Navy SEALs series on Television - Marliss Melton

Navy SEALs series on Television

I have to admit, I’m a little excited about the upcoming Navy SEAL television series. Who wouldn’t want to watch Navy SEALs in action? The preview, on the other hand, has me asking whether Hollywood isn’t deliberately misrepresenting SEAL operations to give the outside world a skewed representation of what it means to be a SEAL.

What I see in the preview bears little resemblance to how SEALs actually operate. I don’t want to go into detail, but the lack of professionalism and preparation depicted in the series really jumps out at me. A SEAL is never going to “meet his new teammate” (one who isn’t ready/untrained) right as he heads out on a mission. Hell, no. The TV series also incorporates a lot of women on the Team. Don’t get me wrong–I think a woman or two will graduate from BUDs one day soon, but that hasn’t happened yet. On the other hand, the preview does capture the toll team-life takes on family-life.

I think I’ll enjoy the U.S. Navy SEALs series but I caution viewers not to consider it a documentary, by any stretch of the imagination. Lastly, I think Hollywood should have featured my Team 12 and Echo Platoon series, giving viewers a lineup of amazing heroes, not just one or two.


1 Comment

  1. October 4, 2017    

    As a fan of your books and Suzanne Brockmann’s, I was disappointed in the season premiere of SEAL Team. However, because of this new show, I learned of another SEAL TV show. It’s called SIX, and it’s on the History Channel. I watched the whole first season on Hulu. I don’t know if they got everything correct, but I feel like they did a better job than CBS. You should check it out. 🙂

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