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Sunday, September 23, 2007

Much Ado...

Two-hours tonight, and all that hype...I hate to say it but Ken Burns' opening program for The War was a bit of a dud. And dull, too.

It's possible we have just been inundated with footage and tales of 'The Greatest Generation" (a term that irks...) for years and that's why this opening primer is all stuff we know and have, in some cases, seen before.

Maybe if the opening program had actually spent a lot more time with the families and people shown in the promos this series opener would have been a lot more special. I hope the series improves in subsequent nights.

Oh, and the music in places was just terribly inappropriate and odd. Hearing what sounded like banjo or strings over images of the invasion of Poland and the Battle of Britain was just plain weird.