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Six – Season 1 (a J!-ENT Blu-ray Disc Review)

February 25, 2017 by  



Captivating and well-written, “Six” is a series that depends on a lot of character development and writer’s did a great job of handling that.  Typically, series with too many characters can get confusing, but writers for the series made sure that viewers care about the SEAL Team Six characters, their missions and also their personal lives. History’s “Six – Season 1” is a Blu-ray that I definitely recommend!

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TITLE: Six – Season One

FILM RELEASE: 2017

DURATION: 5 Hrs., 41 Minutes (8 Episodes Total)

BLU-RAY DISC INFORMATION: 1080p High Definition (1:78:1), English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish

COMPANY: Lionsgate

RATED: Not Rated

RELEASE DATE: March 14, 2017


Directed by Lesli Link Glatter, Mikael Salomon, Clark Johnson, Kimberly Pierce, Peter Werner

Written by William Broyles Jr. David Broyles, Bruce C. McKenna, Alfredo Barrios Jr., Karen Campbell

Produced by Alfredo Barrios Jr. William Broyles Jr., David Broyles, Lesli Linka Glatter, Bruce C. McKenna, Bob Weinstein, Harvey Weinstein, George W. Perkins

Supervising Producer: Karen Campbell

Associate Producer: Mitchell Hall, Karina Partington

Music by  Marco Beltrami, Dennis Smith

Cinematography by Armando Salas, David Klein

Edited by Philip Carr Neel

Casting by Craig Fincannon, Lisa Mae Fincannon

Production Design by  Erik Carlson

Art Direction by Brian Baker, Brian Jewell


Starring:

Brianne Davis as Lena Graves

Nadine Velazquez as Jackie Ortiz

Nondumiso Tembe as Na’omi

Tyla Harris as Ether

Barry Sloane as Joe “Bear” Graves

Kyle Schmid as Alex Caulder

Juan Pablo Raba as Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz

Edwin Hodge as Robert Chase III

Dominic Adams as Michael Nasry

Walton Goggins as Richard “Rip” Taggart

Jaylen Moore as Armin Khan

Zeeko Zaki as Akmal Barayev

Jessica Garza as Anabel Ortiz

Joshua Gage as Ricky

Rus Blackwell as Commander Atkins

Lindsley Register as Dharma Caulder

Britt Rentschler as Tammi Buckley

Angela Relucio as Lt. Camille Fung

Donny Boaz as Buckley


A new action-packed scripted series based on the real-life missions of an elite Navy SEALs unit.


In 2017, History released their American television drama titled “Six”.

The series focuses on the lives of the members of SEAL Team Six, one of the U.S. Armed Forces counter-terrorism units.

The series stars Walton Goggins (“Django Unchained”, “The Hateful Eight”, “The Shield”), Barry Sloane (“Longmire”, “Revenge”), Kyle Schmid (“The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants”, “The Covenant”, “Copper”), Juan Pablo Raba (“Secreto de Confesion”, “The 33”, “Gloria”), Edwin Hodge (“Red Dawn”, “Die Hard with a Vengeance”, “As Above, So Below”), Jaylen Moore (“Homeland”, “Hot Pursuit”), Brianne Davis (“Jarhead”, “Synchronicity”, “Prom Night”), Nondumiso Tembe (“Generations”, “True Blood”), Nadine Velazquez (“Flight”, “Snitch”, “War”) and more.

And with the second season of “Six” receiving the green light from History, the first season will no doubt entertain those who loved or are curious about the series as it will be released on Blu-Ray in March 2017.

The series begins with back and forth scenes showing us what happened to SEAL Team Six under the leadership of Rip Taggart.

Two years prior, As Richard “Rip” Taggart (portrayed by Walton Goggins) leads his team in the Middle East against insurgents, he makes a decision which affects the team, especially Alex Caulder (portrayed by Kyle Schmid) who disagrees with a major decision that Rip has made towards the treatment of possible terrorists.

While the team believes in behaving like brothers and supporting each other, needless to say, the disagreement leads to Rip leaving the team and having difficulties in his personal life as he becomes an alcoholic, leading to his wife leaving him.  Rip ends up working as a private contractor in Nigeria and helping to protect an all girls school.

Unfortunately, Rip and members of the firm he is contracted with, the teacher Na’omi (portrayed by Nondumiso Tembe) and her students are kidnapped by the terrorist organization Boko Haram.

