Conflict Is Hell? In New Navy Dramas, It’S One-Dimensional

“The Vietnam War” is a much broader story of how one decision after another turned a small commitment of advisers into a generation-defining catastrophe.
FX’s “Over There” and HBO’s “Generation Kill” were set amid the ground war in Iraq, while “Homeland” has explored the drone war.
The “SEAL Team” pilot gives this cursory attention: Will Jason Hayes (David Boreanaz) make it home in time for his daughter’s music recital?
The plots of the “SEAL Team” and “The Brave” pilots are head-smackingly similar, down to small details.
“24: Legacy” focused on a war veteran pursuing, and being pursued by, enemies seeking revenge for a terrorist’s assassination.

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