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NCIS: Season 1 (10)

This is another great series, but you will have a difficult time with its name; reordering the letters from CSI into CIS.  I get tongue tied when I try to say NCIS after watching all three CSI's. Mark Harmon is mean and impatient as Jethro Gibbs, head of NCIS, Navy Criminal Investigations. This series is really fun as the cast adds some comedy to the horrible investigations that come about.  I am not very happy to learn that one of the cast members is not returning.  I won't say which, but I AM NOT HAPPY!!!  Get the boxed series.  Don't watch these shows on television unless you TVO them.  Commercials are unbearable after boxed sets.

NURSE BETTY (8 1/2)
Had I known Chris Rock was in this movie, believe me, I would have skipped it.  But this guy is FUNNY!  Although Rock is too Richard Pryor-ish-vulgar for my taste on the comedy channels, which I only flip past, and if you can get past all the over saturation of the F word here--you will enjoy him in this movie. Morgan Freeman is Rock's straight man as they pursue Rene Zellwegger's cute medic minded/swooning soap watcher/waitress character across country.  Greg Kinnear is great in this one. One of the good movies out now...but don't go expecting a Pollyanna movie with Chris Rock in it.  Even so, I liked this movie.  My vote for favorite films right now is still Space Cowboys.

NUTTY PROFESSOR: THE CLUMPS (2 1/2)
If your nature is to laugh at anything fat, gaseous, and below the neck and above the knees...this humor is for you.  Still, Eddie Murphy is incredible playing all these characters.  Janet Jackson is cute as a bug.  But not much of an actress.  She prefers instead to get by on her gorgeous teeth and smile.  This movie has its moments.  But it won't go down as an all time great.

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