I am underwhelmed with this offering, and maybe Hanks and Speilberg just does Europe better, but the Pacific just isn't compelling to me.
Others on here have stated the same and blame our fast paced society, etc.. but I don't think so. The problems with the show is not that "nothing happens" its that the stories are not interesting. They sacrificed too much (I think) for realism, and it detracts from the story itself.
Four episodes in, the battles are all at night and hard to see, which makes them underwhelming..might be accurate, but not good tv. Also, this particular episode almost felt like filler. I don't see what soldier's getting nookie in Austrailia adds to the narrative. It was almost soap opera. The girl breaks up with Lecke because he might die, so what was the point, to show his mortality? The other soldier bargaining with the father of a girl for permission to court was cute, but this is supposed to be epic, how did that advance the story..I don't get it.