It's shaping up to be awesome! I just love history and I love historical miniseries. I remember watching Band of Brothers like 6 years ago! That series was out of this world. The Pacific is made by the same folks.
Band of Brothers was beautiful to me. The overwhelming theme of the series was how men from different backgrounds and walks of life become brothers during wartimes. The title of the series is from Henry V by Shakespeare:
We Few, we happy few, we band of brothers
For he today that sheds his blood with me, shall become my brother.
How amazing is it that in Shakespeare's time he's saying the same thing as we do today? "Whoever has got my back, that's my boy".
I remember the single best scene in Band of Brothers was the very end. After the Americans have beaten and captured the German army, the General of the German army makes a request to address his men. While speaking German, he talks about how it was an honor to serve the men, how the men fought bravely and with honor, and how they all had formed a band of brothers. The Americans listen on...are just can't help but feel moved by their German prisoners.
It makes war feel like such a waste, in the end, mankind is so much alike.
I can't wait to see how The Pacific unfolds.
Let me know what you think!