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Old 07-12-2008, 10:45 AM   #1
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'Generation Kill' offers insider look at the Iraq war

This looks like it's going to be a good miniseries

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Old 07-12-2008, 01:38 PM   #2
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One of the best books I ever read, and with the Wire guys on board, the miniseries should be good as well.
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Do you think I should read this first or watch the series??????
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I'm probably gonna watch the series when it kicks off tomorrow night.
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It looks like a promising show. Anyone else catch it?
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I watched it. IT was a little slow but they are building the story. I am going to re-watch it tonight during dinner. I was actually a little lost at times.

If you have HBO on-demand they have a whole bunch of videos on each charactor.
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I watched it. IT was a little slow but they are building the story. I am going to re-watch it tonight during dinner. I was actually a little lost at times.

If you have HBO on-demand they have a whole bunch of videos on each charactor.
It sort of reminded me of the buildup to the fighting in Band of Brothers. Yeah, it was somewhat slow, but I think the show looks promising.
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I forgot to watch it but I recorded it. I'll probably watch it tonight.
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I forgot to watch it but I recorded it. I'll probably watch it tonight.
How do you forget to watch something but remembered to record it?
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Do it all the time! Set Tivo for a program on Wed to record for Sunday.

Then it is a pleasent surprise when I look in my Tivo inbox.
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How do you forget to watch something but remembered to record it?
I set up a schedule to record the whole series about a week ago
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I finally watched the first episode on demand and was very impressed. I think the show really captures the way these different personalities came together as a unit. The one thing that the book has, and I'm hoping the show goes into this more in later episodes, is the detailed back stories of the various characters. That's what I remembered the most from the book: the way characters from all walks of life were able to unite and thrive as a military unit and a fraternity.
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they, uh, really make those officers (the two captains) look like real A-holes...

it's much more accurate than over there. first episode was pretty good.
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The Godfather looks and sounds like a badass.
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