Tuesday, 15 September 2020

Generation Kill


I don't watch a lot of television as a rule but the lockdown meant that I had the opportunity to catch up with some series that I'd previously missed. This included the entire Game of Thrones saga, which I thoroughly enjoyed, together with the HBO mini-series Generation Kill, set during the 2003 invasion of Iraq. I have one more episode to watch, which I'm hoping to have time for this evening once the kids are in bed, so I'll be looking for something similar to occupy my evenings. It's just a shame it only ran for seven episodes but I'm now going to read the book instead, so back to my usual habits. If you haven't seen it, it is well worth it and I'm hoping that the book is just as good, if not better.

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  1. Generation Kill is one of my favorite series. Let us know if you find something similar.

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  2. I thought Generation Kill was really very good. I expected something quite jingoistic, probably with some nice action scenes, but it was far better than that. It had excellent production but also great dialogue and the portrayal of the marines was nicely nuanced. A great series.

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    1. I agree. Apart from Captain America, I thought the characterisation was excellent. The acting was also very good and the cinematography, locations and tone were all superb. A cracking series.

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