Brief comments on the two series premieres I watched. I’ll write more in depth comments after I’ve seen a few more episodes.
NCIS: Los Angeles
As with NCIS it’s a good thing the characters of the spin off were interesting or else I don’t think I would have kept watching. The plot was rather simplistic and predictable. However Amanda (of The Zen Leaf) and I were talking on Twitter and we decided that perhaps the case wasn’t important but rather the characters reactions to the case. That the case served as a means to introduce the characters and show us how they work together.
Interesting premise and the characters were interesting but I’m not sold on the show yet. The voice over with the victim made for a rather depressing show. And the resolution is rather bittersweet – yes the family finally has closure but their relative is still dead. The same thing happened with “Cold Case” – eventually I reached a point where I had to stop watching the episodes for my own sanity.