the show, but I think I would have liked it better as a ''stand alone" show rather than a spinoff of a show that I really like. The difference between the two (who doesn't compare a spinoff to the original show?) was so great that I found it a bit unsettling.

Nothing against Linda Hunt, but I kinda doubt that she would have ever been able to join any of the services because of her height. That's what threw me about her.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 12:07 AM

CBS has ordered a full-season of this show because of high ratings according to this story today.

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 06:53 AM

Part of the problem is that there is no real leader of this NCIS team. The Linda Hunt character is more for comic relief. their version of Ducky. They need a true team leader. Otherwise the show is nothing more than a cop buddy show. Reminds me of Starsky and Hutch without the car.
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 08:57 AM

Part of the problem is that there is no real leader of this NCIS team. The Linda Hunt character is more for comic relief. their version of Ducky. They need a true team leader. Otherwise the show is nothing more than a cop buddy show. Reminds me of Starsky and Hutch without the car.


Oh I don't know, that Challenger they have is pretty sweet.....

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 10:59 AM

Oh I don't know, that Challenger they have is pretty sweet.....


And Chrysler's paying big bucks to showcase those cars. Ever drive one of them?

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Posted 08 October 2009 - 02:49 PM

Oh I don't know, that Challenger they have is pretty sweet.....


Nah... I prefer Gibbs car.
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Posted 08 October 2009 - 05:27 PM

My husband and I are sick of hearing EVERY episode how LL Cool J was a SEAL. Whatever! I don't buy it and real Seals would never "name drop" like that all the time.

I agree that the show seems like a cop/buddy show. LL and Chris have some great chemistry, but it just doesn't seem like a military based show at all.

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Posted 09 October 2009 - 06:57 AM

My husband and I are sick of hearing EVERY episode how LL Cool J was a SEAL. Whatever! I don't buy it and real Seals would never "name drop" like that all the time.


That's true and it annoyed me greatly.

I agree that the show seems like a cop/buddy show. LL and Chris have some great chemistry, but it just doesn't seem like a military based show at all.


Hardly seems like a spinoff of NCIS, does it? Couldn't be much more different.

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