SEAL TEAM is a military drama that follows the professional and personal lives of the most elite unit of Navy SEALs as they train, plan and execute the most dangerous, high-stakes missions our country can ask of them. Jason Hayes is the respected, intense leader of the Tier One team whose home life has suffered as a result of his extensive warrior’s existence. His team includes his trusted confidant, Ray Perry, the longest-tenured operator with whom Jason shares an ingrained shorthand; Sonny Quinn, an exceptional, loyal soldier with a checkered past who still combats self-destructive tendencies; and Clay Spenser, a young, multilingual, second-generation SEAL with insatiable drive and dedication. Vital to the team’s success are troop commander Lt. Cdr. Eric Blackburn, who serves as a leader and confidant both on and off the battlefield; CIA analyst Mandy Ellis, who has sacrificed everything in her drive to root out evil and take down terrorists; and Lisa Davis, a no-nonsense, take-charge logistics officer and unofficial den mother responsible for outfitting the team with the necessary gear for each mission. Deployed on clandestine missions worldwide at a moment’s notice, and knowing the toll it takes on them and their families, this tight-knit SEAL team displays unwavering patriotism and fearless dedication even in the face of overwhelming odds (CBS Press Express).
The job of a navy seal requires someone with great mental and physical stamina. You are risking your life for your country and fellow team member so there’s no margin for error.
CBS’ Seal Team gives us a look inside this elite group of the military by showing us the personal and professional lives of these brave individuals. The Bravo Team is lead by Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz), who guides them through missions where one wrong move could cost them their lives. Trust and respect for him and each other is needed in order to successfully carry out their assignment. Each person of Bravo Team must have expert knowledge of their job.
The cast includes Max Thieriot as Clay Spenser. Clay is all too familiar with the demands of the military as he is a second generation navy seal. He serves as the team’s Special Warfare Operator. Officer Amanda “Mandy” Ellis is played by Jessica Paré (Mad Men). Neil Brown is Jason’s good friend Bravo Team’s Senior Chief Warfare Operator Raymond “Ray” Perry. Sonny Quinn is played by A.J. Buckley. Sonny has a strong personality and often lets his emotions control his actions. Toni Trucks plays Lisa Davis, a Logistics Specialist officer. Lieutenant Commander Eric Blackburn is played by Judd Lormand.
Each week the members of Seal Team’s Bravo Team undertakes a dangerous mission often consisting of a daring rescue. Episodes are packed with edge-of-your-seat action and drama. But the physical aspect of the show is only part of its appeal. Viewers are also invested in the personal lives of the characters on Seal Team as the actors add realism making us care what happens to them. When a character is injured or killed we react as though what’s being played on screen was actually happening. It is this balance of military action with human drama that makes Seal Team must see television.
It’s tricky when television tells a military story. Accuracy is a important. Well written scripts and talented cast actors help in this endeavor. All the actors on Seal Team make you believe the struggles Bravo Team face is real. They get it right every time.
Seal Team airs Wednesdays at 10/9c on CBS.
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