History Series / JAG

29th Dec '16 6:04:20 AM isoycrazy
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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Female combat pilots in the Navy? The WarOnTerror? Issues with various aircraft? You pick 'em, this show has 'em.

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* RippedFromTheHeadlines: Female combat pilots in the Navy? Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy? The WarOnTerror? Issues with various aircraft? You pick 'em, this show has 'em.
26th Dec '16 12:32:39 PM Xtifr
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* RatedMForManly: The first season of ''JAG'' on {{NBC}} was essentially an ActionSeries, where the protagonist just happend to be a lawyer. Thus the show was marketed and made according to this trope. When the show moved to {{CBS}}, it was retooled to include more legal drama and soap opera elements, partially to appeal more to female audiences.

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* RatedMForManly: The first season of ''JAG'' on {{NBC}} Creator/{{NBC}} was essentially an ActionSeries, where the protagonist just happend to be a lawyer. Thus the show was marketed and made according to this trope. When the show moved to {{CBS}}, it was retooled to include more legal drama and soap opera elements, partially to appeal more to female audiences.



* UnCancelled: After the first season, the show was canceled by {{NBC}}. However, {{CBS}} picked it up immediately after NBC canceled it upon discovering that the show was [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff absolutely huge in Australia]] and was slowly gaining a cult audience in the United States. CBS proceeded to turn it into the biggest hit on the network. NBC did keep a finger in the pie by securing exclusive cable syndication rights for its USA Network.

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* UnCancelled: After the first season, the show was canceled by {{NBC}}.Creator/{{NBC}}. However, {{CBS}} picked it up immediately after NBC canceled it upon discovering that the show was [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff absolutely huge in Australia]] and was slowly gaining a cult audience in the United States. CBS proceeded to turn it into the biggest hit on the network. NBC did keep a finger in the pie by securing exclusive cable syndication rights for its USA Network.



** Back when the show aired on {{NBC}}, Jay Leno comments on the events in the PilotMovie in his monologue on ''TheTonightShow''.

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** Back when the show aired on {{NBC}}, NBC, Jay Leno comments on the events in the PilotMovie in his monologue on ''TheTonightShow''.
19th Dec '16 9:32:27 PM Xtifr
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''JAG'', an acronym for "Judge Advocate General", is a [[LongRunners long-running]] TV show (1995-2005), about judge advocates ([[UsefulNotes/ThePentagon Pentagon-ese]] for lawyers in military uniform) in the Department of the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General, who deals with [[CourtMartialed military justice matters]] wherever the forces of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps go in the world.

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''JAG'', an ''JAG'' (an acronym for "Judge Advocate General", General") is a [[LongRunners long-running]] TV show (1995-2005), about judge advocates ([[UsefulNotes/ThePentagon Pentagon-ese]] for lawyers in military uniform) in the Department of the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General, who deals with [[CourtMartialed military justice matters]] wherever the forces of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps go in the world.
19th Dec '16 9:31:57 PM Xtifr
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'''JAG''', an acronym for "Judge Advocate General", is a [[LongRunners long-running]] TV show (1995-2005), about judge advocates ([[UsefulNotes/ThePentagon Pentagon-ese]] for lawyers in military uniform) in the Department of the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General, who deals with [[CourtMartialed military justice matters]] wherever the forces of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps go in the world.

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'''JAG''', ''JAG'', an acronym for "Judge Advocate General", is a [[LongRunners long-running]] TV show (1995-2005), about judge advocates ([[UsefulNotes/ThePentagon Pentagon-ese]] for lawyers in military uniform) in the Department of the Navy's Office of the Judge Advocate General, who deals with [[CourtMartialed military justice matters]] wherever the forces of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps go in the world.
11th Dec '16 12:59:47 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Except for the pilot episode (partly shot on a decommissioned aircraft carrier in Texas), location filming in Washington DC for two season 4 episodes and a season 5 two part episode filmed in Sydney, Australia, the series was entirely shot in California locales.
** The crew certainly took advantage of the 100th and 101st episodes "Boomerang", filmed on location in Sydney, New South Wales, in order to turn Australia into SceneryPorn. And also the parts of early season 5 episodes filmed aboard the nuclear aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis certainly did that as well.



