NCIS: New Orleans Season 1-7 (2014-2021) Review

Synopsis: Agent Dwayne “King” Pride has a team out of New Orleans’ NCIS field office that is investigating crimes that affect military personnel. He’s a local guy with a drive to do the right thing and leads agents Christopher LaSalle — who plays almost as hard as he works — and former ATF agent Sonja Percy — who finds being a part of a team an adjustment after years of working undercover assignments on her own. Eccentric coroner Dr. Loretta Wade supports them on cases. Together, they delve into the dark side of the colorful city that’s a magnet for servicemen on leave.

Starring: Scott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kerkovich, CCH Pounder, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Shalita Grant, Vanessa Ferlito, Necar Zadegan, Charles Michael Davis and Chelsea FieldScott Bakula, Lucas Black, Zoe McLellan, Rob Kerkovich, CCH Pounder, Daryl “Chill” Mitchell, Shalita Grant, Vanessa Ferlito, Necar Zadegan, Charles Michael Davis and Chelsea Field

Review: The original NCIS series with Mark Harmon is a power house of a series which now entering the twentieth season and going strong. While NCIS: New Orleans only lasted seven seasons, it was a great spin-off with lead Scott Bakula bringing the character Pride to life, making him a memorable personality in the NCIS universe.

NCIS: New Orleans dealt with murders, terrorism and corruption. Each episode was its own unique story unless it was a two-part or a crossover episode. All the characters in this series were likeable and you find yourself getting attached to team, so when members leave you really feel the loss.

Scott Bakula, Lucas Black and CCH Pounder all have commanding screen presence and in each scene they always deliver an amazing performance. The cast of the show, make the show. The first set of characters we meet make a great team, after the initial introduction to Pride and his team, you can’t wait to see where the series goes. Unfortunately, as the series moves on some characters leave but we do get some new members that fit right in, think of it as the character changes that happened in Criminal Minds where we lost some fan favourite characters but their replacements were just on par and very easy to warm to.

The last season brings in the effects of Covid-19 which was fun to see how the world of NCIS would handle the situation, especially with Pride put on a Covid-19 hot-zone.

Overall, It was disheartening to hear the show got cancelled. The ratings weren’t what would usually follow a cancellation and there are shows that have had worse ratings and lasted a whole lot longer, so the cancellation was definitely a surprise. NCIS: New Orleans was a fun spin-off series and even though the series has ended it would be great to catch up with these characters again in the future.