Meanwhile, his form team members are now wanting to rescue him but behind the scenes, another terrorist for another organization wants his revenge against Rip.

The series focuses on the missions but also focuses on the private lives of the following SEAL Team Six members:

  • Joe “Bear” Graves (portrayed by Barry Sloane) – With Rip Taggart no longer with SEAL Team Six, Bear is now responsible for leading the team.  But he blames Alex for Rip leaving Seal Team Six and has a problem with him.  Meanwhile, the stress of working on SEAL Team Six is affecting him and hi wife Lena (portrayed by Brianne Davis) is trying her best to take care of him.  But she also wants to have a child with Bear, but his duties often collide with what he and his wife want.
  • Ricky “Buddha” Ortiz (portrayed by Juan Pablo Raba) – Ricky is the second-in-command and is always there for his brothers.  But his wife Jackie (portrayed by Nadine Velazquez) wants Ricky to quit his job and take a job for a firm which pays a lot of money and will pay for his daughter Anabel’s (portrayed by Jessica Garza) dance school and he can spend more time with his son Ricky Jr. (portrayed by Joshua Gage).
  • Alex Caulder (portrayed by Kyle Schmid) – A flirt and likes to have fun.  He is in odds with Bear because he spoke against their leader, Rip.  His teenage daughter Dharma suddenly pops up into his life and as she wants to know her father, will Alex let her in to his life?
  • Robert Chase III (portrayed by Edwin Hodge) – The new rookie who must prove himself to SEAL Tim Six.  His parents prefer he choose a different career path than being a SEAL Team Six member.  Because he is new, he is curious to why Rip left the team.
  • Buckley (portrayed by Donny Boaz) – A member of SEAL Team Six.  He is often spying on his wife Tammi (portrayed by Britt Rentschler) to see if she is sleeping with another man.
  • Armin Khan (portrayed by Jaylen Moore) – A member of SEAL Team Six and is the translator for the team.

VIDEO:

“Six – Season 1” is presented in 1080p High Definition (1:78:1 aspect ratio). The TV series really looks good in HD as a lot the series is shot outdoors and lighting is well-done.  Close-ups of characters look very good.  There are some moments during low-light when things become a bit too noisy but for the most part, the series looks very good in HD!

AUDIO & SUBTITLES:

“Six – Season 1” is presented in English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio. The series features crystal clear dialogue but very good use of the surround channels during the heated gun exchanges throughout the series.

Subtitles are in English SDH and Spanish.

SPECIAL FEATURES:

“Six – Season 1” comes with no special features.

EXTRAS:

“Six – Season 1” comes with a slipcover and an UltraViolet Digital HD code.


I have to admit that I was a little skeptical about SEAL Team Six.  Rarely do we see series that try to showcase the personal lives mixed with SEAL missions but writers managed to create a series which viewers really get into the characters and their personal storylines.

If anything, the series manages to show a human side to these characters versus being all Gung-ho.

With Rip Taggart, through being a prisoner but also former leader of SEAL Team Six, we see how a lot of decisions way heavy on his mind and while he is a fighter and survivor, you often wonder if he will survive being the prisoner of Boko Haram.

“Bear” Graves is your model soldier but in his personal life, he and his wife have lost a child and while she wants another, we can see “Bear” having difficult being a husband, as he wonders if being a Seal member, has led to some unforeseen karma because of the many people he hurt and have killed.

“Buddha” Ortiz is the family man.  He loves his family but his family wants him out and for him to take a high paying job, but can Ricky leave SEAL Team Six, his other family?

And while the series does a great job of balancing the action-packed missions with the dramatic personal lives of the SEAL Team Six members, there are other characters that play a role in the series.  Characters I can’t talk about, because it would spoil the series.

But I’ll just say that “Six” is no doubt a series that I watched and now I can’t wait for season two.

It’s an action-packed, well-written television series.  Writers did a great job of working the families of the primary characters into the storyline but also everyone seems to gel as chemistry with characters are very good and talents did a great job with their character portrayals.

But now, with how season one ended, it will be interesting to see how the series will kick off for season two.

Captivating and well-written, “Six” is a series that depends on a lot of character development and writer’s did a great job of handling that.  Typically, series with too many characters can get confusing, but writers for the series made sure that viewers care about the SEAL Team Six characters, their missions and also their personal lives. History’s “Six – Season 1” is a Blu-ray that I definitely recommend!






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