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My lovelies, I would consider it a favor if you would join me in a Band of Brothers (re)watch, in honor of Veteran's Day. 

Here's what I propose:  There are 10 episodes, one hour each.  Let's discuss 2 eps per week, here on my journal, starting the first week in November.  We'll have you back home by Christmas.

Replacements:  (Not sure?  Then yeah, that's you.)  You will love it.  At first, you won't know who the Sam Hill anybody is.  This is perfectly normal.  Keep going.  Do not fall back.  The characters will become clear before long.  Yes, I know, that's Ross from Friends.  Keep going.  You will not be disappointed.   It is Made in America of 110% Pure Awesome. 

Actually?  Made in England.  Of 50% Englishmen.

Fine:  Don't believe me.  Here's what TWoP has to say:
They were brave men. They were complex men. And, thanks to Spanks's crack casting agents, they were also hot men. (Well, except David Schwimmer.) The Tom Hanks/Steven Spielberg-produced HBO mini-series only spanned ten episodes, but the eye candy will feed us forever: Damian Lewis, Ron Livingston, the third extra from the back in that one scene in the middle...they're all pretty. And pretty brave. Relive the World War II heroics, offensives, and friendships ripped from the Stephen Ambrose biography; then, bask in the added glow of suppressed man-love and unbridled fan lust that only an TWoP recap can provide.

Ok, they have a POV.  But don't worry about the ho-yay, if that's not for you.  You won't see it unless you buy the goggles. 

Thanks to the cute and brainy gatsbyfan , for conking me on the head and telling me that maybe people needed some fricking notice.

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aunt_deen
Oct. 9th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
I'm in but I'm going to have to either borrow your dvds or come over to watch them.
marymary
Oct. 9th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Either way. I'm Easy like E Company. Simpler if you come over, I guess. We'll just need to mind your bedtime.
gatsbyfan
Oct. 9th, 2008 09:56 pm (UTC)
Yay! So excited. I'm totally in. And the timing means that I should be able to keep up. TV+Work=not cooperating lately. But I will make time for the boys. Too much pretty and a good story too.

p.s. You're so sweet.

marymary
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, do it for the boys. It's the least we can do.

*contemplates the most we can do*

*sigh*

Look at Spiers. Isn't he pretty?
ok_with_that
Oct. 9th, 2008 10:18 pm (UTC)
Yay! Advance planning time is a good thing in my world right now. Thank you for that. (And... damn, you guys know me well! ;)

Please do count me in. (*Someone* has to be the requisite new recruit. ;)
marymary
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yay yay yay! You're called a replacement. Though we will not haze you or purposely distance ourselves from you, emotionally. [/b of b joke that's really only amusing myself at this point]

For you? Lewis Nixon. *smooches him*
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ilovehulajosh
Oct. 9th, 2008 10:30 pm (UTC)
I'm in .... even if it means having to look at David Swimmers mustache again

*shudders*
marymary
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I feel ya. But such a small price to pay for the hotness of the other boys.

Here, have some Spiers to get you in the mood. ;-)
anatolealice
Oct. 9th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I will see if I can get the DVDs by then. I've been meaning to watch it for ages.
marymary
Oct. 9th, 2008 11:49 pm (UTC)
Yay ana! I'm so glad. Even if you're a little behind, it won't matter. When we talk BSG or Mad Men everybody tracks, so the conversation is always open.
misreall
Oct. 10th, 2008 04:17 am (UTC)
You know I am down down down with this. I might even talk my personal vet into watching some of it with me this time. Although he can't handle the jump scenes. Too real.

marymary
Oct. 10th, 2008 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I get that. And what a compliment to the series that he can't watch them! They are some of my favorite scenes, actually, precisely because you can feel it so clearly. And they're gorgeous, visually.

Remember when I locked you and deen in her apartment and made you watch it virtually straight through. Good times, good times. :-)
tomfoolery815
Oct. 10th, 2008 04:21 am (UTC)
I'm in. :-)
marymary
Oct. 10th, 2008 02:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! But I knew that. ;-)

We need to get tues on board, so we can play "Spot Jamie Bamber".
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zommbie1
Oct. 10th, 2008 02:25 pm (UTC)
I found the DVDs today when I was looking for another DVD so I am in. I've never seen them so...
marymary
Oct. 10th, 2008 02:34 pm (UTC)
Yay zomm!! I'm so glad you're joining in!

You know your boy there is in it, right? Very briefly. I want tues and you involved so we can play "Spot Jamie". Every time you see him you have to....drink an entire bottle of wine. That's the only way you can get drunk playing this game.
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tuesday_suit
Oct. 10th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
We need to get tues on board, so we can play "Spot Jamie Bamber".

I want tues and you involved so we can play "Spot Jamie".


Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes.

[/hungover!Josh]

I'm here. I'm in. I don't have the DVDs, but I'll Netflix. Or something.

I've spotted him once already.

*looks at icon*

*drinks bottle of wine*


It is Made in America of 110% Pure Awesome.

Actually? Made in England. Of 50% Englishmen.


You know the second thing is a far more persuasive argument, right?
tomfoolery815
Oct. 10th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
We need to get tues on board, so we can play "Spot Jamie Bamber".
No hints, then. ;-) I've watched some episodes several times, and some only once. But I haven't spotted JB in any of the eps I've watched since I got into BSG.
tuesday_suit
Oct. 11th, 2008 02:20 pm (UTC)
But I haven't spotted JB in any of the eps I've watched since I got into BSG.

Oh, your Jamie radar is malfunctioning. I'm sorry. :-(

Zee and I will point him out to you. ;-)
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edgeriffic
Oct. 10th, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)


I'm in. You might have guessed that. MaryMary the fan wins a basket of muffins for yet another great idea!!

You're called a replacement.

Speaking of replacements----James McAvoy is in that ep, no? And he's become a widely-known hottie only since then, I think. We can maybe pull in Kirja and a few others with a well-placed mention of that ....
ok_with_that
Oct. 10th, 2008 10:07 pm (UTC)
I wonder if anyone has thought of a calendar.

Band of Brothers: The Boys in the Band
jennlavigne
Apr. 16th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
Okay, I'm officially in this
Really, it has taken me since Monday night to locate an acceptable icon with which to post to this. Hope you approve. Let my ridiculous agreeing with what everyone has already said commence, as I imagine that is what will be happening mostly. Not much for original thoughts these days...

I'm going' in.
marymary
Apr. 19th, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
Re: Okay, I'm officially in this
Hey! Yeah, that's a fantastic picture! Nice choice. :-)

So glad you finally made, it, dear! I hope you pop up on the threads --- we pretty much all track them, so we'll hear you and come talk. yay!
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