Did anybody see “Over There” — the new F/X series, Wednesdays at 10 p.m.? This is one intense, powerful show.
I can’t say whether it’s authentic or not. I’ve never been to Iraq (I worked in Iran briefly in the 1970s) or any other Arab country, and I got out of the military 32 years ago (the Navy). I was on a Destroyer Escort off the coast of Viet Nam — nowhere near the danger of fighting on land.
All I can say is, "Over There" is one riveting series about the war in Iraq. It easily rivals any of the Viet Nam movies I’ve seen — Platoon, Full Metal Jacket. It sure brings home the contrast between the people who do the actual fighting and dying, and the powerbrokers who plan wars and invasions like they’re moving pieces around on a chess board.
After just one episode you don’t really know the main characters yet, but it’s gonna be really gut-wrenching and heartbreaking to get attached to people and then have them get killed or maimed in action.
So, if you saw Over There, what’d you think? Was it true to life (if you’ve been over there, or been in the military recently)? Let me know what you all think.