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    HBO: The Pacific

    Does anyone know if I need to watch the Band of Brothers series before getting into this new show on HBO?

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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    You do not need to watch Band of Brothers first. The Pacific is a completely separate show.

    You should watch Band of Brothers though. It is a great series.



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    No. Whole new storyline. Band of Brothers was based on a book by Stephen Ambrose. The Pacific is based on a compilation of books, including With the Old Breed (an excellent and shocking read, by the way).



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Quote Originally Posted by MrReality View Post
    You do not need to watch Band of Brothers first. The Pacific is a completely separate show.

    You should watch Band of Brothers though. It is a great series.
    Agreed on both counts.



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Quote Originally Posted by MrReality View Post
    You do not need to watch Band of Brothers first. The Pacific is a completely separate show.

    You should watch Band of Brothers though. It is a great series.
    I agree with that- if you are evenly vaguely interested in war movies, it is a must see. Period.



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Awesome, thanks. Band of Brothers has been on my list for a long time but still haven't gotten to it.



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Wow, watching it again right now... Incredible.


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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    I am so jealous I dont have HBO, or cable, so I am toast for Pacific.

    On a side note, Band of Brothers is unreal. Best WWII cinema ever made.



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Quote Originally Posted by cloneluke80 View Post
    I am so jealous I dont have HBO, or cable, so I am toast for Pacific.

    On a side note, Band of Brothers is unreal. Best WWII cinema ever made.
    You have the internet though, so you're all set!



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Good start to the series. I would recommend reading "Helmet for my Pillow" and "With the Old Breed" before watching. It is interesting how they are tying the books and author (Leckie and Sledge) together, not to mention John Basilone. Not to mention, it appears they blended to separate battles together in tonight's episode. I think it would have been more powerful to show the alligators, that caused people to starting shooting; as well as eating the dead and dying in the river ala Leckie book.

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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    I love Band of Brothers. I've watched the complete series several times.



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Thought the first episode was solid. Looks like this series will do a great job of showing what a miserable experience the island battles of the Pacific theater were. Tonight's episode was just the tip of the iceberg.

    BOB is an all-time great. I watch it every Memorial Day weekend.


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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    You have the internet though, so you're all set!
    How so?


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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    In case you don't have HBO and you can't bear to wait here is a link to it online for free.

    http://www.wisevid.com/play?v=3tbv8vb5z-bb

    If the link does not work go to www.casttv.com, click on TV/movies, then TV shows (should bring up an alphabetical list of all the available shows) and navigate to the link from there.



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    Re: HBO: The Pacific

    This show was amazing, i had the DVR set and probalby going to record them and give it to my grandpa for his birthday, he served in the war on the USS Edward C Daley. he always tells me his war stories, i love it, i'm sure he will love this.



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