The Brave: 1×01 – Pilot

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 When American doctor Kimberley Wells gets kidnapped by a group with terrorist ties, Captain Adam Dalton and his heroic Special Ops squad of highly trained undercover specialists must take action and stop at nothing to save her. Across the world, D.I.A. Deputy Director Patricia Campbell and her team of analysts guide Dalton along the way through as the group learns that Wells’ disappearance might have ties to something that could be catastrophic.

The Brave is everything I want in a new TV show.

Action, suspense, kickass females and Mike Vogel who I have wanted to appear in a TV show I’m watching ever since poor Pan Am was killed off.

Usually a TV show works due to the camaraderie between the whole team. The Brave works with an interesting premise where half of the team is out in the field killing bad guys (the half that most of the public tune into watch) and the other half is stuck in a large room with no windows staring at computer screens all day. Somehow the team chemistry has to flow across thousands of miles of cyberspace. It works, kindoff.

My favourite characters coming out of the Pilot are:

❥ Adam Dalton – rugged fearless leader who is faultlessly portrayed by Mike Vogel.  Yes, I’m a fan.

❥ Jaz Khan – probably my second favourite character.  I love how kickass she is being young and a woman and determined to prove herself.

❥ Noah Morgenthau – probably has a lot to do with the fact that it’s Tate Ellington and I loved him in Quantico.

❥ Hannah Rivera – a field agent who is now stuck behind a desk providing intel to others in the field?  I can sense her frustration.

Plotwise it definitely held my interest from start to finish and I liked how just when you think the episode is going to end on a high with the team enjoying some down-time, they suddenly become in danger from a careening car hoping to run them down and blow them up.

There seem to be an influx of military shows this TV season and surely not all of them can survive and thrive. I, for one, am rooting for The Brave to win.

 

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