30 Days of TV – Day 17

Day 17 – Favorite mini series

History buff that I am, Band of Brothers immediately grabbed my attention. Spielberg, Hanks, and the Saving Private Ryan team doing a ten-episode series on HBO based on Stephan Ambrose’s book on the 101st Airborne, how can that go wrong? It’s like a Saving Private Ryan sequel that’s four times as long: the cinematography has the same faded, battle-scarred pall to it. Great acting, historically accurate, and carrying the same high-production values HBO is synonymous with.

I all but demanded HBO based on the ads for Band of Brothers; a few years later I ran through it again when the History Channel re-broadcast it. Getting HBO opened the door for some other great mini-series, like John Adams and Generation Kill. What makes Band of Brothers the standout for me is the movie-quality production values, and the fact it was the first miniseries event I tracked from promotion to finish.

Spoiler/Preview/Recap:
Day 01 – A show that should have never been canceled – Jericho
Day 02 – A show that you wish more people were watching – Fringe
Day 03 – Your favorite new show (aired this TV-season) – Game of Thrones
Day 04 – Your favorite show ever – Battlestar Galactica (2004)
Day 05 – A show you hate – various micro-rants
Day 06 – Favorite episode of your favorite t.v show – The Oath/Blood on the Scales
Day 07 – Least favorite episode of your favorite t.v show – Black Market
Day 08 – A show everyone should watch – Better Off Ted
Day 09 – Best scene/episode ever – Out of Gas
Day 10 – A show you thought you wouldn’t like but ended up loving – NCIS
Day 11 – A show that disappointed you – Heroes
Day 12 – A TV show you’ve watched more than 4 times – Robotech
Day 13 – Favorite childhood show – Talespin
Day 14 – Favorite male character – The Doctor
Day 15 – Favorite female character – Laura Roslin
Day 16 – Your guilty pleasure show – Top Gear
Day 17 – Favorite mini series – Band of Brothers
Day 18 – Favorite title sequence
Day 19 – Best t.v show cast
Day 20 – Favorite kiss
Day 21 – Favorite relationship
Day 22 – Best pilot episode
Day 23 – Most annoying character
Day 24 – Best quote
Day 25 – A show you plan on watching (old or new)
Day 26 – OMG WTF? Season finale
Day 27 – Favorite series finale
Day 28 – First t.v show obsession
Day 29 – Current t.v show obsession
Day 30 – Saddest character death


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