The Unit: Stress
I really want to like this show, but Dennis Haysbert and Co. are making that as hard as possibly can be. I honestly can't decide which episode I liked less: last week's series premiere or this one.
I think I'm going to lean in last week's favor because I had trouble keeping my eyes open for last night's episode. I kept catching myself as I started to nod off. I'm fine with that because I'm certain that the four of five minutes that I missed due to my temporary narcolepsy had nothing of importance in them.
Actually, I'm re-evaluating that last sentence. I'm not fine with it. If I'm going to doze off for a few minutes during a show, I don't want to wake up and feel all right about it. I want to wake up and feel worried that I've just missed the best two minutes in television history. This show doesn't give me that sensation.
At least in last week's premiere, the team (Yes, "team." I'm going to go nuts if I have to type "unit" again.) had a fairly intense case when it came to dealing with that airplane in Idaho. But this week? The major focus was a stand-off between the Unit (arggh, I can't avoid it.) and a wounded terrorist lying behind a jeep in the African desert. After they caught him, he jumped out of the plane they were transporting him on. Then everyone just kind of shrugged their shoulders.
We still got too much of the wives. Anyone else terrified of Molly Blane and her eyes of death? She stares at people as if she were one of the zombies from 28 Days Later. The wives, Molly mostly, are just so conniving and I hate it. I actually kind of felt bad for Bob's wife because she's getting jerked around so much by Molly and her neighborhood crew.
Now Bob, the new guy, didn't go on this African mission. He was purposely left behind so that he could deal with some suit from Capitol Hill who was convinced that laws were broken during the Idaho incident. All the lives that were saved didn't seem to matter. Surprisingly, I bought Scott Foley as the "voice of The Unit." He knew what to say, although he was coached a little, and he didn't take any crap from the guy. He was more convincing as this type of guy as opposed to his attempt to be Rambo, Jr. last week.
So my curious readers, in case you hadn't noticed, I'm not really high on this show. It just hasn't grabbed me. So here's the situation. I'd like to hear some arguments for why I should stick with it. Let me preface that by saying that I am going to watch next week's episode because the previews looked very good. Maybe the third time is a charm, but if it isn't, I'm pulling the plug on The Unit. One more chance, then I'm out.