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Band Of Brothers!

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by StratDal, Apr 10, 2021.

  1. StratDal

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    There's a BOB marathon on the History Channel today. Too bad there are commercial breaks but the episodes are uncut. Always enjoyable to watch. Even though the series first came out 20 years ago, it still seems very recent every time I watch it. Enjoy!
     
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    I haven't seen it, but I read the book. What they did was truly amazing. I hope we never see times like those again.
     
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    Fantastic show. Gritty, but then war is.
     
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    One of my favorites! I think The Pacific is just as good (maybe even better?)- the horror of the island hopping campaign was unimaginable, and the series really does an incredible job of showing that.
     
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    I would watch a show about the Mills Brothers, the Louvin Brothers, or the Allman Brothers. Probably not a show about the Osmond Brothers or the Jonas Brothers.
     
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    The apex of what television can be. Might be the greatest miniseries ever.
     
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    Yep, Band of Brothers and the Pacific are both outstanding, and if you haven't seen them you should make an effort.

    I have both on DVD so I can enjoy them, but also so I can show my kids when they're old enough.
     
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    I've seen the series a few times over the years and find it captivating, and thoughtfully presented.

    Just like HBO's John Adams series, I get sucked in and wanna watch it all, buy my wife finds the fighting scenes too gory and intense. So it's hard to watch now
     
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    they don’t call them “the greatest generation” for nothing. And sadly they’re leaving the world at a rapid pace now.
     
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    I can not say enough about BoB. I got the book 20 years ago. The cover had a blurb about "soon to be a miniseries from Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg." From Spring break until the show debuted, I read the book three times, praying that the show wouldn't disappoint.

    And it turned out to be a masterpiece. It couldn't be any better. The acting, the characters, the chemistry, the personality, the editing, the look, the heartbreak, the horror, and ultimately the triumph over pure evil. In my opinion, it is flawless.

    And it tragically paralleled my generation. The show debuted on the night of September 9, 2001. The opening scene is veterans describing the attack on Pearl Harbor. 36 hours later, the US was attacked again.

    This is what led to my joining the military, though I ultimately ended up a mortarman in the Marine Corps.

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    One of my favorites. This was my first true 'binge watching' before that phrase was ever invented. Now I have the urge to watch it again!
     
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    it’s pretty worthwhile to watch if you get the chance...
     
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    They earned the title. My grandparents were part of it. All gone now. My grandfather fought in the all-but-forgotten Italian campaign from 44-45. 60 years after the fact, it was hard for him to talk about.
     
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    I have seen it a few times and I am watching it off and on today. I think my favorite episode is Crossroads.
     
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    The final scene of that episode, the montage of their faces as they march into the Bulge, makes me cry every time. They were special people.
     
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    Yes, my cousin lend me the DVD collection, there weren't online platforms at that time.
    I saw the hole thing in less than a week, I felt like a jonkie, couldn't stop watching.
    I watched again around 3 years ago. Masterpiece.
     
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    My dad was a Marine in the Pacific, front lines from Guadalcanal through Okinawa, came back with medals and never recovered from the horrors he participated in. On his deathbed, her thought he was under fire again. But talk about brotherhood -- one of the strongest bonds in his life was always with the men of his unit -- both alive and dead. BoB necessarily underplays the actual conditions of combart -- no one could watch it if it was accurate -- but nevertheless is more horrifying than most films, and it avoids romanticizing the war as too often happens, in a nauseating, fale way, when writers and directors try to sell something to the audience. For mainstream entertainment, BoB respects its subject enough not to falsify the story or exaggerate aspects of it for effect.
     
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    I find "The Pacific" even better, I think... Both are great! Watched them a few times, last time was not so long ago.
     
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    It is great. Watched it first time it was aired here on TV. And still remember the feeling when waiting for the next week. I mean not like what's going to happen plot twist wise, but the world itself and the characters.

    Powerful impact.
     
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    I actually met Col. Ed Shames once. He was not really portraid in the BoB but he was with EZ from the beginning, and went through everything as you see it and more. He was the one who designed the 3D maps that they used on D-Day for the drops etc. He was a heck of a guy to know. Man, the stories he told me.... wow. He wrote a book on his exp and it's out there if anyone would like to read it.
     
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