My husband and I are watching HBO’s The Pacific and I love it so far. It is a different experience from watching Band of Brothers. Because I was much more familiar with the European events than I am with the Pacific, there is a stronger element of surprise this time. I honestly have no memory of ever studying much about the Pacific theater. Is that a history teacher fail or did it just not stick?
We are three episodes in and I love the balance of war and personal stories. I have to admit that I fell in love with the character of Bob Leckie immediately, but I would be hard pressed to say if that was due to the actor/character/writing or because I think the actor looks like Matthew Morrison, Mr. Shue on Glee:
Matthew Morrison, playing Mr. Shue on Glee:
Am I crazy? Don’t you think they could play brothers? It is not just the hair, it’s facial, too. Episode 3 really intensified my love for PFC Bob Leckie.
Anyways, I’m finding myself getting attached to specific characters, whereas in Band of Brothers I loved the whole Easy company. I say that, though, looking back several years, having watched the series several times now, so I can’t trust myself. I am loving The Pacific, though, and can’t recommend it enough.