I just read that NCSI (or Navy CSI as it's calles over here) is THE most successful TV show in the US and it's also popular in this part of the world.
The main characters (with the notable exeption of the two lab rats Abby and Ducky) are insufferable. It's a completely dysfunctional team run by a psycho boss with some kind of Vietnam trauma and zero social skills who terrorizes his team. Everybody else equally fears and admires him and tries to emulate him. There is an incredible amout of mobbing going on and they all jump at grovel at the sight of the boss and abuse those underneath them in rank. They constantly harass each other. Seriously, unless a whole lot gets lost in translation, everybody - Gibbs, DiNozzo, Ziva David, McGee, ... - is a complete asshole.
They are also annoyingly anti-intellectual, don't understand the lab nerds' enthusiams for knowledge and interrupt them when they try to explain things.
Watching them interact is morbidly entertaining. Maybe that explains the success?
You left out that even the techies use technology in a way indicating that the writers haven't touched anything developed in the bast 23 years.
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Also, i really love the 'off topic posts' thread. All the work in finding the conflict (or most of it) on the forum is done for me and neatly condensed into one thread, fulfilling my voyeuristic argument desires. Bravo!
Terrible things happen to good people every day.
Consequentially, I am not one of the good people. I am one of the terrible things..