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Anyone else watching this weekend? I try to watch this series every memorial weekend. Just got done with Ep. 4 failing the Market Garden mission.   This is probably the 15th time Ive watched this show. It will never get old...I cant imagine how cool it would've been filming this show...which eerily debuted Sept 9th 2001. 

 

Edit: before I forget...Captain Spiers is a certified bad ass

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Is it marathoning somewhere?  I keep thinking that upon my umpteenth re-viewing, it will become stale, but it never does.  I have never been a big Speirs fanboi.  I read the book(s) first, and he was kind of portrayed as a psycho.

Lewis Nixon is my favorite character after Major Dick.

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1 minute ago, TwiceHorn said:

Is it marathoning somewhere?  I keep thinking that upon my umpteenth re-viewing, it will become stale, but it never does.  I have never been a big Speirs fanboi.  I read the book(s) first, and he was kind of portrayed as a psycho.

Lewis Nixon is my favorite character after Major Dick.

 

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29 minutes ago, TwiceHorn said:

Is it marathoning somewhere?  I keep thinking that upon my umpteenth re-viewing, it will become stale, but it never does.  I have never been a big Speirs fanboi.  I read the book(s) first, and he was kind of portrayed as a psycho.

Lewis Nixon is my favorite character after Major Dick.

watching it on HBOgo.

 

well, yeah spiers is a psycho. LOL, does Nixon even fire a gun once?

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58 minutes ago, MNLonghornFUKM said:

which eerily debuted Sept 9th 2001.

I still remember watching the premiere live with my dad and brother. 

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Been watching every year since 2008. Amazing series. Even Sobel was portrayed perfectly as an asshole. I really liked the character of Malarky. He tranistioned exactly like I would have imagined as the war drug on.

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I've got the DVDs. I don't watch it every year but I threw the first episode on yesterday and wound up watching the first five before the night was over. It just sucks you in. 

I watched "Bastogne" this morning, I'll probably knock out a couple more episodes tonight. 

Just brilliant. The story will live for centuries and from a technical standpoint it's as perfect a production as has ever been made. I never even fast forward through the opening credits. 

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30 minutes ago, Facemask said:

Been watching every year since 2008. Amazing series. Even Sobel was portrayed perfectly as an asshole. I really liked the character of Malarky. He tranistioned exactly like I would have imagined as the war drug on.

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David Schwimmer played a great Sobel. 

I noticed in the first episode last night he used the word "irregardless." Good way to make me dislike a character right off the bat. 

It's the little things. 

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17 minutes ago, WhatTheBuck said:

David Schwimmer played a great Sobel. 

I noticed in the first episode last night he used the word "irregardless." Good way to make me dislike a character right off the bat. 

It's the little things. 

Mularkey? That's slang for bullshit.

 

 

Agreed..Schwimmer played the perfect dickhead for that series. Eating that spaghetti then running the mountain makes me queasy even thinking about it 

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3 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

Is it marathoning somewhere?  I keep thinking that upon my umpteenth re-viewing, it will become stale, but it never does.  I have never been a big Speirs fanboi.  I read the book(s) first, and he was kind of portrayed as a psycho.

Lewis Nixon is my favorite character after Major Dick.

Nixon? I like Livingston as much as anyone but all Nixon did was follow Winters around. 

Havent seen it in years but who was the sargeant or lieutenant that froze on the battlefield? That was one of my favorite episodes, the guy that took up the slack and received a field promotion was a bad ass. 

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5 minutes ago, JohnRedHorn said:

Nixon? I like Livingston as much as anyone but all Nixon did was follow Winters around. 

Havent seen it in years but who was the sargeant or lieutenant that froze on the battlefield? That was one of my favorite episodes, the guy that took up the slack and received a field promotion was a bad ass. 

Dike was the failure. Spiers took over and ran into foy to hook up. i love the "what the hell" from one of the guys once spiers took off into the town

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It seems that the Germans are bad. Very bad. 
How about when winters took out that guy who gives him a shoulder shrug...and a whole fleet of SS officers couldn't take him out as he killed like 15 or so.


Sometimes I think the nazis were stormtroopers. Were they that bad of shot and had little training?

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5 hours ago, MNLonghornFUKM said:

LOL, does Nixon even fire a gun once?

I believe he admits that (regrettably) in one of the final episodes.

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A lot of Nixon's work in intelligence was done away from Easy Company. He was assigned to Operation Varsity by General Taylor and jumped with another unit. One of a very few from the 101st to have 3 combat jumps. By the time he got back to Easy Company, his drinking problem was in full swing and he was demoted from intelligence to operations. While he didn't do any killing, he was vital to the success of Easy Company. His part just didn't play out on screen as much in BoB.

