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Offline BeorningTopic starter

I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« on: September 02, 2012, 01:00:11 PM »
... not that I'm a big fan of the show - actually, I consider it too vanilla and sweet. Still, there's one big plus of this show:

They make military life look sooo cool!  ;D

I've this completely unfulfillable dream of being a soldier. So, watching this kind of show is sort of wish fulfillment.

... plus, tons of military women in the cast and as extras!  ;)

Anybody else liking this kind of shows?

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2012, 01:08:38 PM »
I loved that show!  CSI aspect, men in uniforms, jets and ships... What's not to like?

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2012, 01:31:25 PM »
Well, the CSI aspect was in JAG's spinoff, NCIS. Which is a show I'm very fond of.  I kind of identify with Tim McGee :-)

JAG itself was too sickly sweet for me... plus, I'm not a big fan of Catherine Bell. Still, watching this show can be fun, too.

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2012, 01:33:19 PM »
There was still quite a bit of investigative work in JAG - and I think they did a few crossovers with NCIS (which I also like).

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2012, 01:39:39 PM »
JAG was one of my favorite things to watch growing up. I'm not really sure how I'd feel about it now. I remember the old man - Chegwidden - as a bit of a badass, though. Hm...

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2012, 01:47:46 PM »
I'll be honest, I kind of glossed over the female lead.  ::)  Although, I suppose that's not too surprising, considering my inclinations.  The only female characters in this genre that I really have strong recollections of are the lead in 'The Profiler,' whose name I actually forget at the moment; to some extent her 'roommate', Angel?; Abby (who can't miss Abby?); and Bones, from the show of the same name.  Actually, there was a female D.A. in one of the Law and Order series that reminded me of my oldest sister, so I guess that's five.

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2012, 03:27:33 PM »
When I was younger I watched the show when it first came out with my father.  Was so not a good idea because he was a JAG in the Navy and kept looking at me and saying "That never fucking happens.  Ever."  It did make for funny viewing since he basically provided Mystery Science Theater 3000 level commentary through the whole show though.

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2012, 04:07:00 PM »
There's a reason I never suggested watching M*A*S*H with my father.   ;)

Offline Lilias

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2012, 04:26:15 PM »
Gosh, it's been forever since I watched JAG... One of the reasons I was glued to the telly for 6 hours on Sundays (crafty channel had scheduled a chain of favourite shows of mine back to back between 2 and 8pm). I've outgrown the cop shows of my teens, but not the military background.

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 04:44:11 PM »
"JAG" means "I" in my tongue, so references to this title (which ran with a different heading around here) used to mystify me. It sounded like it was some kind of corporate egoboost drama, well, like The Apprentice but focusing squarely on Trump himself.  :-)
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Offline Shjade

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 07:48:18 PM »
I remember watching JAG when I was younger, before I came across NCIS.

Then I stopped watching JAG.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012, 08:04:45 PM »
We, guys in my squadron, would do a drinking game. Anyone who spotted a military error first would make everyone else drink. Ribbons were a big one.

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2012, 10:00:31 PM »
I loved JAG!  It is still one of my favorite shows ever.  ;D 

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2012, 11:02:44 PM »
I loved JAG!  It is still one of my favorite shows ever.  ;D

They did a show on our carrier.. the Major is a hottie out of uniform. :D

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #14 on: September 02, 2012, 11:27:13 PM »
They did a show on our carrier.. the Major is a hottie out of uniform. :D

 ;D ;D

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #15 on: September 02, 2012, 11:29:21 PM »
;D ;D

Watching her jog on the flight deck.. totally awesome.. work seemed to drop off around that time.

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2012, 11:48:44 PM »
Watching her jog on the flight deck.. totally awesome.. work seemed to drop off around that time.

Must be very combat effective when an attack is imminent. *just kidding*

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2012, 12:14:34 AM »
Must be very combat effective when an attack is imminent. *just kidding*

We were doing circles in the ocean off of mexico.. got to see my first superpod that work up.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2012, 12:57:33 AM »
Ha! The question is: is Navy as cool as they show in the show? What do you say, Callie?

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Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2012, 01:33:58 AM »
Ha! The question is: is Navy as cool as they show in the show? What do you say, Callie?

I enjoyed my service, but it was hard. We were doing 16 hour days on the carrier for surge ops when she was filming her show..ashore we were working 7 days a week to get ready for deployment. I was working like that for 9 months.. my cheif was a dick.. but we 'accidently' left him off the access list to the shop.. so we could do a lot without him in the shop once we got underway.

You got dicks.. shop politics and the usual.. but I enjoyed serving my country.

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2012, 01:30:58 AM »
Ha. After watching JAG yesterday, I found one tidbit I'd like to ask about:

The episode took place on a carrier (again). For most of the episode, the team was strolling around the ship in the somewhat-relaxed uniforms... meaning, they guys were not wearing ties etc. So were the regular sailors seen in the background. Then, in the final act, the carrier got itself into a combat... And, for the rest of the story, everyone was wearing helmets and... had their shirts buttoned up tightly. And I mean *everyone*.

It may sound completely silly, but is there some sort of rule in US Navy that you have to keep your shirt buttoned up in combat situations?

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2012, 11:23:23 AM »
Yup, several reasons.  Less skin exposed means better seals when you put on protective gear, don MOPP gear and fire fight. What REALLY sucks is when you're in a space and the kill the ventilation for a 8 hour general quarters drill and your section has been KILLED and now your without power.

Offline Shjade

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2012, 02:07:51 PM »
Probably harder to snag your uniform on something while you're running around in a ship with lots of bolts and other snaggable objects if you're all buttoned up, too.

Offline Callie Del Noire

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2012, 03:40:18 PM »
Well Battle dressing (pulling up your collar, cuffs, tucking in pants legs into work boots) also makes it easier to pull on over gloves, boots, masks, and other protective gear.

You'll excuse me while I go have horrible flashbacks of running around in full MOPP and the rest... <shudders>

Offline BeorningTopic starter

Re: I'm watching JAG reruns these days...
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2012, 12:24:04 AM »
What's MOPP?