| July 13, 2017 | 188 Comments

The folks at CBS want us tell you about their new TV series that premieres on September 27th. It is entitled “SEAL Team” and it stars David Boreanaz.

SEAL TEAM stars David Boreanaz in a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high stakes missions our country can ask of them. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication, even in the face of overwhelming odds.

It will probably launch the careers of millions of phony SEALs, as if we don’t have enough already.

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  1. David says:

    Boreanz must be a legit bad-ass, his character on ‘Bones’ was an ex-Ranger sniper./sarc I guess as long as he doesn’t run for the NM Senate seat…

  2. Jay says:

    Ahhh…..I think i’ll pass.

  3. Atkron says:

    FFS…didn’t History Channel already do this?

    I suppose the woman on the left is a member of the ‘Team’ too….you know for inclusion purposes.

    Will one of them be gay too?

    SEAL Team ‘Glee’ where diversity reigns and they go on Social Justice Missions.

  4. FuzeVT says:

    I think it will be great. It will be a way to showcase the hard working folks who make up the SEAL teams in the same way the “Army Wives” was a way to showcase the US Army. I am also looking forward to seeing if they are able to showcase females working with SEALs. From watching the Avengers and Kill Bill, I know that females can be every bit as bad ass as men are so I hope this show can put the focus on that fact. I mean, how many dudes does Black Widow kill while a MAN (Happy) is messing around with ONE opponent?

  5. Graybeard says:

    Well, since I gave up watching TV shows ages ago, I suppose I won’t be watching.

    I can hope that they do a decent job showing the sacrifices our SO folks and families make, but fear it will be sensationalized beyond any good that could come out of it.

  6. Ex-PH2 says:

    I doubt the validity of this show.

    I saw nothing about kitchen time.

    Everyone knows SEALs also cook.

    • AZtoVA says:

      I thought that was the CBs. Always looked for a SeaBee camp around chow time during DS/S – best chow in The Arabia of Saud, at least north of Al-Jubail Pizza Sheik.

      • 1610desig says:

        Yep, when I was traveling in and around the Raq of the I and the Wait of the Ku, I tried to always stay at the CB camps…comfortable quarters, good chow and MWR amenities including booze if u knew where to find it…I think they considered General Order Number One an Army thing…

      • Ex-PH2 says:

        So are you saying I should change my stories to SeaBeeGirls? I’d have to re-engineer the whole thing.

      • rgr769 says:

        I love CB’s. We inherited the base camp area they constructed and occupied in Chu Lai. I couldn’t believe it. They had flush toilets and porcelain urinals. They had real shower heads with water pressure; not the 55 gallon drum on stilts with holes punched in a quart can for a shower head. The wooden plank barracks buildings looked like they were built in the states; two-stories no less.

    • mr. sharkman says:

      ‘Everyone knows SEALs also cook.’

      Top ramen + freshly speared something + tabasco = ‘winning’.

      Having said that, being a good cook, especially as a new guy, is NEVER a bad thing.

      It’s not uncommon for 4 guys to share a house where only 2 are living there at a time (you intentionally look for another pair of guys with offset deployment schedules as much as possible: 4 guys paying rent 2 guys in a big house is a nice setup).

      I had a housemate (another new guy) who was an OUTSTANDING cook (although he swore by garlic a little too much).

      This meant a steady stream of guys coming to see what was for dinner, bringing booze, meat for cooking, etc.

      When you need well more than 2000 calories a day a lot of quality, inexpensive, easy to come by food is a luxury considering free time constraints.

      I’ll admit it’s been years and every time I have fish with some rice and am not overpowered by a cloud of garlic, I go on a little pleasant nostalgia trip.

      Those were the days. As carefree as it gets in the world of SOF. A new guy where all the cool schools were still new, etc.

      More than in the Civilian world, youth is wasted on the young. 😉

      • IDC SARC says:

        I was gonna say something facetious about SWCC guys and their unofficial duties…but I gotta work around those guys. 🙂

        • mr. sharkman says:

          Oh…if you weren’t already going to SOF hell… 😉

          Having said that, in my experience DBGs are largely unsung (unjustly so) and either bad or very good. The very good ones are worth their weight in gold.

          Also, since SWCC came into being the ‘average’ quality level of DBGs skyrocketed. Almost no comparison now vs. back then.

