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2006-03-08 -Short Attention Span Theater-
The Unit. Heh.
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Posted by .com 2006-03-08 01:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [366 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

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Posted by Listen To Dogs 2006-03-08 03:48||   2006-03-08 03:48|| Front Page Top

#2 Fuck off troll.

I tried engaging your sorry halfwit ass once. You didn't have the decency to respond to a considered post directed to you - though you were still around afterwards, spouting more of your pointless brain farts. And this time you're an off-topic asshole troll. Fuck off.
Posted by .com 2006-03-08 04:11||   2006-03-08 04:11|| Front Page Top

#3 what is it a film or something - im kinda intrigued as to what it is - maybe im just thick lol. i'm gonna go trawling the net for it! :)
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-08 04:50||   2006-03-08 04:50|| Front Page Top

#4 oh it looks quite good ill try and DL that today
Posted by ShepUK 2006-03-08 04:52||   2006-03-08 04:52|| Front Page Top

#5 LINKY? Or Shaawingee?

maybe i justa dontgit it?
Posted by RD 2006-03-08 05:02||   2006-03-08 05:02|| Front Page Top

#6 Apologies to those who didn't see it... It was a TV show that premiered last night. An article on it ran here last Wednesday... details there explain, I think.
Posted by .com 2006-03-08 05:19||   2006-03-08 05:19|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Listen To Dogs 2006-03-08 06:33||   2006-03-08 06:33|| Front Page Top

#8 I thought there was some good stuff in there. I was surprised it got past the CBS censors, what with so many Arabs getting whacked, dialog about MP5's, flaunting of posse comitatus, threatening "fibbies". All very non-PC, anti-legalistic, anti-bureaucratic. Just having Arabs as terrorists is kind of a breakthrough for Hollyweird isn't it?
Posted by HV 2006-03-08 07:22||   2006-03-08 07:22|| Front Page Top

#9 How was it compared to 24?
Posted by Edgar 2006-03-08 07:42||   2006-03-08 07:42|| Front Page Top

#10 No Breasts.

Deal breaker. Even "Sleeper Cell" has had breasteses.

OK, it's on a pay cable channel, but...

Watching "Sleeper Cell" is like reading the last few years of Rantburg through a funhouse mirror. One episode was built around a Yemeni imam who worked to teach jihadis the error of their ways, beginning his instruction with them by saying "what is the greatest jihad?" The terrs were so freaked by the guy they killed him up-close-and-personal in the local mosque -- and put their whole plot at risk because of it. The episode ended with another Yemeni imam walking into a prison cell and repeating the "what is the greatest jihad?" question. Message: terrorism really, really is a perversion of Islam, pinky swear, and there are people working against it out there, really.

The week I saw that episode, we learned that the head of the real-world program that inspired their character was in charge of the mosque from which a tunnel was dug into the prison that was holding the jihadis.

The latest episode had the (LA-based) jihadis testing phosgene on a dozen dogs, like the AQ associates in Iraq did.
Posted by Robert Crawford">Robert Crawford  2006-03-08 08:00|| http://www.kloognome.com/]">[http://www.kloognome.com/]  2006-03-08 08:00|| Front Page Top

#11 It was a fun and refreshingly non-PC romp. Got some technical details wrong...but those can be easily overlooked because the specwar guys are obviously the good guys. When was the last time you saw something come out of Hollywood where an American character, good guy, caps a jihadi as he screams Allahu Akbar in primetime? Happened last night on CBS. Oh yeah... no anguish over it afterwards.
Posted by Fodamage 2006-03-08 08:22||   2006-03-08 08:22|| Front Page Top

#12 an American character, good guy, caps a jihadi as he screams Allahu Akbar in primetime. Oh yeah... no anguish over it afterwards.

