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Posted: 4/4/2006 9:09:23 PM EDT
Never saw it on TV, so I bought the box set for $30 from Wally World.

I'm on about episode 7 or so, and god damn this series is incredible. Brings the same feelings Band of Brothers did.

I'm very impressed.

What are your opinions?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:10:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4A1OwnsYou:
Never saw it on TV, so I bought the box set for $30 from Wally World.

I'm on about episode 7 or so, and god damn this series is incredible. Brings the same feelings Band of Brothers did.

I'm very impressed.

What are your opinions?



I really like it.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:11:35 PM EDT

Originally Posted By M4A1OwnsYou:
Never saw it on TV, so I bought the box set for $30 from Wally World.

I'm on about episode 7 or so, and god damn this series is incredible. Brings the same feelings Band of Brothers did.

I'm very impressed.

What are your opinions?



I saw the 1st 'pilot' episode - and it seemed a bit contrived (leaving the female soldiers up front with the infantry guys - but then again the Army sent me to Korea, not Iraq - I don't know how 'realistic' that was)... Haven't seen anymore - is it worth the BitTorrent download?
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:11:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/4/2006 9:11:50 PM EDT by triburst1]
I thought it was great. The "roadblock/checkpoint" episode was one of the most intense hours of TV I've ever seen.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:12:26 PM EDT
I thought it was okay but It was far from BoB in comparison.
Consensus here, it was a joke.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:12:50 PM EDT
Apparently you guys are in the minority, cause the show was cancelled shortly after its final episode.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:41:49 PM EDT
Saw the first episode...it was a bunch of Hanoi Jane, you-die-GI, your girlfriend is sleeping with Bart Simpson, pro-Communist bullshit. I never watched another episode and never will. To Hell with the pro-terrorist propagandists.
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:43:18 PM EDT
I downloaded the pilot episode and did a quick "skimming". The few clips I watched prompted me to delete it without viewing it...
Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:43:58 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Big_Louie:
Saw the first episode...it was a bunch of Hanoi Jane, you-die-GI, your girlfriend is sleeping with Bart Simpson, pro-Communist bullshit. I never watched another episode and never will. To Hell with the pro-terrorist propagandists.




Link Posted: 4/4/2006 9:49:22 PM EDT
came off to me as Look our troops are bunch of blood thirsty goons.

Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:51:50 AM EDT
It was entertaining. My biggest complaint was there was too much damn music at the end, and it lasted too long.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 5:58:29 AM EDT
Ehhhh. Take it or leave it.

My favorite one was the one with the SF guy who played in BoB.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:01:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By rdblan2:
It was entertaining. My biggest complaint was there was too much damn music at the end, and it lasted too long.



Yeah, pretty much exactly what I was gonna say.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 6:07:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:37:59 AM EDT
Im liked it. It was better than a LOT of shows on at the time.

Now we have "The Unit"


Gonna have to go to Wally World and pick it up
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:42:05 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:44:13 AM EDT
sucked when being broadcast, and sucks as well on DVD. Show was canceled it sucked so bad
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:46:41 AM EDT
I bought it on DVD for 5 dollars. Hope it's worth it.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:50:39 AM EDT
Geez what a bunch of chattering nabobs. I watched all of them and thought it was pretty darn good. It most definately was not a antimilitary war movie like so many are. It was a pretty darn good attempt in my opinion to show american soldiers in real situations with some drama. We need to support these kind of shows if we want there to be more.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:57:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 9:58:47 AM EDT by M4A1OwnsYou]

Originally Posted By triburst1:
I thought it was great. The "roadblock/checkpoint" episode was one of the most intense hours of TV I've ever seen.



Yeah that was insane. I loved that episode.


Originally Posted By sWs2:
I downloaded the pilot episode and did a quick "skimming". The few clips I watched prompted me to delete it without viewing it...



I didn't care too much for Pilot. Same with the first episode of BoB.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 9:58:15 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
I thought it was okay but It was far from BoB in comparison.
Consensus here, it was a joke.



Yeah definitely far from BoB, but I still had similar feelings watching it. BoB was just fucking downright incredible.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:03:41 AM EDT
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:05:03 AM EDT
It was a good show. Not stellar by any means, but good.

As a Combat! nut, I always liked Sgt Saunders, and thought the Sgt. in this show reminded me of him.

