The Pacific

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The Pacific

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From the creative team behind Band of Brothers comes this ten-hour miniseries tracing three American marines as they fight World War II in the Pacific. The series was shot on location in Australia, and is produced by HBO Films in association with Playtone and DreamWorks television. The Pacific was broadcast on Channel Seven in Australia.
The series won 8 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie, Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or a Movie (Non-Prosthetic), Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or a Special, Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Part 5, Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Part 2, Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special - Part 5 and Outstanding Miniseries.

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  • Throughout the entire series, i kept waiting & waiting to get hooked on this show, but it never came

    5.0
    I wanted to like this show so much but I just found episode after episode to be dull. And I couldn't make myself care for the characters. But truth is, I don't even know where to begin naming all the flaws. There were so many, it was actually surprising how unprofessional this show was in so many areas.. The best part about this whole show was the intro. I had such high hopes for The Pacific, what I got though was an incoherent jumble of storylines mixing like oil & water with a love story inserted as a change of pace. Disappointingmoreless
  • Soldiers Are Human Beings

    8.0
    The war scenes are not perfect for a show; but close to reality. A closer look at the soldiers' personal life as humans not machines is so dominant and appealing.
  • Don't Compare to Band of Brothers

    9.5
    This is not Band of Brothers and that is neither a good or bad thing. This is more a look at the effects of war on a person than how war causes comradery, like band of brothers. I can honestly say I wept during the final episode of this miniseries. To see what the dehumanization of war does to any man is a terrible and incredible thing to behold. And to hear the stories of great American heroes, such as John Basilone, that were not heard before, had an overwhelming effect on me. To wrap up, if you want to experience true appreciation for what our forefathers have done for us, watch this miniseries.moreless
  • Very decent show, but it doesn't come near the epicness of band of brothers

    7.5
    I liked the pacific really a lot. A series like the paficic focuses heavily on drama, characters and the hell that is war. I like a show were you can feel with the characters and have an emotional attachment to the them (some more than others). It makes a series like this more realistic and gives it much more drama (especially when someone dies). The battle scenes are definatly my favorite scenes of the show because they depict the horrors of war and they really give you a thrill while you watch them. Unlike that one (totally unnecessary in my mind) episode were they all go to Australia and have unmeaningful relationships with the local women...

    Sure it isn't that unrealistic because a lot of these soldiers actually did establishe relationships with women in Australia. I just think that when you make a show about bravery, friendship and sacrafice, 'Love interests' should be kept as just a minor side story.

    My main complaint however is that I watched Band of Brothers before I watched this and I have to say that that show was way better. Not that this show is bad but overall it just doesn't come near Band of Brothers.moreless
  • Tries to be Band Of Brothers but fails miserably

    5.0
    From some of the same people that brought us Band Of Brothers this show had all the potential to be just as good but let us down in almost every department. The one redeeming feature were the action sequences, the only problem was I didn't care enough about the poorly constructed characters to care if they made it or not. This was down to some shaky acting and a lot of poor writing. Maybe I'm being a little harsh but I had such high hopes for this show after loving Band Of Brothers so much. Still anything that brings understanding and appreciation to what those brave soldiers went through for us is deserving of a watch.moreless
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