THE UNIT is an action drama that follows a covert team of Special Forces operatives as they risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their families maintain the home front, protecting their husbands' secrets.
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Often, when a series reaches a 2nd season, the plot becomes harder for writers to keep it at the level of the first season. Well, In season 2 of The Unit, that was not the case. Every episode was fresh and intriguing. Mamet, the writer and creator of the show has done a great job with the parallel plot which is the story of their wives at home and what they are facing. It never gets boring and I believe each episode has a theme that springs out of the combination of these to parallel plots. I loved this season just as much as season 1.
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2016
This is as good if not better than Season 1. Scott Foley really makes this a much better program as does the guy with the piercing blue eyes and reddish hair (forget his name obviously). The woman with the blond hair (forget name again) seems out of place to me and her acting/emotions don't fit the script. And again, like Season 1, the same settings are used for different parts of the world. These pull the show down from a 5 to a 4. It's definitely worth watching however, and I'm binge watching because I want to know what happens with the characters from episode to episode. I like spy thrillers and this one doesn't disappoint. I will be sad to see it end.
Reviewed in the United States on September 14, 2016
The Unit has gotten rave reviews from former and present soldiers and their families, for its authenticity. I would add that it seems to be a morally nuanced look at not only the sanctioned actions of a highly trained counter-terrorist force, but also the personal lives of the soldiers who serve in that force and their families. The series may seem a bit dated compared to more current entertainments employing special effects for shock and awe. But it is largely true to life, even down to the political interference that the military teams face in their operations.
The Unit is a great show. Often criticized for being to far from reality. Usually by former or active duty soldiers and they would be right. However much disinformation is in the show there is actually quite a bit of truth too. You just have to read between the lines. 1st special actions group is the fictional counterpart to the army's non-fictional Combat Applications Group aka the unit/ 1st operational detachment delta/ delta force. This is no Chuck Norris action flick. It is instead a drama about the men who "we" call when the wolf is at the door. To do the tasks we as a nation can't be seen doing. Assassinations/ renditions/ asset recovery etc. Their primary function of course is counter terrorism. At which they are unmatched by almost(sas) all other nations. Back on base their wives hold down the fort. And because of the clandestine nature of their husbands work, they can only trust each other. Loose lips don't only sink ships. They can sink careers as well as get you a freshly folded flag delivered to your door. These women are a team just as their husbands are while deployed. Great show some inaccuracies but easily overlooked. Cancelled before it could have wrapped up on its own. Maybe Amazon could take a page out of Netflix's book and resurrect this show so it can get a proper ending. Jonas's cover as an allstate agent has gone on long enough.
loved this series and with Seal Team and Six on .... had to go back to the original which CBS took off the air as all networks do for it is a show for between the coasts.... this one only went 4 probably what Seal Team will be allowed to go ... even though it had great ratings , great actors and great writing. Own on DVD but hate the clutter so re bought on digital ....
A show about the Army Special Forces, a favorite subject of mine, created by two of my favorite movie/tv/theater creators David Mamet and Shawn Ryan. Starring the former President Palmer of 24, Dennis Haysbert and T1000/Doggett from Terminator 2 and X-Files, Robert Patrick. How am I not going to love this show? But, seriously its so entertaining. Its a great action show with high stakes and at the same time a great family drama. It showed something that didnt get explored in depth that much at the time, life in a military family and life as a soldier.
Continues where Season 1 ends and carries on with the entertaining action and drama in an engrossing but highly unlikely rea-life situation any group of elite anyones would experience more than once in any succession of tours. Very much in the genre of all the Mission Impossible movies. The acting and script for each episode is put together well generally, however as in all series, some episodes are not 4s, more like 3s, but overall Season 1 and all the episodes viewed so far of Season 2 are deserving of a 4 rating.
Reviewed in the United States on September 16, 2015
I really like this series. Real life feelings come out, don't know about the overseas operations, although, I actually hope they do these types of operations for real, we need our armed forces to carry out these ops....therefore it's not only entertaining, but could possibly be happening Ina different way through our men and women in service of this country. I find it to be very good in expressing the feelings and lives of the families as well. I enjoy it!