The true value of "Marine Recon" is the camera being in the middle of everything, with a live mic. I felt like I was there. The journalist doesn't make a sound when cameras are rolling, so the viewer gets to know these fine Marines, their distinct personalities and "special skills," like Doc, their champion-juggler medic. Doc was featured juggling on a kid's TV network, providing endless fodder for brotherly teasing. The viewer follows 3rd Recon through grueling training, straight onto the battlefield in Iraq, on patrols, knock & talks, endless circle talk, rolling up bad guys, as well as seeing them have fun with each other during minimal downtime, and more. I learned a lot & I love these guys!
Mad respect for their honor, bravery, commitment to excellence, the Corps and each other. 3d Recon Marines, past, present and future, exemplify the Marine Corps Values: Honor. Courage. Commitment. I would add: Valor. Duty. Country. Sacrifice. Family. God. Strength. Leadership. These are some squared away Marines! I could go on.
3d Recon: Always Beside You. Semper Fi, Marines!!
The narration didn't bother me, but I certainly understand the valid comments and criticisms other reviewers made. The narration, which seemed minimal to me, was added after deployment. The camera person did a great job and the production values are excellent. For me, this series was outstanding. I highly recommend it. I wish there were more episodes, too!