i LOVE Strike Back. I watched Cinemax's reruns of Season 2 (Season 1 if you ignore the UK series which has never been shown on US TV). Thanks for the reprise, Cinemax! The 95 minute double premiere for Season 3 was heart poundingly exciting. Better yet, the wonderful Charles Dance is apparently going to be this season's principal bad guy. I agree that this show is reminiscent of 24, before its silly premises deteriorated into unalloyed silliness. Strike Back is filled with explosions, bloodshed, beautiful seminude women, and nonstop action.
To get the most out of Strike Back, it's necessary to check suspension of disbelief at the door. The show's plots range from preposterous to REALLY preposterous. No matter, as was the case with 24 before it, Strike Back's cast is made up of skillful actors who perform their parts with utter seriousness. There is nothing very smart or very thoughtful here but it is loud, exciting, and very well made. Highly, highly recommended!