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    Debuts with 89 on Metacritic. Eight-episode Iraq war miniseries over seven weeks on National Geographic starting this Tuesday. Based on a true story and the book of the same name by Martha Raddatz. Starring Michael Kelly, Jason Ritter, Kate Bosworth, Sarah Wayne Callies, Noel Fisher and Jeremy Sisto. Showrunner is Mikko Alanne (The 33); directors are Phil Abraham and Mikael Salomon.

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    I suspect the score will go up. Three 100’s and one 55. I suspect Lowry will be a minority and more high reviews will bring it up to at least the mind ninties.

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    Can’t wait to see Sisto on this.

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    I watched the first half. It was not good. The early reviews got me excited but yikes. The lead of the first episode couldn’t act. Why is it that every recent war show has utterly terrible diologue.

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    I really can’t form an opinion about the show yet, two very regular episodes, tense as hell, however I don’t think the writing was very good, I am interested though on Sisto’s character, hoping he just doesn’t turn out to be too one note.

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    Episode 3 was terrific and SO BRUTAL.

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    Really unimpressed with the premiere episodes. Seemed like nothing more than typical cliched war drama. Nothing about the writing (or the directing surprisingly enough) transcended the genre like Zero Dark Thirty or even the likes of semi-propaganda American Sniper and Hacksaw Ridge. Could see this being a non-starter. It settled at 80 on Metacritic, but from only eight reviews (eleven on Rotten Tomatoes). The media clearly does not see this as a priority, so the question is if National Geographic can compensate with campaigning as they did with Genius for the Emmys, but they do not have an assist from Fox this time.

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    Really unimpressed with the premiere episodes. Seemed like nothing more than typical cliched war drama. Nothing about the writing (or the directing surprisingly enough) transcended the genre like Zero Dark Thirty or even the likes of semi-propaganda American Sniper and Hacksaw Ridge. Could see this being a non-starter. It settled at 80 on Metacritic, but from only eight reviews (eleven on Rotten Tomatoes). The media clearly does not see this as a priority, so the question is if National Geographic can compensate with campaigning as they did with Genius for the Emmys, but they do not have an assist from Fox this time.

    It also doesn’t have the star power of Genius which I think will hurt it.

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    I agree, but watch episode 4, it has by far the best writing and Sisto is amazing in it.

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    Episode 6 was terrific and the most tragic so far, can’t wait for the final two.

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