I watched the opening episode of Ken Burn's latest "epic" film, "The War" on PBS/KCET (which continues tonight with several more episodes to follow...repeating next week on Channel 24 in the I.E., and 50 in Orange County next week).
Even though each episode lasts almost 2 1/2 hours, I found the first one, at least, pretty riveting. He's using the lives of a few people in four towns across the country to tell the story.
I have watched all the Ken Burns stuff on PBS, and while I've liked some series better than others, it's usually well worth the time to check it out.
I have an interest in WWII history, and enjoy much of the imagery and song from that era. This film helps remind one of the bloody, harsh reality lining those, in somewhat the same was as films like "Saving Private Ryan" or "Flags Of Our Fathers/Letters From Iwo Jima".
I think I've picked the right forum for this. If it winds up more of a debate, so be it.