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Old 03-24-2010, 01:15 AM   #16
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I'd say this is very similar to Band of Brothers, so far. I think it's gonna be tough to follow most of the characters, except for the handful of main ones, until you see the whole series for a second or third time. And the battle scenes are very good. But I didn't get a real good feel about what really went on at Guadalcanal. The episodes are only about 45 minutes, so it went by kinda fast. Hopefully the upcoming episodes brings it all together. I thought The Thin Red Line gave a much better picture of that particular theater of war. Of course, that film was only about Guadalcanal.

Anyways, looks like this should be as good as Band of Brothers. Not sure if as many characters are gonna stand out though.

And someone mentioned the view from the Japanese side. I'd highly recommend Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima. A great companion piece to his Flags of Our Fathers, and a better film imo. A very fair and insightful look at the Japanese soldiers struggles on that island.
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Another good episode tonite.. I am liking this for sure.. and yes, its like BOB but with a different feel IMO. Lackey is a great character and really stands out so far for me. I will watch this whole series for sure.
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Old 04-12-2010, 01:42 PM   #18
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The last 20 minutes or so of last night's episode had my adrenaline blasting through the roof, crazily intense. The next episode looks to have even more of that.
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Old 04-19-2010, 02:26 PM   #19
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I've finally caught up. Saw last night's episode this morning. That's some serious war going on there. How did they survive, and without water?
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Old 04-20-2010, 06:15 PM   #20
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Yeah, the last two episodes have been incredibly intense. There was a lot of horrifying imagery in this most recent episode, pretty terrifying to watch.
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especially at 7:30am!
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Yeah, the last two episodes have been incredibly intense. There was a lot of horrifying imagery in this most recent episode, pretty terrifying to watch.
I was afraid to go see "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" because a lot of reviews said the violence was so graphic that it would be too much for some people. Then I realized I had just watched all of "Band of Brothers" and am currently watching "The Pacific" so how bad could it be? So I finally went to see it (loved it) and was like, what violence? I think too many war shows at once has officially desensitized me.
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Old 05-03-2010, 09:07 AM   #23
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So last night's episode focusing on John Basilone was, um, amazing.
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Old 05-06-2010, 12:44 AM   #25
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Just finished watching it. Yeah....saying it was sad would be an understatement.

Beautifully done episode, a great tribute.
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I didn't realize he (and the other main characters) were real life people
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I've enjoyed it but not nearly as much as Band of Brothers.

The final episodes should be intense.
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I agree, Joyful, but still have really enjoyed it. I think the way they decided to make the series jump between characters and locations unfortunately made it quite a bit less immersive than Band of Brothers. The writing and story telling in general hasn't worked as well to help you get to know the characters either, but there have been some extremely powerful scenes and moments in every episode. I'm quite happy that I subscribed to HBO entirely to watch the series as it has aired.

This coming Sunday's episode is Okinawa, which should be fascinating, as I don't believe I've ever seen a movie portray it. I believe the final episode is about the characters returning home.
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i agree its not quite as good as BOB but I am enjoying it..
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