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The Unit (2006–2009)

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


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Series cast summary:
 Jonas Blane (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Molly Blane (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Kim Brown (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Colonel Tom Ryan (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Mack Gerhardt (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Tiffy Gerhardt (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Charles Grey (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Bob Brown (69 episodes, 2006-2009)
 Hector Williams (45 episodes, 2006-2009)


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

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Secret missions. Secret lives. See more »


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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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Fired Up! -Please read- Military perspective
27 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very entertaining show. The writing is good, the characters are both interesting and multi-dimensional. The lighting and set design are very appropriate for a mainstream network series. Excellent use of steady-cam and "documentary style" camera work.

I respectfully disagree with some of the previous comments by my fellow veteran. I believe that he may not have had much contact with the spec ops community in his 10 year career.

We should remember that this is a television series- If the cameras rolled in the average combat spec ops unit, it *might* last a whole episode...*might*.

While the wives in this show do seem to be a very comely group, The same probably applies to the men- as is fitting for a cast of actors.

If anything, the actors seem a little young to be from the unit. The average age in Delta is over 30, minimum age to apply is 22. As far as out of shape, senior soldiers don't fit the 3% body fat runner look that many young garritroopers sport.

The tactics used by the actors would definitely be out of place even in an infantry unit- but I have trained with enough operators to know that they can look sloppy and distracted (unmilitary) a fraction of a second before they tear through the target. I saw one step into a room, draw, engage 5 targets, and holster in 3 seconds - Then almost get tossed off the course for not wearing a regulation helmet.

While the dialog is not what we would hear in the field (too many syllables and too few profanities), it is intended to help the viewer understand and experience the flow of tension and action- which I feel it dies well.

While the homes are officer and senior NCO grade, it is very similar to the newer housing at Ft. Bragg (Where the unit it most expressly not stationed).

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