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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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The sign at the entrance of the 303rd Logistics building lists "CSM E.L Haney" as the unit's Command Sergeant Major. Eric L. Haney is the author of Inside Delta Force, the book upon which the show is based. See more »

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In an Army unit there would actually been several layers of command between the Colonel (later Brigadier General) and The Unit itself. This would have included at least one Major or Captain and one or more Lieutenants. While the Colonel would have overall operational command at the base level, the junior officers would likely have had more of a direct command and control responsibility for the enlisted personnel. See more »

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Referenced in The Best Way to Die Hard (2018) 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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