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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Pacific (TV Watch)

The Pacific is a 10-part mini-series from the creators of "Band of Brothers" telling the intertwined stories of three Marines during America's battle with the Japanese in the Pacific during World War II. Based primarily on two memoirs of U.S. Marines, With the Old Breed: At Peleliu & Okinawa by Eugene Sledge and Helmet for my Pillow by Robert Leckie, the series tells the stories of the two authors & Marine John Basilone, as the war against the Empire of Japan rages. It also draws on Sledge's China Marine and Red Blood, Black Sand, the memoir of Chuck Tatum, a Marine who fought alongside Basilone at Iwo Jima.

HBO Sundays @ 9pm
Trailer HERE
Parts HERE


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