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  • Posted November 9, 2010

    Not Band of Brothers

    I watched all of the Band of Brothers (BOB) series several times over and eagerly anticipated The Pacific. I even signed up for HBO to watch it as it was broadcast. However, after seeing The Pacific, I must admit to some disappointment. Here is why.
    First, The series producers spent too much time in each episode telling us what happened last time and what was going to happen next time. My guess is that many of the viewers were hooked from BOB and did not need this coddling.
    Second, there was too much time spent on home front scenes. While I thought the closing home front scenes were excellent (as they helped tie up the combat experience), the bond tour scenes with Basilone, his dating scenes with Lena and much (not all) of the Australian scenes were superfluous.
    Third, given that we were not following a single unit (as in BOB), I thought they included one campaign too many. The reason Peleliu was in there was because of Sledge's (excellent) book (although I have to admit, it did have the best combat scenes).
    That said, I do recommend seeing The Pacific. Two Suggestions: (1)Don't expect it to be a Band of Brothers and (2) Read Eugene Sledge's book, "With the Old Breed at Peleliu and Okinawa," and Robert Leckie's book, "Helmet for my Pillow: From Parris island to the Pacific" first, before seeing the series.

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