  7. Mick says:

    ‘It will probably launch the careers of millions of phony SEALs, as if we don’t have enough already.’

    Yup; shack.

    Tridents, leather vests, poser bling, doo-rags, and dumbass-looking white framed mirror-lens wrap-around sunglasses are gonna be flying off of the shelves in surplus stores across the nation this fall after 27 September.

    Motorcycle sales are also predicted to spike to unprecedented levels following the premiere of this TV show.

  8. Marcus says:

    Get ready for a transgender SEAL who quaffs Moccachino’s and is a Yahtzee champion. Graduated at the top of his (?) BUD/S class, don’t you know.

    Uh, yeah. No thanks.

  9. IDC SARC says:

    My eyes just rolled back so far I saw my cerebellum. FFS

  10. IDC SARC says:

    OK …see this is what happens when you move into the spotlight.

    Stay in the dark at least two terrain features back and don’t talk to the fukking press.

  11. Dan says:

    Does anyone watch these shows? When I was a kid I ate up every WW2 movie I could find. As a young soldier, every Merc and Vietnam movie. By my second decade in the army, I could not sit through most of them.

    • Yef says:

      This is exactly where I am right now.
      I do not watch war movies or TV shows no matter what. I can’t stand the fakeness and the liberal bent.

      I just see a bunch of actors faking war.

      The problem is, other people in the extended family watch them and they ask me. I’m like “absolutely everything in that movie is false”.

      The last war movie I watched, The Hurt Locker, won an Oscar, and I have never ever seen so many lies put together in a movie.

      I’m like, whatever.

    • Graybeard says:

      When I was a kid we watched “Combat” (and “12o’clock High”). Dad would watch with us and tell us what was realistic, and what was not, explaining things that did not make sense to us.

      We learned early on that TV and movies did not represent reality.

      • David says:

        “Big Red One” – somewhat cheesed up but the writer/director was a 1st Infantry WWII grad. “Cross of Iron” – author Willi Heinrich came from the Eastern Front 228th Jager. At least the authors knew what they were talking about.

        • MSG Eric says:

          Big Red One….ah yes. The story of a young Private who fought in a major war before flying off to live with his Aunt n’ Uncle in the desert and run Moister Vaporators. In his spare time he bulls-eyed Wap Rats in his T-16. Someday soon though, he would be a Jedi….

    • LC says:

      Sure,… but the people watching them watch them as entertainment, not a documentary. They tune in for the drama, the relationships, the wise-cracks, the stories and the action… but not the realism.

      I can enjoy watching NCIS despite knowing that, when they were getting ‘hacked’ and had two people type on one keyboard at the same time, it wasn’t exactly representative of .. well, shit, reality, let alone cyber security. (For kicks, here it is: )

      Expecting realism from military-styled entertainment is like expecting deep conversations from the porn star dressed up like a librarian. It’s just styled like that to provide a compelling theme and hook, not to represent reality.

      • Graybeard says:

        Continuing to use the NCIS example – the problem is that now prosecutors have to fight the unrealistic expectations of jury members who don’t realize that stuff is just BS.

        It’s fun to watch as long as you know better, but when we have the number of mental midgets we seem to have who believe the fantasy, it get’s old.

        • rgr769 says:

          As a result of the CSI shows, many jurors and potential jurors expect conclusive, irrefutable evidence of guilt in many cases. Also, contrary to depictions in these shows, DNA test results don’t come back in 20 minutes after submission.

          • UpNorth says:

            There was a guy on another forum I frequent, who insisted that it was not possible to get a conviction in the State of Oklahoma, for the crime of rape, unless there was DNA evidence. I guess that using a condom, or a beer bottle, to commit rape never happens in that state.

      • The Other Whitey says:

        Yeah, kinda how I feel watching “Chicago Fire,” for which the primary entertainment value is found in irritating my wife by punctuating every ten seconds with “Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit. Wrong tool. Bullshit. Bullshit. Cars don’t explode. Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit. Bullshit. That medic would be in prison. Bullshit. Bullshit. Button up your coat, dumbass. Bullshit. Bullshit. Aw, give me a fuckin’ break! Who writes this shit?” That and laughing my ass off at the overwrought “drama.”

