"Pacific"

A new 10-episode miniseries on HBO beginning tonight at 8 p.m. It's about the Marines' battles and travails in World War II in the Pacific theater in  places like Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and Okinawa. It's a very moving story that should be a must see. One of the Marines in the story, Eugene Sledge, was from Mobile. It's a highly intelligent and powerful story from the previews I've read. Steven Speilberg and Tom Hanks collaborated. It's a partnering story to the incredible, Band of Brothers, miniseries that came out in 2001 on soldiers in Europe in World War II. Should be an emotionally charged and highly patriotic show. Band of Brothers was the best miniseries I've ever seen in my life, and Pacific should be comparable. It's a good watch a couple of hours after the Selection Show, also a must see for bracketologists and basketball fans in general.