August 18th, 2005

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Fandom: NCIS

A Guide to NCIS on LiveJournal

NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) is more than just an action drama. With liberal doses of humor, it's a show that focuses on the sometimes complex and always amusing dynamics of a team forced to work together in high-stress situations. NCIS Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs (Mark Harmon), a former Marine gunnery sergeant, whose skills as an investigator are unmatched, formerly led this troupe of colorful personalities. Gibbs, a man of few words, only needs a look to explain it all. The team includes NCIS Special Agent Anthony DiNozzo (Michael Weatherly), an ex-homicide detective who may come off as the world's oldest frat boy, but whose instincts in the field are unparalleled; forensic specialist Abby Sciuto (Pauley Perrette), a talented scientist whose dark wit matches her Goth style and eclectic tastes, NCIS Special Agent Timothy McGee (Sean Murray), an MIT graduate whose brilliance with computers far overshadows his insecurities in the field and Ziva David (Cote de Pablo), a former Mossad agent who shares a bond with Gibbs over the death of his arch nemesis, Ari, the terrorist who killed former NCIS Special Agent Kate Todd. Assisting the team is medical examiner Dr. Donald "Ducky" Mallard (David McCallum), who knows it all because he's seen it all, and he's not afraid to let you know. Rounding out the team is the new NCIS director, Leon Vance (Rocky Carroll), who constantly challenges Gibbs with his no-nonsense attitude. From murder and espionage to terrorism and stolen submarines, these special agents travel the globe to investigate all crimes with Navy or Marine Corps ties.1

For additional information check out the fandom overview at crack_van here. For information on a particular pairing, there are several essays available at ship_manifesto: Gibbs/DiNozzo, Gibbs/Kate, Kate/Tony and Gibbs/Ducky.

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1 Quoted from the NCIS page at CBS.com.

ETA: Created 8/18/05; Updated 9/24/09.
n3: don&charlie - everything is numb3rs

Fandom: Numb3rs

A Guide to Numb3rs on LiveJournal

NUMB3RS is a drama about an FBI agent who recruits his mathematical-genius brother to help the Bureau solve a wide range of challenging crimes in Los Angeles. The two brothers take on the most confounding criminal cases from a very distinctive perspective. Inspired by actual events, the series depicts how the confluence of police work and mathematics provides unexpected revelations and answers to the most perplexing criminal questions. A dedicated FBI agent, Don Eppes (Rob Morrow), couldn't be more different from his younger brother, Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz), a brilliant mathematician who, since he was little, yearned to impress his big brother. Don is joined on his team by fellow agents Megan Reeves (Diane Farr), a behavioral specialist who brings psychological insight to their investigations; David Sinclair (Alimi Ballard), who utilizes his incredible perspective and the survival skills he learned growing up in the Bronx; and new agent Colby Granger (Dylan Bruno) who just completed an extensive tour of duty in the U.S. Military.

After some initial reluctance, Don's team welcomes Charlie's innovative methods to crime-solving. Their father, Alan (Judd Hirsch), is happy to see his sons working together even though he doesn't understand the intricacies of what Charlie does for a living. It is his co-workers at CalSci who further refine Charlie's approach and help him stay focused. Physicist friend Dr. Larry Fleinhardt (Peter MacNicol) constantly challenges Charlie to employ a broader point of view to his work with the FBI, and Amita Ramanjuan (Navi Rawat), Charlie's former grad student, frequently helps him see cases in a new light Despite their disparate approaches to life, Don and Charlie are able to combine their areas of expertise and solve some killer cases.1

For additional information check out the fandom overview here at crack_van.

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1 Quoted from the official site at CBS.com.

ETA: Created 8/18/05; Last Updated 8/26/15.
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Fandom: due South

A Guide to due South on LiveJournal


“I first came to Chicago on the trail of the killers of my father and, for reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, remained, attached as liaison to the Canadian Consulate.” ~Benton Fraser, several episodes

Constable Benton Fraser’s search for the killers of his father leads him to Chicago where he forms a partnership with Detective Ray Vecchio of the Chicago PD. When his investigation brings down a top-level Mountie, Fraser is ostracized for his efforts and assigned to the Canadian Consulate in Chicago where he continues to work as liaison with the Chicago PD, first partnering with Vecchio (until he takes a deep undercover assignment), and then with Ray Kowalski. During the course of their partnership, Fraser forms a deep friendship with both Rays, and while this is a cop-drama injected with a lot of humor, it is also their story.

For additional general information check out the fandom overview at crack_van here. There are also essays regarding several pairings at ship_manifesto here.

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(If you're aware of a community I haven't included, please let me know. Also, I will be updating this when I learn of new communities, so feel free to let me know of any new communities that pop up. Thanks.)

ETA: Updated 4/18/07.