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    Since 2 years now in France each sunday afternoon we have JAG, what do you think about it ??

    For me as French I like it. Well made, nice pictures of US army.
    Good actors, especialy the Marines Colonel

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    JAG is complete garbage from start to finish. I don't mind shows that depict the problems within the military or the mistakes we have made, but this show is complete fantasy. The stuff that happens in this show and how the characters handle it is so unbelievable I simply can't stand to watch it.

    All the officers and NCOs are completely unproffessional glory hounds who shamelessly break military regulations, sleep with subordinates, take drugs, etc, etc. This isn't just a distorted view of the military, it isn't a view of the military at all! This is how Big Hollywood wishes the military was and how they preceive it to be. It's pure entertainment -- and not very good -- and has nothing whatsoever to do with what life is actually like in the service.

    The truth of the matter is that life in the US military is fairly dull most of the time. Lots of repetitive training and dealing with the same recurring problems over and over again. Even the things that look "exciting" are in point of fact anything but most of the time. Even a single jump out of an aircraft takes weeks of planning, meetings, paperwork, and repetitive training. Before the actual jump occurs there are hours and hours of preparation that turn into a mind numbing task. By the time the actual jump comes around it's usually a challenge just to stay awake and perform every task to standard.

    That's the reality of military life. Even in Iraq where there is lots of action there is also a lot more mundane work that is done by ordinary soldiers on a daily basis. JAG attempts to center on one or two "glamorous" events and then blows them completely out of proportion. That may be fine entertainment, but I hope no one is relying on these type of TV shows for information on what it's really like.

    As far as the acting goes in JAG, real soldiers and marines don't act like that. These people are playing caricatures of sterotypes that hardly ever exist. JAG is a soap opra.
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    • #3
      I used to watch it because of the flight sequences, once they took those off I stopped watching it.

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      • #4
        well, I agree with Don though I do not have any knowledge of real military ... the general feeling of JAG for me is that it sux ... But why did I watch it the first place? ... hehe.. the girls were pretty ... and I had a weird taste of watching cutties in uniform
        (secretly I figure that is one of the selling point of JAG .. )
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        • #5
          Oh yesss, cutties in uniform .........apart frrom that never watched it, it aint that good on tv here anymore talking about series [apart from blackadder, dad's army and so froth]

          and i always thought the flight scenes suck
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          • #6
            Originally posted by screamer
            Oh yesss, cutties in uniform .........apart frrom that never watched it, it aint that good on tv here anymore talking about series [apart from blackadder, dad's army and so froth]

            and i always thought the flight scenes suck
            Ah!!! BlackAdder with Rowan Atkinson, a pure marvel but it must be heard in english with subtitle in your local language (for not english),to fully take the pleasure of this series.

            Did you seen it in USA ??

            Concerning JAG I'm must a bloody stupid short minded TV WATCHER, for me it was a series glorifying the different Agencies of US ARMY. Where US army hold tight to face 09/11 (no criticism from my side here, please I'm not opening war), an how all people are concerned in fighting the terrorism.

            I'm probably a too much credulous spectator may be.


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            • #7
              Originally posted by jlbetin
              Concerning JAG I'm must a bloody stupid short minded TV WATCHER, for me it was a series glorifying the different Agencies of US ARMY. Where US army hold tight to face 09/11 (no criticism from my side here, please I'm not opening war), an how all people are concerned in fighting the terrorism.
              Yes, you make a good point. Obviously it wouldn't be much of a show if they just displayed people pushing pencils every episode.
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              • #8
                Hey--Jag is a TV series. It does not represent miliatary life and the military justice system any less accurately than Perry Mason and all its successor legal dramas have done with regard to the US civilian justice system. However, the script writers this year have hit a low point. Currently the show is little more than a bad soap opera with no plot direction, strained character "development" and less than entertaining stories.

                One last point. The writers should never have Harm say the word "dollar", as they had him do in an episode in which he was a civil defendant in lawsuit filed by guest star "lawyer" Gavin (Love Boat) McCloud. The Canadian star of Jag simply cannot say that word like "a real 'Merican."
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jlbetin
                  Ah!!! BlackAdder with Rowan Atkinson, a pure marvel but it must be heard in english with subtitle in your local language (for not english),to fully take the pleasure of this series.

                  Did you seen it in USA ??

                  Concerning JAG I'm must a bloody stupid short minded TV WATCHER, for me it was a series glorifying the different Agencies of US ARMY. Where US army hold tight to face 09/11 (no criticism from my side here, please I'm not opening war), an how all people are concerned in fighting the terrorism.

                  I'm probably a too much credulous spectator may be.


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                  Everythingt is subtitled here.
                  Only kiddie films have dutch voice overs.

                  Thats why i hate watching movies on german tv, i understad it good enough but i just cant stand hearing clint eastwood talking german.
                  And i never notice the subtitles anyway.
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                  • #10
                    I think I'd have a tough time with a German speaking Eastwood too........Somehow "make my day" loses something in the translation.
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                    • #11
                      What Don said. And, I can tell you, after 14 years in the Army, I never once saw anyone in uniform who looks as good as Catherine Bell, which shows just how much fantasy is involved with the show.
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                      • #12
                        JAG should really be called "Combat Lawyers".
                        If you can't set a good example, be a glaring warning.

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                        • #13
                          It wasn't that bad until I saw "Harm" flying a top secret spy plane over North Korea.

                          The guys a lawyer for Christ sake!

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jlbetin
                            Since 2 years now in France each sunday afternoon we have JAG, what do you think about it ??

                            For me as French I like it. Well made, nice pictures of US army.
                            Good actors, especialy the Marines Colonel

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                            The girl is nice-looking. Can't stand the show other than that.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Chuck
                              Yes, you make a good point. Obviously it wouldn't be much of a show if they just displayed people pushing pencils every episode.
                              Every episode should have about 9 guys getting a power of attorney, and one guy wanting advice on selling his 1982 rusted BMW, followed by a half dozen guys getting counseling for Article 15s/Captains masts.
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