by Larry Brody
Changes, changes, changes….
I’ve always found Gary Cole to be off-putting. He’s a good actor, but I never like the characters he plays. Just don’t want to be around them.
Mark Harmon, OTOH, I’ll hang out with any time, anywhere.
Sorry, CBS, but the Brode isn’t watching NCIS again until Gibbs comes back. (And nope, a cameo doesn’t count.
I enjoyed this show when it first appeared. It had a certain good humor to it, and everyone’s pal (yes, there are polls that demonstrate them) Nathan Fillion played the title role with what appeared to be genuine joy, as in, “Boy, I get to be a cop…at last!”
But over seasons two and three it got progressively darker, and the current season has added a twist to the darkness: The show is now a soap opera, dealing with the personal problems of minor (and unlikable) characters like the jerk lawyer who married the character played by Alyssa Diaz. (Yeah, that was the only good decision the jerk lawyer has made since he first appeared.)
I admit that there’s one thing I will miss by not watching. Mekia Cox as Nyla Harper. Time for her to get her own show.