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NCIS Polls (2008)
For the last two years I have posted polls (2006, 2007)  to see if there was any consensus as to which season of NCIS was favourite.

Both years (2006 & 2007) showed there was. Season Two was considered, in both years, to be the best; Season One, again in both years, was considered to be the second best. In 2006, Season Three was thought to be the least best season; in 2007 the least best season was considered to be Season Four.

So here we are in 2008, Season Five has finished and no doubt there will be more changes in people who are in NCIS fandom/watch the show (some will have left/stopped watching, others will have come into the fandom/started to watch), I thought I'd try it again.

I appreciate that for people outside of America who are not able to obtain the episodes and as such are reliant on their TV station airing it, that you might not as yet have seen all (or any) of Season Five and because of this, I have left it as long as possible before posting the polls. However, with Season Six 'just around the corner', so to speak, I wanted to give myself the chance to also get the results posted before Season Six airs.

I have amended the wording slightly this year and also made it clearer that the poll is broken down firstly into 'I have seen all five seasons, or enough of all five seasons, to be able to judge' and 'I haven't seen seen all five seasons or haven't seen enough of one or more to be able to judge'. I have also changed the wording slightly as 'worst' could be seen as being very emotive and people may not wish to use it at all.



POLL ONE
Please answer this poll if you have seen all five seasons, or enough of all five seasons to be able to make a judgement about the season as a whole. If you haven't seen all five seasons, or feel you haven't seen enough of one or more seasons to judge it along side the remaining seasons, please do not answer this poll, instead answer the second poll.

Poll #1253048 NCIS Seasons 2008 - Seen All
This poll is closed.

I have seen all five seasons or enough of all five seasons to be able to give a valid judgement and am taking this part of the poll.

Yes
83(100.0%)

Which season of NCIS do you consider to be the best?

Season One
4(4.6%)
Season Two
28(32.2%)
Season Three
24(27.6%)
Season Four
8(9.2%)
Season Five
15(17.2%)
None - I like them all equally
8(9.2%)

Which season of NCIS do you consider to be the second best?

Season One
23(26.4%)
Season Two
20(23.0%)
Season Three
17(19.5%)
Season Four
10(11.5%)
Season Five
10(11.5%)
None - I like them all equally
7(8.0%)

Which season of NCIS do you consider to be the third best?

Season One
19(22.1%)
Season Two
11(12.8%)
Season Three
18(20.9%)
Season Four
16(18.6%)
Season Five
15(17.4%)
None - I like them all equally
7(8.1%)

Which season of NCIS do you consider to be the fourth best?

Season One
19(22.1%)
Season Two
12(14.0%)
Season Three
10(11.6%)
Season Four
18(20.9%)
Season Five
19(22.1%)
None - I like them all equally
8(9.3%)

Which season of NCIS do you consider to be the fifth best?

Season One
13(14.9%)
Season Two
9(10.3%)
Season Three
10(11.5%)
Season Four
29(33.3%)
Season Five
18(20.7%)
None - I like them all equally
8(9.2%)




POLL TWO
Please answer this poll if you either haven't seen all five seasons or haven't seen enough of one or more to be able to judge it against the seasons you have seen. Obviously, you should not answer all four questions in this poll; you should answer as many questions as you have seen seasons. For example, if you have seen three seasons then answer three, if you have seen two then answer two, etc. If you have seen all five, please return to the first poll.

Poll #1253049 NCIS Seasons 2008 – Not Seen All
This poll is closed.

I haven't seen all five seasons or enough of all five seasons to be able to give a valid judgement and am taking this part of the poll.

Yes
8(100.0%)

Of the seasons that you have seen, which season of NCIS do you consider to be the best?

Season One
0(0.0%)
Season Two
5(71.4%)
Season Three
2(28.6%)
Season Four
0(0.0%)
Season Five
0(0.0%)
None - I like them all equally
0(0.0%)

Of the seasons that you have seen, which season of NCIS do you consider to be the second best?

