Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black is an American comedy-drama web television series created by Jenji Kohan for Netflix. The series is based on Piper Kerman's memoir, Orange Is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison, about her experiences at FCI Danbury, a minimum-security federal prison. Produced by Tilted Productions in association with Lionsgate Television, Orange Is the New Black premiered on Netflix on July 11, 2013. In February 2016, the series was renewed for a fifth and seventh season; the sixth season was released on July 27, 2018. On October 17, 2018, it was confirmed that the seventh season would be its last and would be released in 2019. Orange Is the New Black, it has received many accolades. For its first season, the series garnered 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations, including Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, winning three. A new Emmy rule in 2015 forced the series to change categories from comedy to drama. For its second season, the series received four Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series, Uzo Aduba won for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
Orange Is the New Black is the first series to score Emmy nominations in both comedy and drama categories. The series has received six Golden Globe Award nominations, six Writers Guild of America Award nominations, a Producers Guild of America Award, an American Film Institute award, a Peabody Award; the series begins revolving around Piper Chapman, a woman in her thirties living in New York City, sentenced to 15 months in Litchfield Penitentiary, a minimum-security women's federal prison in upstate New York. Chapman was convicted of transporting a suitcase full of drug money for her girlfriend Alex Vause, an international drug smuggler; the offense had occurred 10 years prior to the start of the series and in that time Piper had moved on to a quiet, law-abiding life among New York's upper middle class. Her sudden and unexpected indictment disrupts her relationships with family and friends. In prison, Chapman is reunited with Vause and they re-examine their relationship. Chapman, along with the other inmates, attempt to grapple with prison's numerous, inherent struggles.
Episodes feature flashbacks of significant events from various inmates' and prison guards' pasts. These flashbacks depict how an inmate came to be in prison or develop a character's backstory; the prison is operated by the "Federal Department of Corrections", was in a season acquired by the Management & Correction Corporation, a private prison company. The fifth season shows the prisoners revolting against the guards and the system after MCC's failed handling of an inmate's death at the hands of a guard in the fourth season; the inmate death had followed a peaceful protest and subsequent instigation of an inmate fight by another guard. Fueled by the conditions the inmates are forced to tolerate, as well as grudges against the prison guards, a three-day riot ensues. During the riot, some inmates attempt to negotiate better living conditions and seek justice for the death of the inmate, while others pursue their own interests and entertainment, a few seek no involvement. At the emergence of the riot, the guard who incited the fight in the prior season is critically wounded by an inmate who took the gun the guard illegally brought into the prison.
At the end of the season, SWAT raids the prison to end the riot and remove all inmates from the facility. During this raid, a correctional officer is fatally wounded by a corrupt "strike team", which conspires to blame the guard's death on inmates who hid in an underground bunker and had taken the guard hostage. All inmates are transported to other prisons; the consequences of the riot are shown in the sixth season. A number of the inmates, including Chapman and Vause, are transported to Litchfield Maximum Security. Most of these inmates are interrogated, several of them charged and sentenced for their involvement in the riot. In max, new inmates are introduced, alliances are made, a gang-like war emerges between two prison blocks, spearheaded by a longstanding feud between two sisters and a grudge harbored by them toward a former maximum-security inmate who returned. Inmates who arrived from the minimum security prison are either caught up or willingly participate in the war between prison blocks.
The season portrays guard brutality. Throughout the series, it is shown how various forms of corruption, funding cuts, privatization of prison, guard brutality and racial discrimination, affect the prisoners' safety and well-being, the correctional officers, the prison's basic ability to fulfill its fundamental responsibilities and ethical obligations as a corrections institution. One of the show's key conflicts involves the minimum-security prison's Director of Human Activities, Joe Caputo, whose efforts and aims as a warden conflict with the corporate interests of MCC, which acquired the facility when it was about to be shut down. Show creator Jenji Kohan read Piper Kerman's memoir, she set up a meeting with Kerman to pitch her on a TV adaptation, which she notes she "screwed up" as she spent most of the time asking Kerman about her experiences she described in the book rather than selling her on the show. This appealed to Kerman as it let her know that she was a fan and she signed off on the adaptation.
