Today I didn’t know what to blog about. So I followed my husband's advice and blog-hopped. I jumped from The Crusty Curmugdeon to Melodion after being lured there by the promise of an absurdly over-packaged order from Amazon.com. (I laughed out loud.) Once there, I scrolled down and what to my surprise did I find but the “Recent Tunes and Flicks” category. There I saw an image that has been burned into my brain – one that evokes many emotions for me. What could it be? If you’re thinking “the Band of Brothers DVD set” you are correct.
First of all, I must recommend that anyone who watched this during its run on the History Channel ought be aware that, if you are skeptical and have not seen the show beginning with disc 1 episode 1, you are missing out. I mention this because I was mystified and, quite frankly outraged, when one of my favorite bloggers Mark Steinbach dared to speak in lukewarm terms of this – dare I say it – masterpiece. (Mark, I apologize if this is a surprise to you – but as they say in The Winslow Boy, “Let right be done.”)
Second, and finally, I must also tell you that I am not particularly a big history or WWII buff – although I am married to someone who knows 100x more than I do about that and every other subject. But that didn’t stop me from falling in love with this series. It is so well done and well cast that I can literally find no fault in any single episode. Plus, if you read my last post, you know how I feel about little old men. So it will come as no surprise to you that each episode begins with documentary footage of the real men who are portrayed in each episode, and that I love that part.
So take my advice and watch this series… you won’t regret it. And if you do, you can talk to Mr. Steinbach (an otherwise seriously intelligent person) who unfortunately agrees with you.