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The Unit conducts clandestine and covert operations for the US Government and the US Army around the globe. The Unit operates under the cover of the 303rd Logistical Studies Group. Carrying the operators through battle is the knowledge that while they are out in the field, their wives help maintain their lives back home. They protect their identities, ensuring that their secrets are kept safe from those who would use this knowledge against them. Loosely based upon Eric L. Haney's novel Inside Delta Force , the show is based upon the exploits of the US Army's 'Delta Force', otherwise known as The Unit.
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  • Why did CBS cancell this show

    10
    ,This was one of the best shows CBS ever produced. I can't figure out why it was cancelled.
  • The Unit

    10
    My husband and I LOVE this show. He likes the missions for the men and I like the relational part of the women and children at home. How do we get this show back on television???
  • Awesome Show it was

    9.5
    wish it'd come back was to awesome mayne
  • What i thought of the show

    8.0
    Ive seen The Unit plenty of times on reruns over the past couple years. in my humble opinion, the show got quite a bit right, and a couple things absolutely wrong.



    the right - Dennis Haysbert, Max Martini, Robert Patrick



    the wrong - Scott Foley, the entire B storyline involving every single second of the "wives"



    felt like the wives were filler, a cheap way to have non action scenes. unfortunately, i did not care a single bit about any of their idiotic storylines. completely unbelievable, forced, and what can only be described as low quality soap opera acting. the storyline with Mack going to the bars and having secondary girlfriends (potentially) gave a small window into what could have been. ditch all of the wife characters and replace them with a rotating number of guest actresses. one night stands that lead into temporary empty relationships, mission girlfriends that appear to us the way they appear to the soldiers! the women they meet while operating (the south american girlfriend, the insurgent lady, etc) are FAR more interesting and mysterious. we dont know their motives and we dont trust them yet they make great strong characters! OR some wives that i could possibly care about. less is more! showing them every 5 minutes takes away from the idea that the men dont see them very much. we see them too much, and we dont feel they are important except as mediocre eye candy and plot convenience. think how the godfather would have been if they had shown the wives and mothers half the movie? terrible, thats what. we only needed to see them occasionally and only as they related to the lead males in the movie. if you are like me, you are tempted to change the channel or mute the show whenever you have to endure the B storylines. you are watching a really cool bomb diffusal scene, then 2 seconds later you get shoved into some annoying fake domestic problem/argument between two characters that dont even act like they like each other? thats what killed the show.



    also bad, Scott Foley is a horrible cast as his character. no one buys that this guy is a manly sniper. the badass we have to be constantly reminded and told he is supposed to be? no. completely unbelievable, completely embarrassing next to the rest of the well cast Unit's male characters. his character is all over the place, ranging from some supposed hardcore survivalist to a quivering heap of emotional jelly. in the end he just doesnt look the part. he has no chemistry with any of the females that are supposed to be into him, we dont believe for a minute he is capable of anything we are supposed to believe. and oh yeah, hes a bomb expert, an air traffic controller, etc. he never pulled it off or sold us on it, it was just weak plot conveniencemoreless
  • BRING BACK THE

    10
    Just bought all 4 seasons of the Unit even though I watched them all when they were on CBS. Please someone bring back The Unit. How can we get this great show back? I usually don't watch military showes but this one was so revitting. I put it right up there with all the CSI's if not better! It needs to come TNT or another cable station can have the guts to get it back on the just the reruns...moreless
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    • Canceled
      I hate to post this message and was hoping not to have to do it. The Unit has been officially canceled by CBS. Here are the links:...
      05/30/13
      81
    • question
      hello in season 2, episode 20 there is a shooting at a school. The unit is running it to help, but my question is how can they ...
      03/02/12
      1
    • For all those missing The Unit ... check out Strike Back.
      Strike Back is the first new series put out by HBO and it is excellent. I've been looking for something like The Unit for sometime...
      01/19/12
      3
    • Unit needed better name
      Hi all, I think they canceled The Unit because of low ratings. Not that the Unit wouldn't have been one of the top draws on CBS ...
      12/06/11
      4
    • Music in S01E09
      Hello.Does anyone know the music which is played in the end of the episode while jonas blane is talking to the brazil-guy ?!Sorry ...
      09/22/11
      3
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    bloody and violent, 9/11 undertones, Thrillers, facing danger, gunfights