Monday, January 4, 2016

6 Reasons Why You Should Appreciate Tony DiNozzo

Amanda and Sky here! Since we're both fans of NCIS, we decided to talk about Tony DiNozzo today, a character we feel is vastly misunderstood. You may be asking, "Why should I appreciate this guy?" We're here to tell you why!

1. He is impossibly loyal.

While on the outside Tony might seem anything but loyal, in reality he is just slow to trust anyone. If you give him time and patience, he will protect you with everything he's got. He's been hurt in the past, so that makes him reluctant, but he's got a big heart.

2. On the same page, he's got a huge capacity to love.

If he loves you, he won't stop. He loves hard and long, and this is one reason why I love Tony DiNozzo. But the one thing I appreciate about him is that he is never possessive in his love. He lets the people he loves make their own decisions. But he will never stop caring about them or helping them.

3. He's an excellent investigator. 

While many characters on the show wonder how he even landed a job at NCIS, it's a no-brainer for me. Beneath his skin of nonchalant goofiness, he's an expert and intentional investigator. He's been an integral part of many investigations and was even offered the job of a team leader, which he ultimately turned down.

4. He's a veritable library of movie references.

If you want to know anything about a film, Tony's your guy. He can quote movies and summarize film plots with incredible amounts of ease. (This even works its way often into his daily conversations--much to the annoyance of his team mates.)

5. He has a sense of humor.

Though Tony's humor is often disrespectful, it's just as often incredibly funny. He has an excellent grasp of sarcasm, and he knows how to use it, which is quite helpful when you're a character investigating murders every day. He's made me laugh out loud more than once... which is also good when you're a person watching a show about murders every day.

6. Despite popular opinion, he has emotions.

Throughout the beginning of the series, I always knew Tony had vulnerabilities and emotions--he just hid them very well. But as the show progressed, the writers started letting him show more of said vulnerabilities and emotions, something that becomes especially clear during the events of seasons 4 and 5. (My feels.) The reason Tony is always joking is because he feels so deeply, and he'd rather crack a joke than think about his emotions. The depth of his emotions is both his greatest weakness and his greatest strength (something I think we all can relate to).

Do you watch NCIS? What do you think of Tony?

Reasons 1, 2, and 3 by Amanda.
Reasons 4, 5, and 6 by Sky.


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