HBO (Mini-Series 2008)
|the thing about this mini-series and the Band of brother mini-series was Generation Kill is a hundred percent real this is what happens in war where you get band of brothers and it maybe 40-50 percent real because they are alloted to take certain liberties like use mo0re action and make up their own situations. |
On the ratings thing I have no idea why this show is getting a 7.0 i think it is people just dumping ratings for the entire series based on one show. So pay no attention to the ratings its a bunch of hills viewers who have their panys flossing their asses
Silly this is suppose to be a fairly realistik recount of what happend, and you complaine that the trroops arent getting shot enoff ?
Seriously...i`d think that be a good thing,
|So were episodes #2 and tonight's #3 were a lot better than #1? Are there way more gunfights and stuff? I am more interested in action scenes than dialogs.|
Sometimes the best moments in a TV series or a film is when something dramatic happens and nothing is sais. Deathly silence can say it all. Generation Kill has had a few of these.
Stick with it I think you'll find it is a grower. If gives you tension without necessarily the action, that is modern warfare. The anticipation of something about to happen and it goes off with a whimper instead of a bang.
If you are a cowboy then don't watch this. This is psychological and timeless.
There is an old adage in the military that says that war is 98% boredom and 2% unmitigated terror.
What Band of Brothers didn't show you - somewhat - was the 98% of the time they spent hanging out and being bored. What we're seeing in GK is pretty accurate as far as the day-to-day lives of most Marines and soldiers.
I actually wasn't going to watch GK as I assumed it would be a left-wing anti-US hit piece, but have been pleasantly surprised by the first few episodes.
I'd have to say that larsaw had the most decet thing to say about this so far!
Otherwise, I really liked the series, and Over There as well. Both are mainly about the situation for the accual troops on the ground and not just some rat-at-at-at redneck action. If you wanna see lots of action go get a Hong-Kong movie (eh, sorry, they've all sold out to Hollywood nowadays but you should know what I mean, unless you're too young anyways) or a Rambo or something. This is more of a drama series and should be rated as such. That's probably what's keeping the rating down, people looking for action and getting dissapointed 'cause they don't get to see burning Iraqui's.