History Series / ThePacific

16th Jan '17 4:34:05 PM Rmpdc
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** The second episode has a similar massacre take place. Much like the first example, the Japanese really did take that heavy amount of casualties.
16th Jan '17 12:44:36 PM Morgenthaler
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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Marines are the protagonists, but the series doesn't shy away from showing some of the heinous acts some of them did and racial epithets are used liberally. [[WarIsHell Brutal battlegrounds]] don't exactly encourage the best behavior from people. The only thing keeping the Japanese on the "black" side of the equation are acts like using civilians as suicide bombers and {{human shield}}s, as well as historical knowledge that ImperialJapan performed atrocities which were much, ''much'' worse.

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* BlackAndGrayMorality: The Marines are the protagonists, but the series doesn't shy away from showing some of the heinous acts some of them did and racial epithets are used liberally. [[WarIsHell Brutal battlegrounds]] don't exactly encourage the best behavior from people. The only thing keeping the Japanese on the "black" side of the equation are acts like using civilians as suicide bombers and {{human shield}}s, as well as historical knowledge that ImperialJapan UsefulNotes/ImperialJapan performed atrocities which were much, ''much'' worse.
21st Dec '16 2:45:23 PM Discar
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* AManIsNotAVirgin: Subverted with Sledge, who is unashamed that he retained his virginity all through the war.
13th Dec '16 4:56:11 AM Rmpdc
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* MidSeasonUpgrade: By part 4, the Marines switch from their old WWI-era weapons such as the [=M1903=] Springfield and [=M1917=] Browning to newer ones such as the [=M1=] Carbine, [=M1=] Garand, and [=M1919=] Browning. In addition, they also get new uniforms with camouflage on them.



* MidSeasonUpgrade: By part 4, the Marines switch from their old WWI-era weapons such as the [=M1903=] Springfield and [=M1917=] Browning to newer ones such as the [=M1=] Carbine, [=M1=] Garand, and [=M1919=] Browning. In addition, they also get new uniforms with camouflage on them.
13th Dec '16 4:29:00 AM Rmpdc
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* MidSeasonUpgrade: By part 4, the Marines switch from their old WWI-era weapons such as the [=M1903=] Springfield and [=M1917=] Browning to newer ones such as the [=M1=] Carbine, [=M1=] Garand, and [=M1919=] Browning. In addition, they also get new uniforms with camouflage on them.
10th Dec '16 7:05:14 PM Rmpdc
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* ImperialJapan: Natch. it's the Pacific Theater.

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* ImperialJapan: Natch. it's the Pacific Theater. While it's the Imperial Japanese Army that are the main antagonists the Marines have to face, the Imperial Japanese Navy gets a brief cameo in the first part, during the Battle of Savo Island.
29th Nov '16 7:54:22 PM LarryMullen
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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The show generally manages to keep this to a minimum, at the very least. Everything is ''so'' brutal, ''so'' muddy and shitty, and just so goddamned ''miserable'' that it is in no way glorious or jingoistic. The only real exception are scenes involving John Basilone, and, well, the guy was inspiring to his own in in real life, so it's hard for him to not come across as completely amazing. [[spoiler:Even he gets unceremoniously cut down at the end of episode 8, though, to the horror of just about everyone, his men included.]]
29th Nov '16 7:52:44 PM LarryMullen
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Australia doubles for all the locations in the series, including California.
20th Oct '16 9:57:37 AM Morgenthaler
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* CrowningMomentOfFunny: "Woof." In-show, as well.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The show generally manages to keep this to a minimum, at the very least. Everything is ''so'' brutal, ''so'' muddy and shitty, and just so goddamned ''miserable'' that it is in no way glorious or jingoistic. The only real exception are scenes involving John Basilone, and, well, the guy was inspiring to his own in in real life, so it's hard for him to not come across [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome as completely amazing]]. [[spoiler:Even he gets unceremoniously cut down at the end of episode 8, though, to the horror of just about everyone, his men included.]]