The mookies should be watching the American living room. If shows like this and 24 draw big audience, the pols will figure out that there is a substantial population prepared to prosecute a much more muscular war on "terrorism".
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2006-03-08 08:53||   2006-03-08 08:53|| Front Page Top

#13 I saw it and liked it. The bad guy hijackers were obvious middle-eastern types. The good guys whacked 'em. A nice little tale of good and evil right out of the daily news. Refreshingly non-PC for broadcast tv. The murdered passenger falling to the pavement reminded me of the Navy Seal, Robert Stethem, the Paleos killed during one of their hijackings. The *bleep*ers.

Yeah, it could have used some boobage, but what can't? The gratuitous gratuitousness has already been noted by .com. I give it a thumbs up, so far.
Posted by SteveS 2006-03-08 09:01||   2006-03-08 09:01|| Front Page Top

#14 A little over the top in some areas, and funny as hell in others to people who "have the T-Shirt".

But suprisingly straight up and saying who the baddies were in that episode, because many times is its that black and white with no grey. Whats more surprising is that its made by those people on the Left Coast.
Posted by OldSpook 2006-03-08 09:38||   2006-03-08 09:38|| Front Page Top

#15 I enjoyed the show. And a few things impressed me:

> The baddies weren't handled as just stupid zealots ... it appeared they had done their planning, with an on-ground spotting crew, the way the plane was wired, and how they expected to draw as much media attention as possible before blowing things up.

> The soldiers (those from The Unit, and the rangers they recruited on-site) came off as smart, direct, well-trained, and very, very capable.

> I actually liked he scenes about the wives ... a nice vehicle for two things: 1- introduce the viewer (and the "new guy's wife") into understanding a bit more about The Unit itself, and 2- show the impact of these guys' work on the folks who support them


Now, I was a little disappointed that their boss didn't morph into a silvery blob and become other people throughout the show ... but maybe I just watch too many movies!! ;-)
Posted by ExtremeModerate 2006-03-08 10:20||   2006-03-08 10:20|| Front Page Top

#16 Sort of off-topic but I'm writing a screenplay and have a bunch of questions about how the FBI works on an investigation. If anyone here has such knowledge and would care to exchange a few emails offline I'd be much obliged.
Posted by rjschwarz">rjschwarz  2006-03-08 10:40||   2006-03-08 10:40|| Front Page Top

#17 I saw it and completely enjoyed it. During this morning's AWGSG (Angry White Guy Support Group) at my Federal job (non-WoT related), we all discussed and enjoyed it. In fact, one guy (former chopper mechanic in 'Nam) said "God, I pray we have guys like that in real life."

Was good enough to keep my wife involved (she liked the new guy's wife's drama) and she has recently becomed hooked on 24. Good non-P.C. stuff in there. While discussing this morning, we came upon some issues with CBS and the MSM...(1) there's a constant battle there (I'm sure) between there "business dept." who wants to make money and their News-heads, who can't help but put their liberal views into the "news." (2) the business side of the house must be beginning to wake up and win this struggle, with CBS being the home of shows like this one (The Unit), NCIS, formerly JAG and other military shows (in addition to the CSI series), but also their news side being one of the most liberal.

Unlike .com (unless he was being his usual sarcastic self), I for one applaud the lack of gratituitousness. More action, less sex in my book. Of course, they won't be able to keep it out of the story-line completely, but I watch shows like that for the "blow up the baddies" side, not the sex side!
Posted by BA 2006-03-08 10:56||   2006-03-08 10:56|| Front Page Top

#18 BTW, mods, my AWGSG comment is our lil' name for our coffee club to get through the P.C./idiocy of the day here at work. Please no sink-trapping.
Posted by BA 2006-03-08 10:57||   2006-03-08 10:57|| Front Page Top

#19 The AWGSG is okay as long as your organization maintains the equivalent Angry Colored Guy Support Group, the Angry Hispanic Guys Support Group (the Mildly Irritated Hispanic Guys Support Group does not count!), Native American and/or Esquimeaux Guy Support Group, Asian-Pacific Islander Support Group, and Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgendered-Hermaphroditic Support Group, and you've filled out the form 768. You did fill out the Form 768, didn't you?
Posted by Fred 2006-03-08 14:46||   2006-03-08 14:46|| Front Page Top

