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Old August 18 2008, 04:06 AM   #1
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Generation Kill

Before I discuss this... is anyone watching it even?
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Old August 18 2008, 05:05 AM   #2
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Old August 18 2008, 05:33 AM   #3
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I just found out I had HBO today, so I'll be checking it out soon.

(As for "finding out", I recently moved to a new apartment where people had already been living there and no one mentioned it to me and I haven't had the time to fully explore our cable package until now)
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Old August 18 2008, 11:32 AM   #4
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Yep, I started that thread. Don't know what to say really, but I love the show. Between this and Carrier, it seems to be the year of good military based miniseries.
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Old August 18 2008, 12:49 PM   #5
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Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms...

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Old August 18 2008, 12:59 PM   #6
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I don't have HBO. Is this like a documentary, or is it a war drama, ala Band of Brothers?
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Old August 18 2008, 01:01 PM   #7
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I don't have HBO. Is this like a documentary, or is it a war drama, ala Band of Brothers?
It's a war drama, ala Band of Brothers.

It's not as GOOD as Band of Brothers, but it's an interesting take on the Iraq war - from an anti-war perspective. That's why I'm surprised I like it, because I'm for the war.
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Old August 18 2008, 01:04 PM   #8
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Interesting. Maybe I'll rent the DVDs when they hit Netflix.
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Old August 18 2008, 01:59 PM   #9
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Interesting. Maybe I'll rent the DVDs when they hit Netflix.
This series requires HD to be any good. There's a lot of detail in a lot of shots.
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Old August 18 2008, 02:43 PM   #10
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It's not as GOOD as Band of Brothers, but it's an interesting take on the Iraq war - from an anti-war perspective. That's why I'm surprised I like it, because I'm for the war.
It isn't an anti war perspective. It is a perspective of what it is to fight a war with through the MTV generation. It is a perspective on who we are asking to bear the brunt of this never ending war. And I quote the book,

"They were a new breed of warrior unrecognizable to their forebears - soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, and video games, a disparate band of brothers of born again Christians, dopers, Buddhists and new Agers."

Read the book BTW, it is amazing too.
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Old August 18 2008, 06:10 PM   #11
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I'm going to pick this up as soon as it hits DVD.
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Old August 18 2008, 06:11 PM   #12
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It's been advertised on FX UK. I'll have a look when it arrives here
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Old August 18 2008, 06:14 PM   #13
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It's odd, because I tihnk it's MUCH better than Band of Brothers. At the very least it's more "real".
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Old August 18 2008, 06:43 PM   #14
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It's not as GOOD as Band of Brothers, but it's an interesting take on the Iraq war - from an anti-war perspective. That's why I'm surprised I like it, because I'm for the war.
It isn't an anti war perspective. It is a perspective of what it is to fight a war with through the MTV generation. It is a perspective on who we are asking to bear the brunt of this never ending war. And I quote the book,

"They were a new breed of warrior unrecognizable to their forebears - soldiers raised on hip-hop, Internet porn, and video games, a disparate band of brothers of born again Christians, dopers, Buddhists and new Agers."

Read the book BTW, it is amazing too.
I guess I'll read the book!
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Old August 18 2008, 08:30 PM   #15
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DVD for me.

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It's odd, because I tihnk it's MUCH better than Band of Brothers. At the very least it's more "real".
Let's see if it gets an Emmy.

And how can you judge whether BofB is "real"? Were you alive in the 1940s?
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