TV review by Sierra Filucci, Common Sense Media
NCIS Poster Image

Common Sense says

age 13+

Upbeat but average crime show with blood, bodies.

CBS Drama 2003

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 35 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 110 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 12+

Missing Good Plots Through The Last Three Years

Parents should be aware of the elements of good TV shows such as characterization and plot so the aspects of characters can be discussed as they relate to the plot. In this way, parents can discuss what is happening in the episode and how the characters react to conflict. Good conversations between parents and teens can keep the relationships going while watching NCIS together. One problem with the show is that plot development has been deteriorating for the past three years, and sometimes the show can be dull and boring and teens lose interest. The show used to have interesting storylines along with character development but hasn't since the character Ziva left. The last episode of season 13 affecting the closure of the Ziva and Tony characters presented the possibility of parents discussing with their teens how relationships come to an end and that endings might not always be a very happy ones, but adults can cope with loss and make better lives for themselves and their children. That final episode held much interest, moved quickly through the tension between the plot and characters and ended on a better note for the series.

This title has:

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Great role models
1 person found this helpful.
age 15+

Rocky Carrol spoiled the whole series

I just got the DVD series given to me and I loved it before Rocky Carrol joined now I will not purchase or watch any more, he really spoiled the whole series.

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