NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is one of the CBS channel's action-drama military criminal series, which has been on the screen since 2003 with its 18 seasons. In the series, a special team set up in the Navy Criminal Investigation Service is tasked with investigating and solving all kinds of crimes against the Navy, from espionage, terrorism, murder, and submarine theft
Created by Donald P. Bellisario (Magnum, Airwolf) and Don McGill, although some of them left the series during these long years, some of the stars are Mark Harmon, Rocky Carroll, Lauren Holly, Michael Weatherly, Cote de Pablo, Pauley Perrette, Sean Murray, Brian Dietzen, David McCallum, Sasha Alexander, and Emily Wickersham.
Plot and The Characters
The first two intro episodes, in which the subject and character were introduced, were screened on April 22, 2003, and the first season premiered on September 23, 2003. Reaching a total of 414 episodes in 18 seasons, it took its place among the longest-running and most-watched series of American television. It went from record to record by increasing its ratings every season. The first season had its worst rating, with an average of 11.84 million viewers per episode. Its best rating was the tenth season, with an average of 21.34 million viewers per episode. With this success in 2012-2013, it became the most-watched program in US television. The episode of the 10th season, "Shiva", aired on January 15, 2013, became the most-watched episode of the series with 22.86 million viewers. The drama and action, as well as humor, were also included in the series, which also touched on the personal lives of the characters.
Heading the team is Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), the clever and tough NCIS special agent. Almost nothing escapes the eye of Agent Gibbs, a skilled investigator, and interrogator. Despite being overly harsh and outspoken towards his team, he knows all of their talents and capacities very well and is very successful in guiding them accordingly.
The other member of Agent Gibbs' team is Agent Anthony Dinozzo (Michael Weatherly). Dinozzo, a former homicide detective, joined NCIS a few years ago. He has an overconfident and arrogant demeanor. He always tries to show this, especially to women, but he often leaves himself in funny situations. Not to mention the constant scolding from Gibbs.
Agent Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), another member of the team, is a forensic analyst. He's crazy with interesting hairstyles, clothes, and tattoos. But he is very clever and there is not much that escapes him. That's why Gibbs is a favorite.
Special Agent Tim Mcgee (Sean Murray), whose computer skills are a huge part of the NCIS team, has a large hand in solving the events by taking advantage of the blessings of technology and collaborating with Abby.
Mature and experienced forensic doctor Donald "Ducky" Mallard's (David McCallum) autopsies and his findings are indispensable for the team.
Ziva (Cote de Pablo), who joins the series in the following episodes, is originally a Mossad agent but is included in the NCIS team due to some problems she has. Ziva is a very talented, tough, and beautiful person.
From murder to terrorism, from serial killers to stolen submarines, these special agents manage to investigate and successfully conclude all naval-related crimes. The different style of Gibbs character and his relations with his team, the sweet crazy atmosphere of the team that makes itself felt from time to time, can become addictive after a while.