Just Ducky

Posted: February 24, 2012 in Just for fun, Memories
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Made the six-plus hour drive from Chicago to Cleveland yet again, going from snow to high winds, listening to a Tony Hillerman book on CD. After two weeks, one of the main things that greets me (right after our younger daughter and Annabelle) is the pile of mail. Now we’re catching up on the TV shows we like to watch, one of which is “NCIS”.

My original intrigue with this show was not Mark Harmon, but David McCallum, the actor formerly known as Illya Kuryakin on “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.” Illya started out as a minor character, but was such a hit with the female viewers that he became an equal partner. Now, older but still with panache, he talks to dead people as he autopsies them and waxes philosophical with other member of the team. He still looks good doing it, too, especially when you consider that the Scottish-born actor will be 79 this year!! He, like fellow Scot,(not Scotch), Sean Connery, almost looks better every year (or maybe it’s just that I’m getting older, too….but no, that couldn’t be it.) Scotch (not Scot) is a bit like that, too.

This episode is about people who dress and act as superheros, something I find a little weird. But whatever the theme of the show, I enjoy the interplay and affection between the characters and although it seems each week we seem more of the cut-up dead bodies than the last, there’s very little graphic violence or weird serial-killer kind of pushing the yucky envelope. I like that in a TV show. Now we’re just waiting to see how long it takes until Tony and Ziva get together and hoping the show continues to age well.

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