Prepare to be blown away from this box-set containing both seasons of Strike back.
Strike Back 2010:
Forget the corny SAS series Ultimate Force and also the tacky 1981 movie Who Dares Wins. This series based on Chris Ryan's best selling book is a complelling story of betrayal, redemption and revenge. It's all played out by the interlinking lives of two former soldiers, discharged John Porter ( Richard Armitage ) and Hugh Collinson (Andrew Lincoln). The series is set around three stand alone feature lengh stories that bases the action in Iraq, Zimbabwe, Afghanistan and Pakistan as the stories skillfully interweave the dramatic politics and the fog of war and dealing with the personal demons of the two men.
Filmed in South Africa this all action series features skillfully handeled scenes of intense combat to the confines of a brutal prison cell and the war torn deserts of Iraq to the African outback. This is a action drama that outshines most others and although shot for TV it features ear shredding action of cinematic proportions.
It's a fantastic boys own adventure and at times may only have one foot in reality makes way for some of the best action and escapism in ages, that only leaves you battle hungry for series 2 :Project Dawn.
Strike Back Project Dawn: 2011
Section 20 return but now with a mostly new cast. the two main leads are British Sergeant stonbridge and ex-Delta force Damien Scott both team up to track the lethal and elusive terrorist Latif who now has possession of apocaltptic WMD.
This second season is just as smart as the first, but now with a new cast and bigger budget the show managers to actually improve on season 1 as Scott and Stonebridge plunge gun first in a terrorist siege in a Delhi hotel, mount an undercover operation to hault a weapon heist in Capetown by a very nasty IRA operator, eliminate Sudanese miltia to rescue a British aid worker and deliver serious payback to a Balkan gangster not forgetting to stop a huge scale suicide bomb attack in Budapest and Scott still makes time to sleep with as many beautiful women as possible.
Like the first season this is breathless stuff that manages to be even more exciting. The chestry between Stonebridge and Scott is brilliant as they trade insults. The weapon use is very realistic, and although this is comic book stuff tied in around real world situations it makes for some of the most impressive action seen on TV.
The only problem is that it leaves us all waiting for season three.
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