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The Pacific - Spoiler Alert!

Thought the first episode was pretty good. Got into the action a lot quicker than Band of Brothers (BOB) but I'm not getting into the characters like I did with BOB. Guess it may take more time but definitely dug the action happening sooner (getting into combat on the first episode). Can't wait for next Sunday now.




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I agree completely. Watch Basilone though, the man defined bad-ass.
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I liked it.
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I liked it, like you said you really don't develop a connection with any of the characters, but I would give it a few more episodes before I pass judgement.

I would have liked to seen more of the boot camp/training portions kinda like they did on BOB. That's what developed alot of the characters IMO.

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I think the reason why the "boot camp" part was overlooked is, instead of covering 11 months of war with one company, they're squeezing in all the great things that happened in the pacific theatre in almost 4 years of war. While they will focus on many of the characters the stories are based on, they're also focusing on the entire events of the 1st Marine Division etc.

If you're limited to only 10 episodes at an hour each, you cant possibly get everything in on the entire pacific campaign. Especially when following the memoirs of teh soldiers being depicted.
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I think the reason why the "boot camp" part was overlooked is, instead of covering 11 months of war with one company, they're squeezing in all the great things that happened in the pacific theatre in almost 4 years of war. While they will focus on many of the characters the stories are based on, they're also focusing on the entire events of the 1st Marine Division etc.

If you're limited to only 10 episodes at an hour each, you cant possibly get everything in on the entire pacific campaign. Especially when following the memoirs of teh soldiers being depicted.
Don't get me wrong, I understand WHY they have to do it the way they are doing it, but I would prefer it to be a longer season with more lead in than they offered... hell make it 24 episodes long like most regular TV shows.

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I caught it on DirecTV on the 101 ..looks like I will be able to watch it this year ?

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So far I give it two thumbs up. I thought the naval battle off the coast was pretty awsome visually. The night time fire fight was pretty intense.

BOB is going to be hard to beat. Still don't know most of the characters names yet in the new series.

Going to be some brutal scenes in this series. Some nasty fighting took place on those rocks in the middle of nowhere.

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Don't get me wrong, I understand WHY they have to do it the way they are doing it, but I would prefer it to be a longer season with more lead in than they offered... hell make it 24 episodes long like most regular TV shows.
most tv shows dont require extensive battle scenes , actual landing craft, and rediculously awesome CGI sequences (the naval battle in ep. 1) . The budget was already reportedly close to 200 million.
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most tv shows dont require extensive battle scenes , actual landing craft, and rediculously awesome CGI sequences (the naval battle in ep. 1) . The budget was already reportedly close to 200 million.
Hadn't thought about that part of it (budget) still it would be nice if they had expaneded it some. Regardless, really starting to enjoy this show.

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I really dig this. I like the way that they show some real footage, then talk to the real vets before the episode starts. It gets into action a whole lot faster then BOB did for sure. I hope it keeps up at this pace.

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