Seal Team: Season Two review Bobby Blakey
There have been a lot of shows focusing on the military, but only a few that go all in with special ops units or straight up war themes. After his long run on shows including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel and more recently Bones, David Boreanaz stepped into a new kind of role with the series Seal Team in 2017. Now getting ready to head into its third season what better time than now to head out on their previous mission with the complete second season?
Seal Team 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. 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.
I am continually impressed with the way this show has put everything together. It
dives right in and lets you know that this is going to push the boundaries of the military action drama. While it does take you into the personal issues of each character it balances it well to keep it from being some silly over the top drama instead of the focus on the team itself. The realism of their real life issues affecting their mindset in missions is an issue that no doubt is a factor for these real life soldiers. It also showcases the mindset these guys have to be in to be able to hold these issues at bay the best they can to still do their job without endangering themselves and the rest of the team. Boreanaz is excellent in the role of team leader and along with his team members you really believe in their brotherhood even when there are issues within the ranks. On the flip side seeing the effects of the situations they go through brings humanity to these heroes and makes you feel for them in a whole new way.
I was a bit worried that after the first season it might lose its focus, but it is fully sited in on its target and continues to impress. You feel like you are on these missions with these guys and despite knowing that typically in these shows you never really lose the main cast, you still get that feeling that no one is safe and that goes to the credit of the overall production and performances. I loved this season even more than the first season and already ready to suit up for new missions in season three and hope this will be a show that will stay on active duty for years to come.
In addition to all 22 episodes of the season this release is loaded with bonus content including deleted & extended scenes, a gag reel and numerous featurettes taking you behind bringing this series to life. Grab your copy of Seal Team: Season Two when it hits DVD on September 10th from Paramount and CBS Home Entertainment.