Bomb patrol - Channel 5.

Discussion in 'Films, Music and All Things Artsy' started by dingerr, Mar 11, 2013.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. Following US EOD teams operating in Afghanistan.

    45 mins in, they've just lost 1 remote vehicle and deployed the second which has fallen into the crater from the first explosion.

    Nice to see some similarities with the British.
  2. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    how does it compare to the bbc3 doco?
  3. It beats their typical mounted TTP of driving over IEDs. They have the audacity to call it a find!
  4. Being somethiung of an anorak. I noticed that one team appear to be wearing crye multicam (mtp) and another the older style US desert cam, whilst the escorting US army team were wearing the standard US army cammo pattern. How many different types of comouflage do the US military have?
  5. Thank the Lord for 5+1
    • Like Like x 1
  6. It's made in the modern dumb-it-down style. Almost everything gets said twice, by the crew and by the narrator. Then after each break, we get reminded of what just happened before the break in case we have forgotten it. Plus being American, there's loads of Whooping for each small thing so it makes for an irritating soundtrack. Fortunately the narrator doesn't join in the whooping as well. In case we forget they are in Afganistan, it gets pointed out every few minutes that they are vunerable because of X, Y or Z; and specially vunerable at this particular time because of something or other. The start of the next episode is certain to repeat some of this episode to remind us that they are an American bomb patrol EOD crew and where they are and what they are doing there.

    There's this Petty Officer boss who seems to say, "Woah!, woah!, woah!" for everything and his crew need to guess at what particular, "woah!" he means each time.

    Overall it's pretty average, I reckon that the content of these 10 episodes could easily fit into 8 if it wasn't for the repetition. I've set the timer to get the rest of these in case it grows on me, but if something better comes along I'll change channel.
  7. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    not re edited for the more discerning british tastes then. typical c5 off the shelf stuff.
  8. I didn't make it past the first 5 minutes, it was too Police Interceptors for me with jerky camera action when simply introducing the platoon commander.

    I turned over and watched Peter Taylor's Iranian Embassy doc instead. "Get ye fockin heed oot of tha way!"
    • Like Like x 2
  9. Clearing an area never having left the comfort of your seat. FFS.

    • Like Like x 5
  10. Well we might have them breaking into a sweat if they left the AC?
  11. I did wonder whether the concerned locals, who had called in Felix after remonstrating with the Taliban for laying the device so close to their mud huts, had expected the team to defuse it. The prog didn't show the reaction of the Afghans as the septics blew it in situ with accompanying whoopin' an' a hollerin'.
  12. They ARE NOT Felix.

    Referring to them as such makes your nose bleed!
    • Like Like x 3
  13. The constant audible bleeping out of such words as "shit" is really irritating. Why they don't just mute the audio escapes me.
  14. sirbhp

    sirbhp LE Book Reviewer

    It wasnt as realistic as Bluestone 42 why not even one of them was a jock .