Monday, January 11, 2010
NCIS: Los Angeles - Identity (1x01) review by Abe
This show is trying hard both to be like the original “NCIS” and to be different at the same time. The opening and closing black-and-white scene frames are split into surveillance-like shots rather than a simple capture, and the credits, though they look a lot like the main title for the flagship show, are considerably shorter and omit the individual crediting of actors. That’s where the show definitely pales in comparison to the former.
The supporting characters aren’t very fleshed out or interesting and the unit doesn’t seem very tight-knit. That said, lead actors Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J are terrific together and make a great duo. This show is less about a team and more about the two of them, which isn’t necessarily a problem.
Read the whole review on tvwithabe.com.