Guadalcanal / Leckie recap & spoilers

Guadalcanal / Leckie (The Pacific - SicE1) recap & spoilers

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In the immediate aftermath of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Marine Sgt. John Basilone prepares to ship out and confront the enemy somewhere in the Pacific, while budding journalist Robert Leckie enlists in the Marine Corps. Eugene Sledge, unable to enlist because of a heart murmur, says farewell to his best friend, Sidney Phillips, who is about to leave for boot camp. Exactly eight months after Pearl Harbor, the 1st Marine Division, including Leckie and Phillips, lands on Guadalcanal in order to secure its strategically vital airfield and prepare for the inevitable counterattack..

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Just plain Awesome!!!!!I love the pacific it's really great. Love the battle scenes, love the soldiers, love the weapons, love the weapons.....yes I said it twice. I'm getting this and band of brothers fit Christmas yay:).Score: 5/5

$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!!!!Great films but a bit pricy. i first saw them on HBO on rememberance day so all i bought was the first episode. Good but alot of money.Score: 5/5

EpicGreat series. Doesn't get as much credit as band of brothers, but the pacific theatre wasn't and sexy as the European. It's a authentic take on the lesser known, less studied side of WWII. Another great Spielberg/Hanks production..Score: 5/5

SpectacularNot only does this series have stunning cinematography, but the acting and story are riveting and engaging. I was at the edge of my seat nearly every episode, if not choking back the tears with pride in our greatest generation. This series does our WWII warriors of the pacific a great justice in telling of the tragedies and the humanity of the island hopping campaign. Bravo..Score: 5/5

SecondBest war series after BOB.Score: 5/5

ExcellentThis, and band of brothers... are not to be missed..Score: 5/5

Comparing The Pacific to Band of BrothersWhen comparing The Pacific to Band of Brothers, I found that it took me longer to get to know and become vested in the individual characters. Many characters come and go or play smaller roles in a few episodes, while a few characters are present in the majority of the series. In retrospect, it makes sense - Band of Brothers takes place over a much shorter period of time, but both series have the same number of episodes. However, I found that eventually I was just as vested in the characters as I was with Band of Brothers and as the character development progressed, I enjoyed the series more and more. Because of this I enjoyed the 2nd half of the series more than the 1st half, though I think I would enjoy the 1st half more-so if I were to watch it again. Comparing both series in terms of "quality" I would say that the acting was equally as good. In terms of cinematography, both series were excellent. Special effects was well done in both series, but I have to say that I was even more impressed with The Pacific - while I knew that most of the ships had to be CG, I wasn't able to visibly detect that they weren't real (except for one minor close-up scene). I would say that the writing was slightly better in Band of Brothers, if only because they were able to differentiate the important characters more quickly, though The Pacific is still well done. Lastly, one thing that I think stands out about The Pacific is the soundtrack: it is exceptionally well done and really adds to the tone of the series even more than that of Band of Brothers (which was also well-done). Overall, I would say that if you enjoyed Band of Brothers, you should definitely see this series. Even if it takes you a bit longer to "get into" the series, its well worth it in the end..Score: 5/5

High price will inhibit online salesSilly price point will certainly mean less revenue for iTunes and the show's creators: at $6 per HD episode I'd imagine that most are downloading this show from the internet. Cut the price in half and make 10x the sales..Score: 5/5

The PacificHands down the greatest miniseries ever created behind Band of Brothers. Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks left no stone unturned in their follow-up to the hugely successful Band of Brothers. It's as engrossing as its predecessor, but why wouldn't it be? It's nothing shy of flawless. It's keeps you glued to the TV, computer or phone screen just as Band of Brothers does. "The Pacific" is a MUST own, especially for WWII buffs, but who everyone else as well. "Band of Brothers"and "The Pacific" are hands down the greatest miniseries tandem ever created..Score: 5/5

Must WatchThe Pacific personifies the war with Japan better than any other representation. The brutality, the loss, and the people. It shows the effect of war on people, it's a a show that's not meant to be watched for watching it sake. It's meant to be experienced, to be a reminder, a lesson of sorts..Score: 5/5

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A Movie?This is an absolutely great show. I'm glad HBO made this into a series. To the reviewer who wanted the series to be a movie instead because it was so good....a movie is usually 1.5-2 hrs, while with this series is closer to 8 hrs.... Why would you rather a movie again?.Score: 5/5

YawnThis was a great show ... in 2010, Well it still ok, but where are the new shows? Where is season 3 to Yellowstone? They are about to release seaon 4. How about season 4 of the Expanse, season 5 is about to release. How about Peaky Blinders, Endeaveor, and on and on. iTunes brings in one or two seasons of a show and then that it. We won't be spending any more money here buying these tired old rehashed shows. It seems as if iTunes has become redundent and can't/won't bring in the shows we want..Score: 1/5

WOWAmazing simply amazing words can't describe how good this is.Score: 5/5

Great ShowHas a great storyline to it. Too bad it was only ten episodes. It would have been awesome if it were a movie..Score: 5/5

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2Basilone - The Pacific episode 2 spoilers, recap and reviews
Basilone21 Mar 2010$4.99

Basilone and the 7th Marines arrive on Guadalcanal to reinforce Leckie and the rest of the 1st Marine Division as they continue to defend the crucial airstrip. Basilone plays a key role in repelling a nighttime Japanese attack, but suffers a frightful personal loss. After four months of continuous action, the exhausted and disease-ridden members of the 1st Marine Division are evacuated off the island.

