I can recall hearing people who watched several seasons of NCIS in one go, say that it was much better that way, than when taken once a week for years. I can sort of see what they mean now.
We spent the last couple of weeks wading though most of season ten to prepare for the new season start in two weeks. It has taken diligence and perseverance, but that’s something Daughter and I possess when it has to do with NCIS.
And I discovered two things. 1) It really is better to get a complete view by watching episodes close together. 2) By having too little time, as well as little inclination, to watch episodes a second time throughout the season, most of them felt almost brand new, and I’m sure that added to the pleasure now.
So, taken together, there is more cohesion than I’d imagined. You still notice that some episodes are better written, by someone with a good background of what’s gone before. But still.
(When I offered the Resident IT Consultant to share the last remaining episodes he was adamant he couldn’t be bothered. So no repeats for him.)
Here’s to eleven!
(Fun link to a very brief summary of the last ten years. At least once you’ve suffered through the ad at the beginning.)