NCIS 8×19 — “Tell-All”: Though I liked seeing Fornell involved in this one and enjoyed the stuff regarding Diane’s wedding invitations, I wasn’t into the case too much at all. Ziva was back to being annoying about Tony, and McGee and Abby were hardly noticeable (not that that was necessarily a negative). Now that Body of Proof is also on Tuesdays, I might dump the NCIS reviews and just go with the new show. After 8 seasons, so much of NCIS just feels like a retread anyway that it’s just kind of boring to write about.
Body of Proof 1×01 — “Pilot”: I was interested in at least checking this show out because of Dana Delaney, whom I got to know by watching her run on Desperate Housewives. Though I didn’t care much for her character on that show, I could tell she was a great actress, and her guest-starring turn as an FBI agent on Castle sealed the deal for me.
As far as Body of Proof goes, I really liked the pilot. Obviously, a lot of time was spent on introducing the characters, so there was more exposition than I typically like to see, but that’s to be expected from a first episode. The show is pretty much like every other procedural out there, with the difference of course being Delaney’s character. She is very much front-and-center in this one, so if you don’t like her or if she wasn’t good, the series just wouldn’t work. Fortunately, I do like Delaney and she is awesome as Dr. Hunt, a once-brilliant neurosurgeon who is knocked down a couple pegs to city ME after a car accident messed up her nerves and she lost a patient on the table. Delaney’s character is complex enough to keep me interested, and though a bit cold, it is apparent to the viewer that she’s human underneath it all, so she’s likable to a degree. This one feels like a keeper!
Criminal Minds 6×19 — “With Friends Like These…”: The unsub was REALLY annoying in this episode. I thought it was an interesting twist that the guy was actually acting alone and that his “friends” were all part of his schizophrenia, but after that reveal, which came incredibly early on for some reason, things got pretty boring. I don’t really get into the eps where the viewers know the unsub right from the start. It’s always better when there are a few viable suspects that fit the profile and the team has to interview/narrow down the list in order to get the killer. they honed in on this guy fairly quickly and didn’t even consider anyone else this time around. Bleh. I’m definitely not watching this show after the current season, and am now wondering if I can even finish out the final few eps. Seriously, what’s the point anymore?