NCIS Los Angeles – An Incredibly Bad TV Show

This show is a spin-off of an only slightly more watchable show, NCIS. The people responsible for this piss-dribble seem to have taken what little believability and credibility the original show had and made, as incredible as it sounds, an even worse television show!

How does this show suck? Let me count the ways… Wait, I don’t have a strong enough processor for that. Let’s just list some of the most notably insulting stupidity.

First off is their appearance. This not only goes for their office, which looks like it moonlights as a surf shop, but their personal appearance as well. Get this… These are Government Agents, but because they are in Los Angeles, they all wear shorts and sandals and t-shirts to work! Wow, how professional. They also seem to have no regulations for hair or height. The original show at least makes it feel like an actual team of Government Agent professionals that dress and look the part. But, these disheveled bums looks like they beg for change at a freeway off-ramp.

Most of the characters on the show are whiny or otherwise gratingly annoying. Take the two computer nerds, which it seems every agency must have. They run around in their un-tucked Hawaiian shirts and shorts like smarmy children. Sometimes they let the girl (Nell Jones) out of the cool computer lab and out into the field! The problem is, she’s about 5-foot nothing and weighs about 90 pounds soaking wet. Yet they play her off as some kind of bad ass that’s able to defeat any 6-foot tall 260 pound bad guy that gets in her way. Watching her fight scenes makes it painfully obvious that most of her moves require a LOT of cooperation from the opponent.

What is their fascination with short women on the show? One of the main characters, Hetty Lange, is also vertically challenged. Her backstory is that she used to be an undercover operative! Did she infiltrate the Lollipop Guild? Someone like that would stand out in a crowd and be immediately identified! That person in real life would have been dead two or three assignments into their career! Nothing against the actress (Linda Hunt) but it’s just not the role for her.

Again, these aren’t the faults and criticisms of the actors… Except adult Bobby Hill (Chris O’Connell) who couldn’t act convincingly if his life depended on it. It’s the shoddy writing and poor production that leads to a completely unbelievable and unwatchable show. But hey, let’s just go with the bullshit.

In a stroke of pure stupidity, the brains at CBS decided to do a crossover with another one of their shit-stupid shows, Scorpion! The bullshitwas off the charts that night! It seems in that episode they each hired the other to search for viable plot points! They each failed miserably.

14 thoughts on “NCIS Los Angeles – An Incredibly Bad TV Show

  1. I agree with this assessment. I loathe this show and it’s parent show, as pure “crap”. They also tend to overdo the background music to overcome for the lack of “real” suspense in the action! And, really, … we have to save the country from terrorists on nearly every single show? How old does that get REAL QUICK!? And sorry, NCIS is NOT going to be the primary agency dealing with these kind of issues. “Open up, NCIS” is not going to get anybody’s attention, except to reply: “Get the f@#k out of here and get some real authority here!”

    1. Nice reply, Ken. You’re right the words NCIS do not elicit any real urgency or importance in regular people’s lives.

      thanks for reading and thanks for the comment!

  2. Of all the many, many things to complain about, your biggest problems are the clothes and heights? Jesus. And if we’re talking about dresscode, The idiot lab girl from NCIS…Prime (?) should be written up every day. Now that I think about it though, sge’d have no time go to disciplinary meeting because she’s apparently handling the case work for that entire divison as she seems to be the only lab tech on staff. Ugh I hate these shows.

    1. Maxwell: Those two were the things that stand out the most to me. There’s also the poor plots, the unlikable whiny characters, and the cases they take on that are WAY outside of what NCIS does.

      Good call on the lab girl case load. Thanks for the comment

  3. Im actually the type of guy that loves seeing shows like this one but honestly NCIS Los Angeles is not worth it,Very bad show,I can go on and on but I will save my time

  4. I think this show is amazing! The characters are lovable and the action in each episode is fun. After a long day at work, it’s a great show to watch on DVR. Even Grainger played his character to death, literally. That’s dedication. I love action and government thrillers, so this wins.
    Cheesy, unrealistic, good-guys always win, but who cares. It’s great.

    PS. Hetty is amazing. Quick one-liners and seeing he shoot and blow up buildings is amazing.

  5. Beavis, I couldn’t agree more. I recently watched NCIS LA for the first time because Harm from Jag starred in the episode, The Guardian. Forget about the unrealistic plots, the cast is unwatchable, especially the “homeless” agent. Who casted him, Helen Keller?

    1. LOL good stuff. I watched another episode a couple of weeks ago thinking ‘OK… Maybe it got better.’ No, it did not.

      Thanks for the comment!

  6. I don’t think it’s a bad show per se, but I have 3 issues with it.
    1. Pretty much everyone who crosses their path dies, college, criminal, witness or victim it doesn’t matter (unless they’re children…so far)
    2. The crowbarred in ’jokes’ which aren’t really funny anyway.
    3. Their seemingly wilful blindness to obvious conclusions until it’s spelled out to them in excruciatingly stilted sentences.

    I disagree about your views on their choice of office attire. They are an undercover team who rarely if ever introduce themselves as NCIS unless it’s at gun point, also the dress code of background staff are more lax in most jobs.

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