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Film and TV: NCIS

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I have a confession. I’ve recently gotten into another TV show and gotten completely obsessed. NCIS is that TV show…

My entire household love NCIS so much. I watch it with my parents on the many channels that are showing the repeats from the last ten seasons. My Grandad also loves it just as much. It’s just so damn good! First and foremost, the characters are brilliant, that’s what keeps us all engaged and it’s why my parents can watch the same episode over and over again (something that, believe me, is very rare for those two). The team has changed over the years but the dynamic has always been similar and has always had something that keeps us all hooked, ncis-7993-1920x1200perhaps it’s because we like the character development and the interactions between and around our favourite characters.

 Another thing that has made this show continue so well is that it must have amazing writers. I honestly believe the people who write NCIS are geniuses. They’ve managed to keep a show about the Navy and about murders with the same handful of characters so interesting. There must be over 200 episodes but thus far I have found all the ones I have watched completely different and engaging.

As I usually do, I’m going to enter a synopsis from IMDB: ‘Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs is the leader of a team of special agents belonging to the NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) Major Case Response Team. Gibbs, a former Marine, is a tough investigator and a highly skilled interrogator who relies on his gut instinct as much as evidence. Gibbs’ second in command is Senior Field Agent Tony DiNozzo, a womanizing, movie-quoting former Baltimore Homicide Detective, who despite being the class clown always gets the job done. The team also consists of probationary field agent Ziva David, a former Mossad officer who is a skilled fighter, as well as Junior Field Agent Timothy McGee, a computer-savvy agent often mocked by DiNozzo. Assisting them are Abby Sciuto, the energetic-but-Goth lab tech who is like a daughter to Gibbs, and Dr. Donald Mallard, nicknamed Ducky, the eccentric medical examiner full of unusual stories. This team of elite agents, based in Washington, D.C., solve criminal cases involving Marine and Navy personnel’. neue-episoden-von-navy-30408_big

I just couldn’t recommend this programme enough, so please check it out if you haven’t already because it is genuinely so well written and has a handful of truly amazing actors; Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, Pauley Perrette, David McCallum, Sean Murray, Cote de Pablo, Brian Dietzen, Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly and Sasha Alexander are a few examples.

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Ps. NCIS Los Angeles also looks brilliant and has some really good actors.

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Films: Top 5 Johnny Depp Films and Mortdecai Trailer

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With the recent release of the Mortdecai trailer, I wanted to talk about it. I am a massive fan of Johnny Depp, you may’ve realised this with my blogs on Johnny Depp quotes and The Tourist, and this trailer only fuels that. I thought that Mortdecai was going to be some morbid, dark film but rather it looks like it’s going to be a brilliant piece of comedic gold. Not only does it have Depp in it, it also has some other favourites of mine, Paul Bettany and Ewan McGregor.

Following this I want to recommend some films too, so here are my personal Top 5 Johnny Depp films (please take into consideration the ratings of these films to see if they are appropriate for you):

  • Sleepy Hollow (1999) – Starring alongside Christina Ricci, Johnny Depp plays Constable Ichabod Crane who is sent to the small town of Sleepy Hollow to investigate a series of decapitations. It becomes clear from the beginning that these murders have been mysteriously committed by the enigmatic Headless Horseman.

 

  • Pirates of the Carribbean (2003 – 2017) – Starring alongside Geoffrey Rush, Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightly in the first three films and Penelope Cruz and Ian McShane in the most recent, Johnny Depp is well known for his role as the somewhat crazy, eccentric pirate, Captain Jack Sparrow. It has also been announced that POTC5 will be released in 2017.

 

  • The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) – Although Johnny didn’t have a huge role, I did love the part he did as one of the many versions of Doctor Parnassus, and this was a genuinely good film albeit incredibly random and strange. It also had an incredible cast including Heath Ledger, Jude Law, Andrew Garfield, Lily Cole and Colin Farrell.

 

  • The Lone Ranger (2013) – Starring alongside Armie Hammer, Johnny’s Tonto is brilliant. The relationship and onscreen chemistry with Armie is so good. It was only recently that I watched this film for the first time and I absolutely loved it!

  • Chocolat (2000) – Although Johnny, again, didn’t have a main role, his role was very good. I love this film about a mother and daughter who move and open a chocolate shop in rural France. This is met with much negativity on various occasions but eventually they win the trust and hearts of their neighbours.

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P.S. Bonus Top 6: The Tourist. I recommended this a couple weeks back, read here.