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Monday, August 01, 2005

On "Over There"

Must read analysis from Faces from the Front on "Over There."

I haven't been able to watch the show yet (due to other committments that will be ending shortly), but will be tuning in to see just how ridiculous the show is...

Not Really 'Over There'
Monday, 01 August 2005

FX's new drama OVER THERE about an Army unit in Iraq is well produced and visually arresting but takes a sharp left turn from reality.

After watching the Pilot episode of 'Over There,' I conclude that the only thing they got right were the uniforms which, right down to the black socks used to cover goggles, were spot on.

Unfortunately, the costume designer is the only person who seems to have actually studied the war, pictures of the war or video of the war.

As someone who has been over there it was easy to see that if Steven Bochco hired a military consultant, he didn't pay attention to him or, if they did listen to him, that consultant should be fired.

In Bochco's depiction of the war, the tactics are wrong, the dialogue is wrong, the set-ups are wrong and the scenarios are ridiculous.

Your Co-Conspirator,
ARC: St Wendeler