JAG Season I

JAGTV series synopsis: US military imperialism, European masculinization, non-European feminization

S01E01: The Serbians are referred to as “camel jockeys”, as in they can’t fly jets as good as U.S. Europeans (righhht).

beater

My Thai husband regularly beats me and sexes the maid!

S01E05: European Harm (David Elliott) had a Vietnamese love interest killed by Laotian soldiers, Thai ambassador’s wife Angelique Sonsiri (Vivian Wu) seems romantically interested in Harm, she then asks a European male lieutenant to drop her home (not diplomatic protocol) and he ends up dead, Thai ambassador Sonsiri (Michael Paul Chan) regularly beats his wife who states that he and his chief of security Colonel Patano (Dom Magwili) are “used to doing what they want without any consequences,” ambassador Sonsiri sexes the maid, Harm kisses Angelique, Harm shoots Patano, Patano loves Angelique, Angelique is the love child of a Vietnamese woman and a run-away European lieutenant hence she killed three European lieutenants and her father. Angelique’s mother was savagely gang raped by Vietnamese soldiers after they learned that she had a European lover.

S01E07: European corporal David Parr (Scott Coffey) sexes a Peruvian female Tienna Escamilla (Marta Martin) who turns out to be a Shining Path terrorist pretending to be pregnant for him.

S01E08: The so-called Aryan Nation tries to get military weapons.

I feel like raping when I have my scimitar!

Having a scimitar in hand puts me in a raping good mood!

S01E09: Iraqi Colonel Ahmad Al-Barzan (Nicholas Kadi) wants to rape Nordic female Lt. Meg Austin (Tracey Needham), five Arab males killed in the process. Pro-feminist theme where the female JAG officer is intellectually superior to the male JAG officer and is so dedicated to her work that she is willing to sacrifice her bodies to be raped. The Arab males are portrayed as violent, sadistic, patriarchal, proud, ethnocentric and rapists.

S01E10: Hebrew/European male Major Klein (John Finn) is married to a Latina female, Sgt. Gonzales (Jenny Gago).

S01E11: Latino drug dealers, with guns!gang

S01E12: Affirmative action Afropean medical doctor Lt. Sanford (Marjean Holden), African drug gang, only way for African gang males to be reformed is to join the marines. European Harm stares down African gang-banger leader, who calls Harm “Top Gun”.

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I wish I were Cuban

S01E14: European female Commander Alison Krennick propositions Lt. Cmdr. Harm, after being denied entry into Cuba, Harm flies a non-military jet into their country even though they are threatened with being shot down [the masculine risk-taking non-conformist European ‘Rambo’ theme]. Captain Fuente (Bernard White, a Sri Lankan) wants to sex Lt. Austin (Tracey Needham). Iranians help Cubans steal US technology. Harm apparently sleeps with a Spaniard woman he met previously.

S01E17: Colombian drug peddlers.

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Don’t hate me, hate the system

S01E19: Chinese government use spending cuts to plant a mole in the US shuttle program. Includes the obvious token East Asian Captain Tang (Stan Egi).

S01E20: Harm goes to Hong Kong with his Spaniard sexmate and is kidnapped by the Chinese. He is interrogated by Captain Lishi (Page Leong), an agent who is tasked to find out if the US will react to the Chinese invasion of Quemoy and JAG 1-21Matsu. Colonel Yang Chee (Aki Aleong) defects to the US. Good, token Hong Kong inspector Chang (Tzi Ma).

S01E21: US European male insists that he needs to see a Japanese Okinawan female who he is in ‘love’ with … he ends up dead. Harms gets on a plane and

JAG 1-21-0

Me luv u long time!

instantly chats up Japanese female Kira (Saemi Nakamura) who is eager for his company. Lieutenant Commander Gino Campisano (Tim Lounibos), says his mother is Korean and father, Italian. Campisano is actually a North Korean spy who took the identity of the real Eurasian Campisano.

So in review …

Romantic Pairings

  • European male and East Asian girlfriend (S01E05)
  • European male and Eurasian female (S01E05)
  • European male and Eurasian female (S01E05)
  • European male and Eurasian female (S01E05)
  • European male (Harm) and Eurasian female (S01E05)
  • East Asian female and European serviceman (S01E05)
  • European male and Peruvian female (S01E07)
  • Euro/Hebrew male and Euro/American [Latina] (S01E10)
  • US serviceman and Japanese female (S01E21)
  • Eurasian male: Korean mother, European father (S01E21)
  • European male and Japanese female (S01E21)

Poor East Asian Male Portrayals

  • Murdering soldiers
  • A serial wife beater
  • An adulterer (with the maid)
  • Violent ex-soldiers turned diplomats
  • Gang rapists
  • Tokens to offset racism charges
  • Sadistic communist interrogators
  • Angry Okinawan protestors
  • Premeditated murderers
  • A North Korean spy/impersonator/murderer

Poor non-European Male Portrayals

  • Anti-American Peruvian terrorists
  • An (almost) Arab rapist
  • Sadistic and patriarchal Arab guards
  • Violent Latino drug dealers
  • Cocky (U.S.) African drug lord and his lackeys
  • Uptight high ranking (U.S.) African marine
  • Cuban pilot who desires to sex Nordic female
  • Iranians who steal U.S. technology
  • Cubans who aid Iranians in stealing U.S. technology
  • Colombian drug lords

Poor Female Portrayals

  • Crazed Eurasian serial murderer who baits European men with her sexuality
  • Vietnamese woman raped because she sexed a European male
  • Young Vietnamese woman killed by Laotian soldiers
  • Possibly gold-digging Thai maid
  • Conniving Peruvian terrorist pretending to be pregnant with a European man’s child
  • Intelligent, dragon-lady communist interrogator who gets shot
  • Japanese female who is easily infatuated with a European male
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