I watch NCIS. Yeah, I admit it.
I started watching after several Facebook friends posted they watch the show and talked with each other about the episode while watching. I wanted to join in the conversation, so I started watching too.
But Facebook has long since deleted Rumpy’s account, and I got tired of the bullshit that fills my news feed, so I just quit going on there.
Anyway, I’ve been wondering lately why I keep watching this show.
I mean, they’ve killed off three great female roles. And Abby Sciuto, who started out as a smart, savvy goth woman, has gradually dumbed down to a baby doll whose claim to fame is saying, “Gibbs! Gibbs! Gibbs!” while sucking down soda by the gallon.
Did you ever notice how NCIS investigators put in long hours, yet never seem tired? They pull all-nighters, work days off, give up holidays and vacations. But they’re always full of pep.
And how is it that they’re always having to give up approved leave and work on holidays, but whenever one has a personal issue, they’re told to deal with it on their own time? Yet they never complain. It’s all about giving justice to families of the dead, while fucking the lives of the living.
Why do these folks repeatedly violate rules, such as in a recent episode where Agent Bishop entered a home without a warrant and without back-up and ended up killing someone as a result? Yet they’re never disciplined for their actions. And ya wonder why we don’t trust the popo?
But the thing that leaves me the most confused is how these characters have killed numerous people, are forever in danger, and have witnessed murders, including those of their co-workers, yet they never seem to suffer from trauma. If that happened to a real person, they’d be sucking Prozac through a straw just to get through the day. But we’re to believe we can trust these folks to walk around with loaded weapons.
In many ways, things aren’t so different here in the real world. Men run the show and women are valued for their looks and not for their work ethic. Any display of emotional wear and tear leads to the killing off of a female lead. And it’s all about the job; personal lives get whatever’s left.
So am I the only person who thinks this way of life is totally fucked up?