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Old 08-11-2017, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I watched that when it first came out on HBO and it was really good.
I should watch it again and would probably enjoy it even more. If I could only get my wife on board to watch too.
We did just watch "Hacksaw Ridge" and she liked it but closed her eyes during the battles.
She does appreciate a good story and B of B had that.
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:41 AM
 
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I always get hooked on it again every year when some cable network airs it around Memorial Day or so. Excellent mini-series. I was hoping that the follow-up "The Pacific" would be as good.. It was not. Wasn't BAD.. But wasn't as good as Band of Brothers.

Watched it originally when it aired on HBO.
Oh, I liked The Pacific a lot. It may be because I watched it before I watched Band of Brothers. Band of Brothers was fine, but I liked The Pacific more.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:22 AM
 
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I am currently watching this show. So good! My husband and I have been spacing out the episodes so that we don't binge it in one week. I have to say that this show just sucks you in. I love the interviews with the actual men before the episodes.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:25 AM
 
Location: USA
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I always get hooked on it again every year when some cable network airs it around Memorial Day or so. Excellent mini-series. I was hoping that the follow-up "The Pacific" would be as good.. It was not. Wasn't BAD.. But wasn't as good as Band of Brothers.

Watched it originally when it aired on HBO.

I have BOB on DVD, and watch it occasionally. It is a VERY well done mini-series. I have seen "the Pacific", and I didn't like it nearly as much.
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Old 08-22-2017, 08:44 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have BOB on DVD, and watch it occasionally. It is a VERY well done mini-series. I have seen "the Pacific", and I didn't like it nearly as much.
I think that for many it came down to how The Pacific showed us individual Marines, one of whom didn't survive the war. While the Band Of Brothers did show that brotherhood, even the bad big brother in the Captain who got relieved of his command. The interviews were a big part of it.
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Old 08-22-2017, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Anyone who enjoyed this series really needs to read the book. The series was actually a remarkably faithful adaptation of the actual events, but the TV series had to leave out SO MUCH. Otherwise, it would have been an 80 hour series. Lots of good stories in the book that never made it to the screen.
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Old 08-22-2017, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Sale Creek, TN
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Anyone who enjoyed this series really needs to read the book. The series was actually a remarkably faithful adaptation of the actual events, but the TV series had to leave out SO MUCH. Otherwise, it would have been an 80 hour series. Lots of good stories in the book that never made it to the screen.
Wasn't there a story in there, that was the basis for, "Saving Private Ryan"?
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Old 08-22-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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Saving Private Ryan was loosely based off the story of the Niland brothers from New York. 4 brothers.. 3 were thought to have died, so the 4th was sent back stateside to serve his tour there. It was later discovered that one of the other brothers had survived.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:54 PM
 
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I always get hooked on it again every year when some cable network airs it around Memorial Day or so. Excellent mini-series. I was hoping that the follow-up "The Pacific" would be as good.. It was not. Wasn't BAD.. But wasn't as good as Band of Brothers.

Watched it originally when it aired on HBO.
I don't think the Pacific was quite as emotional in some ways, but it wasn't telling the same story as the close-knit Band of brothers either. The Pacific is based on I believe the books of 3 diffeent marines if I am not mistaken.

However, the Pacific depicted very graphic scenes and the filmmaking of that was as good as Band of Brothers.

I think one was as good as the other, they were just different stories overall.
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Old 08-26-2017, 02:09 PM
 
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BoB had more attachment to the characters. After the first episode, I knew who the characters were. Not so much with the Pacific. However, the Pacific did show more of the graphic hell of war. I also liked the last episode of the Pacific touches on life after the war.

For those that liked these 2 series, supposedly Spielberg and Hanks are working on another 10 part mini-series called the mighty 8th. Supposedly due out in 2019. Information on it is sketchy at best.
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