Characters I Want to See More Of

There are a lot of characters on TV that are fabulous but don’t get the screen time they deserve. Some of them are my favorites of the show and others are just great.

Castle

Ryan and Esposito: I understand that the show is about Castle and Beckett but I barely know who her two original partners are. They basically do a lot of the research work and sometimes crack the case for her. I love Kate and Castle but I think it would be nice to learn more about the two guys. Everybody says that Castle should be recognized for its ensemble cast, but it isn’t an ensemble like Modern Family or Big Bang. It is two main characters with a bunch of supporting actors.

The Mentalist

Cho: I don’t necessarily want Cho to talk more, it is his simple, blunt responses that make him so awesome. He is good at his job and there is something about him that just makes him loveable.

Criminal Minds

Reid: The last few seasons have been very Hotch, Morgan, and Rossi centric. I love all of them but I wish we could see more of Reid and his mad mind skills. He is the first character on a show that I’ve watched that has an eidetic memory, which seems to be a requirement now. He is sweet and may not have Morgan’s ninja skills but he is still awesome at his job.

CSI

Greg: I could always use more of Greg. Usually the bad episodes are those that don’t have him in it or only have him in it for a few seconds. He has grown so much throughout the series but doesn’t seem to get the credit he deserves. I don’t want too much but just a little bit more, and CSI would be even better.

The Big Bang Theory

Raj: quite frankly I think The Big Bang Theory does a great job of showing off all of its characters. The first season was definitely the Leonard, Sheldon, Penny show but Howard and Raj were brought in more later. We saw a lot of Howard the last few seasons, but I would like to see Raj grow too. Maybe he can take classes to learn how to speak to woman.

NCIS

Jimmy: I used to love NCIS, then the writers got lazy. The highlights of last season were those with Palmer in it. All the characters are somewhat irritating now but Jimmy and actually Ducky have yet to drive me nuts. I hope the producers bump him up to series regular.

NCIS: LA

Nate: Nate was the best character the show had, then poof. He was gone. What the hell! He was great, and added something to the show. I don’t know if he will come back but I hope so.

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What happened to NCIS?

I used to love NCIS. It was funny and after watching it Law and Order SVU got really boring. I like all the characters but this last season it just got really annoying.

There were 2-3 episodes with McGee falling for someone they met or were protecting on a case. Okay, one is fine but I am not that interested in his love life, or any of the other characters for that matter.

Less Abby and Ducky. To much of either can be a lot to handle, but they add a lightness and are great original characters that I felt didn’t get much screen time this season.

Agent Barrett. The whole team standing around wondering what she was doing and thinking was irritating beyond belief. Gibbs couldn’t stand her for her entire stay but still told her that it would be okay for her to come back when it was time for her go.

The one plus was that this year the writers held off the Ziva Tony jealousy thing. I don’t know about you, but if they ever hooked up it would the ruin the show. I would have to stop watching.

Things to make the show better or more interesting:

An Abby origin story. We got Vance and Tony last season, but I really want to know how a girl like Abby (brilliant as she may be) got a job at a federal agency. Plus I think it would make a good episode. Baltimore was one of the best last year.

Official closure with Ziva’s dad. Eli David is a very fascinating man. He is angry with his daughter and he has an interesting relationship with Vance.

More Jimmy. I love Palmer. He is funny and awkward. He is getting married to a girl that is way out of his league and he has the ability to irritate everyone when he talks. He is perfect and should be a regular.

Seeing McGee’s parents. We’ve seen Gibbs, Tony, and Ziva’s fathers but we haven’t seen any of McGee’s family except his sister. Hell they could even bring her back for an episode.

So last season we had the stunning death of Mike Franks we won’t get anymore cowboy style episodes, but I think the show should bring back our other favorite recurring character, Fornell. I miss the elevator banter with Gibbs. He has been appearing less and less over the last few years and he just adds a special touch to each episode he is in.

The other character I would like to see more of is Trent Kort. Kort is crazier than Franks and has now lost an eye making him even more creepy. He is that character that should be in prison but is too good to get caught and no one seems to like him. Not a fan of the human being he is, but every episode he is on, is suddenly ten times better.

More original stories. I feel like the writers started recycling plot lines this season. The show isn’t as gross or forensically based as CSI is so it has a harder time coming up with new detective work but the writers are paid to write. Find some new talent to write some believable, new story lines.

I hope this show can get back on its feet, I mean it is the most watched scripted show on television, but compared to the other shows I watch it has lost its steam. One rocky season doesn’t mean the end of a show so I’ll keep faith that the writers took these 3 months off to find a way to give the show some fresh air. Let’s hope season 9 is great and so is the 200th episode. It is a huge feat to get to that number with over 19 million viewers a week.