At this point-in-time, HBO’s The Pacific – the follow-up mini-series to Band of Brothers created by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks – looks like a certain lock to be the best television program of the year.
HBO could pull a rabbit out of its hat with David Simon’s Treme, but anything short of the greatness of The Wire or The Sopranos will not be able to touch what Hanks and Spielberg have created. At least that’s what all the early reviews of the HBO series are saying.
The most high-profile review comes from THR.com, which can be found here. This is the nutgraf – journalist lingo for “the point” of the story…
But call it what you will, it is a gem of a production and would be a highlight of any TV season. “Pacific,” in its totality, conveys a sense of the combat experience that is as complete and realistic as any work of film could be. From the harrowing nighttime battles with a deadly but invisible enemy to the sheer misery of the punishing jungle climate to the macho posturing of the young American fighters, “Pacific” omits nothing.
Doesn’t that paragraph make you want to see what Hanks and Spielberg have created?
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