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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

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Covert warriors. Unsung heroes. See more »

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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2006 (USA)  »

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Jonas Blane's nickname, Snake Doctor, is a southern US term for a dragonfly. Dragonflies are believed to follow snakes and stitch up their wounds when they are injured. See more »

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It's clear (probably due to series low budget) that many of the scenes, including those supposedly filmed on the base located in an unnamed Midwestern state, are actually shot in Southern California.

This is especially noticeable during scenes which reflect changes in seasons and which show hills covered in the dried brown grasslands common in Central and Southern California. See more »

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Referenced in Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Episode #7.46 (2008) See more »

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The Freedom to Be
Written by Kit Hain
Performed by Akire (as Erika)
Courtesy of Wild Pink Music (ASCAP)
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just another day at the office
12 April 2007 | by See all my reviews

As of this writing, the best show on television that no one talks about. Is it easier to overlook military-themed shows, being as their viewership is made up of middle America? But The Unit is neither a gussied-up procedural (NCIS) nor a rousing commercial (Jag), and it betrays almost no political agenda. It keeps to these guys, their job, and their families, all facing challenges that are alternately far beyond and extremely similar to those of our own. Like most Mamet, it is characterized not so much by distinctive characters as it filled with plain ol' drama. The show is as clipped, professional, and dutiful as its characters— no 'special-episodes', no sweeps- month stunts.

In a refreshing change of pace from other current (and more-heralded) shows, it's not serialized; every episode does stand alone, though the show also rewards faithful viewership. I love me some 'Lost', but there's plenty to slog through while waiting for the good stuff. The Unit gives no such quarter; it may not enrapture or surprise, but you can count on it to do its job.


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