Kohan would go on to de
Ghost Whisperer is an American supernatural television series, which ran on CBS from September 23, 2005, to May 21, 2010. The series follows the life of Melinda Gordon, who has the ability to see and communicate with ghosts. While trying to live a normal life as possible—she is married and owns an antique store—Melinda helps earthbound spirits resolve their problems and cross over into the light, or the spirit world, her tasks are difficult and at times she struggles with people who push her away and do not believe in her gift. In addition, the ghosts are mysterious and sometimes menacing at first, Melinda must use the clues available to her to understand the spirits' needs and help them; the show was created by John Gray and was produced by Sander/Moses Productions, executive producer, Jennifer Love Hewitt in association with ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios. On May 18, 2010, CBS canceled the show after five seasons. Melinda Gordon is a young woman from the town of Grandview, New York, who has the ability to see and communicate with the dead.
Melinda lives with her husband, Jim Clancy, their son Aiden. She owns a shop called "Same as It Never Was"; each ghost seeks Melinda's help in relaying a message or completing a task that will put their spirit to rest, allow them to cross over into the light. Those who died with unfinished business become earthbound and cannot cross over, Melinda, as their earthly representative, helps them to find peace; the show does not present the ghosts as having sinned. The series starred Aisha Tyler as Andrea Marino, Melinda's best friend, who runs the antique shop with her. Andrea is killed in the first-season finale. During the second season, Melinda meets Delia Banks, a struggling real estate agent who forms a friendship with Melinda and who agrees to run the antique shop with her. Delia is shocked to find out about Melinda's abilities. Delia accepts Melinda's gift, though she remains skeptical at times. Delia has a son named Ned Banks. Melinda forms a friendship with Rick Payne, a professor at Rockland University.
He helps Melinda solve the conflicts of ghosts throughout the third seasons. He departs in the fourth-season premiere for an expedition in the Himalayas; the same episode introduced Eli James, another professor at the university, who goes through a near-death experience which unlocks an ability to hear ghosts. Unlike Melinda, he cannot see them, he helps her investigate the hauntings. Jennifer Love Hewitt as Melinda Gordon Aisha Tyler as Andrea Marino David Conrad as Jim Clancy / Sam Lucas Camryn Manheim as Delia Banks Jay Mohr as Professor Rick Payne Christoph Sanders as Ned Banks Jamie Kennedy as Professor Eli James Ghost Whisperer is based in part on the work of Mary Ann Winkowski. Development of the show dates back to at least two years before its premiere. James Van Praagh was a co-executive consultant on the show; the show was produced by Sander/Moses Productions in association with CBS Television Studios (originally Paramount Network Television in season one and ABC Studios and CBS Paramount Network Television in seasons two and three.
The show was filmed on the Universal Studios back lot in Los Angeles. One area on the lot is Courthouse Square from the Back to the Future trilogy, though it has been drastically modified to depict Grandview. For example, the clock tower in Back to the Future has been covered up; the front of Melinda and Jim's house is the same set used by the Finch family in the film adaptation of To Kill a Mockingbird. Cast and crew members said. After the show's cancellation and shortly before the sets were torn down, Jennifer Love Hewitt filmed a tour demonstrating the ways in which the areas were different from those shown in the TV broadcast. Sound effects were completed at Smart Post Sound. Visual effects for the pilot and some season one episodes were completed at Flash Film Works. Visual effects for nearly the entire series were created at Eden FX. Roy Forge Smith, who collaborated with John Gary, was the production designer on 44 episodes of the show, spanning two season, from 2005 to 2007. Creator John Gray grew up in Brooklyn, New York, not far from Grand View-On-Hudson, west of the Hudson River.
Piermont is referenced in episodes as the neighboring town, accurate to real life as Grand View is located just north of Piermont. Professors Rick Payne and Eli James worked at the fictional "Rockland University", not coincidentally, the actual village of Grand View is a village located in Rockland County, New York. Season one premiered on September 23, 2005, ended on May 5, 2006, it received an average of 10.20 million viewers. Season two of Ghost Whisperer premiered on September 22, 2006, ended on May 11, 2007, again airing Friday nights on CBS during the same timeslot. CBS renewed the show for a third season placing it in its regular Friday 8 p.m. ET time slot; the third season premiered September 28, 2007. Twelve episodes were completed before the Writers Guild of Ameri
Sherlock (TV series)
Sherlock is a British crime drama television series based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes detective stories. Created by Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, it stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin Freeman as Doctor John Watson. Thirteen episodes have been produced, with four three-part series airing from 2010 to 2017, a special episode that aired on 1 January 2016; the series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock is produced by the British network BBC, along with Hartswood Films, with Moffat, Sue Vertue and Rebecca Eaton serving as executive producers; the series is supported by the American station WGBH-TV Boston for its Masterpiece anthology series on PBS, where it airs in the United States. The series is filmed in Cardiff, with North Gower Street in London used for exterior shots of Holmes and Watson's 221B Baker Street residence. Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing and direction.
