HBO's "The Pacific"

HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Hambden Bob On: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:03 pm

Has anyone seen it yet? I don't have HBO,but from what I understand,this follow-up to 2001's "Band Of Brothers" started yesterday,14Mar2010. Episode 1 supposedly highlights the story of Marine Sgt. John Basilone's storied Service in WW2. He was awarded the Congressional Medal Of Honor for fighting on the 'Canal. I was wondering how the show storyline ran compared to the real history of the man and the Marines he fought with. I was a big fan of Band of Brothers,all the way up to the current effort to still get Major Winters the CMH before he leaves us. It has been interesting to see changes in real life events in that script compared to the actual ones related by the men who served with Major Winters and the actual Combat Action Reports. John Basilone didn't survive the war,he was KIA on Iwo Jima. Always remember that the word "Hero" refers to those that never made it home,and those that were ordinary Servicemen and Servicewomen who performed extraordinary actions............Just My Humble Opinion (JMHO)
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Black_And_Blue On: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:10 pm

Tom Hanks opened his pie hole and ruined any enjoyment I might have had for the series.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:17 pm

You can't write off a Hero because of some butt-head actor that doesn't know what to say unless he has a script in front of him--Band of Brothers was outstanding :cheers: We don't have HBO either--just an antenna w/ 8 channels---good opinion Bob :discuss:
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Horace On: Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:13 pm

For those of us who do not have cable or satellite, you can watch the first episode here:


http://www.fancast.com/tv/The-Pacific/101664/1424689664/The-Pacific-Part-One-%28HBO%29/videos?cmpid=hbo_fcst-home-the-pacific-part1
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


As far as I can tell, Fancast is a legal site. There are short commercials during the breaks. My guess is that they will show a few of the episodes to get you hooked, but I'm not sure.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:59 am

KOOL Horace--thanx :D
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Hollyfeld On: Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:50 am

Black_And_Blue wrote:Tom Hanks opened his pie hole and ruined any enjoyment I might have had for the series.


So bashing one of the Producers of the show for giving a little background story to what the series is about ruined it for you? :wtf:
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Horace On: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:03 am

Also found this on Fancast:


http://www.fancast.com/tv/Band-of-Brothers/62853/full-episodes
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


For those of you who liked Band Of Brothers, the second show ("We Stand Together") contains the interviews of the members of Easy Company and the 506th. Watching them you get a real sense of where the series took its direction. Very poignant stuff. I felt like I should watch it standing up. At attention. Not that I was in the military; just because they deserve the respect.

I don't know that I would have caught that Tom Hanks was narrating the beginning of "The Pacific" had I not read it here first. Didn't really bother me.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: truckrp97 On: Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:20 am

several years ago i bought the band of brothers in dvd format,the set came with a nice metal case and includes six disc.i will be looking to add "the pacific" to my collection of battle dvd's. i just took a look at the HBO web site they have The Pacific for sale on dvd! $80.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: freetown fred On: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:04 am

Not personaly--just don't have HBO---thanx again Horace :shock:
Hollyfeld wrote:
Black_And_Blue wrote:Tom Hanks opened his pie hole and ruined any enjoyment I might have had for the series.


So bashing one of the Producers of the show for giving a little background story to what the series is about ruined it for you? :wtf:
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Dann757 On: Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:57 am

Tom Hanks made some controversial comments. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-hanks-w ... ntroversy/

Anyway, thanks Horace! Just watched it, thought
I would have to wait till it comes out on dvd.



Black_And_Blue wrote:Tom Hanks opened his pie hole and ruined any enjoyment I might have had for the series.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Horace On: Fri Mar 19, 2010 1:38 pm

My pleasure, guys. I recently stumbled across that site. It's got some good things on it. As a non-cable-subscriber, I love the internet, and it's about time they moved things away from only cable/dish. I feel pretty strongly that they will eventually start charging for it, so enjoy it for now.

There are plenty of sites out there where you can watch tv, but most (if not all) of them are less than legitimate. I'll refrain from listing them here.

By the bye, if you have one of the ISPs that utilize espn360 (Verizon does) then you can get pretty good college football as well as a lot of other sports (I only watch football, generally). www.espn360.com

Back on topic: I liked the first episode of The Pacific, but I didn't get the same feeling of connection like I did with BoB. I'll continue to watch it though to see if it improves for me.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Dann757 On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:25 pm

I hope they have part 2 available soon!
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: samhill On: Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:08 pm

I don`t see much if anything wrong with Hanks comments, heck they had had interment camps in this country for the people of Japanese decent. We had slang names for them & I`m sure they had them for us, its part of war IMO, probably always has been we used them in Nam they use them now. The British were redcoats the Indians redskins(no offense Fred) heck my past has been traced back to Mongolia so I guess that makes me a mongol. There have always been ethic & racial slurs, I`m not saying its right nor do I agree with them & I try not to use them but its as much a part of history as the wars.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Dann757 On: Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:03 pm

Well it looks like no more Pacific on Fancast. HBO probably shut them down.
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Re: HBO's "The Pacific"

PostBy: Horace On: Tue Mar 23, 2010 8:26 pm

samhill wrote:We had slang names for them & I`m sure they had them for us, its part of war IMO,


For those of you with Flame Suit Central, look at this thread: <link removed> Some things, unfortunately, do not change. I think Hanks's comments should be taken in context of the time about which he was speaking. To say that that's how he feels now I think is highly inaccurate. Well put comment, SamHill. I'm German so, apparently, I hate everyone :D

Dann757 wrote:Well it looks like no more Pacific on Fancast. HBO probably shut them down.


I was worried about that, too. I think that HBO released part one on Fancast to whet your appetite. It worked, though, didn't it :x
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