NCIS: Los Angeles: Season 2
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Though the military connection that makes the original NCIS so intriguing is muted in NCIS: Los Angeles, the show continues to more than make up for it with its involving, complex plots; great character development; and use of on-location shooting, which lends a gritty realness to the story lines (and reminds the viewer of just how vast Los Angeles really is). This season there's also potential romance brewing between some of the agents--with palpable sexual tension. Callen, whose life was shattered in season one, tries to regain his equilibrium, one wisecrack at a time. And once again LL Cool J shows that he's one of the most charismatic actors on the small screen, being both the glue of the team as well as the straight man, and making it all look easy. Fans of NCIS: Los Angeles will also appreciate the boatloads of extras in this set, including a great feature on the story lines behind season two, cast commentaries, a look at the character of Hetty, the cinematographer's view, and much more. In short, season two of NCIS: Los Angeles is pitch-perfect as a crime procedural, and any fans of true crime and well-written drama will want to own it. --A.T. Hurley
- Investigating Season 2
- What's New In Season 2
- The Real N.C.I.S. Lab Tour With Pauley Perrette
- Cast Commentaries
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This season, the superb buddy team chemistry of special agents G. Callen and Sam Hanna (Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J) was augmented with a second, surprisingly effective team featuring NCIS special agent Kensi Blye (Daniela Ruah) and LAPD Liaison detective Marty Deeks (Eric Christian Olson). Deeks's rough initiation into NCIS and his humorous challenges in building chemistry with the skeptical Kensi were a recurring theme. There were strong hints by season's end that Deeks and Blye were on their way to a real partnership.
Team psychologist Nate Getz (Peter Cambor) was quietly eased into undercover work; his place was taken by pert computer geek Nell Jones (Renee Felice Smith), who forced computer expert Eric Beal (Barret Foa) to step up both his professional and personal game. Linda Hunt was priceless as diminutive but inscrutable Operations Manager Hetty Lange, whose unmatched experience and skills kept the whole team on its toes. Rocky Carroll as NCIS Director Vance did some nice cross-over episodes.
The long-running mysteries of G. Callen's origins and Hetty's background came into sharp focus at season's end, as Hetty bailed on the team to perform an off-the-books mission into Central Europe. Stonewalled by Director Vance and a new operations manager, the team quit en masse to follow Hetty into Europe, on what might be a rescue mission, or a colossal ambush. The end game will be revealed in Season Three, just approved by CBS on 18 May.
"NCIS: Los Angeles: The Second Season" is very highly recommended to fans of the show and of the NCIS franchise.
I was never a big fan of the original series NCIS (which stands for Naval Criminal Investigative Service) that took a look at the investigative unit for the Navy and Marines that focused on crimes committed involving either or. When I got around to watching it on DVD I realized why it was such a hit show and that folks were watching. With the success CBS had in generating 2 spin off shows in their CSI franchise it only made sense they'd try the same here. But NCIS LOS ANGELES while similar is completely different.
Rather than focus solely on the criminal aspects and turning the show into another police procedural, this one takes on more international criminals and more often than not terrorist activity. This is not a group that works regularly in the public eye (though with the number of shoot outs on city streets seen here it's hard to believe they've never been filmed or made newsworthy in their world). This is a more clandestine group preferring to go undercover in an attempt to thwart bad guys and terrorist on US soil.
I never got the chance to watch season one but came in with this DVD collection of season two. It kicks in right away with a thread that will involve several episodes throughout continuing to the shows cliff hanger season two finale. This involves the past of agent G. Callen (Chris O'Donnell) the teams leader. Callen continues to have flash backs of his past while still unable to remember it all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
LOVE this show. The cast dynamic is awesome. It is fast paced but still has laugh out loud moments. I'm hooked!Published 23 days ago by Stacie Greene
Too much yada-yada, not enough substance and action. All the action seems to be the jawing between partners.Published 1 month ago by WBC
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