Also, old bean, I trust you've finished with The Pacific since you're watching all of this other naked woman vampire mumbo jumbo?
No, the last two parts (I think there are 10) are this week. I've got up to Iwo Jima and Sergeant Basilone, as he lay contemplating his last moments before dropping off this mortal coil. As he lies prostrate amongst the volcanic ash that was to become his shroud he must have been thinking "Bugger. so that's why people say in the army you never volunteer for anything".
Coming hot on the heels of the death of Ack Ack in the previous episode, that was all a bit emotional....
That's why people in the ARMY say you should never volunteer for anything? Was Sgt. Basilone in the ARMY in that episode?
I enjoyed the last two episodes very much. A fine denouement to a fine series. I couldn't keep it together for parts of the last episode either...
I watched the last two episodes to complete the series.
It was very watchable, and came across as a quality production, but there was something lacking. Maybe there wasn't enough background to go with each of the cameo's of the fighting (exception perhaps being the walk across the airfield on Peleliu).
I think the series could have done with being longer or the number of soldiers story's reduced so that we got more of a feel for each individual's story.
There was a lot of staring into space at times too - particularly from Leckie and Sledge - and one thing I do find grating - and pretty much all war films seem guilty of this - is the (usually) verbal, but (sometimes) physical, fighting between soldiers on the same side.
I would have to say it was a decent series and worth 10+ hours of anyone's time.
Good to see the brief bios at the end of the Part 10. Although that called for a bit of still upper lip what.
England expects that every man will do his duty. Horatio Nelson October 1805