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Based on Evan Wright's best-selling book, and brought to the screen by the creators of The Wire, David Simon and Ed Burns, Generation Kill's viewpoint remains firmly fixed on the ground level, rather than proselytise the show uses its large cast and broad canvas to show war in all its visceral chaos, allowing viewers the chance to take what they can from steeping themselves in the black humour and confused terror of the experience.
Generation Kill, spread over seven episodes, follows the opening 40 days of the Iraq war, as viewed through the eyes of Marines’ First Recon Batallion. From there, the show pans out to give a snapshot of the horrors, dramas and sheer brutality of war. It does it though with genuinely three-dimensional characters, who have frailties, moments of humour, friendships and backgrounds. And the show allows space to genuine explore these, much to its credit.
Much like The Wire, Generation Kill doesn’t concern itself with cliffhangers, big action sequences or gimmicks. This is solid, grown-up drama, that treats its viewers as adults and is all the better for it. Granted, it’s not going to be to some tastes, and there are periods of inactivity that may test the patience of some viewers, but this is just the kind of television that people tend to complain that companies don’t make enough of. Well, they just have, and Generation Kill very much deserves success as a result. --Jon Foster
A very easy watch. Watched multiple times which is a rare thing for me to do.
Good banter between the lads, good action scenes, politics between the ranks, mistakes and... Read more
Saw it when on TV and just as enjoyable the second time around on DVDPublished 14 days ago by GaryG
The fact you don't already own Generation Kill on blu ray is terrible. Second best series on TV ever (after Band of Brothers.)Published 1 month ago by Robb Himself
Having watched this on TV anyway I wanted to purchase it to relive the amazing series.
If you love an army series this is for you!
Just exceptionally, thrillingly good. It takes a couple of episodes to get hooked, but after that it was all I could do not to watch it all in one go. Read morePublished 2 months ago by I G.
A brilliant mini series, and not just because Alexander Skarsgard is in it! Everyone should watch this, it's eye opening even when none of it surprises you (if you have family in... Read morePublished 2 months ago by anem72
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