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Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP28 Sep 2017 7:33 a.m. PST

Watched the premier episodes of these two shows on CBS this week. Thought both have promise, but we'll see how things progress.

Both had similar scenarios. In "The Brave" the special ops team was sent to rescue a kidnapped female doctor but ended up adding the elimination of a terrorist big bad guy to the mix. In "Seal Team" they were out to capture a terrorist big bad guy but ended up adding the rescue of a female NGO worker to the mix.

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ScottWashburn Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 3:10 a.m. PST

I have no interest whatever in special ops or Seal teams either in the media or in real life. There's no doubt they are brave and really good at what they do, but in military terms what they do simply does not matter. The only time a super-elite group of soldiers ever effected the course of a war was when those guys climbed into the Trojan Horse.

Andrew Preziosi Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 6:50 a.m. PST

Not quite w/ScottW 100%, but I honestly don't give a flying P@@P either.

Our society has changed…we now glorify snipers and special ops teams and forget the regular service men and women, along with their leaders.

I understand the nature of war has changed of late, albeit, certainly not forever, but while this is current the nature of the beast, it does play into what is affecting our nation at this point in time.

I've better things to do with my time then waste time on pure Drek!

bandit86 Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2017 11:05 p.m. PST

Both show were just OK Thought the Brave was a bit better. But thank god the enemy soldier are dumb, can't shoot and pay no attention to their surroundings.

Personal logo Jlundberg Supporting Member of TMP01 Oct 2017 6:02 p.m. PST

The War on Terror has leaned on unconventional operations – the special ops specialty. The nature of TV/movies naturally lends itself to following small, defined groups. A large battlespace is hard to show/explain. This naturally leans to small groups of supersoldiers. I think spec ops has a role, but conventional forces remain critical in deterring: North Korea, Iran, China, Russia, et al.

Old Wolfman10 Oct 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

Watched an episode of "SEAL Team" last week ,out of curiosity. Not hooked yet,but beats some of the other stuff found elsewhere;JMO.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP28 Nov 2017 11:20 a.m. PST

When I was in we considered the SpecOps over-hyped glory hounds. But, I think on some level we actually envied them. Have seen both and enjoy them both. However, I think the Seal Team actors have a little better chemistry.

Going back and watching The Unit you can see how technology has impacted the ability of the teams to operate more efficently.

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