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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 #126 | Won 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 9 wins & 19 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
...  Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Josh Ray Person 7 episodes, 2008
...  Evan 'Scribe' Wright 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Antonio Espera 7 episodes, 2008
...  Lt. Nathaniel Fick 7 episodes, 2008
...  Lance Cpl. Harold James Trombley 7 episodes, 2008
...  Navy Hm2 Robert Timothy 'Doc' Bryan 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Evan 'Q-Tip' Stafford 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Walt Hasser 7 episodes, 2008
...  Gunnery Sgt. Mike 'Gunny' Wynn 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Gabe Garza 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Jason Lilley 7 episodes, 2008
Mike Figueroa ...  Sgt. Leandro 'Shady B' Baptista 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Rodolfo 'Rudy' Reyes 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Anthony 'Manimal' Jacks 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. James Chaffin 7 episodes, 2008
...  Lt. Col. Stephen 'Godfather' Ferrando 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpt. Dave 'Captain America' McGraw 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpt. Craig 'Encino Man' Schwetje 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Maj. John Sixta 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpt. Bryan Patterson 7 episodes, 2008
...  Gunnery Sgt. Ray 'Casey Kasem' Griego 7 episodes, 2008
...  Maj. Todd Eckloff 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Eric Kocher 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Jeffrey 'Dirty Earl' Carisalez 7 episodes, 2008
...  Meesh 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Steven Lovell 7 episodes, 2008
Stefan Otto ...  Cpl. Nathan Christopher 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Hector Leon 7 episodes, 2008
...  Pfc. John Christeson 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Michael Stinetorf 7 episodes, 2008
Sydney Hall ...  Cpl. Teren 'T' Holsey 7 episodes, 2008
Justin Shaw ...  Sgt. Michael 'Budweiser' Brunmeier 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Daniel Redman 7 episodes, 2008
...  Sgt. Damon Fawcett 7 episodes, 2008
Kyle Siebert ...  Cpl. John Burris 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Smith 7 episodes, 2008
...  Cpl. Cody Scott 7 episodes, 2008
Eric Kocher ...  Gunnery Sgt. Rich Barrett 7 episodes, 2008
Denton Douglas ...  Cpl. Trevor Darnold 6 episodes, 2008
Josh Barrett ...  Sgt. Larry Shawn 'Pappy' Patrick 5 episodes, 2008
...  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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13 July 2008 (USA)  »

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40 meres sto Iraq  »

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Andrea Calderwood was recruited as a producer because of her experience in Africa while working on The Last King of Scotland (2006). See more »

Quotes

Cpl. Gabe Garza: Hey. There's kids holding hands.
Sgt. Brad 'Iceman' Colbert: Oh cute. Don't shoot 'em, Garza.
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Referenced in Medal of Honor (2010) See more »

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A nice introductory first episode
15 July 2008 | by See all my reviews

I enjoyed this immensely, and without revealing my views on the war on Iraq, I must say that I fail to see where these anti-war propaganda/war mongering commentaries are relevant.

Understandingly the Iraqi war has deep-set emotions with the American Public, but I did not feel that this in any way glorified, nor vilified the US troops. Nor did it so for the Iraqis. How anyone can regard this as left-wing anti-war propaganda is beyond me, as it seemed most of the characters had very human and sympathetic traits. As all of us who have served in the military know, there are often extreme personalities(i.e racist, militant, fundamental religious beliefs etc), by the sheer fact that the armed forces are a cross-section of any country's inhabitants, but they all showed camaraderie and discipline more than hostility towards humanity in my point of view.

although I said I wouldn't reveal my views regarding, I now feel compelled to do so. I am a huge opposer of the war in Iraq, and I feel great resentment towards many of the US foreign policies, but that does not mean that I do not enjoy the story on a personal level, nor that I can not sympathize with a country in war. By entertainment standards, this is some of the best television I've seen in a long while, and I can't WAIT for the next episode.


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