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The show generally manages to keep this to a minimum, at the very least. Everything is ''so'' brutal, ''so'' muddy and shitty, and just so goddamned ''miserable'' that it is in no way glorious or jingoistic. The only real exception are scenes involving John Basilone, and, well, the guy was inspiring to his own in in real life, so it's hard for him to not come across [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome as completely amazing]].amazing. [[spoiler:Even he gets unceremoniously cut down at the end of episode 8, though, to the horror of just about everyone, his men included.]]
20th Oct '16 9:57:00 AM Morgenthaler
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*** Although some Australian, New Zealand, and British airmen flew from Henderson Field, and one Australian cruiser was lost in Ironbottom Sound, the majority of naval and air forces in the Guadalcanal campaign were American, and US Marines and Soldiers carried the entire ground effort. Much of Australia's relatively small (but [[{{Badass}} highly professional]]) army was committed to a grueling campaign in New Guinea's Owen Stanley Mountains. Guadalcanal and the earlier Battle of the Coral Sea (fought entirely by the US Navy) were Japanese attempts to strategically outflank the Australians and cut off their supply lines.
* {{Badass}}: Pretty much ''everyone.''
** Basilone, in particular, stands out: the man led a squad of 15 men and held off a regiment of 3,000 Japanese soldiers, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.
** The grizzled veteran Sergeant Elmo "Gunny" Haney in the Peleliu episodes. In one, he takes out a Japanese soldier by stomping on his guy, knocks him out with his gun, before pulling out a knife and stabbing the guy in the back of the head
** Basilone proves in Part 8 that badassery is not dependent on circumstances: it is just something that you are.

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*** Although some Australian, New Zealand, and British airmen flew from Henderson Field, and one Australian cruiser was lost in Ironbottom Sound, the majority of naval and air forces in the Guadalcanal campaign were American, and US Marines and Soldiers carried the entire ground effort. Much of Australia's relatively small (but [[{{Badass}} highly professional]]) professional) army was committed to a grueling campaign in New Guinea's Owen Stanley Mountains. Guadalcanal and the earlier Battle of the Coral Sea (fought entirely by the US Navy) were Japanese attempts to strategically outflank the Australians and cut off their supply lines. \n* {{Badass}}: Pretty much ''everyone.''\n** Basilone, in particular, stands out: the man led a squad of 15 men and held off a regiment of 3,000 Japanese soldiers, for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor.\n** The grizzled veteran Sergeant Elmo "Gunny" Haney in the Peleliu episodes. In one, he takes out a Japanese soldier by stomping on his guy, knocks him out with his gun, before pulling out a knife and stabbing the guy in the back of the head\n** Basilone proves in Part 8 that badassery is not dependent on circumstances: it is just something that you are.



* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The show generally manages to keep this to a minimum, at the very least. Everything is ''so'' brutal, ''so'' muddy and shitty, and just so goddamned ''miserable'' that it is in no way glorious or jingoistic. The only real exception are scenes involving John Basilone, and, well, the guy was inspiring to his own in in real life, so it's hard for him [[{{Badass}} to not come across]] [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome as completely amazing]]. [[spoiler:Even he gets unceremoniously cut down at the end of episode 8, though, to the horror of just about everyone, his men included.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Subverted with Basilone back at Camp Pendleton. His men didn't hate him, and instead most were in awe of him because [[{{Badass}} of what he had done on Guadalcanal]], and understood that everything he was drilling into them was for their own good. And we can't forget him telling his men it's okay to be afraid, something most DSN wouldn't do.

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* DoNotDoThisCoolThing: The show generally manages to keep this to a minimum, at the very least. Everything is ''so'' brutal, ''so'' muddy and shitty, and just so goddamned ''miserable'' that it is in no way glorious or jingoistic. The only real exception are scenes involving John Basilone, and, well, the guy was inspiring to his own in in real life, so it's hard for him [[{{Badass}} to not come across]] across [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome as completely amazing]]. [[spoiler:Even he gets unceremoniously cut down at the end of episode 8, though, to the horror of just about everyone, his men included.]]
* DrillSergeantNasty: Subverted with Basilone back at Camp Pendleton. His men didn't hate him, and instead most were in awe of him because [[{{Badass}} of what he had done on Guadalcanal]], Guadalcanal, and understood that everything he was drilling into them was for their own good. And we can't forget him telling his men it's okay to be afraid, something most DSN wouldn't do.
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