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11 hours ago, JohnRedHorn said:

the guy that took up the slack and received a field promotion was a bad ass. 

Indeed. Lipton (played by Donnie Wahlberg). Great episode and a dude who earned (and kept earning IIRC) field promotions. Winter even had the German officer surrender his weapon to Lipton later on. 

 

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Was just watching the Ron Livingston Video Diary series on YouTube last night. Having Dale Dye throw them into a mini boot camp shows on screen in their camaraderie during action scenes

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Interesting links but edited to remove since it also had other junk..   Most expensive series ever produced at the time.. never knew the Bastogne scenes were

filmed indoors with paper snow

 

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"We Stand Alone Together" (interviews of then-living members of Easy Company discussing their exploits during the war) is also well worth your time this Memorial Day if you can find it on HBO.

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Way to late to fix but it would have been a good idea to show the names of the vets they interviewed before some of the episodes.

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Realized a principal reason that I like NIxon.  As with today, I am tuning into a marathon toward the end, seeing the last 3-4-5 eps, where Nixon figures more prominently.

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7 hours ago, Frieda’s Boss said:

Indeed. Lipton (played by Donnie Wahlberg). Great episode and a dude who earned (and kept earning IIRC) field promotions. Winter even had the German officer surrender his weapon to Lipton later on. 

 

And Lipton is also a favorite, despite mild antipathy toward Wahlbergs.

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22 hours ago, TwiceHorn said:

Is it marathoning somewhere?  I keep thinking that upon my umpteenth re-viewing, it will become stale, but it never does.  I have never been a big Speirs fanboi.  I read the book(s) first, and he was kind of portrayed as a psycho.

Lewis Nixon is my favorite character after Major Dick.

HBO now probably on episode 5 or 6 maybe.

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21 hours ago, MNLonghornFUKM said:

Sometimes I think the nazis were stormtroopers. Were they that bad of shot and had little training?

 

single shot rifles Vs eight shot rifles 

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Wouldn’t want to take a bolt action rifle into combat against a semi garand, but boy the MG34/42 sure helped make up some of that slack.

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30 minutes ago, tx 3 putt said:

 

single shot rifles Vs eight shot rifles 

The Mauser was a bolt gun, and the Germans LOVED their Schmeiser, the preeminent WW2 SMG.  They also loved their MG42, the gun that started the LMG concept.

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7 hours ago, AUinHsv said:

Way to late to fix but it would have been a good idea to show the names of the vets they interviewed before some of the episodes.

I think it was much more effective to wait until the last episode to put names to the faces. 

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In the book Ambrose states the men felt Winters was the best field officer and Nixon the best staff officer they ever saw

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17 minutes ago, Homercles said:

In the book Ambrose states the men felt Winters was the best field officer and Nixon the best staff officer they ever saw

I need to read the book.  I don't get that feeling from what is on-screen.  Dude just seemed like a functioning alcoholic who stayed out of the way.

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I need to read the book.  I don't get that feeling from what is on-screen.  Dude just seemed like a functioning alcoholic who stayed out of the way.


His daily routine isn’t covered in much detail there either, but there’s a reason he quickly rose to working at the regimental level due to his sharpness with intelligence. Winters had an innate ability to work with him, which is probably why being busted back to battalion was best for everyone.

Hell Colonel Sink’s nickname was ‘bourbon bob’. Lotta guys had a drinking problem when it became more available in places like Germany.

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1 minute ago, Homercles said:



Hell Colonel Sink’s nickname was ‘bourbon bob’. Lotta guys had a drinking problem when it became more available in places like Germany.

 

Damn, can't imagine why....

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1 hour ago, Homercles said:

 


His daily routine isn’t covered in much detail there either, but there’s a reason he quickly rose to working at the regimental level due to his sharpness with intelligence. Winters had an innate ability to work with him, which is probably why being busted back to battalion was best for everyone.

Hell Colonel Sink’s nickname was ‘bourbon bob’. Lotta guys had a drinking problem when it became more available in places like Germany.

 

Nixon got a Bronze (or Silver?) Star for his action in taking those guns on Normandy Beach.   He understood the maps they found gave the specific location of a buncha Kraut artillery pieces.  Ran them through enemy territory to get back to the beach.  

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Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?

No, but I served in a company of heroes.

Dusty.  Every goddam time.

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1 minute ago, Homercles said:

 


Certainly no judgement here

 

For sure, seems pretty self evident why might a guy might get a rep for drinking.  How do you maintain your complete sanity after knowing you've ordered guys to their death.

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From this day until the ending of the world, but we in it shall be remembered--we few, we happy few, we band of brothers...

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