Did anybody watch it last nite on the FX Channel?
My short review. The plot, obviously, is about some infantrymen and supply guys/girls in Iraq. The acting is strained. The stories very contrived (the guy asking everyone how they got their nicknames?). The combat techniques...ungodly wrong and inaccurate!
Not sure about the Third Herd (3d ID), but this show made them out to be the most undisciplined bunch of legs I have ever seen. No noise and light discipline, a "shock" attack against a fixed position (this is the Army not the Marines), moving just a few feet apart from each other, the list goes on. And the dialogue between these guys is sooo wrong as well. These guys are an infantry unit and one guy asks the other if he is married? When I was an infantryman, I knew everything about everyone in my squad, I didnt need mindless questions about my Ranger buddy's marital status. Havent you spent any time training with each other? Just when I began to like the squad leader, he said or did something incredibly stupid. I liked the CO and the lieutenant was a knucklehead (as most are). And they have an understrength squad attacking roughly a platoon of fedayeen (sp?)? Where was the rest of the company to back them up? And the supply people went on the attack with the infantry guys. Yeah, that would happen. They finally get some 81mm support and then they do a mad charge...uhm, you might want to wait for the fire mission to end before you run right through the target area.
I was hoping for more from an FX creation (like the Shield and Rescue Me), but I guess Stephen Bochco botched it up.