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Your next box set: The Unit

5 July 2012 4:03 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

The problems at home are as gripping as the violent foreign ops in David Mamet's series about an elite special forces outfit

A couple of years ago, a memo from David Mamet, the creator of The Unit, to the show's writers emerged online, in which he outlined, in no uncertain terms, how to make the drama hang together: "Any time two characters are talking about a third, the scene is a crock of shit … any time any character is saying to another 'as you know', that is, telling another character what you the writer need the audience to know, the scene is a crock of shit … do not write a crock of shit."

Ok, so The Unit is rightwing, jingoistic, militaristic and even rather xenophobic. But it's certainly not a crock of shit. The series, which first aired on CBS in 2006 and ran for four seasons, is based on »

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