Jessica Jumps In: A Newbie's Guide To NCIS: Los Angeles
2. Quality Of Characters
Quality is not always the same thing as likeability. The characters in NCIS: Los Angeles are extremely likeable, presenting a team dynamic with plenty of rapport and quick, joke-filled dialogue. However, they arenít particularly well-drawn individuals. You have Callen (Chris OíDonnell), the cool, leader of the pack idea guy. Heís buddies with Senior Field Agent Hanna (LL Cool J), who seems to be a family man. In the episode I watched, they like to talk Los Angeles sports, hatching a scheme to attend a Clippers game.
Than there are Deeks (Eric Christian Olsen) and Kensi Marie Blye (Daniela Ruah), who seem pretty close but don't stand out personality-wise. Honestly, thereís nothing about these characters that we havenít seen before. Weíve seen the detective with the deadbeat dad and the detective who speaks her mind but still manages to be charming, before. Additionally, the dialogue isnít particularly top notch, with this week's side dialogue surround Kensi's dislike of children, but if you are looking for an easy breezy procedural you can watch while unwinding after a long day of work, the characters are likeable and the show is enjoyable enough.
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