        At least “Rescue Me” portrayed life in a firehouse somewhat realistically.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I guess I’m the only one that watched “Hennessy” and “McHale’s Navy”.

  12. OldManchu says:

    Know a couple of real life former SEALS…. I’ll pass on the homo drama.

  13. Instinct says:

    I’m so glad the SEALs are finally getting some recognition. No one ever hears about them at all!

    • Poetrooper says:

      You’re onto something there Instinct. Another military organization has finally outdone the Marine Corps public relations department. Remember what Truman said about them?

      “The Marines have a better propaganda machine than Joseph Stalin.”

      Of course it had to be another branch of the Navy to do do it.


  14. AZtoVA says:

    Tried to watch the promo, but I just don’t have 5 minutes to waste on that. Certainly won’t be ‘tuning in’.

    • IDC SARC says:

      I laughed when he called the dog a “Hair Missile”…the rest made me cringe and I was only able to watch it by employing USMC Staff meeting survival and resistance techniques.

      • Martinjmpr says:

        I was only able to watch it by employing USMC Staff meeting survival and resistance techniques.

        I’m assuming that’s a euphemism for “blackout drunk?”

  15. Tallywhagger says:

    I wonder if Dan Rather or john kerry will have cameo appearances.

  16. lily says:

    A man is accused of fatally shooting a service technician from the American Automobile Association after he became irate about the response time for service on his dead car battery.

    Jesus Esquivel, 63, from Miami, Florida, reportedly shot Magdiel Hernandez, 38, multiple times on Tuesday afternoon.

    Esquivel, a disabled Navy SEAL veteran, got into an argument over the phone with a service technician about the length of time it would take for him to get a new car battery for his 2003 Cadillac Escalade, the arrest report says.

  17. The Other Whitey says:

    Not gonna bother.

  18. Sparks says:

    Here we go…again. A TV series about the ups and downs, in and outs and backstories of being a SEAL.

    SEAL team with good looking, civilian woman running the show. Check.

    Back at home, the wife issues, the teenage angst. Check.

    Missions muddled by wife’s upset, good looking leader’s pushing them to succeed. Check.

    Yea it all says, “this is the way real SEAL Teams operate.

    NOT!!! I’ll pass.

  19. MSgt (ret), USAF says:

    Hey, it can’t be any worse than “GI JANE”. Now that was some seriously deluded hollyweird bullshit. I can’t stand any of the military themed movies produced these days. I watched the original “Dirty Dozen” a couple of weeks ago. Damn find movie made more so because most of the actors in it had actually served and experienced combat. Nothing made since that era has been good, especially the fucking Vietnam movies which perpetuated the “insane Veteran” meme liberals love to push.

    • Atkron says:

      Quite a bit of that movie was shot in middleburg, Florida right down the road from my place.

      (I was stationed at NAS JAX at the time)

      Funny story about Demi Moore, the local gym (at the time) in Orange Park was called Q Fitness. They had a baggy clothing rule, so as not to intimidate fat overweight people from coming in to improve3 themselves. Demi came in, in some tight clothing and was kicked out. After I’m sure throwing quite a bit of ‘Do you know who I am(s) around’.

  20. Jumpmaster says:

    This show reeks of PC BS from a mile away and has all of the Hollywood boxes checked. Prettyboys and prettygirls striking macho poses and uttering dramatic remarks. No Thanks.

  21. Flagwaver says:

    Wasn’t there a badass movie, with actual SEALs in it, that did this exact same thing? I know there was. I saw it a couple times in the theater.

  22. Mark Lauer says:

    I wonder what kind of fucking soap opera this is gonna be.
    How many SEAL wives are gonna cheat on their husbands?
    How many SEALs are gonna cheat on their wives?
    How many times will the wives say something like; “you’re never home for John Jr.s baseball games, Suzies dance recitals, and baby Moshe’s bar-mitzva!” (okay, maybe that one they won’t say).
    And looking at the composition of the team, I wonder how many times the female “intel specialists” will wind up going on the missions with the SEALs proving they are just as good as the men, and are able to lift, haul, and kick nuts with the best of them?
    Count on me to NOT be there to watch this show from the very beginning. I have better things to do; like clean the dingle berries off my dog’s ass.

    • Jonn Lilyea says:

      Yeah, that’s the shit that ran me off from “The Unit”

      • Sparks says:

        Thank you. “The Unit”. One hour of my life I’ll never get back.