Season One
2(28.6%)
Season Two
0(0.0%)
Season Three
3(42.9%)
Season Four
2(28.6%)
Season Five
0(0.0%)
None - I like them all equally
0(0.0%)

Of the seasons that you have seen, which season of NCIS do you consider to be the third best?

Season One
4(57.1%)
Season Two
0(0.0%)
Season Three
2(28.6%)
Season Four
0(0.0%)
Season Five
1(14.3%)
None - I like them all equally
0(0.0%)

Of the seasons that you have seen,  which season of NCIS do you consider to be the fourth best?

Season One
0(0.0%)
Season Two
1(16.7%)
Season Three
0(0.0%)
Season Four
3(50.0%)
Season Five
0(0.0%)
None - I like them all equally
2(33.3%)






And again I am doing a second poll about favourite episodes. Last year proved there was not much of a consensus at all, which  have my doubts as to whether there will be a consensus here, given the amount of different ships, as well as multi-ships and non-ships that exist within the fandom, is not surprising However, the results were interesting, so I'd like to see how they compare twelve months later.

You don't need to have watched all five seasons in order to vote in this poll. If you've only seen two seasons, then just vote for your favourite episode for those seasons.



Note: Where an episode has been a two-parter, I have listed the episode as one choice (i.e. Kill Ari (Parts 1&2) rather than separate episodes.

POLL THREE

Poll #1253050 Favourite NCIS Episodes - 2008
This poll is closed.

What is your favourite Season One episode?

Yankee White
7(10.8%)
Hung Out To Dry
1(1.5%)
Seadog
0(0.0%)
The Immortals
0(0.0%)
The Curse
0(0.0%)
High Seas
4(6.2%)
Sub Rosa
4(6.2%)
Minimum Security
2(3.1%)
Marine Down
2(3.1%)
Left For Dead
0(0.0%)
Eye Spy
0(0.0%)
My Other Left Foot
2(3.1%)
One Shot One Kill
4(6.2%)
The Good Samaritan
0(0.0%)
Enigma
0(0.0%)
Bête Noire
20(30.8%)
The Truth Is Out There
0(0.0%)
UnSEAled
0(0.0%)
Dead Man Talking
1(1.5%)
Missing
10(15.4%)
Split Decision
0(0.0%)
A Weak Link
1(1.5%)
Reveille
2(3.1%)
I don't have a favourite - I like them all the same
3(4.6%)
I haven't seen all the episodes in this season yet
2(3.1%)

What is your favourite Season Two episode?

See No Evil
2(3.0%)
The Good Wives Club
1(1.5%)
Vanished
0(0.0%)
Lt. Jane Doe
3(4.5%)
The Bone Yard
1(1.5%)
Terminal Leave
0(0.0%)
Call Of Silence
3(4.5%)
Heart Break
0(0.0%)
Forced Entry
0(0.0%)
Chained
4(6.0%)
Black Water
0(0.0%)
Doppelgänger
2(3.0%)
The Meat Puzzle
5(7.5%)
Witness
0(0.0%)
Caught On Tape
0(0.0%)
Pop Life
0(0.0%)
An Eye For An Eye
1(1.5%)
Bikini Wax
0(0.0%)
Conspiracy Theory
0(0.0%)
Red Cell
0(0.0%)
Hometown Hero
1(1.5%)
SWAK
33(49.3%)
Twilight
8(11.9%)
I don't have a favourite - I like them all the same
2(3.0%)
I haven't seen all the episodes in this season yet
1(1.5%)

What is your favourite Season Three episode?

Kill Ari 1 & 2)
15(22.4%)
Mind Game
1(1.5%)
Silver War
0(0.0%)
Switch
0(0.0%)
The Voyeur's Web
0(0.0%)
Honor Code
1(1.5%)
Under Covers
4(6.0%)
Frame-Up
14(20.9%)
Probie
2(3.0%)
Model Behavior
0(0.0%)
Boxed In
3(4.5%)
Deception
0(0.0%)
Light Sleeper
0(0.0%)
Head Case
0(0.0%)
Family Secret
0(0.0%)
Ravenous
0(0.0%)
Bait
1(1.5%)
Iced
2(3.0%)
Untouchable
1(1.5%)
Bloodbath
12(17.9%)
Jeopardy
1(1.5%)
Hiatus 1 & 2
6(9.0%)
I don't have a favourite - I like them all the same
4(6.0%)
I haven't seen all the episodes in this season yet
0(0.0%)

What is your favourite Season Four episode?

