I am really looking forward to watching 'The Pacific' on Sky Movies HD.
After the success of Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg collaborated to create a miniseries called 'Band of Brothers' which was also set during World War II. I was rather annoyed that I didn't have sky at that time of its broadcast so I didn't get to watch much of it. But what I did see was amazing, especially the music!
However they have made another miniseries called 'The Pacific' which is broadcast on Monday. From an interview I read in culture magazine they have made it their most disturbing and realistic production yet. I think a lot of money has gone into it basically. They apparently use lots of point-of-view camera shots to make you feel like you are one of the soldiers, and that any one of the characters could die, so don't get too attached. Also the music is written my Hans Zimmer, who is amazing. His score for Black Hawk Down and Pirates of the Caribbean will be hard to beat.
I find that many programmes at the moment are all too similar and this is pretty much, a film split up into parts so it should be really interesting. Especially seeing as so much thought and money has gone into it as well.
I can't wait.