      • MSG Eric says:

        I liked the Unit, even with some of the silliness they added in. The only reason they stopped filming it was because of the Writer’s strike that happened when they would’ve been filming, as I recall. But it was still 4 seasons worth.

        Granted, there are plenty of examples in the real military of personnel hooking up with the wives/husbands of their fellow unit members. In some cases, even commanders hooking up with their own subordinates. (One of my previous units is currently under investigation for that very thing.)

        • rgr769 says:

          At least the Unit hired SGM Haney (ex-Delta operator) as a consultant to tamp down some the totally bogus foolishness. I read his book, thought it was interesting, but there wasn’t much in it that made to the TV show.

  23. Old 1SG, US Army (retired) says:

    Former SEAL population is guaranteed to rise after this show airs!

    This ought to be a screaming success, what amounts to a 90 minute movie crammed into a season of twelve or so 60 minute episodes…

    Don’t forget special guest star rapper I-Tea, playing himself PFC Tracy “Bag-a-donuts” Marrow…

  24. Martinjmpr says:

    I think I liked this TV show better when it was about the Army and was called “The Unit.”

    Oh, wait, no I didn’t like that at all (despite the inclusion of Robert Patrick from Terminator 2 spouting off geniune Army slang. They must have hired a consultant for that.)

    • Martinjmpr says:

      I’ll say one positive thing about “The Unit” (at least the 3 or 4 episodes I was actually able to watch): At least they made almost all of the main characters enlisted. Too many military “Dramas” are filled with officers who don’t seem to be in any sort of leadership position.

      • Dinotanker says:


        You mean the JAG officer former Naval aviator who ALWAYS seems to be packing heat isnt real?????? I knew there was something off about that show…

        Hmmm my idea for a show would be, lets see, oh yeah antigrav APC’s and Tanks in a futuristic military regiment that happens to look like an Armored Cavalry regiment…wait, whaddaya mean David Drake already came up with that??? 😉

    • MSG Eric says:

      Eric Haney, who was a “plank owner” in Delta, who also became the CSM of the unit was the main consultant for the show. So there ya go. He also wrote a book about it, which was a fairly quick n’ easy read.

      I did enjoy watching the show, even with some of the silliness.

      How much of the storylines and plots in the show actually happened is of interest to me. I’d bet that at some point an officer / team leader hooked up with one of his troop’s wives, if not more, for example.

  25. Ex-PH2 says:

    Well, you can expect one adventurous foray per week into Unknown Territory, using stuntmen for jumps, stunts, shoot-shoot-bang-bang stuff, and imaginary equipment that they get to field test. They won’t deploy from an overseas base because that would cost the production company too much money, but they’ll fly to the Point of Action because scenes of anonymous airplanes and parachutes can be edited into the episodes with a sweep-cut segue.
    And they’ll all be home in time for dinner.

  26. Ex-Garbage Gun Shooter says:

    I got bit on the tush by a seal (carnivorous marine mammal type) that did not take kindly to my brother and I poking him with a stick back when I was a kid during a family vacation to Seal Beach (Orange County, California).

    I’m thinking maybe that qualifies me to be a technical advisor on this kind of show.

    CBS’ SEAL Team producers, have your people call my people…

  27. Claw says:

    This show will be a non-starter until they hire Old Scruff-Face to do the voice over narration./snark

  28. Thunderstixx says:

    So which one does the ball on the nose thing ???
    Or is that the Chair Force Seals ???

  29. Dave Hardin says:

    Another SEAL flick…yawn.

    How about they do something that we can all relate to.

    “DRAWER GUNNERS…Clerks gone Berserk”


    Formations and the art of non-participation

    You were on Leave? How to preserve those numbers on your LES.

    COMRATS and Meal Cards…keeping the best of both worlds

    “Irish Pennants”…the curse of the Corps

    Blousing Boots…avoiding the sloppy sag.

    I am sure there are more ideas for quality entertainment that non cephalopods would enjoy.

    • Ex-PH2 says:

      I think my idea SeaBeeGirls is a good one. I am already making notes.

