NCIS Los Angeles review: “Sirens”

Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight episode “Sirens.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

The NCISLA team of writers have crafted a very strong season of interesting storylines so far. Each episode builds on previous ones while still maintaining the usual “case of the week” structure. Because almost every episode so far has been really good, I think my reviews will get repetitive if I focus on the same points each week. So this time, I’m going to focus on the use of humor in “Sirens” and how it works alongside the serious moments.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Glasnost”

Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight episode “Glasnost.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

Some of the best episodes of the season are ones that have a personal connection to one or more of the main cast. We have seen that often with several previous episodes, all of which help to enrich the characters’ backstories along with their characters. “Glasnost” is the first episode this season that really makes the case personal by bringing back Callen’s father. As usual, it turns out to be a pretty good episode.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Parallel Resistors”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight episode “Parallel Resistors.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

After a rather depressing end last week, this week’s “Parallel Resistors” is a bit more upbeat in tone. There’s still serious stuff going on but it’s not as heavy as previous episodes. This one has more banter, a cute kid, and even Kensi in a somewhat better mood than before. Every now and then, it’s good to have an episode like this.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Crazy Train”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight episode “Crazy Train.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

At the risk of sounding repetitive, NCISLA has once again delivered another solid episode. Again, we get strong character storylines amidst a relatively interesting case. And finally we get to see some undercover work again. It all ties together in a way that’s not forced, making “Crazy Train” a pretty good episode.

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NCIS Los Angeles Review: “Home is Where the Heart Is”

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Here’s my review of NCIS Los Angeles season eight episode “Home is Where the Heart Is.” Please note that this isn’t a recap of what happens. I’m assuming that you’ve already seen the episode. There are spoilers in this review.

NCISLA has really hit its stride early on this season with a lot of focus on shaking things up to help our main characters grow. Just like last week’s “Ghost Gun,” this week’s episode, “Home is Where the Heart Is,” is very well-written and well-acted and keeps the audience invested in all the storylines. Both the case and the characters come together to make an entertaining episode.

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