#20 Im still bummed out about Edgar, myself.
Posted by liberalhawk 2006-03-08 15:03||   2006-03-08 15:03|| Front Page Top

#21 Ummm, yeah, Fred, I filled it out. The way I figure, all of those groups already get a "history" MONTH (or PRIDE month in the case of GLBT groupies), so why can't we have just a AWGSG (who, BTW, doesn't even get a month!).

True story...the original founders here of the AWGSG were 2 vets and one very angry German. One of the Vets, who served in Vietnam, just mentioned the term Angry White Guy Support Group when someone NOT in the group was in our break room getting coffee. Next thing he knows, he's being hauled before our Deputy Administrator here in Atlanta to explain this AWGSG and what were it's goals. When he explained it was just a joking term of art (flying in the face of P.C. Idiocy that goes on around here which, BTW, has NOTHING to do with our mission), the Dept. Admins. finally relaxed, LOL!
Posted by BA 2006-03-08 15:29||   2006-03-08 15:29|| Front Page Top

#22 And, yes, LH, I'm bummed about Edgar myself, lol!
Posted by BA 2006-03-08 15:30||   2006-03-08 15:30|| Front Page Top

#23 Moderators: "Open threadery welcome," would be taken as an invitation for off-topic material. Isn't use of the "F" word be offensive here?
Posted by Listen To Dogs 2006-03-08 15:35||   2006-03-08 15:35|| Front Page Top

#24 LISTEN TO DOGS; the only thing that gets censored here is non-jingoisticrepublicanbushspeak.
Posted by bk 2006-03-08 16:47||   2006-03-08 16:47|| Front Page Top

#25 LOL! bk always with the funny DUI.
Posted by 6 2006-03-08 17:03||   2006-03-08 17:03|| Front Page Top

#26 BK:
Okay: no open threads! Now I know, but how do you read Mr.com's invitation: "Open Threadery. Bitchery welcome, heh"? Contrary to his "F" word attack, I have never insulted Mr.com but I apologize anyway to make him feel like...dancing.
Posted by Listen To Dogs 2006-03-08 18:06||   2006-03-08 18:06|| Front Page Top

#27 have a bunch of questions about how the FBI works on an investigation.

Perhaps you can become the subject of one with your screenplay and you can learn about it first hand. Otherwise you might want to watch the FBI Files on Discovery.
Posted by 2b 2006-03-08 18:26||   2006-03-08 18:26|| Front Page Top

#28 Moderators: "Open threadery welcome," would be taken as an invitation for off-topic material.

'Open threadery' here means feel free to comment on the topic and 'topic drift' is okay. The key word is 'drift' - not "Gee look at this cow!" when the topic is semi-automatic weaponry (unless in reference to cows-with-guns).

Isn't use of the "F" word be offensive here?

Depends.... on the writer, the situation, the topic or lack thereof...
Posted by Pappy 2006-03-08 22:30||   2006-03-08 22:30|| Front Page Top

#29 "Requesting comments on this or any other Hollyweirdery on troops, the military, WoT, Fibbery, whatevery."

Seems as though the topic was specifically defined just above your carefully plucked phrase, Doggy. Seems as if it was defined loosely enough to stimulate comparison between this show and other, similar, Hoolywood efforts portraying the military. Since he created the thread, put it on the Opinion page, and did so obviously for an expressed purpose and you chose to ignore it, that you have missed the point.

I don't see what the problem is, other than you.

Would you prefer other F words?

Fool seems to fit.
Posted by Flomoting Ebbeanter8112 2006-03-08 23:05||   2006-03-08 23:05|| Front Page Top

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Posted by Listen To Dogs 2006-03-08 03:48||   2006-03-08 03:48|| Front Page Top

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