Band of Brothers

Band of BrothersOver the past few weeks, Taryn and I have been watching the 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers on DVD. Band of Brothers tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Starting with their rigorous training in Georgia in 1942, it recounts the achievements of the elite rifle company, which parachuted into France early on D-Day morning, fought in the Battle of the Bulge, and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest at Berchtesgaden.

We watched the final episode yesterday, and in a word, this series can best be described as outstanding. It is truly masterful film-making. In fact, that's exactly what it felt like watching each of the ten episodes. It felt as if I was watching ten movies of quality. Referring to it as a television miniseries doesn't do it justice, although mentioning it's an HBO production might explain why it's so good. I intially had my customary movie image accompanying this piece before I remembered this was actually made for television.

If you didn't get a chance to catch this series when it ran on HBO in the United States or Global TV in Canada, rent/buy/borrow the DVD and watch this story of Easy Company. It really is exceptional.


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