It has been nominated for numerous awards including Emmys, BAFTAs and a Golden Globe, winning several awards across a variety of categories. The show won in three categories at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards including Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Cumberbatch, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for Freeman and Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for Moffat. Two years it won Outstanding Television Movie. In addition, the show was honoured with a Peabody Award in 2011; the third series became the UK's most watched drama series since 2001. Sherlock has been sold to 180 territories. All of the series have been released on DVD and Blu-ray, alongside tie-in editions of selected original Conan Doyle stories and original soundtrack composed by David Arnold and Michael Price. In January 2014, the show launched. Sherlock depicts "consulting detective" Sherlock Holmes solving various mysteries in modern-day London. Holmes is assisted by his flatmate and friend, Dr John Watson, who has returned from military service in Afghanistan with the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Although Metropolitan Police Service Detective Inspector Greg Lestrade and others are suspicious of Holmes at first, over time, his exceptional intellect and bold powers of observation persuade them of his value. In part through Watson's blog documenting their adventures, Holmes becomes a reluctant celebrity with the press reporting on his cases and eccentric personal life. Both ordinary people and the British government ask for his help. Although the series depicts a variety of crimes and perpetrators, Holmes' conflict with nemesis Jim Moriarty is a recurring feature. Molly Hooper, a pathologist at St. Bart's Hospital assists Holmes in his cases. Other recurring roles include Una Stubbs as Mrs Hudson and Watson's landlady, series co-creator Mark Gatiss as Holmes' elder brother Mycroft. Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, Sherlock Holmes fans with experience of adapting or using Victorian literature for television, devised the concept of the series. Moffat had adapted the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde for the 2007 series Jekyll, while Gatiss had written the Dickensian Doctor Who episode "The Unquiet Dead".
Moffat and Gatiss, both Doctor Who writers, discussed plans for a Holmes adaptation during their numerous train journeys to Cardiff where Doctor Who production is based. While they were in Monte Carlo for an awards ceremony, producer Sue Vertue, married to Moffat, encouraged Moffat and Gatiss to develop the project themselves before another creative team had the same idea. Moffat and Gatiss invited Stephen Thompson to write for the series in September 2008. Gatiss has criticised recent television adaptations of the Conan Doyle stories as "too reverential and too slow", aiming instead to be as irreverent to the canon as the 1930s and 1940s films starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, which were set in the contemporary interwar era. Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock uses modern technology, such as texting, the internet and GPS to solve crimes. Paul McGuigan, who directed two episodes of Sherlock, says that this is in keeping with Conan Doyle's character, pointing out that "n the books he would use any device possible and he was always in the lab doing experiments.
It's just a modern day version of it. He will use the tools that are available to him today in order to find things out."The update maintains various elements of the original stories, such as the Baker Street address and Holmes's adversary Moriarty. Some of these elements are transposed to the present day: for example, Martin Freeman's Watson has returned from military service in Afghanistan. While discussing the fact that the original Watson was invalided home after serving in the Second Anglo-Afghan War, Gatiss realised that "t is the same war now, I thought; the same unwinnable war."Sherlock was announced as a single 60-minute drama production at the Edinburgh International Television Festival in August 2008, with broadcast set for mid to late 2009. The intention was to produce a series of six 60-minute episodes should the pilot prove to be successful; the first version of the pilot—reported by The Guardian to have cost £800,000—led to rumours within the BBC and wider media that Sherlock was a potential disaster.
