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Hell in the Pacific,
This review is from: The Pacific - Complete HBO Series - Amazon Exclusive (Includes: Inside The Battle Of Peleliu) [DVD] (DVD)
I've read some of the reviews, both positive and negative about this series. The main problem people seem to have is that it isn't band of brothers. But surely that's the point. The campaign in Europe was a picnic compared to what the marines had to endure in the Pacific.
I do feel the series was a little slow to start, but once you get through to the latter part of the series, it shows in graphic detail just what a hell the troops had to endure. My main gripe would be that there is little sense of the length of the campaigns - Guadalcanal took 6 months; but only 1 episode dealt with it. So you can tell that it was hell, but you have little sense of just how long it had to be endured.
And for those who thought BoB was so good - well I recall some rather slow episodes. And the last few just seemed to go on forever.
Consider this on it's own, and give it a chance. If you watched the first few episodes and then gave up, you've missed the best part.