Well, are you? If you’re not, why the hell not?
This show seems like a “no brainer” for any G.I. Joe fan…anyone who is complaining about the movie not being “realistic” enough, or is fascinated with the idea of G.I. Joe being a more “real world” special ops team, then this is the EXACT show you should be watching every week. It rocks.
I know some people have complained about how much of a focus there is on the wives, but to me, those are just minor sidetracks to an adventure and action show that absolutely blows all other shows out of the water. It’s not just the action or the content, it’s got exceedingly smart writing, clever dialog, and fantastic, “gripping” plotlines. The show is not afraid to tackle tough issues and is about as far from “status quo” as you can get with reality infused television garbage these days. This show is awesome.
Check out a few clips to get a taste (please forgive the Christina Aguilera shorts before them… :shifty: ):
I am! And have been since the beginning. I love the show, and I’ve been thinking the same thing regarding its connections to G.I. Joe. In fact, I sometimes find myself mapping the Joe team onto the mission of the week. (“Let’s see, Bob is Backblast this week, and as usual, Carlos is Zap and Jonas is Duke …”)
And how much did you love the introduction of Redcap this season?
BTW, did you also watch “Over There” a few years ago? It wasn’t a special ops unit, just a regular (?) unit, but it also gave me some pre-“Unit” insight into Joe-like concepts … such as how people get their codenames after all.
I absolutely did watch “Over There”. A GREAT series, and I was really disappointed when it ended…
From the first time I saw the unit, I thought it was basically a live action GI Joe show, minus the sci-fi stuff that was always part of ARAH.
Frankly, though… with the late night Sunday time slot they dumped it into this year, I don’t know how much longer it can survive.
You forgot to mention that Dennis Haysbert is in it. That should be enough to make anyone watch it. I got into it kind of late, but have seen the majority of the episodes now, and love the show. I agree with the live action G.I.Joe feel this show has. The repeat that was on a couple weeks ago was the best episode of any show I’ve ever seen, despite it being a bit depressing.
Oh yeah, i really love this show. It truly is live action GIJoe. Or live action GIJoe Special Missions, actually. Wasn’t there even some guy who had the same codename as a Joe ? Unfortunately it’s currently not on any channel i get into my home. I’ve therefore been contemplating buying the DVD’s…
@ BATman: Yes. Scott Foley’s callsign is Cool Breeze, who was in the comics for what, an issue?
Right, thanks !
The show is absolutely GREAT! As realistic as a SPECOPS T.V. show can get! But it’s good to see the family side of the soldiers. Even though in esscence they’re “killing machines”. They do attempt to turn it off and spend time with their families & enjoy the simples things in life. It’s as close to G.I. JOE or vice versa as we’ll ever get on T.V. Thank God it’s not the “A” Team when we were kids.