3Melbourne - The Pacific episode 3 spoilers, recap and reviews
Melbourne28 Mar 2010$4.99

Physically and mentally debilitated after the four-month ordeal on Guadalcanal, Leckie, Basilone and thousands of their comrades land in Melbourne, where they are greeted by adoring crowds and viewed as the saviors of Australia. While his buddies carouse, Leckie becomes deeply attached to an Australian woman and her first-generation Greek family. Meanwhile, Basilone is awarded the Medal of Honor and is asked to return home to help sell U.S. war bonds.

4Gloucester / Pavuvu / Banika - The Pacific episode 4 spoilers, recap and reviews
Gloucester / Pavuvu / Banika04 Apr 2010$4.99

Finally enlisted as a Marine, Sledge trains for combat at Camp Elliott. The 1st Marine Division lands at Cape Gloucester on the Japanese-held island of New Britain. As Leckie and the other Marines battle the Japanese, they quickly realize that the more ominous enemy is the smothering jungle itself. Having survived Gloucester and stationed on the godforsaken island of Pavuvu, Leckie begins displaying the physical and mental effects of combat and is sent to a naval hospital on nearby Banika for psychiatric observation.

5Peleliu Landing - The Pacific episode 5 spoilers, recap and reviews
Peleliu Landing11 Apr 2010$4.99

Basilone's celebrity grows as he travels across the country on the war bonds tour. On Pavuvu, Sledge, assigned to the 5th Marines, 1st Marine Division, is briefly reunited with Phillips and Leckie rejoins his company. Sledge then gets his first taste of combat as he, Leckie, and the rest of the 1st Marine Division meet fierce Japanese resistance while landing on the intricately and heavily defended coral island of Peleliu.

6Peleliu Airfield - The Pacific episode 6 spoilers, recap and reviews
Peleliu Airfield18 Apr 2010$4.99

Despite the suffocating 115-degree heat and a lack of clean drinking water, Sledge, Leckie and the other Marines confront the highly-fortified enemy as they attempt to capture the Peleliu airfield. After seeing his comrades badly injured, Leckie himself is wounded and evacuated from the island. Sledge witnesses the shocking truth about what is sometimes required to survive and fight another day.

7Peleliu Hills - The Pacific episode 7 spoilers, recap and reviews
Peleliu Hills25 Apr 2010$4.99

The Marines, including the newly christened Sledgehammer, continue the battle of Peleliu against an enemy determined to fight to the last man. Devastated by the loss of a revered leader, and witnessing unimaginable barbarity on both sides, Sledge veers to the very edge of moral collapse. Their objective finally secured, the Marines return to Pavuvu fundamentally changed by their experience on Peleliu.

8Iwo Jima - The Pacific episode 8 spoilers, recap and reviews
Iwo Jima02 May 2010$4.99

Increasingly frustrated by his role campaigning for war bonds, Basilone convinces the Marines to allow him to train troops headed for combat. Transferred to Camp Pendleton, he enjoys a whirlwind romance with an initially reluctant female Marine, Lena Riggi. But the couple know they are living on borrowed time, as Basilone is soon to take part in the Marine landing on Iwo Jima.

9Okinawa - The Pacific episode 9 spoilers, recap and reviews
Okinawa09 May 2010$4.99

After battling across the island of Okinawa for over a month, Sledge and the rest of the 1st Marine Division are ordered to relieve an Army division that has been in combat against the most strongly defended Japanese position on the island. The primordial conditions and the moral dilemma posed by the presence of civilians put tremendous strain on the physical and psychological endurance of Sledge and the other Marines.

10Home - The Pacific episode 10 spoilers, recap and reviews
Home16 May 2010$4.99

(Miniseries Finale). After the Japanese surrender, Leckie, healed from his wounds, leaves the hospital and returns home, while Sledge heads back to Alabama to be reunited with his family and Sid Phillips. Lena visits Basilone's home and has an emotional meeting with his family. Leckie adjusts to post-war life by resuming his old job and starting a new relationship, but for Sledge, unsure why he survived the war seemingly unscathed, adjustment will require more time.

Marines of the Pacific - The Pacific episode 101 spoilers, recap and reviews
Marines of the Pacific07 Nov 2011Bonus

Meet six heroes from World War II's Pacific campaign in these companion profiles to the acclaimed HBO Miniseries 'The Pacific.' Included are profiles of Eugene Sledge, Robert Leckie, John Basilone, Sidney Phillips, R.V. Burgin and Chuck Tatum.

Making 'The Pacific' - The Pacific episode 102 spoilers, recap and reviews
Making 'The Pacific'25 Jan 2010Bonus

Behind the scenes of the HBO World War II miniseries 'The Pacific.'

Anatomy of the Pacific War - The Pacific episode 103 spoilers, recap and reviews
Anatomy of the Pacific War01 Mar 2010Bonus

The mutual brutality and devastation of the Pacific theater of World War II is explored in this companion to the HBO Miniseries 'The Pacific.' Executive producers Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks are interviewed, along with a prominent group of historians, WWII veterans, and others.

The Pacific All TV Seasons
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The Pacific14 Mar 201013 Episodes

From Tom Hanks, Steven Spielberg and Gary Goetzman--the producers of the Emmy(R) and Golden Globe(R)-winning 2001 HBO miniseries 'Band of Brothers'(R)--comes this epic 10-part miniseries that tells the true stories of three Marines fighting in the brutal Pacific theater during WWII. Focusing on the intertwined odyssey of Robert Leckie (James Badge Dale), Eugene Sledge (Joe Mazzello) and John Basilone (Jon Seda), 'The Pacific' follows these heroic men and their brothers-in-arms through the first battle on Guadalcanal in 1942, into the rain forests of Cape Gloucester and strongholds of Peleliu, across the bloody sands of Iwo Jima and Okinawa and, finally, to their triumphant but uneasy return home.

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