THE GIBBS BINGE

Netflix binge watching is a happy past time for more and more folks these days. You can lose an entire afternoon or evening watching one series. It’s like when we were younger and would stay up til dawn to finish a good book.

Surely, you remember those days?

Marilyn and I are long time fans of the popular “NCIS” series. We follow it faithfully, new shows and multiple viewings of reruns. There are Trekkies and there are Gibbs’ People. I’m among the latter.

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I have all the NCIS attire that is available. I wear them as proudly as I did the gear identifying my former TV News employer. I even complement my NCIS garments with USMC clothing to boast that I am retired Gyrene as well as a Gibbs camp follower. I even have a badge, courtesy of the local “LEOS” from my TV News days.

I am the law!

All of this mental muscle flexing underscores our binge watching of “NCIS” over the last three or more days.

We needed a fix.

It used to be “Law and Order” until we knew all the shows including the dialogue. Jack McCoy and Adam “make a deal” Schiff will return but we needed a break. I confess I still have fantasies about Angie Harmon.

“NCIS” is another matter. I’ll never get enough of Gibbs, his rules and his crew. I crave those Gibbs’ head slaps, especially when he gives it to Tony DiNozzo who is still too cheeky for me after 12 plus seasons.

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Then there’s Ziva. I still pine for her. Cote de Pablo’s sly and sexy  ex-Mossad agent turned NCIS staffer still makes my blood simmer more than two seasons after her departure from the show.

Abby, the Goth princess of the forensics lab, is another star in my dreams. Her tats have me thinking impure thoughts. But I’m a senior citizen and should be cut some slack.

But it all goes back to Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Mark Harmon is now John Wayne for me. He is the stoic hero who can still kick butt of villains twice his size and half his age. Gibbs has survived multiple explosions and still has perfect hearing.

I was a bit annoyed when LJ allowed a kid to shoot him last year. A kid? For crying out loud!

I am thrilled we are only beginning season 3 of our “NCIS” binge-a-thon.

Ahead, there are new shows for this season. It’s like a belated Christmas present for functioning mutes.

On your 6, Boss!!



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19 replies

  1. I know that binge watching is the latest and greatest in how to watch a show… the hubs does it all of the time. But I’m burned out after three episodes of any show, and that’s a show I like. Okay, if it’s a half hour show I might go with four, maybe five. But damn, that is my limit. I can’t do it. The hubs will sit there for hours and hours, I’ve gotta do something else, anything else.

    It’s a good thing he has his nerd cave for his TV watching exploits. ^_^

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    • Cut your Hubs some slack. Remember, we could be watching animal porn. After 40 plus years as a TV News Reporter, I love kicking back in my dog covered sports pants and watching stuff that’s entertaining. It’s r/x for my soul. And, Gibbs is the kind of hero you can admire among our real life tarnished public figures.

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      • I didn’t mean to be critical of his habits… he can watch all of the television he wants… in the other room. ^_^ All I meant to say was that our television watching ways are different. He can’t stand the way I watch TV either. For example, I can start watching a show in the middle of an episode or a series from the middle of a series without having to watch it from the beginning. I started Orphan Black around episode 6 in Season 1 and I was cool with that. That drives him bonkers. He couldn’t watch it with me. He had to wait until the Season came out on Amazon Prime to watch it before Season 2 came out then he binge watched it. I’m totally not saying one is better than the other. I’m simply saying we watch television differently — hence the separate television viewing areas.

        I like Gibbs too, but I had to give up on NCIS when they started to get… strange… as all shows do eventually.

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      • Trekkies yes.., but then shouldn’t the NCIS crowd be called “Gibbsies”? or “D’Nozzies”, “Gabbys”, “Duckies”.., maybe “McGeezies”? there are many personalities to choose from here.

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    • I hear you I can’t do it either and watching reruns drives me totally bananas. However I just binge watched 10 episodes of “How to make a Murderer” on Netflix. 10 episodes in two days…that’s a new record for Miss Anti-TV 🙂

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  2. I love marathon sessions of watching NCIS. Gibbs and his team are the best!

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  3. My husband can watch this show over and over and I still haven’t figured out why. I like Abby. I always loved that picture.

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    • Lady Bug, “NCIS” is like family, old friends. My arthritis now has me doing Gibbs like twists of my neck. It’s like when I’d do that familiar John Wayne walk. You’ve probably heard the news that Tony is leaving the show after this season. It’ll be interesting to see how that’s handled.

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  4. What I like about binge watching is that you might lose a day but you don’t gain any calories from it.

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