Sunday, August 9, 2009

Stay frosty

I have been watching Generation Kill, a seven part mini-series by HBO. It follows the Marines of the First Recon Battalion as they battle their way through the first 40 days of the Iraq war.

Generation Kill is based on the book by Rolling Stone writer Evan Wright, who spent two months embedded with the First Recon Marines. A lot is covered, so much so that maybe some of it might seem trivialized, but it makes for some pretty interesting television. If nothing else it'll give you some idea why, almost six and a half years later, the U.S. is still mired in Iraq.

I should caution that it's not for the faint of heart. There are some pretty graphic images, lots of colourful language, racism, homophobia, sexism..., and that's just amongst the Marines themselves!


Stv. said...

I loved that show - also, check out True Blood, which also features Alexander Skarsgard.

Justin said...

We watched the last episode of GK last night. I think I will have to watch it all over again.

Patty watches True Blood, but it's really not my cup of tea.

kaos said...

are you watching it on tv, dvd or other?

good for you, i'm slumming it with my tv as per usual, no high class hbo for me ;)

that torchwood shit? like crack, thanks a lot sammy!

Justin said...

We're watchin it on TV, on demand. But it is out on DVD, so go to Happy Bats and rent it already!

Justin said...

Oh yeah, and Torchwood is fun, apart from the bad acting on Barrowman's part. But he is nice to look at.

kaos said...

okay okay, i worry i'm too soft but if i got thru deadwood hopefully i can hack this one.

yeah, torchwood is cheesetastic, like new voyager or something. good looking though! also this new show defying gravity is pretty crap scifi. canadian show too, i wish it were better.

Justin said...

Yeah, you can hack this one, and the best part is it's only 7 parts long. You won't have to wait forever to see what happens next!

Defying Gravity looked so bad from the trailer I didn't even bother going there.

kaos said...

this is because you are a very smart dude! you know how i am with crap tv, like a moth to the flame.

i'm going to call you in about...15!