Only if you’re dyslexic

The good news is that NCIS season six is finally staggering into British homes without cable this Wednesday. And the first episode is a good one.

More good news is that the Guardian could actually be bothered to write about it, giving it an extra little mention. Unfortunately the mention consists of calling it a US crime procedural. ‘NCIS is CSI in all but name, except it focuses on naval crime’.

It is not a procedural. It seems nobody will get the message. It’s a label that gets churned over and over, and only ever by people who don’t watch. What do they know?

As the dim airport security chap asked in the first few minutes of episode one of season one ‘is it anything like CSI?’ and got the snappy retort ‘only if you’re dyslexic’.


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