* YouLookFamiliar: Before playing Sarah Mackenzie, Catherine Bell played a Navy Lieutenant love interest of Harm's who died in the (intended) first season finale. Harm notices this, and is visibly stand-offish towards her at first because of it. In real life, Bell all but begged to be brought back on the show as another character, and the two characters looking identical was utilized.
-->'''Mac:''' ''Sounds like I have a twin out there.''
--> ''FlashBack of Mac's doppelganger being [[ZippingUpTheBodybag zipped up in a bodybag]]''
-->'''Harm:''' ''Not anymore.''
** Another example is with Lt. Loren Singer, whose actress played an assassin in an earlier episode. This, along with Bellisario's kids showing up, suggests a little nepotism, as David James Elliot (Harm) and Nanci Chambers (Singer) are married in real life.
** Also, Alexander Kuznetsov appears first in "''Cowboys and Cossacks''" as Commander Kretchiak, and in later episodes as a different Russian officer named Captain Alex Volkonov (who becomes Harm's Russian analogue throughout the series).
** John Walcutt once played a defendant, Caleb Farmer, who was put to death for his crimes, with Mac defending him and Harm prosecuting. Later, he would come back to play Tom Johnson father of the young girl Harm had befriended and seeking to be her legal guardian.
** Barry Jenner (''Series/{{Dallas}}'', ''Series/StarTrekVoyager'') first appeared in "''Ares''" as the captain of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, and later in "Mr. Rabb Goes to Washington" as the asshole ZNN reporter Norman Delaporte.
** Jerry Hardin (''Deep Throat'' in ''Series/TheXFiles'') first appears as an airplane mechanic in "Full Engagement", and as a Senator in "Impact" (the latter a UFO-themed episode no less).
30th Nov '16 8:36:27 AM Morgenthaler
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* BikiniBar:
** Bud Roberts's womanizing drunk old sailor father has his son's bachelor party in a strip club of this variety in "Wedding Bell Blues".
** At the same time, Harriet's SouthernBelle mom has arranged her daughter's bachelorette party at a club with [[ChippendalesDancers Chippendale-style dancers]].
15th Nov '16 4:32:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* CrazyHomelessPeople: In "The Guardian", Harm and Mac defend a homeless former [[{{Badass}} Navy SEAL]], in civilian court, who is accused of killing three men while thwarting a convenience store robbery.

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* CrazyHomelessPeople: In "The Guardian", Harm and Mac defend a homeless former [[{{Badass}} Navy SEAL]], SEAL, in civilian court, who is accused of killing three men while thwarting a convenience store robbery.
16th Oct '16 1:51:48 AM Morgenthaler
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** In "Déjà Vu", Harm and Meg suspect the murders of multiple Navy Lieutenants around Arlington National Cemetery are related. A local cop points out it could just be statistics: WashingtonDC has both an unusually high murder rate and an unusually high Navy Lieutenant rate compared to other cities. [[spoiler: Obviously, it's a serial killer.]]

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** In "Déjà Vu", Harm and Meg suspect the murders of multiple Navy Lieutenants around Arlington National Cemetery are related. A local cop points out it could just be statistics: WashingtonDC UsefulNotes/WashingtonDC has both an unusually high murder rate and an unusually high Navy Lieutenant rate compared to other cities. [[spoiler: Obviously, it's a serial killer.]]
12th Sep '16 5:53:04 AM YankeeDave
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* FriendsRentControl: Mac's Georgetown apartment probably costs as much for one month's rent as a JAG lawyer would earn in three months. It can't even be {{handwave}}d in any meaningful way, since it's well-established that Mac came from a poor family. (To their credit, they never really even tried.) The same arguably applies to Harm's apartment, but it has the mitigating circumstance of being located "north of Union Station" (a really bad neighborhood in real life, so it's somewhat plausible that even an apartment that big and nice would be relatively cheap).
20th Aug '16 3:03:59 AM Morgenthaler
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** Discussed in "Brig Break": Sgt Lowell has a brief [[NoHonorAmongThieves standoff]] with a group of [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic white supremacist militiamen]] over his recruiting a black co-conspirator. He tells them they can [[EqualOpportunityEvil just accept the arrangement]] or else Lowell and his men can head for {{Canada}} instead of helping the militamen.

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** Discussed in "Brig Break": Sgt Lowell has a brief [[NoHonorAmongThieves standoff]] with a group of [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic white supremacist militiamen]] over his recruiting a black co-conspirator. He tells them they can [[EqualOpportunityEvil just accept the arrangement]] or else Lowell and his men can head for {{Canada}} UsefulNotes/{{Canada}} instead of helping the militamen.
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