- Summary: The Wire's David Simon produces this seven-part miniseries about the 2003 war on Iraq through the eyes of one Marine unit.
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure
- Show Type: Mini-Series
- Season 1 premiere date: Jul 13, 2008
- Episode Length: 60
- Air Time: 09:00 PM
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Stevens10This show accurately depicts being in the military from convoy operations to singing stupid songs out of boredom. Even the incompetence of superiors is captured perfectly. When I watch this show, I feel like I'm there. Like I'm at work with them. What they do on the show is exactly what we do. All the glory and coolness, all the questionable things war makes us do, the acts of atrocities and heroism is in hard to turn away from once you start watching. It superbly tells the story without fancy camera effects and a dramatic musical score. If the story is not fast enough or exciting enough for you, that's because it's pretty close to real life. Unlike the latest Hollywood action movie, real life moves at it's own pace. Excellent TV Show.… Expand
JohnH.10Sgt Brad Colbert was my daughter's boyfriend all thru high school and part of college. His experiences and growth thru this ordeal and the one in Afganistan are remarkable. He is a natural leader and has always had a calming effect on those depending on him in a crisis. I am proud to see the actor portraying him did not caricature him as a person. it is very difficult to take a combat situation and not glorify it when making a film...I think the filmmakers have something to be proud of here...this from a former Vietnam veteran.… Expand
WaltD6Having been an infantry soldier, albeit in a different country, I feel I have more of an insider perspective than when I watched The Wire. Overall, where GK seems fairly real to me, it doesn't hook me, and where it feels a bit "off" (sets sometimes a bit limited) its offputting. Not bad.… Expand
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