Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|JAG - The Sixth Season|
Judge Advocate General
Actor: David James Elliott
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama, Television, Mystery & Suspense
JAG (Judge Advocate General): The Sixth Season begins with a bang in the two-part "Legacy," a complex story that sees Commander Harmon "Harm" Rabb, Jr. (David James Elliott) sent to Russia to help the former Communist nati... more »
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This is an EXCELLENT show; from seasons 1-10... will change
windsweptme | 03/03/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
This is an EXCELLENT show; from seasons 1-10...
The following is my comment to a 2 star review for the 4th season; which I find an odd way to judge the series anyhow. Either you like it and watch all seasons possible, or you watch a couple of shows and you're done. This person doesn't seem worthy of writing the review if he started in the middle and watched a few episodes. I couldn't help but notice his HOBBY of writing so many reviews of everything.
I have to give HIGH HONOURS for this show; if only for others like myself who grew up constantly hearing of wars, had many relatives involved in many wars and services, and just took it as a part of life. This show, although glamorized, will change your perspective of what National Defense and patriotism mean...
I think you missed the whole POINT of the series; and couldn't possibly have watched the whole season, yet alone the full 10 years it ran, and come to the conclusion that you did. If so, you saw only what you wanted; "Politically Correct storylines with purty people flirting or otherwise fooling around. Good entertainment after a fashion, but not my cup of tea."
If this were true, I don't think the Navy and the Marines would have exposed themselves as much as they did. What JAG, the TV show did was show you, using actual scenarios from many different cases, much of the true heroism these men and women did and faced. Much was taken out of true files, as taught in one of the documentaries of Bellisario. As the show earned the respect from the "real life" Marines and Navy, they were invited to learn more about the actual protocols, happenings, receive real film footage, etc. This all began in Season 2 and continued through the complete series. I think the show has been a dedication to ALL those serving.
More important than the inner office workings (which seem to be what you noticed; this is a GOOD storyline if you follow it), is seeing how all the battle equipment looks & works, the ranks and roles of the people, protocols, etc. I have learned SO MUCH. This is real military footage; (and my husband backs up at least the Navy protocols/ rules, etc). There were also official Navy and Marine representatives on stage/scene/filming, making sure everything is as realistic as possible for the audience to follow.
Yes, it all seems to happen to this one, small, head of JAG unit, of dashing young men and women; but this IS a TV series and needs to keep the social dilemmas, histories, etc, "where they all came from to where they strive to get themselves to"; that is necessary to discuss the real social problems that remain the undercurrents of these special "grin and bear it" personalities. As many of the court cases show, it is an opportunity to take something to the public that needs to be rethought. A large variety of actual "truths" come forward in an investigation, that may not have been foreseen initially. There is a lot of "gray area" in the court room which leaves the viewer with something to think about for a few days; not just in the JAG court room, but also how it applies into their own lives.
Many of us have our own jobs that risk lives and careers within split seconds, and work hard to get to that highest of perfection; where we know that those who are counting on us have a very good chance of finding 'our best moment' in there. There are many people and occupations that reach that high, but this show is the ONLY SHOW I know of that gives you an inner look, as realistic as it can be, to those people who choose these careers, with so much at stake. I have learned such GREAT RESPECT for ALL THOSE involved in our military. I think we heard so much about it while growing up, that we never understood the true dedication, heartaches and misfortunes.
This IS a much better series than you rated it.
Perhaps you should have stopped watching it once it wasn't for you...