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    Very tardy in mentioning this, but a WWII series starts in America tonight at 9PM EDT on PBS:

    I assume everyone else has already seen it.

    I also assume Sean Bean dies.

    Edit: I see I was misinformed. Oops.

    Talk about tardy.

    #136188
    kyoteblue
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    I’ve been watching it in the US on PBS and have enjoyed it.

    #136194
    MartinR
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    There are some good bits, but overall it is pretty dreadful with appalling plot holes and geographic impossibilities. I liked the Panzer III in early War markings.

    "Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" - Helmuth von Moltke

    #136201
    kyoteblue
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    I know it’s kind of a soap opera with Pz 3 and Stukas. I do like Sean  Bean as a shellshocked Great War survivor.

    #136218
    Darkest Star Games
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    Hadn’t heard of this, but my wife has a serious soft spot for WW2 mellow-drama and this is right up her alley.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #136245

    I missed it completely, until my brother informed me about it yesterday.

    I also missed his comment that it was episode 6. No wonder I had no idea what was going on. . .

    #136253
    kyoteblue
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    I don’t have cable/sat so I watch a lot of PBS and knew about this show in advance.

    #136261
    Nathaniel Weber
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    I have enjoyed it. It is definitely a melodrama, and has the heavy doses of attractive British people refusing to be happy common to period dramas. But it’s cool seeing some of the 39/40 history on TV, I like the noir aspects around Helen Hunt’s character, and it’s surprisingly brutal for something on PBS.

     

    #136284
    Thuseld
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    I think I watched part of a middle episode while flicking through channels a while back and thought I should watch it. But then never did.

    My wife might be interested in watching it with me as it follows civilians also.

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