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The Unit

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CBS (ended 2009)

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The Unit
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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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  • BRING BACK THE UNIT

    10
    Best show bring it back
  • Such potential, ultimately squandered.

    5.0
    This show has such potential. A clandestine unit, obviously based on Delta Force, since Eric L. Haney has a producer credit for he show, who is the author of "Inside Delta Most of the actors are very believable as Operators and really sell their characters. I've read reviews where people bash Scott Foley for not being believable as a special operations member, but I don't agree, he's the new guy, so he's supposed to seem a bit "green", which he does.



    The problem with The Unit, and what I believe ultimately killed the ratings for this show, were the wives of The Unit. Oh dear God, they are so annoying, preachy, stupid and ultimately terrible characters who are meant to show us the other side of being in a combat deployed group, but wind up ruining the show and grind interesting story lines to a complete stop. I find Jonas' wife Molly to be the most annoying of the group. Her preachy, poorly delivered diatribes are painful to watch and I don't believe for a second that any of the wives would give two craps what she has to say. The other idiot wives and their story lines just beg to be fast-forwarded through on the DVR.



    If the distributor could release a Blu-ray edition with the wives and their B-story lines removed and edited out all together, it would make the show more watchable and worth the purchase. Otherwise, I'd skip this show. It fails to live up to it's potential and build dramatic tension because it tries to hard to skip around between parallel stories and weave around the dramatic tension, which is completely counterproductive to what they're trying to accomplish. It should have been one, maybe two plot lines max. That would allow the viewer to be immersed in the tension and actually care about the outcome. But with The Unit, one second we're on a mission and guns are blazing, then the next you're in the middle of a lunch date with the wives. It really breaks up the pace. I wish I could rate the show higher, but I can't because of the plot jumping and the awful wives and their terrible acting and story lines. With the jumping plots, executed so poorly, really make it hard to focus on what's going on and the dramatic tension is completely lost. Such a waste, as this show had such potential.moreless
  • 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
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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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    Drama

    Themes

    bloody and violent, 9/11 undertones, Thrillers, facing danger, gunfights