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wutamess
07-23-2008, 09:28 PM
This damn series has got me hooked.
I pop in Band of Brothers every couple of years and watch it from start to finish. This has the potential to be one of those types.

I don't know the characters names yet (other than the Godfather) but it was the same with the Sopranos, it took me a while.

Good stuff! :thumb:

evolve27
07-23-2008, 09:33 PM
What's it about? Gangster's or war?

blueballs
07-23-2008, 09:36 PM
so far the mouthy short guy is stealing the show
one of two or three from The Wire

wutamess
07-23-2008, 09:37 PM
What's it about? Gangster's or war?

It's an HBO mini-series Band of Brothers type film for the Iraq war.

evolve27
07-23-2008, 09:38 PM
It's an HBO mini-series Band of Brothers type film for the Iraq war.

Sweet, I'm DL'ing the torrents.

Pasta Giant Meatball
07-23-2008, 09:56 PM
Looks that way so far. Very worthwhile hour of TV.

Smoke
07-23-2008, 10:24 PM
I'm not ready to say B.of B's good, but it has a chance. Got a nice slow build of the characters started, if it delivers with the story and action then it's DVD buying worthy

KevB
07-23-2008, 10:56 PM
"Hey Brad, you should have gone to war with a sword....that would have been f*$%kin' awesome"

That was a really funny bit --- talking about how guys were lured into service. Short driver said Brad was swayed by the marine fighting the dragon commercial.

DJJasonp
07-23-2008, 11:19 PM
I really want to watch this show....but I feel really wrong watching it while the war is still being fought (and soldiers are still dying).

Not a rant here....just a comment (am I the only one who feels weird about this?)

blueballs
07-23-2008, 11:27 PM
you've never laid down with your cock on the ground
with a tank rolling by with in 5 yards

Frazod
07-23-2008, 11:30 PM
It's not bad, but it damn sure isn't Band of Brothers.

IMO, the central characters aren't terribly interesting or likable.

I'll keep watching, but I'm not all that impressed, considering what HBO has done in the past.

wutamess
07-23-2008, 11:33 PM
It's not bad, but it damn sure isn't Band of Brothers.

IMO, the central characters aren't terribly interesting or likable.

I'll keep watching, but I'm not all that impressed, considering what HBO has done in the past.

Well you can't tell me that the beginning of Band of Brothers (even thought it was needed to setup the rest of the series) wasn't boring as hell? Give it time it looks promising.

When I pop in the BoB DVD's I usually FF or skip the 1st DVD altogether.
For some reason Ross (from friends) kills it for me.

ZootedGranny
07-23-2008, 11:34 PM
if it delivers with the story and action then it's DVD buying worthy

If that's the case, start putting money back for the DVD set. Simon & Burns always strive for authenticity, and so far, they've done a great job translating the book to film. For the most part, every character is exactly how I envisioned them, and I expect the upcoming shows to delve deeper into the fog of war while still delivering the action.

Baby Lee
07-24-2008, 06:23 AM
Took me a minute on Sixta, placing his accent/inflection. Sixta is Cotton.

http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/blog/neal_jones_lrg.jpg
http://z.about.com/d/animatedtv/1/7/Y/o/koh_DeathPicksCotton_gr1f.jpg

Deberg_1990
07-24-2008, 06:31 AM
I really want to watch this show....but I feel really wrong watching it while the war is still being fought (and soldiers are still dying).

Not a rant here....just a comment (am I the only one who feels weird about this?)

Its not even the first TV show about the Iraq war. There was one on FX a few years back called "Over There". It wasnt all that good though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446241/

Baby Lee
07-24-2008, 06:40 AM
Dunno who all knows, but 'Gay' Rudy is played by the real Rudy Reyes, of KCMo.

KC Kings
07-24-2008, 07:16 AM
Dunno who all knows, but 'Gay' Rudy is played by the real Rudy Reyes, of KCMo.

They tried to find somebody to play his part, but they couldn't find a man that was as bad ass, spiritual, and good looking as he was, so he just did it himself.

If Generation Kill is the next BoB, then Rudy Reyes is the next Chuck Norris.

Swanman
07-24-2008, 07:50 AM
Took me a minute on Sixta, placing his accent/inflection. Sixta is Cotton.

http://www.boston.com/ae/tv/blog/neal_jones_lrg.jpg
http://z.about.com/d/animatedtv/1/7/Y/o/koh_DeathPicksCotton_gr1f.jpg

The actor also plays a gay firefighter on Rescue Me. This role is a bit of a switch.

Swanman
07-24-2008, 07:50 AM
Its not even the first TV show about the Iraq war. There was one on FX a few years back called "Over There". It wasnt all that good though.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0446241/


I really liked Over There, but I think I was the only one, so it got cancelled after one season.

Baby Lee
07-24-2008, 08:00 AM
I really liked Over There, but I think I was the only one, so it got cancelled after one season.

I miss Ms. B

http://www.geocities.com/ashantai_x5/Nicki/aycox.jpg

Redrum_69
07-24-2008, 08:08 AM
theres only one band of brothers...and nothing compares to it.

in generation kill...you didnt have to follow them through boot camp and have Ross from Friends order you around...

Swanman
07-24-2008, 08:39 AM
I miss Ms. B

http://www.geocities.com/ashantai_x5/Nicki/aycox.jpg


Yeah, she was hot. I liked Dim, the poor bastard couldn't buy a break.