Thursday, August 25, 2005

over there

I know that it has stirred up controversy, and some vets have proclaimed it to be good while others say its bad, but I have really enjoyed Bochco's new cable program Over There.

It is, of course fictionalized, and sensational in ways, but the story lines so far seem completely plausible. There are technical inaccuracies to be sure, but all in all, it is some of the most compelling programming I have seen.

It doesn't have a huge political axe to grind, either, it appears so far to not be even considering dealing with the political justifications for war, it is much more about the 5-10 individual soldiers doing very difficult missions, and all of the attendant moral and ethical dilemmas that can and surely do arise in those extreme situations.

Highly recommend it, I think it is on at 9:00 pm on Wednesdays and then it reruns at 10. (check your local listings)


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