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 Post subject: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 7:59 am 
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Anyone else here seen it? It was only four seasons and I just started watching it. I'm wondering how the book the series is based on even got written? The author is a former Delta Force Member but I thought that was very secret squirrel stuff so how would have gotten permission/clearance to go public about it like he has?


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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 8:07 am 
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loved the series... was really upset it was not continued

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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
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It was one of our favorites. It ended with no warning whatsoever. :verymad:


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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
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I just started season 2. From what I've read online it was a money thing, the reason it was not renewed.

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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:17 am 
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it's always about the money... had the ratings been high, the money would have been available

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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
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faithfulservant wrote:
it's always about the money... had the ratings been high, the money would have been available



Not necessarily, shows are expensive to make these days, and even top 10 hits are having their budgets cut....

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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
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point being doom...if people were watching, the show would be on... the unit did not have the numbers that cbs wanted...plus it had dropped in the rankings in every season, finishing at 43rd... in reading up on it, the creators thought the next season would be the last, so they had all sorts of ideas already in the works as to how they would end the series...sadly, they did not get a chance to do so :( otoh, perhaps it was good they did not get a season 5...one of the storylines was to have a gay member of the team come aboard :roll:

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point being doom...if people were watching, the show would be on...


Again, not necessarily, even shows in top 10 get canceled these days, high ratings no longer guarantee profitability

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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
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when was the last time that happened? i'm not coming up with anything in recent memory

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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
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They should have had about 50% less time then they did on what was happening on the home front and 50% more about the missions and actions of the Unit. A little here and there about life at home would have been good, but too much is too much. They forgot their audience and turned a show geared towards guys into a soap opera. As a result, I suspect that many guys did exactly what I did, which was hope that after they set things up on the home front with the first few episodes, they would transition to less of that and more of the operations, etc. After half way through the first season, it became apparent that was not the course the they were going to pursue, and I turned it off.

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 Post subject: Re: The Unit - Show based on Delta Force
PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:15 am 
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what you said was indeed true... but you missed some great episodes and story lines :fyi:

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