The great storytelling of NCIS…

I have been working my way through the show NCIS for the past few weeks. It is taking a toll upon my emotional well-being. As a soldier, I love the show. My interest in the show comes from a two-pronged avenue. First, I served a decade in the Army prior to being retired due to an injury. Secondly, I used my GI Bill to get a degree in Criminal Justice. Thus, the series serves more than just mindless entertainment.

However, I fear I may have to quit watching it. The emotional toll some of these episodes leaves a mark on my soul. In some instances, it is from kindred experiences, and some of it comes from the remembrance of those I lost in Iraq. Either way you choose to look at it, the emotion comes from great writing.

And that is why I can’t stop watching it.

The show centers around the main character (Gibbs) and his team (Dinozzio, David, McGee, Abby, Ducky, and Palmer.) The wordplay is excellent, each character excels at portraying their assigned role. The writing is crisp and at times it evokes the full scale of the emotional spectrum in one episode. Who am I kidding? I’m not going to quit watching it until I have finished the series.

It’s difficult to find a quality show with great writing. So, ya’ll pardon me while I go finish Season 6.

Freeman

24 January 2020


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