The Unit: 200th Hour
Now as most of you have gathered by now, I'm not a huge fan of this show. My plan was to give it three episodes, and if it didn't sway me, then I'd walk away. Last night's episode was the third installment, so that means I'm walkin'.
Now I went in to this planning on writing a less harsh review because, believe it or not, I do read all the comments people write and I realize that many folks love this show. However, I won't have to try too hard at doing so because this episode wasn't that bad. It's easily the best of the first three.
First, I'll just get the things that bugged me out of the way. I didn't like that Jonas was sent out solo. Are we forgetting the title of the show? As boring as I found the desert mission last week, at least it was the whole team doing their thing. And then there's the wives. I still can't stand them, Molly especially. I like the premise of the wives, the whole idea that they're affected too. But all I really want too see is more of the missions, the espionage, and the action. I need more Mission: Impossible and less Stepford Wives. I mean c'mon, Molly is creepy.
All that being said, this show still has a lot of potential because these first episodes still count as a test run and the show could easily change around by the seventh or eighth installment. I liked the whole training sequence that Mack, Bob, and the rest of the team went through and hope that this gets used a little more. A good structure for this show could involve training for the mission in the first half-hour and the execution of the mission in the second half-hour. Notice the lack of the wives; they can be around but they don't need a whole side-story.
So that's it I suppose. I'll continue to watch the show but there really is no point in continuing to tick off the loyal fans by telling everyone why I think the show is so poor (right now anyway). The second The Unit does something right though, I'll be writing about it because I really would like to see this show keep Dennis Haysbert on TV.