Pete is assigned to lead a Fort McGee platoon that includes Derrick and Randy and they’re a motley crew; the Bad News Bears of Army units. But they try, they have heart and they bond in the process of a military exercise against some Italians.
Created by Kevin Biegel, co-creator of “Cougar Town,” the humor in “Enlisted” is less gonzo than in his previous series. But “Enlisted” is often still funny and the bond among the brothers is sweet without getting too cloying.
It’s a well cast show. The actors who play brothers actually look like they could be related. Mr. Young, in particular, stands out as the over-enthusiastic, youngest of the three.
Future episodes offer more dramatic moments, including the development of a possible romantic relationship between Pete and Jill (Angelique Cabral), another platoon leader. And actor Keith David co-stars as Command Sgt. Maj. Cody, who gets out from behind his desk in the Jan. 24 “Prank War” episode.
But given its time slot, don’t get too attached to “Enlisted;” it’s likely to be honorably discharged sooner rather than later.