As many of us here in Louisiana know, it's always been hard for television and movies to get our culture, and our accents right. Most of the time it's Hollywood actors trying to get by with a cajun accent that just doesn't cut it with us residents. And celebrations like Mardi Gras and second lines are never portrayed like we want them to be.

But that all changed on September 23, 2014, when CBS debuted the latest in the 'NCIS' franchise with their television show 'NCIS: New Orleans'. It was a pretty accurate portrayal of New Orleans and Louisiana in general, and the part that I liked best was that they always pronounced "Lafayette" correctly. (And we all know that hardly EVER happens!) But after seven years and 150 episodes, the series will wrap up this Sunday, May 23 at 9:00 PM CST.

The show was great for business and brought millions of dollars into the state. According to NOLA.com "Since its 2014 premiere, the big-budget crime drama has been a cornerstone of the New Orleans film industry, employing more than 200 local crew members. According to the city’s film office, the $92 million-per-season budget for “NCIS: New Orleans” was the largest for any TV show ever shot locally."

The show was anchored by veteran actor Scott Bakula, and the series will end with a wedding to his real-life wife Chelsea Field. The final episode is titled “Laissez les Bons Temps Rouler", and producers are promising that the show will end on a high note, and wrap up any unanswered questions fans might have. I sure will miss seeing all the real life locals, the appreciation for our food and heritage, and the sense that somebody finally got it right. Goodbye "NCIS: New Orleans."

 

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