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Old 05-26-2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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Anybody else watching this mini series on the History channel? It's three parts, starting tonight and ending Wednesday.

I've found it very interesting and compelling. Lots of stuff in here I never knew before watching this. Jeremy Renner is narrating and does a great job.
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Yeah, I've been watching as well and it has definitely surpassed my expectations.
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Old 05-26-2014, 11:40 PM   #3
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Amazing. I really wish History would get back to doin this stuff instead of crap like mountain men and pawn stars. Those shows are entertaining but not what this channel should be about! Its freaking memorial day and they did a whole day of pawn stars.

Anyways, this series is awesome so far, and I also cant wait for that D-Day doc. on June-6
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Amazing. I really wish History would get back to doin this stuff instead of crap like mountain men and pawn stars. Those shows are entertaining but not what this channel should be about! Its freaking memorial day and they did a whole day of pawn stars.

Anyways, this series is awesome so far, and I also cant wait for that D-Day doc. on June-6
I saw the preview for D-Day and thought the same thing. Actual footage and interviews with those who lived it sounds absolutely amazing.

I think this series has been awesome as well.
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Amazing. I really wish History would get back to doin this stuff instead of crap like mountain men and pawn stars. Those shows are entertaining but not what this channel should be about! Its freaking memorial day and they did a whole day of pawn stars.

Anyways, this series is awesome so far, and I also cant wait for that D-Day doc. on June-6
With the ratings they get off pawn stars it will almost never be canceled
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Old 05-27-2014, 09:18 AM   #6
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Amazing. I really wish History would get back to doin this stuff instead of crap like mountain men and pawn stars. Those shows are entertaining but not what this channel should be about! Its freaking memorial day and they did a whole day of pawn stars.

Anyways, this series is awesome so far, and I also cant wait for that D-Day doc. on June-6
Without pawn stars we wouldn't hear, "my expert says its worth $100,000 but I can offer $125. Its going to sit on the shelf for a long time."
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Without pawn stars we wouldn't hear, "my expert says its worth $100,000 but I can offer $125. Its going to sit on the shelf for a long time."
I see a lot of people give them crap for this, but if it was so easy to find somebody to buy it for what it's technically worth they wouldn't be taking it to pawn shop. If it's so easy to throw it on eBay and sell it for twice what the pawn shop will pay you for it, go do that.
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Amazing. I really wish History would get back to doin this stuff instead of crap like mountain men and pawn stars.
One of the main reasons I dumped all cable/Sat TV....the other one was commercials.
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I have been very pleased with it so far. I enjoy when history is told from all points of view, not just singular.
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Amazing. I really wish History would get back to doin this stuff instead of crap like mountain men and pawn stars. Those shows are entertaining but not what this channel should be about! Its freaking memorial day and they did a whole day of pawn stars.

Anyways, this series is awesome so far, and I also cant wait for that D-Day doc. on June-6
Agreed although the Wal-Mart society is what drives advertisement and in turn decides programming. This is a great series regardless.
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Count me as one who's excited about the d-day special. It looks like it could be really cool.
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I saw the preview, it looked fantastic, although I missed it. Hopefully they show it again.
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I saw the preview, it looked fantastic, although I missed it. Hopefully they show it again.
They're playing it tomorrow evening before the 2 part of the 3 part series.
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They're playing it tomorrow evening before the 2 part of the 3 part series.
Thanks for the heads up! I will make sure I at least record it this time if I can't view it when it comes on.
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Thanks for the heads up! I will make sure I at least record it this time if I can't view it when it comes on.
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Got it on the DVR, couldn't stay up that late last night after a long weekend.
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Caught a bit of the airing last night and need to DVR the rest of it. I also need to DVR the D-Day special as that looks good too. It's refreshing to finally have some shows that you can learn something from..
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On DVR watching as soon as I can.
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I recorded all three nights but didn't get to watch last night. How is it being presented? Is it like Band of Brothers or is it different dramatizations mixed in with actual footage and narration?
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I recorded all three nights but didn't get to watch last night. How is it being presented? Is it like Band of Brothers or is it different dramatizations mixed in with actual footage and narration?
It has some actual footage, which is pretty cool. It's kind of a documentary with a narrator, and historians/authors/biographers and others offer view points and other bits of facts about the war and the people involved. I think the battle scenes (if you want to call them that) are pretty good.
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