The Pacific premieres March 14th on HBO

18 Dec

More than 8 years ago, Band of Brothers premiered on HBO and our lives changed forever. Band of Brothers, a 10-part miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, premiered 2 days before the events of 9/11. The series finished its run amid rising patriotism and renewed respect for those in uniform and their sacrifice. Since then it has become a favorite of the men and women of the armed forces as well as their families.  It was based on the book of the same title written by historian and biographer Stephen Ambrose. It followed the story of E Company (“Easy Company”) of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment assigned to the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army. The series followed Easy company from basic training at Toccoa, Georgia, the American airborne landings in Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Bastogne and on to the end of the war. It has been regarded as one of the best TV miniseries of all time.

It casts a long and impressive shadow over The Pacific, itself a 10-part miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg, Gary Goetzman and Tom Hanks. This time the focus is on the Pacific Theater of Operations, and is based primarily on two memoirs written by US Marines Eugene Sledge and Robert Lecke. The series will also tell the story of Marine John Basilone and features a large ensemble cast of actors. For most of them this series represents the biggest project of their careers. Expectations are high, especially for us Ladies of Singlarity. I wish Michael Kamen was still alive so he could have written the score for this series. Check out the Band of Brothers Soundtrack – it makes a great stocking stuffer.

Band of Brothers brought us all together. Without it, we probably would never have met. It ushers fond memories for all of us. It has been a while since we sat down and watched the series from end to end, but from time to time, we make reference to scenes and even sprout quotes. Band of Brothers, made us into a band of sisters. So now we turn our eyes to The Pacific, wondering if the magic can be relived.

We hope so.

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3 Responses to “The Pacific premieres March 14th on HBO”

  1. Ayn Rant December 18, 2009 at 3:44 pm #

    I really cannot wait for this — except that I will wait since I don’t have HBO, but I’m still really stoked!

  2. swampmusic December 18, 2009 at 3:56 pm #

    We would NOT have met if not for BOB, that’s for certain!! Kind of a weird thought, isn’t it?

    • singlarity December 19, 2009 at 4:18 pm #

      It’s a very scary thought. My life would be a dark place without you in it.

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