The BBC decided not to transmit the pilot, requesting a reshoot and a total of three 90-minute episodes. The original pilot was included on the DVD of the first series. During the audio commentary, the creative team said that the BBC were "very happy" with the pilot but asked them to change the format. Cri
Fringe (TV series)
Fringe is an American science fiction television series created by J. J. Abrams, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, it premiered on the Fox network on September 9, 2008, concluded on January 18, 2013, after five seasons and 100 episodes. The series follows Olivia Dunham, Peter Bishop, Walter Bishop, all members of the fictional Fringe Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, based in Boston, under the supervision of Homeland Security; the team uses fringe science and FBI investigative techniques to investigate a series of unexplained ghastly occurrences, which are related to mysteries surrounding a parallel universe. The series has been described as a hybrid of fantasy, procedural dramas and serials, influenced by film and television shows such as Lost, The X-Files, Altered States, The Twilight Zone; the series began as a traditional mystery-of-the-week series and became more serialized in seasons. Most episodes contain a standalone plot, with several others exploring the series' overarching mythology.
Critical reception was at first lukewarm but became more favorable after the first season, when the series began to explore its mythology, including parallel universes and alternate timelines. The show, as well as the cast and crew, were nominated for many major awards. Despite its move to the "Friday night death slot" and low ratings, the series developed a cult following, it spawned two six-part comic book series, an alternate reality game, three novels. Fringe follows the casework of the Fringe Division, a Joint Federal Task Force supported by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which includes Agent Olivia Dunham, they are supported by Phillip Broyles, the force's director, Agent Astrid Farnsworth, who assists Walter in laboratory research. The Fringe Division investigates cases relating to fringe science, ranging from transhumanist experiments gone wrong to the prospect of a destructive technological singularity to a possible collision of two parallel universes; the Fringe Division's work intersects with advanced biotechnology developed by a company called Massive Dynamic, founded by Walter's former partner, Dr. William Bell, run by their common friend, Nina Sharp.
The team is watched silently by a group of bald, pale men who are called "Observers". Season 1 introduces the Fringe Division as they investigate cases that form "the Pattern" geographically centered around Reiden Lake in New York state, many of which are orchestrated by an international network of rogue scientists known as ZFT, led by David Robert Jones, who are preparing for a doomsday event; the ZFT threat appears to end. Olivia comes to learn she was a child test subject for Walter years ago for a nootropic drug, giving her weak psionic abilities. Walter struggles with adjusting to normal life in Peter's care after living seventeen years in a mental institution while hiding the fact that Peter is from the parallel universe, "his" Peter having died as a child. In Season 2, the occurrences are found to be in conjunction with activities of a parallel universe, plagued by singularities occurring at weakened points of the fabric between worlds; the Fringe team deals with more cases that are leading to a "great storm" as the parallel universe appears to be at war with the prime one, engineered by human-machine hybrid shapeshifters from the parallel universe.
Walter is forced to tell Peter that he is from the parallel universe, a replacement for his own Peter, who died from a genetic disease. Walter had crossed over on the frozen ice of Reiden Lake in 1985 to administer the cure for the alternate version of Peter, after accidentally destroying a dose of the cure upon transport, he instead brought the boy across. On return, they fell through the ice but were saved by the Observer September, who told Walter of the importance of "the boy", which Walter took to mean Peter. Walter's crossing is what caused the singularities in the parallel universe, with Reiden Lake at their epicenter. Walter has been looking for a sign of forgiveness in the form of a white tulip. Season 3 presents episodes that alternate between the two universes. "Walternate", Walter's doppelgänger in the parallel universe, is the U. S. Secretary of Defense and has set events in motion to assemble the Machine, a doomsday device that reacts only to Peter's biology, he sent his Olivia, "Fauxlivia"2, to the prime universe, in Olivia's place, to engage the Fringe Division and assemble the prime universe's version of the device, while he studies Olivia's Cortexiphan-induced powers.