Shalom
12(17.9%)
Escaped
1(1.5%)
Singled Out
1(1.5%)
Faking It
0(0.0%)
Dead And Unburied
0(0.0%)
Witch Hunt
3(4.5%)
Sandblast
1(1.5%)
Once A Hero
0(0.0%)
Twisted Sister
5(7.5%)
Smoked
4(6.0%)
Driven
1(1.5%)
Suspicion
2(3.0%)
Sharif Returns
2(3.0%)
Blowback
2(3.0%)
Friends And Lovers
1(1.5%)
Dead Man Walking
3(4.5%)
Skeletons
1(1.5%)
Iceman
0(0.0%)
Grace Period
9(13.4%)
Cover Story
2(3.0%)
Brothers In Arms
1(1.5%)
In The Dark
0(0.0%)
Trojan Horse
4(6.0%)
Angel Of Death
5(7.5%)
I don't have a favourite - I like them all the same
5(7.5%)
I haven't seen all the episodes in this season yet
2(3.0%)

What is your favourite Season Five episode?

Bury Your Dead
1(1.5%)
Family
1(1.5%)
Ex-File
2(2.9%)
Identity Crises
0(0.0%)
Leap Of Faith
0(0.0%)
Chimera
10(14.7%)
Requiem
15(22.1%)
Designated Target
0(0.0%)
Lost & Found
2(2.9%)
Corporal Punishment
2(2.9%)
Tribes
0(0.0%)
Stakeout
4(5.9%)
Dog Tags
4(5.9%)
Internal Affairs
11(16.2%)
In The Zone
0(0.0%)
Recoil
3(4.4%)
About Face
0(0.0%)
Judgment Day 1 & 2
8(11.8%)
I don't have a favourite - I like them all the same
1(1.5%)
I haven't seen all the episodes in this season yet
4(5.9%)







Please feel free to pimp these polls as appropriate. I'd really appreciate it if you did so; I'd like to get this out to as many NCIS fen, be they avid or casual viewers as possible. Thank you.

ETA: Please ignore the fact that the number of people who say they have taken the second poll will be at odds with the results - but in order to actually see at a glance the results I had to say I was taking it. Come on, LJ, make it so that poll creators can see their own results without having to take the darn poll.

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plutos_revenge From: plutos_revenge Date: 3rd September 2008 14:27 (UTC) (Link)
The season poll is easy: 2, 1, 5, 3, 4. Poor old S4 *pets it*

The ep one is harder...

Be very interested to see the final results! How long do you keep it open for?
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 3rd September 2008 14:45 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, yes it is. And we are virtually the same. I'm 2, 1, 5, 3, 4

It is. For S4, for me, it's easy. But one, two and five, in particular I could pick one of two and in three . . . well that's really hard.

I hope so. It'll be interesting to see if there has been any great movement.

Last year I left it open for two weeks, a bit longer the year before as things conspired against me. I do hope a goodly number will take it this time - I've pimped it in several places, so fingers crossed.

Thank you for being interested.
birggitt From: birggitt Date: 3rd September 2008 14:29 (UTC) (Link)
I'd only answer your first poll as I s**k at episode names, and, as I am at work right now, I can't check them. I'll be3 back later to fill the second one
But if you'd asked about an absolute favorite episode? Liutenat Jane Doe, this is actually the only episode I keep watching once and again... and again... and again...
Me? Biased? No way! *laughs*
*hugs*
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 3rd September 2008 14:46 (UTC) (Link)
No worries at all, my friend. It's going to be up for a couple of weeks at least.

Yay *twirls you* Yep, that's my out and out favourite too. Although 'that' scene in 'Smoked' comes darn close to being the top scene. But overall LJD does it for me as it's utterly G/D throughout (or even G&D if you only want to see an example of the deep friendship).
sageharper From: sageharper Date: 3rd September 2008 14:59 (UTC) (Link)
Hmm interesting.

