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The Unit (2006)

The Unit (2006)

From Executive Producers David Mamet and Shawn Ryan, The Unit is an action drama that follows a covert team of Special Forces operatives as they risk their lives on undercover missions around the globe, while their families maintain the home front, protecting their husbands’ secrets.

Jonas Blane (Dennis Haysbert), leads the Unit on missions out in the field and is responsible for taking new recruit Bob Brown (Scott Foley) under his wing.

The Unit includes Jonas, Colonel Tom Ryan (Robert Patrick), Mack Gerhardt (Max Martini), Charles Grey (Michael Irby) Hector Williams (Demore Barnes) and Bob Brown, all highly skilled, trustworthy, brave and dependable soldiers whose ability to rely on each other is what creates their brotherhood.

Jonas’ wife, Molly Blane (Regina Taylor), is the base matriarch who comforts and counsels the other wives as they cope with the fear and uncertainty they experience when their husbands leave home. Molly and Tiffy Gerhardt (Abby Brammell), two wifes hiding there own dark secrets and helps Bob’s pregnant wife, Kim Brown (Audrey Marie Anderson), acclimate to the stress of her new secret life.

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aired Mar 08, 2006

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sdlbaere
sdlbaere (Aug 15, 2012)

I still don't understand why a big spoiler, Hector dying + the episode it happens, is being told in the general description

oranges
oranges (Feb 16, 2011)

The first time I saw every episode of this, I loved it. The characters were great and they all got a decent amount of screentime, I thought. The reasonably large team was handled well.

I've seen it criticised as being wholly unrealistic, but that doesn't bother me. In the fiction world that was presented to us, everything fit as action tv needs to :)

I can't rewatch it though. I find myself skipping through the housewife bits to the action, and then I end up at the next episode.

puns
puns (Sep 07, 2010)

majority of team scenes were very good, majority of "housewives" scenes were kind of boring (& sometimes outright terrible). Would still recommend though.

gieltjegitaar
gieltjegitaar (Jun 16, 2010)

Even though every episode has sort of the same set-up I really like this series. It's got a great mix of action, drama and even some comedy one-liners from Haysbert.I feel the cast have established a group of very interesting characters and the directing was good throughout the whole series. I would definitely recommend this for all fans of action/military shows.

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  • Premiered Mar 07, 2006
  • Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Military/War, Thriller
  • Country United States
  • Network CBS
  • Runtime 60 minutes
  • Links IMDB and TheTVDB

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