    • Mick says:

      Here are a few more potential episodes:

      – The Fine Art of Blocking and Starching the Eight Point Cover

      – Edge Dressing: It’s Not Just for Corfams Anymore

      – ‘M-NU: So Many Uses; So Little Time

      – Rocking an Air Winger Haircut and Still Remaining Within Regs

      – No, I Haven’t Seen Your Special Liberty Request Chit

      – Hands in Your Trouser Pockets: A Risk Assessment

      – Sleeves Rolled Up, or Sleeves Rolled Down: The Never-ending Emotional Controversy

      – Liberty Tonight: The Driftwood, Tobies, The Brown Bagger, or Go Straight to Court Street? How to Make the Smart Choice

      More to follow…

    • Dave Hardin says:

      Run Dropping: The art of the inconspicuous fade.

    • Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

      AH, Irish Pennants. Were those the little pieces of thread that stuck out of the little metal bands on the ends of those 18 inch clothes stops that had to be cut off even at the metal end that we used in the Great Lakes Boot camp to hang up our clothes in the drying room and tie up our ditty bags to the bunk rail that the 1st class DC CC would cut open my ditty bag because I could not tie it right then I had to sew it up while every one else was in the lounge smoking and coking. I also wound up in the large drill hall working off the demerits doing the 96 count manual of arms with an American Enfield rifle This was in 1963 so it was cigarettes and coca cola. How about you had to stand asshole to belly button on the chow line.

  30. AW1Ed says:

    I’m sure this will have all the white-knuckled tension and gritty realism that Top Gun brought to Naval Aviation.

    *gawd that was hard to type*

  31. Martinjmpr says:

    How about “Camp Casey: The Untold Story.” Show what happens in the ville on Friday and Saturday nights (also, on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights.)

    Only problem with that one is that it would have to be on “Skinemax” and only be shown after 10pm. 😉

  32. Atkron says:

    I wonder how Senior Chief Shipley and Mr. Sharkman view these kinds of shows.

  33. Dinotanker says:

    Hey ALL! 🙂 Thanks for the giggles! I particularly liked the different episode titles! The one about the buffer brings back “fond” memories of several Sundays spend buffing the brigade HQ building near Disneyland at good old Fort Knox.

    Brought some relief to an otherwise hectic week out here in the Washington desert.

    Thanks again!

  34. MSG Eric says:

    As long as they don’t forget the one team member who’s wife is a porn star and he stars in some of her movies with her too.

  35. mr. sharkman says:

    I recall the days as a pup, being raised by the last generation of the ‘Old School’.

    Tattoos, of any kind but ESPECIALLY anything alluding to NSW: Nah.

    The inability to harmlessly lie/misdirect any line of questioning to avoid being pinned as a Teamguy = loser. This made for some great ‘cover stories’. Dolphin Doctor, Sea Otter Linguist, etc.

    Basically, the need to tell anyone on the outside that you were a Teamguy pretty much meant you weren’t right in the head for the job, according to the Old School.

    Now I get that times change. And some ‘young pup’ with 7 or 8 combat deployments rocking a tattoo that alluded to Teamguy status…well, I’m not saying sh1t. It’s their world now, part of the nature of things and the ‘Wayback Machine’.

    But when I hear about TV shows like this, I will admit that my inner monologue is basically:


  36. Bill M says:

    Another reason to not watch CBS.

  37. HMC Ret says:

    The number of poser SEALs will skyrocket from tips gained in watching the show. At least the lingo of the posers will improve. Probably have a few posers who claim to have been on the show.

    “There I was, deep in the glare of the camera lights, when the SHTF …”

  38. Twist says:

    I’m sure it will go the way of the failed TV show called “Over There”. That show was set in Iraq and had every single Army stereotype in one Squad and lasted 7 episodes.

  39. 26Limabeans says:

    Man, that’s a whole lot of diversity right there in a SEAL team. Gender, ethnicity etc.
    Maybe they should just title it SEAL team sex.
    Still ain’t interested.

  40. Dustoff says:

    I refuse to watch this tripe due to the fact that my buddy “Diwzzle” Williams ( that was a “tier one” Rat Rig operator in the commo platoon) was not given his own action series on CBS detailing his and other platoon members exploits, adventures, and hi jinx outsmarting 1st Sgt and most other senior NCOs in his never ending quest to evade Article 15s.

  41. Toad says:

    Don’t waste your time with Hollywood BS, check out the real BUDS training on Youtube

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