Gamer Mania 2

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Unit

In the art of finding new TV shows to view, one must throughly enjoy the show before they can view it on a regular basis. Sorry about that, my cat just typed that when I wasn't in the room. She has an IQ of 213, if you care. Anyway, I decided I'd check out this new show that premiered last week called "The Unit". Want me to tell you about it, hmm? Whatever you say buddies. Well, it follows a division of special ops soldiers who "don't exist" outside of the government that risk their lives on undercover mission all across the world. It's the kind of missions where you act before you have time to think about it. In one episode they had to rescue a nuclear monkey from the dungeon inside King Kong's nose. Yeah, it's that kind of missions. Yeah. Ok, so the main soldiers in the Unit are Jonas Blane (Dennis Haysbert), Bob Brown (Scott Foley), , Colonel Tom Ryan (Robert Patrick), Mack Gerhardt (Max Martini), Charles Grey (Michael Irby), and Hector Williams (Demore Barnes). It also has parts about their families back home. On the first episode, they were faced with a plane hijacking. It was on the runway with 4 terrorists and 125 passengers inside. After some investigation, the found out that they had a sniper in the woods telling them when people approached the plane. They also found out that they had a bomb on the ship. How'd they take them down? Took out the sniper, set off flashbangs outside to distract the terrorists, and infiltrated the plane. That kind of gives you an idea of what the show's about. Alright, now it's time for my take. Overall, I thought it was a good show. That could be just because I've been reading a lot of Tom Clancy books lately, but either way I like it. It really resembles Rainbow Six, which is cool. The one thing I don't like about this show is the part where they go back to the life at home. It's all about how the wives deal with keeping their husbands' secret safe, and it doesn't really fit with the action of the show. Anyway, overall, if you like war, Tom Clancy stuff, or are just looking for a good show to watch, check out The Unit on CBS, Tuesdays at 9PM Eastern. It just premiered last week, so you should be able to pick up on it pretty easily.


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