The show may still get picked up somewhere else, and I hope it does. It doesnt deserve to go out with just one season. For christ sakes ToD had some of the worst acting, writing, and directing, and it stayed for 3 seasons
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:10:33 AM EDT
It was a little too liberal for my tastes, but the M4 action rocked!!
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:14:02 AM EDT
It sucked, I don't know how that show could be entertaining at all. I would rather watch martha stewart make sugar cookies.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:16:38 AM EDT
If you want to watch good shows about what is happening "over there" get the History and Military channel for a no bullshit assessment.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:18:31 AM EDT
I was good, not great, but one of the better hours on TV.

Judging it by the pilot episode isn't fair, this show got much better as it went along.

I'm pissed that I will never know why she was called "Double Wide"
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:22:55 AM EDT
It suck'd.
It was a good idea, it had great production, and should have been a great show. But, it had lame direction and really shitty writing. The Bochco's were too impressed with their own left wing agenda's, and then turned the show into "NYPD Hillstreet Blue's goes to Iraq".
I wanted to like it, but I was always disappointed.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:24:46 AM EDT
I liked it a lot.

HH
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:27:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By shotar:
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Weekly recurring serials have usually been confined to previous wars. I somehow found it disconcerting that this was portraying the current conflict for entertainment purposes.



Well, we didn't have TV in homes until after World War II, so there haven't been that many wars to make TV shows about. There were a lot of movies about WWII produced during WWII though.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:30:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 01GT281:
I would rather watch martha stewart make sugar cookies.


I could watch Rachel Ray make sugar cookies all day
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 10:39:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:
If you want to watch good shows about what is happening "over there" get the History and Military channel for a no bullshit assessment.



For what? To watch the same F'n WINGS episode every night? Or maybe another explanation of the tactics at Normandy?

I wanted that channel because I assumed it would have recent and relevent material. I've been completely disappointed. NatGEO and History Channel have much better programs about contemporary military oddly enough.

Ok.... I'm done with my bitch now.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:16:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 8:16:26 PM EDT by M4A1OwnsYou]

Originally Posted By Grunteled:

Originally Posted By twonami:
If you want to watch good shows about what is happening "over there" get the History and Military channel for a no bullshit assessment.



For what? To watch the same F'n WINGS episode every night? Or maybe another explanation of the tactics at Normandy?

I wanted that channel because I assumed it would have recent and relevent material. I've been completely disappointed. NatGEO and History Channel have much better programs about contemporary military oddly enough.

Ok.... I'm done with my bitch now.



Yeah everytime I turn it on it's "Wings of War" or whatever. I'm getting sick of that shit.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 8:32:06 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Grunteled:

Originally Posted By twonami:
If you want to watch good shows about what is happening "over there" get the History and Military channel for a no bullshit assessment.



For what? To watch the same F'n WINGS episode every night? Or maybe another explanation of the tactics at Normandy?

I wanted that channel because I assumed it would have recent and relevent material. I've been completely disappointed. NatGEO and History Channel have much better programs about contemporary military oddly enough.

Ok.... I'm done with my bitch now.


they do have new shows, you must be missing them.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:16:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By twonami:

Originally Posted By Grunteled:

Originally Posted By twonami:
If you want to watch good shows about what is happening "over there" get the History and Military channel for a no bullshit assessment.



For what? To watch the same F'n WINGS episode every night? Or maybe another explanation of the tactics at Normandy?

I wanted that channel because I assumed it would have recent and relevent material. I've been completely disappointed. NatGEO and History Channel have much better programs about contemporary military oddly enough.

Ok.... I'm done with my bitch now.


they do have new shows, you must be missing them.



yeah they do have new stuff but damn its like every other show seems to be "wings at war"
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:44:06 PM EDT
I didn't care for the pilot. There were bad and good episodes. Seemed to have gotton better after the first few initial epsiodes. Like the writters were trying to figure out how the show was going to go...

Overall I thought it was an ok show. I tried to catch it every week and d/l the torrents after watching them.

Kind of reminded me of Tour of Duty TV show.
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 11:56:26 PM EDT
Good stuff. I hope for season a second season
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 12:50:11 AM EDT
The show didn't amuse me much; the only realistic characte - if you can call it that was their squad leader SSG "Scream". The episodes I liked the most was the one with the SF guy and the one about the checkpoint.

But the show, IMHO fell short of ideas by the 3rd week. Probably the reason why they canned the show. I thought it was more anti-war, anti-Bush BS; so i didn't watch it very long; maybe 3 or 4 episodes, later I lost taste for it.
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 3:46:29 AM EDT
I am "over there" and after watching 3 episodes I tossed em. Not even close to reality here. Had some potential in the beginnoing but it was quickly lost in viewing.
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