Between real life and a dramatization on television, there must always be a certain amount of tension. SEAL Team does a pretty good job of splitting the difference, giving the audience a feel for what missions might be like, while accommodating the need to tell a complete story in 43 minutes or less each week. The show is careful to include the often challenging life away from the job of the team members, along with the tension and suspense of the missions.
David Boreanaz is excellent as the team's highly experienced Senior Chief. He is backed by a strong and largely believable supporting cast that constitutes the other members of his SEAL platoon, the support staff, and their CIA contacts. The ensemble cast is big enough to allow some variety in the telling of the mission of the week. This show might have some legs. Recommended.