Welcome to my new (sort of) NCIS:LA Blog…In the Bullpen with Phillydi! I’m resurrecting this blog from another site where I was a contributor and I hope to share some silly (and serious) musings about the forthcoming 8th season and of course our Detective Deeks in particular. I thought I would kick off my first offering by commenting on our new look here at wikiDeeks. Didn’t our resident graphic guru, DeeksFreak do a great job? We can’t wait to start filling it up with all the new and familiar features that you know and love here at the site. Speaking of which… we have a new fanfic series coming up soon called “Kensi and Deeks: What We Did on our Summer Holiday.” Some of our best fanfic writers are coming up with great, fun stories about our soon to be engaged couple (?) and what they were up to this summer. Stay tuned.
Well, you can tell we’re smack dab in the middle of summer, can’t you? The temperatures are rising, the kids are splashing around in the pool and I can’t get that stupid ice cream truck jingle out of my head! The other reason I know it’s mid-summer is because the NCIS:LA crew is back at work again at the Paramount studio lot! Rick Tunell has been posting shooting schedules and JP Kousakis has started sending out his ‘will not disappoint’ tweets. That means the start of Season 8 can’t be too far behind!
It’s been fun following the cast around on their various summer holidays trips too. Eric Christian Olsen and his family enjoyed the beauty of Europe and the Grand Tetons (nice!); Daniella Ruah was off and about with her pregnant belly visiting family and friends in Portugal and attending various fan conventions with Eric; Renée Felice Smith has been tooting around Nevada with her mom, sister and cute boyfriend and there have been various pictures of Barrett Foa hanging out with his very handsome dad in New York City. Well, all I can say is it’s back to work, you guys! Hopefully we will soon be getting tweets and Instagram pictures from the set and maybe some clues as to what will be happening to our fav characters as we begin the upcoming season.
It’s going to be a late start this year as we don’t officially kick off Season 8 until October 2nd. I’m not too sure I’m liking the new Sunday at 8 pm timeslot… only because of the different sporting events that may push the time back or cancel that night’s show altogether. I guess we will see how much disruption takes place… or not. I already know it’s going to be a bear just trying to set my DVR to the correct time! What hardships we struggle with as devoted fans!
That’s it for now…. Next time I want to talk about the departure this year of two very important showrunners and how I think it will affect the show going forward. So I’ll be back very soon with another edition of In the Bullpen with Phillydi! See ya all then!