It's July 4, so I figure this may be OT/OK. Pretty cool series on History 2.
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John Adams is playing on HBO nonstop right now.
That was a great mini series with Paul Giamatti, if thats what you're referring to.
I own the series on DVD. As a future history teacher I'm going to show like half the series to my students. So full of win.
I'm a current History teacher and my students enjoy the bits and pieces I show them. Best of luck in your future career it is a great subject to teach.
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Been on the band of brothers marathon myself. Generation kill right after. Two of HBO's best mini series. As much of an obnoxious ass i and others can be around here i wouldn't trade you asses for any other fans on the planet. Happy bday Merica. Go Blue!
was fantastic. Have you read Generation Kill or One Bullet Away (Nathanial Fick's book)? Even better than the series, which as I said I loved.
Loved the book generation kill and the mini series. I found it interesting that one of the real marines played his own part in the show.
There was a few of the actual marines playing in the movie. Both the book and movie were very well done. Being a marine I have this obnoxious trait of breaking war movies down. The lingo and characteristics were spot on with marine life.
Yea I do that to as an Army veteran too. It's little shit that's not hard to get right that pisses me off usually. If I see one little thing wrong it can ruin a whole show or movie for me.
Hair length usually pushes my buttons. Especially, when it is blatantly just pulled back behind the ears. That and when a premise is just too farfetched like in “Undersiege”, as a marine, when have ever been to sea that they haven’t off-loaded weapons prior to returning to homeport or a stand-down.
I'd highly recommend One Bullet Away. It's the autobiography of the Lieutenant who led Bravo in Generation Kill. He's an insanely intelligent person (three Ivy degrees) and was one of the first in action after 9/11 and in Iraq, obviously. Great stories and great thoughts. He's going to be a big deal in the future, IMO.
Fruity Rudy! He had a small one off show on Discovery last year also. He taught urban survival. Not sure if its still on air or not? He did a great job on GKill.
My favorite shows are the ones who portray our Armed Forces as real and kickass as possible. HBO does the best mini series.
It's not very patriotic, but I've been non-stop watching the Twilight Zone marathon on Syfy since it started at 8am. Greatest show ever.
Can't sleep so I'm up watching Ken Burn's "Baseball." Seems an appropriate way to end my 4th. It's really good so far.
Simply outstanding. Good choice. His Civil War piece is good, too.
My high school history teacher showed us that entire series. It took like a month. I kept thinking, "You're getting paid to do this?" He was one of those History/PE teacher/coach/AD types. Wasn't a good teacher, so I definitely learned more from the videos than I ever did from him. Still pissed me off.
Best work might be "The War". WWII
Was stationed @ MCRD-Parris Island, SC when “The Civil War” was aired. It was awesome being in/near places that were mentioned. Made for some very interesting weekend trips to experience historical sites while the series was airing. Especially, Beaufort and Savannah with Sherman’s March.
Doesn't this series have the song "Radar Love" playing during the part about the Red Sox-Reds World Series game when the Reds pull out a victory? I recall that for some reason, and it was awesome :)
This documentary is available on demand