HBO's mini series Generation Kill made a huge impression on me when I first saw it couple of years ago. In short, it's about The 1st Recon Marines in Iraq in 2003. It's based on Evan Wright's book, who's a columnist in Rolling Stone magazine. Doesn't sound that interesting, eh? I thought so too. Until I saw the first episode by accident and then I was hooked.
Generation Kill shows scarily well the insanity of modern warfare. It's mostly based on real happenings and from time to time you cannot believe what you're seeing on TV. The actors are doing awesome job and you forget that it's "only" tv show you're watching. One lead actor is Alexander Skarsgård who's now known for his role in True Blood. At first this show was quite hard to follow 'cause I don't know anything about military terms and there're so many actors (I got really confused at first). But very colorful dialogue (to put it nicely) keeps you hooked.
|(John Huerta as Sgt. Antonio Espera; Alexander Skarsgård as Sgt. Brad "Iceman" Colbert; Lee Tergesen as Evan Wright)|
I recommend this show to everyone. It can be really hard to watch sometimes and sometimes you laugh your ass off. It doesn't give you answers, you need to make your own conclusions. And there are no easy answers. I'm almost surprised that show like this is out there 'cause it doesn't give very nice picture of The US military and how it works. I've watched this show 4 or 5 times already and I still find new things every time.