Saturday, July 12, 2008
File this under "Perfect Timing".
Generation Kill, the HBO miniseries about the first phase of the war in Iraq begins this weekend. Appropriately enough, I am just now wrapping up my Netflix-facilitated David Simon retrospective, having just watched every episode of his series The Wire and its spiritual brethren, Homicide: Life on the Street. Simon returns with his collaborator from The Wire, Ed Burns, to adapt and produce this seven-part series based on Evan Wright's book of the same name.
Taking into account the differences in warfare between the two, I don't expect this to be as visceral as Band of Brothers, but I do expect this series to be just as good on other levels.
The first part of the miniseries premieres on HBO on Sunday, July 13. Check your local listings for the appropriate start time.