Saturday, July 29, 2006

pleasantly surprised

With all the %$#*&*$# I usually find on American TV, I was very pleasantly surprised to find an excellent series, name unknown, about the American armed forces. Please provide the name in comments. It concentrates on fighter/jet pilots and the judicial. At least that's what I saw.

The judicial plot was about some guy who had disappeared from his unit in Iraq, during a sand storm, at least that's what they said. And his unit waited around trying to find him, or hoping he would return. While waiting they were attacked and two guys killed.

His lawyer, a female, believed that he really hadn't been derilect. The prosecuter thought there was something fishy in the whole story.

While the officer was giving testimony in the trial, something slipped. He began to say "If he had..." and then wouldn't continue.

They finally discovered that the story was much more complex.

They saw a herd of goats/sheep whatever-- and the guy had been ordered to kill the shepherd, so he wouldn't reveal their presence. He went ready to to it, but saw that it was only a young kids and refused. Somehow after that he disappeared. Just like in the famous Israeli story of the Gush Etzion group which was all murdered because of an old Arab whom they spared, the kid probably told the terrorists.

Then the show got into the controversy over killing what could be an enemy, even if he could possibly be just an innocent kid. I was glad that the message was that you had to kill if that's what your orders were!

Shabbat Shalom u'Mevorach!


Anonymous said...

I believe you are talking about the show "JAG" which is now in syndicaiton as well as DVD.

Batya said...


Could be. Never heard of it before. Is it popular?

Anonymous said...

It's been on channel 3 on cable (HOT) for a long time (my son is in the army for a year, and he used to watch it in high school.)

yitz said...

I hope that readers are aware that Batya's in the US, where they are 7 hours behind Israel. So although the post registered as being made at 12:22 am on Saturday morning, it was actually 5:22 pm in New York, and BEFORE Shabbat!