By happenstance, Fauxlivia becomes pregnant with Peter's child, before being outed and extracted to the parallel universe. Walternate orchestrated acceleration of the pregnancy to gain a sample of the baby's blood, which he uses to activate the machine. Peter, with Olivia's help, enters the prime version of the machine, experiences a vision of the future where the parallel universe has been destroyed and the same fate threatens the prime one, learns the Machine is a device created by Walter and his associates from this future, sent back in time purposely to relay this vision of the future to Peter. Recovering in the present, Peter alters his plan
The Walking Dead (TV series)
The Walking Dead is an American post-apocalyptic horror television series for AMC based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore, Charlie Adlard. The series features a large ensemble cast as survivors of a zombie apocalypse, trying to stay alive under near-constant threat of attacks from the mindless zombies, colloquially known as "walkers". However, with the fall of humanity, these survivors face conflict from other living survivors who have formed groups and communities with their own sets of laws and morals leading to hostile conflict between the human communities. Andrew Lincoln played the series' lead character, Rick Grimes, until his departure during the ninth season. Other long-standing cast members have included Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Chandler Riggs, Melissa McBride, Lauren Cohan, Danai Gurira; the series is broadcast on AMC in the United States and internationally on Fox International Channels prior to the 2019 Disney-Fox merger, subsequently on Disney Channels Worldwide.
The series premiered on October 31, 2010, in February 2019, AMC renewed the series for a tenth season, expected to premiere in October 2019, stated their intent to continue further development of the series and related media. A spinoff series Fear the Walking Dead first broadcast on August 23, 2015, is renewed for a fifth season. AMC has announced plans for three films to follow Rick's story after Lincoln's departure; the Walking Dead is produced by AMC Studios within the state of Georgia, with most filming taking place in the large outdoor spaces of Riverwood Studios near Senoia, Georgia. The series was adapted from the comic by Frank Darabont, who served as the showrunner for the first season. However, conflicts between Darabont and AMC forced his departure from the series, and, subject to multiple lawsuits by Darabont and others. Following Darabont, Glen Mazzara, Scott M. Gimple, Angela Kang have all served as showrunners. Beginning with its third season, The Walking Dead has attracted the most 18- to 49-year-old viewers of any cable or broadcast television series, though viewership has declined in latter seasons.
The series has been well received by critics, although reception has become more mixed as the series has progressed. It has been nominated for several awards, including the Writers Guild of America Award for New Series and the Golden Globe Award for Best Television Series – Drama; the Walking Dead takes place after the onset of a worldwide zombie apocalypse. The zombies, colloquially referred to as "walkers", shamble towards living humans and other creatures to eat them. Although it seems that only humans that are bitten or scratched by walkers can turn into other walkers, it is revealed early in the series that all living humans carry the pathogen responsible for the mutation; the mutation is activated after the death of the pathogen's host, the only way to permanently kill a walker is to damage its brain or destroy the body, such as by cremating it. The series centers on sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes, who wakes up from a coma to discover this apocalypse, he becomes the leader of a group of survivors from the Atlanta, region as they attempt to sustain and protect themselves not only against attacks by walkers but by other groups of survivors willing to use any means necessary to stay alive.
Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes wakes from a coma discovering a world overrun by zombies. After befriending Morgan Jones, Rick travels alone to Atlanta to find his wife Lori, his son and his police partner and best friend, Shane Walsh, encountering other survivors; the group travels to the Centers for Disease Control, but find from the sole remaining CDC member that no cure exists for the epidemic. Traveling from Atlanta, Rick's group takes shelter at Hershel Greene's farm while they search for Carol's missing daughter, Sophia. Tension between Rick's group and Hershel's family worsens after it is discovered that Hershel has kept friends and family turned into zombies, including Sophia, in his barn. Rick learns that Shane and Lori had a romantic relationship at the outset of the apocalypse, Shane and Rick's friendship becomes unhinged when Lori reveals that she is pregnant. Rick is forced to kill Shane in self-defense. Carl shoots Shane in the head after he reanimates; the noise draws zombies, forcing Hershel's surviving family to evacuate the farm.
Eight months after fleeing Hershel's farm, Rick's group finds a prison, which they clear of zombies to make their new home. Lori dies in childbirth, Rick becomes withdrawn. Meanwhile, Andrea is rescued by Michonne and the two discover Woodbury, a fortified town led by a man known as the Governor, he learns of Rick's group at the prison, leading to conflict between them. Rick's group raids and destroys Woodbury, but the Governor has Andrea killed and escapes. Woodbury's citizens live with Rick's group at the prison. Several months after the Governor's attack, a deadly flu kills many of the people at the prison; the Governor finds his former right-hand men and kills them, taking over their group and destroys the prison. Rick's group are forced to separate and flee, but not before Hershel and the Governor are killed; the survivors divide, face their own trials and meet new faces before finding signs pointing to a safe haven called Terminus. One by one, they reunite at Terminus. Rick discovers the residents of Terminus engage in cannibalism, but the group manage to destroy Terminus and reunite.
