Friday, January 2, 2009

My Peterio Awards (Part Eight: Best Dramatic Television Series)


When HBO announced they were adapting Generation Kill, Evan Wright's experiences during the early stages of the current Iraq War, into a miniseries, I was immediately curious as to how the project was going to be handled due to its near non-dramatized story with over a dozen characters. But as each episode wraps and the knit of the 1st Recon Bravo Company gradually melds with their journey to Baghdad, you can sense the urgency and anticipation of these eager soldiers readying for some combat. With added storytelling flares such as interpersonal relationships and tacked on comedic moments, the profound gem lifts Wright's source to a new eye-opening level with tales that might seem to big for the small screen. 

Other Notable Nominees: 'Brothers & Sisters' (ABC), 'Friday Night Lights' (NBC/DirecTV), 'John Adams' (HBO) & 'Mad Men' (AMC)

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