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      Band of Brothers (2001)

      Season 1

      Band of Brothers

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      Band of Brothers offers a visceral, intense look at the horrors of war -- and the sacrifices of the millions of ordinary people who served. Read critic reviews

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      Episodes

      • 1. Currahee

        Air date: Sep 9, 2001

        A rivalry blazes between Lt. Sobel and a junior officer who has earned the respect of the men in Easy Company.

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      • 2. Day of Days

        Air date: Sep 9, 2001

        Thousands of paratroopers cross the English Channel to France on D-Day; Lt. Winters leads an attack on a fortified German artillery position.

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      • 3. Carentan

        Air date: Sep 16, 2001

        Easy Company sustains casualties while waging battle in Normandy; Pvt. Blithe has trouble adjusting to combat; the company returns to England.

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      • 4. Replacements

        Air date: Sep 23, 2001

        A fresh group of paratroopers joins Easy Company shortly before it parachutes into German-occupied Holland; the company has to retreat when it meets a superior force.

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      • 5. Crossroads

        Air date: Sep 30, 2001

        Winters leads a dangerous mission on a Dutch dike; although ill-equipped, Easy Company races to help hold the Allied line in the Ardennes Forest.

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      • 6. Bastogne

        Air date: Oct 7, 2001

        Easy Company spends Christmas in the trenches while trying to hold the line in the forest outside Bastogne, Belgium.

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      • 7. The Breaking Point

        Air date: Oct 14, 2001

        After taking Bastogne, Belgium, the company moves on to the town of Foy, where many lives are lost as a result of Lt. Dike's incompetence.

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      • 8. The Last Patrol

        Air date: Oct 21, 2001

        Lt. Jones leads a patrol across a river to take enemy prisoners, but the loss of a paratrooper leads Winters to refuse to send another patrol the next night.

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      • 9. Why We Fight

        Air date: Oct 28, 2001

        Easy Company enters Germany and discovers an abandoned Nazi concentration camp occupied by emaciated prisoners, just as the local citizens learn that Hitler is dead.

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      • 10. Points

        Air date: Nov 4, 2001

        After capturing Eagle's Nest, Hitler's mountaintop fortress, the men of Easy Company face deployment to the Pacific.

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      Cast & Crew

      Damian Lewis
      Ron Livingston
      Donnie Wahlberg
      Scott Grimes
      Doug Allen
      Peter Youngblood Hills
      Shane Taylor
      Kirk Acevedo
      Nicholas Aaron
      Eion Bailey
      Craig Heaney
      Philip Barantini
      Rick Gomez
      George Calil
      Ben Caplan
      Michael Cudlitz
      Dale Dye
      Michael Fassbender
      Dexter Fletcher
      Jamie Bamber
      Steven Spielberg
      Tom Hanks
      Tom Hanks
      Tony To

      Critic Reviews for Band of Brothers: Season 1

      Audience Reviews for Band of Brothers: Season 1

      • May 09, 2023
        Even if the series re-romanticized WWII, Band of Brothers it is compelling enough to keep you hooked and waiting for more episode after episode.
      • May 04, 2023
        This show it better than most shows out there and its a true story. I love Saving Private Ryan, but this is better.
      • Mar 31, 2023
        Airborne, all the way!
      • Feb 26, 2023
        "Band of Brothers" is a ten-part miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, and based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen E. Ambrose. The series follows the real-life experiences of Easy Company, a U.S. Army paratrooper unit during World War II, from their training in the United States to their participation in key battles such as D-Day and the Battle of the Bulge. One of the strongest aspects of "Band of Brothers" is its attention to historical detail. The show painstakingly recreates the uniforms, equipment, and tactics of the soldiers of Easy Company, and the battle scenes are often intense and visceral. This level of realism is enhanced by the show's strong direction, which effectively conveys the chaos and terror of war, as well as the camaraderie and courage of the soldiers. The acting in "Band of Brothers" is also top-notch, with many of the actors delivering nuanced and memorable performances. Damian Lewis, in particular, shines as Major Dick Winters, the commanding officer of Easy Company, who leads his men through some of the toughest battles of the war. The supporting cast is also excellent, with each actor bringing their own unique perspective to the story. The show's cinematography is another standout element, with beautiful shots of the European landscape and stunningly realistic depictions of combat. The score by Michael Kamen is also memorable, using a mix of orchestral music and popular songs from the era to set the tone for each episode. On the downside, some viewers may find the show's intense focus on the experiences of American soldiers to be limiting or even jingoistic. Additionally, the lack of representation of soldiers from other Allied nations or the perspectives of civilians affected by the war may be a missed opportunity for some viewers. Overall, "Band of Brothers" is a gripping and emotionally resonant depiction of the realities of war, and a testament to the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers who fought in World War II. While it may not be for everyone, fans of historical dramas and war films will likely find it to be a powerful and rewarding viewing experience.
      • Feb 11, 2023
        "Band of Brothers" is a must-see series for anyone who loves history, drama, or war. This ten-part miniseries tells the story of Easy Company, a unit in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. The acting is top-notch, with a talented ensemble cast bringing the soldiers' experiences to life with raw emotion and depth. The attention to detail in the production design and cinematography is impressive, transporting the audience back to the war-torn landscapes of Europe. The series covers the major events of the war, from D-Day to the fall of Berlin, with a focus on the personal experiences of the soldiers. "Band of Brothers" is a powerful and haunting tribute to the sacrifices made by the men who fought in the war, and is a must-watch for anyone who appreciates great storytelling.
      • Jan 22, 2023
        Excellent acting, writing, etc..
      • Jan 20, 2023
        The best mini-series ever
      • Dec 23, 2022
        perfect, can't be better
      • Dec 14, 2022
        The best war series ever! Great acting, great action, great real life storytelling and very emotional! I watched this for the first time in 2010 and I've watched it at least 15 times since.
      • Dec 12, 2022
        IHMO, best WW2 movie ever.

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