(Re)watched for pleasure/exploring “Hollywood & the service member/Veteran Identity”:
Curious as to what life is like in the Marine Corps?
This. This GD show crushes it.
It’s subtle and raw with the underlying “what the f&$k” lifestyle of dealing with incompetence and a “hyper” culture of a masculine/warrior class.
One belief I have to the success of this show is that it was directed by women, which could absolutely be a truism, but hear me out:
There isn’t an exaggeration of combat or injury. This was showcasing bureaucracy in movement under fire, punishment dichotomy between enlisted and officers,
and how deep and shallow Marines can be within a matter of seconds of combat to relative calm.
Relationships were fleshed out and…