SEAL Team is worth watching

Eric Sof

There are plenty of movies and TV shows which is trying to relive some of the actions performed by U.S. Special Operations Forces, but one of the most sincere in the last few years is CBS’s SEAL Team.

The TV shows work mostly because it’s not reaching beyond its comfort zone. Following a team of heavily armed U.S. Navy SEALs carrying out covert operations with the aid of the Agency (CIA – Central Intelligence Agency), it’s an uncomplicated action series without twists or unnecessary spectacle, at least so far.

TV veteran David Boreanaz (Bones) plays Jason Hayes, the leader of the Tier One Navy SEALs group, and he’s an intense and focused guy not unlike the FBI agent he played for so many years on Fox’s series. Jason’s home life has crumbled due to his dedication to his work, and he’s haunted by the death of a teammate on a recent mission. The cast is rounded out by Jessica Paré (Mad Men) as a CIA analyst and Max Thieriot as a young and ambitious soldier trying to make it into the Tier One unit.

The TV drama plays to the strengths of its network, and its star. The missions are simple and paint the soldiers as patriotic and unimpeachably good. In last week’s second episode, Navy SEAL flirted with bigger questions about war and the state of the world, but all in the service of its core characters. The action is first-class, clean and often close up, prioritizing the operators’ points of view.

The lack of sensationalism is what makes SEAL Team a stronger entry into the military genre this fall than NBC’s The Brave and CW’s Valor. While the Brave is flashy, Valor is twisty and ill-conceived, and neither has a cast as engaging.

U.S. Navy SEAL Team is straightforward, but also enjoyable. Sometimes simple works. The show is rated with 7.3 on IMDB.

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  1. You can’t be serious right ? If your only motivation and emotional connection to joining this elite team is to “wAtcH tV shOws” then you’re in the wrong dimensional realm. Even if you join the military and earn that trident solely off of commercial advertisement and gay ass tv shows, then you are not only a simp but a nerdy loser put simply. Peoples minds are so Jacked off and distorted from this bs culture of “media” and more importantly the “internet” that they live in an actual fantasy world. Obviously the internet gives us a better understanding of things, but people make it their entire personalities lmfao. I bet 99% of you would seek doctors assisted euthanasia from boredom and depression if all your social media and online entertainment was terminated and perm. Deleted from the world forever. You’d all lose your minds and take the form of nematodes. Actual 40 and 50 year olds on twitter/Facebook/Instagram acting like it’s a real world there, getting into arguments with young children trolls. I’d call that psychosis. No wonder the guys who don’t speak up about this in the community absolutely hate it and can’t be bothered putting time and energy into ridiculing and criticizing it, so I will. An absolute mockumentary and Mickey Mouse Disney channel sponsored Netflix special head ass piece of garbage. The only thing in good faith to this day having anything to do with the teams is the class 234 documentary, which was literally a vhs tape or a discovery channel show from like the 90’s. That is absolutely all you need to know, nevermind the 10,000 actual internet articles written by a bunch of loser veterans turned authors that are just sick with their existence cuz they didn’t go out of this world with a Purple Heart or Medal of Honor attached to an American flag draped over their coffin; I’d be sick as fuck too if I were them. I used to think the spec ops community was untouchable, a somewhat secretive and classified livelihood that fell into an esoteric nature, but welcome to 2022, where everyone must film videos of themselves pooping out their opinions on things, or writing self righteous “Newer” Testament bible passages about what their experiences were. It’s all just one large closeted sexual orientation circle jerk. Nowadays you got 3rd party assholes that pay some rock of shame instructors to throw their butt fuck fetus child into a faux seal pipeline for the sake of “views” on their gay ass YouTube channel. Meanwhile you got dudes losing sleep over not even being able to pick up an actual, real life concrete BUD/s SO contract. People only want attention. It’s all just a “me me me” world. “Look at me I have 10k follower dude I am invincible only I matter dude, just look at workout routine dude” It’s not only a shame but a merciful pity. These dudes dreams are being shitted on over quantitative view count youtubers, from higher up connections, or turd head rockers of shame. “pRofEssiOnal GamEr tRiEs tHe nAvy SeaL tEst” “nFl atHletE trIeS nAvy sEal dRowNprOofiNg” “sUbScriBe tO mY yOutUbe cHannEL aNd TiK tOk wHeRe i wiLl bE pOstinG auTiStiC dUb oVers oF a FeMale RoboTs voiCe SayiNg d R o W n P r o o F i N G bE liKE “ “hOw nAvY sEaLs wAke uP” idc if you earned your trident, you have no business or purpose being on social media. Regardless of which platform or how much. what an absolute mockumentary of sof life. First of all, if you’re even on social media while in the military or wearing your uniform etc, you are the embodiment of a tumor. You hate your life so bad you have to show the world and all of its inhabitant terrorists what your daily schedule is like or what training procedures you go through. Nobody in the military should be on social media, period(t). At least stfu about it if you are. At least be incognito of it or throw in some selfies I guess idc. But how u gonna exploit everything on social media ? Why you got an actual traceable hackable smart phone on that chinook? How’s the turbulence in that osprey? What you filming it for? Clearly just for yourself. It sucks that the military branches are all over social media for recruitment purposes. Then you got high school public educated fools that say “ nObOdY cAreS aBouT oPsEC jUsT gOOgLe iT iTs aLreaDy oUt tHerE fOr The WorLd to See” 1. Imagine using google. And 2. yes, because actual prairie dog turds like yourself have been posting about it since the conception of social media.. All the losers that turned a once great society into a narcissistic shit hole thru their 8 hours of sitting at a computer monitor taking on the form of a vegetable root lacking the neurons in their brains cells to utilize the potassium to connect one thot to the next. Just a bunch of zombies, and not even the good spiritual ones either. The ones stuck in a sporadic autonomic nervous system engulfed in the cesspool of American culture. Well done fiends. I’m glad I’m not even 1% that pathetic, and that my real life friends and acquaintances know what I’m about without speaking a damn word. I don’t have to text them or talk to them, I just hit up some telepathy bs and they can just understand it. Good thing I’m the only one that exists, and I’m the only one pulling the strings. All the worlds a stage. Thanks.