Day 17- Favorite miniseries
This is the easiest challenge question because I don’t watch a lot of miniseries. I looked at several lists of miniseries online and I have seen thirteen in my entire life. Of those, six were based on the works of Stephen King. I don’t say this as a negative because I love his work, but rather to illustrate my lack of exposure. While I consider this a negative, it worked for this challenge. Without having to think twice I can say that my favorite miniseries is Band of Brothers.
I am captivated by war as depicted in the media. Perhaps it can be chalked up to morbid curiosity, but I will watch any movie or television show centered around war, read any book. I can’t quite put my finger on why I am drawn to them. And drawn is the appropriate word. I don’t enjoy the experience yet I cannot stop watching.
The story is so enthralling that I don’t realize I have spent eleven hours watching. I’ve seen the entire miniseries at least four times from start to finish. I consider that a real testament to the storytelling. At no point did I consider turning it off or watching anything else.
I felt an entire range of emotions while watching. I cried when Easy Company found the concentration camp. I was angry anytime one of the soldiers died in battle. I felt pride when Americans won and sorrow when they lost. This put me all over the map.
It introduced me to a plethora of fantastic actors. Eion Bailey and Ron Livingston really stood out for me. I don’t know how it happened but I had never seen them in anything before Band of Brothers (yes, I was THAT late to Office Space). Any time they were on the screen I couldn’t take my eyes off of them. Such amazing performances.
I will still watch it every chance that I get. If it’s on TV, I will watch. I don’t care if it’s at the very beginning or the end. I will stop whatever else I am doing, transfixed. That’s quality storytelling.