SEAL Team: Season 1 – Opinion

SEAL Team premieres September 27th, 9:00 p.m. on CBS.

It’s almost pointless to write a review of a show like SEAL Team. Those looking for prestige programming already won’t be tuning in, but the show certainly appeals to a lot of people. Sometimes you just need a bit of mindless action.

In SEAL‘s defense it does aim to be more than a standard military procedural. (Much like NBC’s The Brave) The story not only focuses on soldiers in the battlefield, but also at home. Will viewers care about the heroes’ personal and family lives or do they just want to see them shoot guns?

The show’s other big draw is star David Boreanaz. Fresh off a long run on Bones, it’s surprising he is so eager to jump back into network TV. Those who miss seeing him on screen each week should add SEAL Team to their DVR. Like CSI, or really any CBS show, you can just jump into these adventures at any point. Don’t worry about missing an episode.

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17 thoughts on “SEAL Team: Season 1 – Opinion

  1. I wanted to like this show until I saw the ubiquitous smart mouthed woman with the shallow Hollywood writer’s stereotypical role. Despite the fact that there are no women Navy Seals, the writers wrote one in and made her tougher and smarter than the men, which is typical Hollywood propaganda. Just once I’d like to watch a TV program or movie without the PC garbage that Hollywood seems compelled to include.

    1. Apparently you didn’t even watch the show. None of the women are seals. One is Naval intelligence and one is CIA. Though paired down its exactly the type of team direct interdiction teams work in. Its actually quite good if you actually new anything about the subject. They move very well and the show is quite good about dealing with the nitty gritty of those type operations. The very last episode they even dealt with US helping Saudi Arabia causing more enemies for us in Yeman. But don’t let facts get in the way of your hate.

    2. Which show did you watch??! There isn’t a female Navy SEAL in it at all. There’s a female CIA agent and a female Naval NCO. They work with the SEALs but aren’t sent on operations with them. In my opinion both female roles are authentic and genuinely add depth to the show

  2. Viewers need to realize this is a TV drama, not a training film. So actors don’t clear behind an open door, they sweep their teammates with their weapons, etc. still, it’s better than most.
    The other thing you must realize is that groups al-Qaeda watch our media for insights on our tactics, etc. (or TTP) so you should be seeing our real tactics. As for females working with teams, they exist. They may not have graduated from Basic Underwater Demolition SEAL (BUD/S) training but their there doing intel, logistics and other vital functions. Not everyone who works with a SEAL team is a dude.

  3. Sorry I have watched the episodes but so far I am not impressed by the series. It seems that it’s more about Jason’s personal problems then the action. I am a vet of 20 years in the Navy. I feel like they are insulting our brave men who are the real Navy Seals. My opinion.

    1. You understand they do that to let non military people watching the show know that these are people and not robots. It gets less as the series goes on. It really is better than most, its pretty good in tactics and the reality of the logistics of missions. You can’t afford to go load in every episode its too expensive. The last episode was a great little episode that took place in just one house. No home life just a simple mission with a twist.

  4. I’m not sure I understand these beards they’re all wearing. I would like to see them don and clear a gas mask with those beards…not possible…You die…

    1. Tier One operatives world wide are often given dispensation to remove themselves from the normal military requirements related to appearance. One reason for this is it allows them to appear less “military” in situations where they are required to blend in. Another is to simply separate themselves from the pack. Like a badge of honour, you have to earn the right. They don’t wear the same (if any) uniforms and they can grow facial hair, all part of the necessary arrogance required of such operators to see themselves as the elite. The risk of not being able to don their mask is minimal

  5. I would like to see a little more respect for the “dog”. Like when the “dog” finds life saving things it would be great if they would call him/ her by name and act like the dog is a team member like I believe probably happens in real life.

  6. Love the show, finally see them in their class A uniform with rank, tos ribbons etc. I would question the ranks presented, ie Jason and Ray as E-6’s with 12 and 9 years of service. The are portrayed as someone with much more senior rank and rightfully so. Just my 2 cents worth.

  7. I love the show, more than the action I like the portrayal of family life and the struggles service men and women go through every day. It brings a sense of realism to those that have gone through similar struggles and time. Given Hollywood can never catch the actual drama that is the life of a service member or the actual combat or operational intricacies special operations units go through but they are close enough to where we can relate.

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