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Generation Kill 

TV-MA | | Drama, War | TV Mini-Series (2008)
A Rolling Stone reporter, embedded with The 1st Recon Marines chronicles his experiences during the first wave of the American-led assault on Baghdad in 2003.
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Top Rated TV #125 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »
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 Cpl. Jason Lilley 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks 7 episodes, 2008
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 Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando 7 episodes, 2008
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 Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego 7 episodes, 2008
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 Maj. Todd Eckloff 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Steven Lovell 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Nathan Christopher 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Hector Leon 7 episodes, 2008
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 Pfc. John Christeson 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Michael Stinetorf 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey 7 episodes, 2008
Justin Shaw ...
 Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Daniel Redman 7 episodes, 2008
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 Sgt. Damon Fawcett 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. John Burris 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Smith 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Cody Scott 7 episodes, 2008
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 Cpl. Trevor Darnold 6 episodes, 2008
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 Maj. Gen. James 'Chaos' Mattis 3 episodes, 2008
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Following multiple recon marines during the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a group of mixed personalities, you see the dysfunctionality of the military, and on other times, how formalized and heroic it can be. A Rolling Stones reporter joins reconnaissance marines invading Iraq and recounts the mix of horrors and hilarity he encounters during his time there. Written by Ernie Mastroianni

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40 meres sto Iraq  »

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At the very beginning of the fourth episode, as the camera pans under the truck, a voice off-screen is heard saying, "Hey white boy. What chu waitin for? That hole ain't gonna dig itself. Go on and get your dick skin on that thing boy and dig, dig" This is a line from spoken by Junior in Platoon. See more »

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Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Lieutenant... have you gotten any word?
Lt. Nathaniel Fick: I only get what's passed on to me from Godfather, and the only word he gets is from the BBC. If we're lucky, Saddam will back down, let the inspectors in, and we can go home. The important thing is we are doing our jobs by being here. All of you should be proud.
Cpl. Josh Ray Person: Sir, that's not the word I was asking about. I was... we wanted to know if you knew anything about J-Lo being killed.
Lt. Nathaniel Fick: [pause] Ray, the battalion commander offered no sitrep as to J-Lo's status.
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This goes beyond mere entertainment - this is simply the best contemporary television has to offer
27 December 2013 | by See all my reviews

What you get to see here is a one-of-a-kind mini-series: this is as close to a documentary as it gets. The realities of modern warfare are shown honestly with no political agenda and you are left to draw your own conclusions.

When I watched this series I remembered a quote from another film, 'The Siege' from 1998, where Bruce Willis' character, a high ranking army official, says something along the lines of: "The army is a broad sword - not a scalpel. So trust me, you do not want to call the army, unless you have absolutely no other option".

From an artistic point of view what stands out the most is the ensemble of actors. Not once during the entire seven episodes did I not believe I was watching the actual characters - the performances and the direction in this production are flawless. I've never seen a series that felt as real as this.

This goes beyond mere entertainment - this is simply the best contemporary television has to offer. 10 out of 10.

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