Monday, February 11, 2008

Band of Brothers, Part 1

Yesterday after driving the length of the city a few times moving washers and dryers, taking off doors, moving desks etc (a big THANK YOU to Ronnalie and Brett for the help, and of course Sandy and Glenn for the Washer and Dryer) I settled in to Scott's couch for a long sesssion of Band of Brothers. The weird thing is, this mini series, is completely up my alley... I mean, it's WWII, it's military, it's Linda.. and yet I have never seen it - hence the bizareness. Anyways, we watched 7 hours of the 10 miniseries - and as it was sunday we ate, a lot. The first 5 hours were quite good, I really enjoyed them, the last 2 hours however, when they were in the Bascogne (aka The Battle of the Bulge) was AWFUL - I was way to attached to the members of Easy Company, it was brutal!

In all seriousness though, I had quite an admiration for the WWII Vets, this miniseries has only made that admiration grow - they were quite a bunch. The sad thing is though that now I look around at the men that would have been the same age and I do not see any sort of courage / determination / resourcefulness / pure strength that those men possesed, it is a real shame.

I'll have to find another 3 hours to watch the rest of the movie, hopefully this week - but with my schedule I guess we'll see.

4 comments:

kristen said...

just wait until you watch the special features with the extra interview footage...
and there will be an episode near the end that you will never forget...(heartbreaking i tell you...heart breaking)

Lulu said...

I am anticipating a cry fest for the last 3 episodes... should be great fun!

Anonymous said...

WOW! I am surprised that you have not seen Band of Brothers! Guess what? We own it! I kid you not. :) We really enjoy it. we have watched it twice and are always fascinated by everything! Anyways, I hope you enjoy the rest and don't cry too much... :) Miss you lots!
Cynthia

Lulu said...

I know, and I haven't seen Platoon, or Full Metal Jacket, or Battle of the Bulge, or Hamburger Hill either - isn't that terrible?

Maybe we can watch it together....