I am a bit behind the times when it comes to watching the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. I will admit, I was a little turned off by Saving Private Ryan, so when this mini-series came out I wasn't really interested. Recently, Amazon Prime acquired the rights to show many HBO shows and my husband and I decided to start watching this series on Memorial Day.
My husband had seen the series before, but not for over a decade. I went in knowing it was about WWII, but that was the extent of my knowledge on the series. Initially, I did think the first episode was a little slow, but by the end of episode two I was hooked. My husband and I watched all ten episodes of the series this past week. I am very proud to say that I didn't cry until the very last episode, although my husband thought I was going to crack much sooner. I caught him looking at me to see if I was tearing up or not.
I was seriously impressed by the series. I really invested in the characters and wanted to know what happened to them after the war. I wish I had watched the series earlier, because I want to be able to talk to my grandfather about it and about how it compares to what he went through in WWII, but he died back in 2011. I kind of wish I could go back and watch the series over again for the first time, but I know I won't ever be able to do that. This series really touched me and I think that, while it is a dramatization, it is important and that more people (who didn't see it the first time around) should watch it.