- Cast & Crew Commentaries on Selected Episodes
- Very Special Effects
- "Grab Your Gear": A Look at Season 8
- "Lights! Camera! Weatherly!": Michael Weatherly Directs an Episode
- "I Have A Question For...": Questions from the Fans
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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 of special agents forced to work together in high-stress situations. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents travel the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.
It's no wonder that NCIS is such a wildly popular series. The show takes an irresistible and mysterious setting--the behind-the-scenes world of military criminal investigation--and sets engaging crime procedurals within it, with a dream cast. Mark Harmon, never better, is Special Agent Gibbs, a flinty ex-marine who brooks no nonsense but who also inspires deep devotion from his team. Assisting him are his sometime sidekick Agent DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), lab specialist Abby (the perky-goth Pauley Perrette), computer whiz Agent McGee (Sean Murray), cool-as-ice Ziva (Cote de Pablo), and criminal pathologist Dr. Mallard, a.k.a. Ducky (David McCallum). This season also sees much more of the nerdy, earnest Jimmy Palmer (Brian Dietzen), who's coming into his own as a cast member. Season eight of NCIS resolves the cliffhanger from the last season before diving into the deep end of some heavy-duty investigations, but always leavened by humor and camaraderie. This season the team tackles a seemingly random child kidnapping, a horrifying serial killer (the "Port-to-Port Killer") seeming to target the navy, terrorist threads real and potential, the infiltration of interns, and lots of intrigue, subterfuge, and double and even triple agents. Guest stars include Robert Wagner, William Devane, and Bob Newhart. The action is all heightened with the backdrop of a very real war, and very real battle-scarred sailors and marines returning home to a new, challenging home landscape.
Yet somehow the talented writers of NCIS can tell these taxing plots with plenty of humor and wisecracking. This set contains six discs and all 24 episodes (including the directorial debut episode of Weatherly, which happens to be very well done), and tons of extras. It's delightful to see that the chemistry of the cast is as real and affable off-screen as on-screen. Features include a look at the entire story arc of NCIS Director Vance (the steely Rocky Carroll); a conversation with NCIS writers; and a fascinating interview with Leon Carroll Jr., a technical adviser to the series. One engaging feature involves questions from the fans, in which each cast member answers a direct question. When one fan asks Weatherly how he would characterize DiNozzo's relationship with Gibbs, Weatherly cracks up, and says, "Well, it's a little bit father-son, a little bit Butch and Sundance--though I'm not sure who is who--and a little bit Turner and Hooch." Which is exactly why fans of NCIS keep coming back for more. --A.T. Hurley
Good reasons that NCIS is the #1 TV drama for many years. Wonderful acting and characters.Published 9 days ago by B. Huber
We no longer have cable so I buy the DVD shows. I think the episode has jumped the shark.Published 11 days ago by CeeKay
Great show especially when you binge watch as each episode folds into the next.Published 20 days ago by jill
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i have bought NUMEROUS copies of tv shows on dvd (including NCIS) that have turned out to be BOOTLEGS!! they look authentic, but upon closer inspection the cases are shoddy and the pics on the case are a bit fuzzy. Also the discs are single layer not dual layer, hence the poor video quality and... Read More
Aug 28, 2012 by Manny | See all 3 posts
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Are any of the NCIS-S8, the actual cardboard box set or are they all the plastic case versions??
May 17, 2013 by Rainbow Express | See all 8 posts
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That is a question for the manufacturer. Amazon does not make the discs, they sell them. You should write to CBS/Paramount and ask them.
Sep 1, 2011 by Eric Pregosin | See all 3 posts