Back in the 1980s, Donald P. Bellisario created a show called “Magnum, P.I.” Twenty three years later, he created another show called “NCIS.” My premise is that these shows have much in common.
I’m not asking you to *agree *with this premise. I’m asking you to *pretend *that you agree with the premise. Given that, which characters from one show line up with characters from the other show? And why? There are no wrong answers here; it’s just good clean fun and speculation.
Here are my answers:
Ducky = Higgins. Pompous, given to telling long involved stories that nobody else cares about.
DiNozzo = Magnum. Great investigator, given to flights of fancy about old movies, and a bit of a lady’s man.
McGee = T.C. Great with technical stuff. Granted, one is mechanical, the other is electronic, but that 's the difference in the decades.
Ziva = Rick. Good with fisticuffs, and tapped into under-world contacts.
Abby = ???. Well, there really isn’t an analog here that I can see.
I’m assuming your mileage may vary. So what are YOUR correlations?
PS - if this thread doesn’t go completely down in flames, more TV show correlations to come in the future. I’ve got a million of them!