Should have done the ep poll first really. With 1 & 2 I found myself having to choose between several equal faves [2 only won out overall because I have stonger fond feelings toward said eps], then with the rest it became more a case of trying to remember and drum up some enthusiasm for any particular ep. There were only a couple that really stood out; and they'd have to be really special because I'm bad at remembering ep titles.

I only really voted liking season 5 more than 4 because of Mann (but then I hate the Ziva/Tony thing almost as much). And to be fair I did quite like story arch concept with 5. Really though the Gibbs personal life aspect is a total turn off; part of his appeal is that he's a grumpy lone engimatic character. They're going about it in such a boring cliche way too.

nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 3rd September 2008 15:17 (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you find it thus.

For me the season order is easy, whereas my favourite ep in a couple is far tougher.

I liked 5, to me it was getting back to what I consider 'the good old days' of 1 & 2. And it actually had real Marine cases for quite a number of them and several stellar episodes. I didn't mind DiNozzo/Ziva in general, although I did think it took Ziva OOC at times.
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nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th September 2008 10:46 (UTC) (Link)
*Grabs Caz and hugs her*

Hey, hon, how's you? And D? And E?

Hee. Me wicked - definitely. *Giggles*

*Bats eyes* Indeed - I know. For me LJD edges TMP, just.
aingeal8c From: aingeal8c Date: 3rd September 2008 22:21 (UTC) (Link)
YAY Nikki poll!

I have voted...I think in the right polls. I will possibly vhange my votes as mroe comes back to me. I can recall episodes better when I see them ;-)

I prefer S3 on reflection to S4 but my heart still belongs to S2 ;-)

I see a few trends though.

Be interesting to see how it turns out.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th September 2008 10:47 (UTC) (Link)
*Smiles* I'm glad you like Nikki poll.

Oh, good. *Smiles* That makes sense.

Interestingly now we are re-watching the whole lot, I actually prefer 4 to 3 (even though we did have Mann in 4), so my order is: 2, 1, 5, 4, 3.

Me too.

I hope so.
trialia From: trialia Date: 3rd September 2008 23:20 (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, England still hasn't aired all of season 5 yet. It sucks to always be so damned far behind. I'm so glad I download!

Also, episode poll? Evil and hard. :P
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th September 2008 10:48 (UTC) (Link)
I know *sigh* My hubby said we're up to 'Smoked' It certainly does!

I know; I've made of evil - or so I'm often told :-)))

Thanks for stopping by.
karababe_64 From: karababe_64 Date: 4th September 2008 00:56 (UTC) (Link)
Its interesting to see how different polls come up with different resaults. Not long ago the TV.com forum run a similar poll for favourite season and season 3 was most popular (with a clear lead) whereas here its looking like season 2 will be the winner.

It was so hard to choose a fave ep in each season especially s3 and 1. So many great eps to choose from.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th September 2008 10:49 (UTC) (Link)
Really? Wow - that really is interesting. I've seen a few polls in other places and I've never seen 3 top the list. Two has certainly been the winner for the last two years and as you say it does seem to be going that way again.

I must confess that for me S3 is my least favourite and finding an ep was hard, but for opposite reasons for you.
philleegirl From: philleegirl Date: 4th September 2008 02:35 (UTC) (Link)
I hate to admit this, but watching the reruns on cable, I've come to the conclusion that I really, really didn't like season 1 or 2. Hate is too strong a word, but it is as close an emotion that I can express for Kate, esp. when compared to Ziva. Plus, the character just feel like 2D imitations of the characters they are now. But, season 4? Made of BAD!
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 4th September 2008 10:53 (UTC) (Link)
Oh, really? Now that is interesting.

I adore two, it's my favourite, followed by one. To me these seasons are head and shoulders above the rest and oddly enough I see the characters we have now as being weaker and almost imitations of how they were in the early seasons. And I wasn't a huge Kate fan, one of the reasons is the cases are better and actually had a genuine naval/marine link. Too many of the later ones, IMO, seemed almost 'accidental and forced'.

