The Discovery Channel is pivoting off of its popular “Two Weeks in Hell” series about Special Forces Assessment and Selection process with a new documentary series on indoc training for a variety of operator fields.
The new “Surviving the Cut” series will cover Special Forces divers, Navy EOD, Air Force PJs, Marine Recon and Marine Snipers.
The first episode, which airs tonight at 10pm EDT is on Ranger school and takes a wide-open look at the brutal 60+ day evolution from sand pits to mountains, swamps to beaches. It’s not a particularly revealing documentary — there have been a lot like it over the years — but it’s still fun to watch and the producers do a good job of developing characters and conveying the grit and drive that it takes to get a “go” in each of the exercises.
So if any Kit Up! readers have been through it, want to go through it or are vicarious wannabes like me, it’s definitely worth a watch.