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(2009– )

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Sex & Nudity

  • Many people in bikinis are shown throughout the series. Several characters are shown in various states of undress (nothing explicit). Female characters are occasionally seen in bra's.
  • [Season 1]
  • Season 1 also has some episodes that deal with slightly adult themes.
  • In the episode 'Breach', an agent goes undercover in a nightclub, posing as a client to an exotic dancer and prostitute. No sexual activity is clearly depicted.

Violence & Gore

  • [Season 1]
  • As the series focuses on the crime-fighting action by the team of agents, it features many scenes of violence.
  • Each episode usually begins with a death, or deaths, and the team is sent in later to investigate.
  • Many of this season's scenes of violence depict gunfire, and people getting gunned down.
  • The scenes featuring some violence are generally brief and not too graphic, but there are some scenes which young audiences may find disturbing. For example, in the episode 'Predator', a college student is found in a toilet cubicle with his throat slashed. The scene, although brief, is rather bloody and can be disturbing for younger viewers.
  • [Season 2]
  • As Season 2 focuses on the crime-fighting by a team of agents, it features many scenes of violence, most of which are un-detailed and brief.
  • Each episode usually begins with a death or deaths and the team is sent in later to investigate.
  • Many of this season's scenes of violence depict gunfire, and people getting gunned down but there is little bloodletting.
  • In 'Episode 4', titled 'Special Delivery', a dead man is seen with a slash wound on his neck. There is also a depiction of a decapitated hand in one of the episodes. Both these images are fleeting but may be disturbing to younger viewers, and as such parental advisory is recommended.

Profanity

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some mild drinking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • [Season 1]
  • The first season is a 5-disc set featuring all 24 episodes from season one, including Part 1 and 2 of 'The Legend' (an NCIS spin-off episode) and other special features.
  • The first season revolves around the cases handled by a special division of the Naval Criminal Investigation Services based in Los Angeles that deals mostly on undercover work and counter-terrorism. The focus is on team leader G, Callen, a silent, collected undercover expert who does not know his past. He and his team face off zealot terrorists, drug lords and other baddies with high tech surveillance and high octane action, while their agency's director fends off political undercurrents and bureaucratic red tape.
  • Because of counter-terrorism plot lines, Season 1 also touches on the religious beliefs of jihadist terrorists and extremist groups.
  • In the episode 'Brimstone', the suspect of a few killings is a Muslim ex-Marine, but it turns out to be a disturbed, overzealous Christian.
  • In another episode 'Chinatown', the themes of suicide and homosexuality are explored as a gay naval officer is depicted taking his own life by jumping off a bridge with a noose around his neck.
  • [Season 2]
  • The second season is a 6-disc set featuring all 24 episodes.
  • The second season revolves around cases handled by a special division of the Naval Criminal Investigation Services based in Los Angeles that deals mostly on undercover work and counter-terrorism. The season also reveals that Agent Callen may not be alone as he thinks as he may still have a family member left who he does not know of.
  • Season 2 also has some episodes that deal with counter-terrorism, and involve terrorists and extremist groups.

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Violence & Gore

  • Some episodes are pretty gory as they shoot people all the time. Car bombs; 50 cal sniper's bullet hole, lots of blood, when Dom dies it is intense.

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