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The Pacific Theatre of World War 2, as seen through the eyes of several young Marines.
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 PFC Lew 'Chuckler' Juergens 6 episodes, 2010
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 Cpl. R.V. Burgin / ... 6 episodes, 2010
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 PFC Wilbur 'Runner' Conley 6 episodes, 2010
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 Pvt. Lil'One 6 episodes, 2010
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 PFC Bill 'Hoosier' Smith 5 episodes, 2010
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 Private Young 5 episodes, 2010
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The Pacific follows the lives of a U.S Marine Corps squad during the campaign within the Pacific against the Japanese Empire during WW2. Made by the creators of Band of Brothers, it follows a similar line of thought to outline the hardships of the common man during war. The Pacific is in parts a fast paced war series that can be enjoyed by action lovers whilst containing a more sensitive side when projecting the relationships (brotherhood) of Marines on the battlefield. Where The Pacific takes a new direction from its "older brother" is in its depiction of the lives of soldiers who were picked to return home to increase the sales of war bonds. In doing this it also depicts the life cycle of returned soldiers from initial joy to the eventual feeling of regret and to a certain extent shame felt by soldiers wanting to return to the war in service of either their comrades or nation. Written by TgRegensse

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Hell was an ocean away.


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Trying to avoid the long shooting and production process of Band of brothers (2001), which took several years, The Pacific had several units shooting episodes at the same time all over 2009. See more »

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Although the Marines are correctly shown using Springfield rifles in Guadalcanal, the model shown is the 1903-A3. The Marines actually used the earlier 1903 Model as distinguished by its different rear sight. See more »

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Don't expect "The Pacific" to be a sequel to "Band of Brothers" because it's not
29 March 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

HBO's "The Pacific" is an excellent show in it's own right. While many fans of the previous HBO war series "Band of Brothers" may have high hopes and anticipations that The Pacific will follow suit of its wonderful predecessor, sadly they will be disappointed. The first few episodes are story driven but by the midpoint of the show, all the action begins to come through and some, if not all the action sequences are stellar. In the end, the story itself is driven at a much slower rate and is more dramatic and the visuals of the war in the Pacific are both beautiful and chilling. This is where the show shines the most.

The biggest drawback is that The Pacific certainly lacks the depth of characters on-screen that Band of Brothers delivered but it's focus is kept mostly on a small group of soldiers. There may be less focus on the characters altogether thus it's not clear exactly who the main characters are at this point but the objective, the missions, make up for that. After Part I, I wasn't blown away by it the way I was with Band of Brothers. However, after seeing Part II, I started to fall in love with the show.

Arguably, some say that the real glory of the United States military in World War II was fought in Europe and I somewhat harken to that belief. HBO's The Pacific may even justify that notion for some because it obviously is no Band of Brothers but, it is a solid show in it's own right quite possibly depicting what may have been both the most beautiful side of World War II and the loneliest side of it. HBO's The Pacific really shows the WWII nut the dark side of the war.


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