I am a big NCIS fan. I make sure the DVR is on so I don’t miss an episode.
While the plots are a textbook example of fiction, the characters are riveting. This seems to be a hallmark of a Donald Bellisario production–MAGNUM PI and JAG, for example.
The individual characters are well written and and acted and play off each very entertainingly. Each has strengths and weakness, just like real people, and each has personality traits that can be endearing, or at least interesting.
One of the best lines from the show occurred when someone asked Gibbs (Mark Harmon) what Ducky (David McCallum) was like when he was younger. The answer: " Illya Kuryakin".
The plots, however, are unbelieveable, in every sense of the word.