Thursday, May 19 2011
Viewing the world through a haze of vaguely remembered TV shows, tough-guy dialogue and TV jingles, the news about Osama bin Laden’s death quickly turned thoughts to The Unit, the TV series created by once-great writer David Mamet.
Tuesday, November 6 2007
The Unit is not about deserving. It's about the veneer of moral order.
Tuesday, May 8 2007
The Unit doesn't include you in the parameters of the performance. You have to figure yourself who's lying to whom and when it matters.
Tuesday, April 10 2007
This is what The Unit gets right: while the men's violence can fix any given crisis, domestic effects are perpetual.
Friday, February 16 2007
Eric has his Hanssenesque moments, proud of being able to "read" his man, but the film makes their differences more pronounced than their similarities. While Eric adheres to a moral code familiar in spy movies, Hanssen remains slippery.
Tuesday, October 3 2006
This is always the question in The Unit and the Unit: who knows? Even those who do know can't admit it.
Thursday, March 9 2006
It's a show about the Army's clandestine counter-terrorist unit, called The Unit and created by David Mamet. What more do you need to know?
Monday, January 30 2006
Nothing is ever quite what it looks like in 24, whose writers famously revise and rethink as each season barrels along.
Thursday, January 20 2005
Another season, another sad bad day in Jack Bauer's boystown.
Monday, December 6 2004
When playing Jack Bauer, Kiefer Sutherland observes, 'Everything that's happening at any given moment is more important than anything else in the world.'