Four for me comes above three - we're just doing a re-watch from beginning to end, so it's interesting. Watching four again has made me see it in a new light.

My order is: 2, 1, 5, 4, 3
missbutterfly85 From: missbutterfly85 Date: 6th September 2008 10:26 (UTC) (Link)
Lovely poll. Good to see there is so much difference.

I really love some season 2 episodes (it was the hardest one to choose a favourite from) but as as a 'whole' season it was not so much my favourite. I wasn't a big fan of the whole Tony/Kate interaction (except the last 2 episodes, those were great). But in the end I went for 3 (Probie), 1 (Bete Noire), 5 (Internal Affairs), 2 (Call of Silence) and 4 (Grace Period).
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 6th September 2008 11:41 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for stopping by.

For me 5 was very hard to choose between 'Chimera' and 'Internal Affairs' as they are both super, IMO.

4 was easy.

2 was easy, well in one way; in another I could have gone for virtually the whole season.

1 was very difficult as there were several I love

3 was difficult as I found so many of the eps really flat. I did love 'Probie'.

I'm not so much a fan of the whole DiNozzo & Kate interaction, as the whole feel of the two early season and the characters and they way they interacted generally.
meredith44 From: meredith44 Date: 6th September 2008 22:23 (UTC) (Link)
I really think I need to rewatch season 3 and decide if it truly lives up to my memories or if I'm just looking at it through rose-colored glasses because I hated season 2 so much and I liked the introduction of Ziva. (When I'll have the time to do so, however, is another question entirely.)

Every year I give my little spiel about why I hate season 2, and every year I am reminded why you like it, so I'll skip that! *grin*

I was very undecided as to how to order seasons 4 and 5, though. I should either re-watch them (hah! *grin*) or sit down with an episode guide and decide how I feel about each episode, as my general overall impressions aren't too coalesced in my mind. I went based off of my general impressions for the sake of the poll. (I may go back and change it if I get a chance to do further investigation/research.)

I also would need to do further research to identify which were my favorite episodes. I know of a handful that I liked (and disliked!), but it is hard for me to figure out which is my favorite from memory at the moment.

Oh, and regards to the poll, you can see the results without voting, although it is a pain. You click on the poll name/number, and the results that come up are to fill out the poll, view the poll results, or discuss the poll results. If you click on view the results, you can see them without voting. (As I also don't like to change the results of polls by voting on them if I just want to see the results!)
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 7th September 2008 12:27 (UTC) (Link)
You should :-) We're currently doing a full re-watch starting with S1 and we're now halfway through S4. And I'm sad to say that neither of us had remembered quite how immature Tony was in S3. I know one of the reasons you dislike S2, is the childishness between Kate and Tony (and I didn't like it either, I wasn't a huge Kate fan), but Tony gets even more immature in S3. And J said that before I did, so it's not just me.

You should indeed do that. Rewatching S4 has pushed it up in my estimation and part of that is to do with I really love the mature Tony.

Yes, I know that, thank you. The key words were 'at a glance'. I didn't want to have to click through several clicks just to see the results.
curly_the_sue From: curly_the_sue Date: 15th September 2008 19:25 (UTC) (Link)
I love this poll! That means we know each other for a year now, right?
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 16th September 2008 11:36 (UTC) (Link)
*Smiles* I'm so glad.

Indeed it does.
gabbyfan923 From: gabbyfan923 Date: 18th September 2008 23:35 (UTC) (Link)

Poll

How do we still vote?
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 19th September 2008 12:47 (UTC) (Link)

Re: Poll

You should be able to literally just vote as you would in any other poll. Just tick your relevant choice.

What was your problem? Could you not see the poll or the radio buttons? Maybe LJ was having one of its 'moments'.
donutsweeper From: donutsweeper Date: 19th September 2008 02:23 (UTC) (Link)
I'm probably the only one that picked S4 as my favorite. I went by enjoyment factor as I viewed them, not on thinking back after the season was over (I'm not sure that made sense) I loved the idea of Tony growing and maturing and getting a life outside of NCIS and Gibbs' insufferable bastardness coming back and biting him in the ass.

