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Oh, what a lovely war!,
This review is from: Wings - The Complete BBC Box Set [DVD]  (DVD)
I must say that as my wife and I sat through the first episode I nearly burst waiting for an aeroplane to appear or for, well, anything to happen really. But then it dawned on me. This series is all about slowing down to soak up the story, characters and atmosphere. When you do it is wonderful stuff and very involving. The characters are great and I thoroughly enjoyed the stories. Michael Cochrane is the standout actor and his character, Lt. Gaylion, is the real hero of the series even though it seems to centre on the Sgt Farmer character. Lt. Gaylion overcomes his fears, looks his demons in the eye, owns up to his failings and remains constant. Farmer is a hapless, inconstant, boofhead without fear or common sense. Captain Triggers is endlessly entertaining in his permantent state of frustration and resigned fury. Of course, my favorite characters really are the magnificent BE2 and Fokker Eindekker. The air-ti-air footage is astounding and the models used in some sequences are sensational; no CGI here. Wonderful, wonderful stuff!