“NCIS: Los Angeles” stands as an enduring American TV series that fits within the police procedural and military drama genres. The show premiered in 2009 and has since garnered a substantial following due to its action-packed storylines, strong character development, and the unique blend of crime-solving with elements of espionage and military operations.  “NCIS: Los Angeles” includes all 14 seasons and 320 episodes compiled onto 81 discs, equalling a staggering 224 hours.  If that’s not enough, the box set also includes nearly 17 hours of Special features.

The series follows a team of special agents from the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) stationed in Los Angeles. Led by the enigmatic G. Callen (portrayed by Chris O’Donnell) and his partner Sam Hanna (portrayed by LL Cool J), the team works to investigate and solve crimes related to the Navy and Marine Corps. The show effectively combines traditional police procedural elements with undercover operations and international espionage, creating a distinctive narrative style. While some episodes focus solely on solving crimes, others delve into the characters’ personal lives and backstories, adding depth and emotional resonance to the series.

One of the show’s strongest aspects is its character development. Over the course of 14 seasons, viewers have witnessed the growth, friendship, and personal struggles of the main cast. Each character brings a unique skill set and personality to the team, contributing to the dynamics both in and out of the field. The interactions between the team members, their supervisors, and various recurring characters form the heart of the show, making it engaging and relatable.

The cast of “NCIS: Los Angeles” delivers solid performances throughout the series. Chris O’Donnell and LL Cool J lead the ensemble with a charismatic and well-balanced partnership. The chemistry among the entire team, including Daniela Ruah, Eric Christian Olsen, Barrett Foa, Renée Felice Smith, and Linda Hunt, is intense and contributes significantly to the show’s appeal. Linda Hunt’s portrayal of Hetty Lange, the team’s operations manager, is particularly notable for its wit and seriousness.

The series maintains high production values, featuring well-executed action sequences, authentic locations, and meticulous attention to detail when it comes to the technical aspects of law enforcement and military operations. The show often incorporates cutting-edge technology and real-world procedures, adding a layer of realism to the storytelling.

“NCIS: Los Angeles” has continued for 14 seasons, it’s evident that the show has resonated with audiences. Its ability to consistently deliver intriguing cases, character-driven plots, and a mix of drama and humor has contributed to its staying power in the competitive television landscape.

Like any long-running series, “NCIS: Los Angeles” does have some drawbacks. At times, the show’s plotlines can become formulaic, following a pattern of investigation, action, and resolution that may feel repetitive to some viewers. Additionally, while character development is a strength, some characters’ arcs might feel underexplored or could benefit from more in-depth exploration.

NCIS: Los Angeles” is a successful and entertaining show that blends the elements of police procedural, military drama, and espionage. Its strong character dynamics, engaging storytelling, and the incorporation of real-world investigative techniques make it a standout in the genre. While it may not be entirely immune to the pitfalls of long-running series, its ability to consistently deliver engaging content keeps fans invested in the fates of both the characters and the cases they tackle. If you enjoy crime-solving with a dash of military intrigue and strong character relationships, “NCIS: Los Angeles” is certainly worth a watch.



• LL Cool J Music Video and Making of “No Crew Is Superior” • The L.A. Team: Meet the Cast and Crew • Inside the Inner Sanctum: The Set Tour • Do You Have a Visual? Inside the OPS Center • Lights, Camera…ACTION! The Stunts of NCIS: Los Angeles


• Shooting Up L.A.: The Cinematography of NCIS: Los Angeles • Uncovering Season 2


• “Pa Make Loa (Touch Of Death)” (Hawaii Five-O Episode) • Surf and Turf • Investigating Season 3


• Chris at the Helm • Un4gettable: Season 4 of NCIS: Los Angeles


• Happy 100th • “No Crew Is Superior” Remix • The Write Staff


• Too Close for Comfort: Season 6 of NCIS: Los Angeles • Clothed for the Season


• Celebrating 150 • Getting Personal: Season 7 of NCIS: Los Angeles • Happy 50th, NCIS


• Deep Impact: Season 8 of NCIS: Los Angeles • Remembering Miguel


• Celebrating 200 • Nine Lives: A Look Inside the 9th Season


• From This Day Forward • Hang Ten: A Look at Season 10 of NCIS: Los Angeles • Admiring Our Heroes


• Mother: The 250th Episode • On Set, “Offset” • Season 11: An



• Season 12: Greater by the Dozen


• Lucky Number 13 • 300 and Counting


• One Last Snapshot: The Final Season of NCIS: Los Angeles • To Old Friends and New Beginnings • And More!