by Gustav's Electric Cafe,posted Sep 17 2008 9:22PM
Quite by accident, I discovered the mini-series "Generation Kill" on HBO a few weeks ago. It was a 7 part mini-series which followed the life and times of a detachment of soldiers over in Iraq. To be honest, I was sort of surprised that I hadn't heard more about it. The series does a great job of not being overly political in nature, and never seems to take a solid stance as to whether the creators are for or against the war in Iraq. What the series does achieve is the casting of a stark spotlight on these soldiers and their column of Humvees and trucks as they advance through the desert. Just as I felt I was beginning to get to know these men and their various nuances, the series was over! The acting was superb, and the location shots amazing. For a limited time, it can still be found through Comcast "On Demand." Highly recommended, but for mature audiences. It reminded me a lot of another HBO mini-series that I was enthralled with about this time 7 years ago now, that being "Band Of Brothers." Quite possibly one of the best WWII era pieces that I've ever seen.