Saturday, December 31, 2005

Whiny TV programs

Some of the shows I'm recording off the Tivo are from the series "Battlefield Britain". The series is, by and large, not bad -- lots of good history, presented in such a way as to inform and hold the viewer's interest. But I'm on the fourth show, and am getting tired of the actors portraying people contemporary to the events being discussed. Their dialogue is universally of the "The battle was SO awful! The conditions were SO much worse than we expected!" sort -- IOW, whinging. The show needed a better writer for those bits. Of COURSE the battles were awful. War is hell, as Sherman said. I think many of the people involved probably sucked it up and dealt with it.


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