Some are injured and kidnapped to Grady, a hospital run by corrupt doctors. When the remaining survivors regroup, they
NCIS: Los Angeles
NCIS: Los Angeles is an American action television series combining elements of the military drama and police procedural genres, which premiered on CBS on September 22, 2009, stars Chris O'Donnell and LL Cool J. The series follows the exploits of the Los Angeles–based Office of Special Projects, an elite division of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service that specializes in undercover assignments. NCIS: Los Angeles is the first spin-off of the successful series NCIS. Nia Long joined the cast as Shay Mosley for the ninth season after Miguel Ferrer's death. On April 18, 2018, CBS renewed the series for a tenth season, which premiered on September 30, 2018. NCIS: Los Angeles follows Special Agent G. Callen, a "legend" assigned to the Office of Special Projects, a fictitious branch of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. Callen leads an elite team of undercover operatives as they battle enemies both foreign and domestic under the watchful eye of Operational Manager Henrietta "Hetty" Lange.
The team is composed of Agent Kensi Blye, a hand-to-hand combat specialist and forensic whiz, Sam Hanna, a former Navy SEAL and G's partner, technical analyst Eric Bartholomew Beale III, ranking team member Shay Mosley, NCIS Executive Assistant Director for Pacific Operations. Over the course of the series, the team are assisted by allies from both NCIS and its local counterparts, including LAPD liaison officer Marty Deeks, Intelligence Analyst Nell Jones, Operational Psychologist Nate Getz, rookie field agent Dominic Vail, all of whom work side-by-side with NCIS Assistant Director Owen Granger, a laconic agent and skilled bureaucrat. G. Callen is the Lead Senior Special Agent and undercover operative attached to the NCIS Office of Special Projects, he speaks several languages fluently, including Russian and French. Callen is a skilled field agent having worked numerous overseas undercover assignments. Placed in the foster system at a young age, G. did not know his first name but learned about his family, in turn, himself.
As G. lives somewhat of a nomadic nature, Los Angeles is G's most stable home. He is partnered with Sam Hanna. Nate Getz is an Operational Psychologist attached to OSP in order to monitor the team's emotional well-being. Valued as both an agent and a doctor, Getz is drafted to a deep cover operation and subsequently becomes a well-established field agent. Despite his career change, Getz still returns to Los Angeles. Kensi Blye is the daughter of a Marine and the only female Special Agent attached to OSP, her father died at a young age. Estranged from her mother, Kensi is a skilled undercover operative and sniper, not afraid to use her sexuality to get results, she is married to her partner Marty Deeks. Dominic Vail is a probationary agent and a technical specialist, assigned to OSP straight out of training, he is seen as a sort of younger brother to the other team members. Sam Hanna is G's partner. Sam has the most stable home life of the team, he still lives for the thrill of undercover work. He is a former Navy SEAL, an expert on Middle Eastern culture, speaks fluent Arabic, as such he not only provides invaluable insight on cases involving the USMC and USN, but on cases involving ethnicity.
Henrietta "Hetty" Lange is the team's Operational Manager. As a veteran undercover operative, Hetty has achieved an unbelievable amount during her life, with distinguished work as an overseas intelligence operative during the Cold War. During her younger years, she took in several orphans from the streets in order to mold them into undercover operatives. Eric Beale is the team's Technical Operator and resident geek, he as such is not firearms trained. Beale is comfortable in the OSP much to the chagrin of his teammates who become annoyed by his quirks such as leaving his surf board by their cars, he is close friends with Nell. Marty Deeks is a veteran Los Angeles Police Department Detective who worked undercover and was exiled within the LAPD. Deeks is an experienced attorney at law having worked as a Public Defender in the Los Angeles Criminal Courts prior to joining the LAPD. After he is selected by Hetty to be the LAPD's Liaison Officer to NCIS, it becomes clear that her plan is for Deeks to become an Agent.
He deflects a great deal using humor. He is partnered with, married to, Kensi. Nell Jones is a Special Agent, she is just as comfortable outside the office as in it, it appears that Hetty is grooming her as a replacement. Jones is a capable field operative and skilled firearms expert, she has the highest IQ of anybody at NCIS. She is close friends with Eric. Owen