TV Show Review – NCIS, Season 14

NCIS, Season 14
Courtesy of CBS Television Studios
Release Date: August 29, 2017

NCIS is one of those shows that refuses to die. Not that I think it should, by any means…but no matter how many changes it faces, the show perseveres. The fact that the series just wrapped up its 14th season says quite a bit: fans and critics alike both still enjoy it.

I’m definitely in one of those categories. I like the show just as much now as when I first watched it a few years ago. Season 14 continues the high standard set by previous seasons, and it’s a must-have for fans of quality television.

If you are not familiar with NCIS, here is the series’ plot synopsis courtesy of CBS Television Studios:

From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it’s a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations involving Navy or Marine Corps ties.

I confess I was nervous about this season of NCIS, as it was the first season without DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly) and a few new faces were introduced. Thankfully, I had nothing to worry about. Despite the fact the atmosphere of the show changes a little without Weatherly’s character, the group dynamic of the team remains just as charged as ever.

The new additions to the cast mesh well with existing members, and I foresee plenty of opportunities to flesh out the newbies in full. I can’t say I have a favorite in regard to the new faces, however I am very intrigued with the character of Nick Torres, portrayed by Wilmer Valderrama. I will be watching closely to see where storylines involving him go.

I said last year (when I reviewed Season 13) that NCIS is like comfort food for your brain, and the statement still holds up well. There’s nothing like coming home from a rough day and plopping down on the couch to join Gibbs, McGee, and the others as they fight to keep our country safe and bring justice where needed. I’m excited to see where the next season takes us…I just wish we didn’t have to wait so long to take the journey.

Season 14 is available now.

MSB

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