AS a result I voted (i think) 4,2,1,5,3

Three came last because of the painful way Ziva and Jenny were introduced. Kill Ari was stupidly laid out with them supporting Ari/siding with him after we saw him kill Kate. It didn't matter to me what they did after they would always be tainted by that.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 19th September 2008 12:51 (UTC) (Link)
Another six people opted for S4 as their favourite - and I had it in 4th place, over S3.

What you said did make sense.

Tony maturing is one of the main reasons I did like S4. We're on a re-watch of the entire show thus far and have just finished S4.

I find it interesting that whereas you put 4 first 5 and 3 are then near the end. It's not a pattern I've seen all that often. People mostly (generalising here like mad) seem to either like 3, 4 & 5 or 1 & 2, so I find it intriguing that whilst S4 is your favourite 3 is your least. I can understand what you're saying about Kill Ari, I did like the episode very much, but I agree over the whole Ziva and Jenny thing.

My order was 2, 1, 5, 4, 3.

Thank you for voting and sharing your thoughts.
citymusings From: citymusings Date: 19th September 2008 03:54 (UTC) (Link)
I love your polls! It looks like there's a little bit more consensus on some of the favorite episodes this year!

I like seasons 3, 2, 5, 1, 4, in that order, though I had a hard time deciding between 2 and 5. They were all really awesome though.

For episodes, I love One Shot, One Kill - not quite sure why, just love it; SWAK, Bloodbath, Grace Period and Requiem! Gibbs was so awesome in Requiem.

I'll be interested to see what the poll results are.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 19th September 2008 12:57 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much - I'm glad that you do.

Indeed there does seem to be a bit more of a consensus on eps, a couple I was expecting but others have really surprised me.

That's an interesting order; mine is: 2, 1, 5, 4, 3.

All of these are good episodes.

I'm looking forward to doing the analysis - thank you for being so interested.
adriannacoylho From: adriannacoylho Date: 21st September 2008 15:27 (UTC) (Link)
Ooo now that favourite episodes poll was hard!

I liked so many in S1, The Immortals was a near miss there...

S2 was actually easy because Call of Silence is possibly my favourite overall - the scene where Kate dances with Ernie is a real tearjerker, but if that one hadn't been in there I'm not sure I could have chosen!

S3 was hard as I would have chosen many from the first two seasons over any in S3...

S4 was easy again as Grace Period comes a very close second to Call of Silence overall. I loved Paula Cassidy as a character and this was an excellent end to her story (if yet again a very tear inducing one!) The rest of S4 was a disappointment though.

S5 was fairly easy as I really loved Internal Affairs. It was so well done. It would have been hard to choose between Chimera & Corporal Punishment after that.
nakeisha From: nakeisha Date: 21st September 2008 16:44 (UTC) (Link)
I know, I'm cruel like that :-)

Picks self up off floor.

Wow.

Wow.

Given how much we have in common in fandom and other things you might be surprised to hear we have none of our fav eps in common and in one/two case/cases are pretty much at polar points.

Mine were:

S1 - Bete Noire (with Yankee White and Enigma as very close 2nd/3rd)

S2 - Really easy: Lt. Jane Doe (my overall absolute favourite NCIS ep). Call Of Silence, however, if one of my top eps and is 3rd for S2 - second is The Meat Puzzle.

S3 - I agree that it was hard as to my mind nothing really stood out and there were so many mediocre ones.

S4 - Really easy: Smoked (one of my top five overall NCIS eps). Grace Period is way down my list for various reasons mainly things that are so far OOC and lacking in continuity and believability I simply can't get over. Plus I thought S4 had, certainly in the first half, some really good eps.

S5 - That was the hardest for me between Chimera and Internal Affairs. I went for Chimera in the end as it just edged it as it was one of the first 'real' cases we'd had for far too long.

*Boggles some more at how different we are here*

*Wanders off to see your season order to see how we differ there*

Our differing isn't quite so diverse - we agree over 1st and 2nd place.

My choice is: 2, 1, 5, 4, 3.

Edited at 2008-09-21 16:45 (UTC)
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